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Mermaid Bride Wedding Inspiration

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Mermaids are all the rage right now. Now that warm weather has dawned (for most of us!), the coral pinks and seafoam greens are ideal for the coming seasons. While I have seen an increase in mermaid trends, I haven’t seen them used for weddings or wedding inspiration until now! Chickadee Events and Virginia Ashley Photography certainly put their hard work into this shoot, and I love that the mermaid inspiration really comes through in such an elegant way. The Proper Petal added to the feel by using bright colors in the table blooms with small vases filled with solo stems of flowers; my favorite being those beautiful orchids. Topping it off, of course, was the mermaid silhouette wedding dress that stole the whole show.

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography

From the photographer, Virginia Ashley Photography: When planning the styled shoot, I wanted to go for something mermaid-like! I have been refining my brand and what I want my style to reflect. I wanted this shoot to be a great reflection of my new brand and the type of couples I love! I was thankful for the sweet couple I had for this shoot! Gabrielle was the perfect mermaid inspiration and looked like a dream in the wedding dress!

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Wedding Vendors


Virginia Ashley Photography

Event Planning:

Chickadee Events

Floral Design:

The Proper Petal


Woman's Club of Portsmouth

Wedding Dress:

Simply Bridal

Hair and Makeup:

Kelsea Dayberry


Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Paper Goods:

English Tea Paperie

Calligraphy and Macarons:

Jocelyn Lindsay

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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Retro Vegas Inspired Wedding

Garden Weddings

I’m not sure what I love most about this Studio Castillero and Bright Blue Events wedding day: Stefany’s big bouffant or the kooky Elvis impersonator that surely entertained their guests. Overall, I think I’m more enamored with the fact Stefany and David chose such a unique theme of retro Vegas weddings for their own wedding day style. The wooden reception tables were arranged with small centerpieces overflowing with blooms such as colorful hydrangeas and peonies. And check out that sweetheart table! Two mismatched chairs with a floral table runner in front and mint green, French-style doors topped off with a heart made out of more florals behind them. I definitely couldn’t help falling in love with this wedding!

retro Vegas inspired wedding - photo by Studio Castillero

From the event planners and designers, Bright Blue Events: Let’s start with the inspiration. Stefany & David wanted their wedding to be full of little nods to retro Vegas weddings, you know – the Elvis era. Stefany rocked a Priscilla Presley beehive hairstyle, the photobooth backdrop was covered in pink plastic flamingos, as was their invitation suite, and a real Elvis impersonator sang them through their First Dance song, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

pewter wedding shoes - photo by Studio Castillero

bride getting ready - photo by Studio Castillero

wedding dress bow - photo by Studio Castillero

bridal portrait - photo by Studio Castillero

wedding party - photo by Studio Castillero

ivory peony bouquet - photo by Studio Castillero

green bridesmaid dresses - photo by Studio Castillero

ceremony processional - photo by Studio Castillero

wedding ceremony - photo by Studio Castillero

ceremony kiss - photo by Studio Castillero

However, because their wedding was in the beautiful Topanga Canyon, they wanted to play up the pretty as well. Wooden farm tables were topped with lush peony arrangements, their sweethearts table seating and backdrop were vintage furniture pieces from Circa Rentals, and a tall, beautiful flower-covered naked cake sat nearby.

seating chart table - photo by Studio Castillero

seating chart - photo by Studio Castillero

leave a postcard - photo by Studio Castillero

backyard wedding reception - photo by Studio Castillero

backyard reception - photo by Studio Castillero

fluffy centerpiece - photo by Studio Castillero

lasercut table number - photo by Studio Castillero

place setting - photo by Studio Castillero

Aside from the retro Vegas details, the couple wanted to include some elements that showed who they were as a couple. Instead of traditional escort cards, the groom hand-drew each guest’s face and put the drawing in a little frame with their table number, which ended up being a real crowd-pleaser. They requested guests write their well-wishes on vintage postcards the couple had collected, in lieu of a guestbook. Each guest’s place setting had a little gold-painted animal with their name written on a watercolor-painted tag, made by the couple. Every little detail of this wedding showed Stefany & David’s thoughtfulness, creativity, and personality.

sweetheart table - photo by Studio Castillero

cake table - photo by Studio Castillero

naked wedding cake with pink flowers - photo by Studio Castillero

retro Vegas inspired wedding - photo by Studio Castillero

wedding kiss - photo by Studio Castillero

Elvis impersonator - photo by Studio Castillero

wedding dance - photo by Studio Castillero

Elvis impersonator - photo by Studio Castillero

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Wedding Vendors


Studio Castillero

Event Planning, Design, and Coordination:

Bright Blue Events

Floral Design:

Lotus & Lily


The 1909

Hair and Makeup:

Kelly Zhang


Eco Caters

Wedding Cakes:

Joanie and Leigh's Cakes

Vegan Cake:

Bramble Bake Shop


Better Music Services

Vintage Rentals:

Circa Rentals


A Rental Connection

Photo Booth:


Elvis Impersonator:

King Kruk

Photos by:

Studio Castillero

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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DIY Shag Backdrop

DIY Projects

This one, guys. This DIY is it. It’s one of those DIY projects that we feel like hoarding forever because it’s SO good. This DIY shag backdrop is the queen of all of your fringe needs. Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate is teaching us how to create this colorful statement piece, which can be customized in an endless array of patterns and colors to fit your wedding or party. Or home, because I’m totally making this as curtains for my home office.


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