We love seeing weddings that are a long time in the making, and Renata and Aundrae went on their first date in 2005. Nearly a decade later, the couple exchanged vows in Toronto with the help of photographer Boyfriend/Girlfriend, wedding planner/designer and reception florist Melissa Andre Events, and bouquet florist Blush & Bloom, choosing a wedding theme inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2014 campaign. I dare you to find a more fashionable couple!

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

From the bride, Renata: From day 1 we knew we didn’t want anything typical so when we met with our wedding planner, she presented the most perfect inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2014 campaign and we were instantly sold! The rich golds, warm reds, blacks and hint of blue when combined, made something so dreamy!

red Gucci wedding shoes - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic groom looks - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

protea bouquet with ribbons - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic bridal look - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Warm. Romantic. Inviting. Rich textures. Fashion forward. Our wedding reminded me of a modern Spanish cathedral – it took place in a church (built in the 1800’s) so that speaks for itself. Melissa & her team modernized it with the gorgeous Christian Lacroix wallpaper as the table top and modern elements throughout. One of our favorite elements we added was the custom drawn caricature – we both love soccer and have played for almost all our lives, so having both of us drawn in our wedding attire, wearing soccer cleats, was an obvious choice.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding ceremony - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

For the ceremony, we had an arch made up of rucus foliage as well as hanging amaranthus. My bouquet was very important to me – I really wanted something I had never seen before and so different. My friend Becky is beyond talented – I sent her an image of the protea flowers and I knew I had to have it. How it turned out was better than I imagined! Our floral arrangements at the reception were a mix of garden roses, peonies and anomones.

elegant tablescape - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

glam wedding reception - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

unique guestbook - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

lamp centerpiece with flower accents - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for couples planning their wedding is to stay calm and try not to get caught up in it. I found the process can easily get stressful and frustrating – especially costs and budgets. Pick whatever is most important to you, and eliminate things you could live without. In the end, as long as you get married, the rest will fall into place.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

gold and black reception table - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

tablescape receptions - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant wedding cake - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding reception donuts - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

champagne toast - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Video by Images Weddings:

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “I Found My Everything,” Mary J Blige
Music was a huge thing for us! We both love music and different genres, and knew that music is the one thing to get people going! For our ceremony, we had a single violinist so it was so romantic and beautiful and we wanted him to play Ave Maria as it means so much to us. The cocktail was inspired by Frank Sinatra with a mix of soul, Motown and jazz.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Event Planning, Design, and Reception Flowers

Melissa Andre Events

Bouquets

Blush & Bloom

Ceremony Venue

The Spoke Club

Reception Venue

The Berkeley Church

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Bridal Store

Powder

Wedding Shoes

Gucci

Wedding Veil and Cape

Valencienne

Accessories

Tara Fava

Hair

Tony Phaam of Jie Salon

Makeup

RDT Events + Beauty

Maid of Honor Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses

Vera Wang

Groom's Dark Tuxedo

Coppley

Grooms' White Tuxedo

Tom Ford via Harry Rosen

Groomsmen Attire

Coppley

Catering

Berkeley Church

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Nadia & Co.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet Sammies

Donuts

Glory Hole Doughnuts

Ceremony Violinist

Tino Pop

DJ

Michael Coombs

White Pierre Chairs

Contemporary Furniture Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Kristy Rice Designs

Paper Goods

Paper + Poste

Videography

Images Film

1 comments
  • Brittani Rose Paper

    Her dress is absolutely stunning!!! So in love with all the detailing.