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Estates of Sunnybrook Wedding

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We were absolutely tickled pink when we saw this wedding from the incredible Nancy Da Costa of Mango Studios. Newlyweds Jennifer and Jordan wanted to have a relaxed wedding reminiscent of 1950s cocktail parties, and we think it’s safe to say they achieved that! Keep an eye out for subtle pops of yellow and gray-blue in the bridesmaids dresses from BHLDN.

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From the bride, Jennifer: We wanted the evening to reflect us, with a vintage 50’s inspired cocktail party. We wanted our guests to be relaxed so there was not a lot of formality. I didn’t really have one or two colours that everything matched. I just tried to keep within a palette I had chosen. Originally I wanted my bridesmaids in all different vintage dresses but it proved to be too hard and expensive to find so I picked the dress and they picked the colour.


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I am a potter and have also gone to school for cooking. I made all the bud vases for the tables and the cake tiers. My Mum and I made the cupcakes and she made all the preserves for the favours. My brother in law is a wiz with design so he designed all of our labels and invitations. Oh and I made my bird cage veil.


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We had originally decided to get married at Jordans parents house but took one tour of the McLean House at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto and fell in love. It just fit so well with our 50s cocktail theme so well and I knew I wouldn’t have to do much decoration. There is a bit of nostalgia as well, Jordan’s Aunt and Uncle had been married there 16 years ago :)


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We had just over a year to plan and I loved every minute of it. I was not stressed for even a moment. My husband and I just tried to spread everything out so we weren’t doing too much in the last month. Try to savor every moment because it is only one day and it goes by far too fast.


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Wedding Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Estates of Sunnybrook / Wedding Photographer: Nancy Da Costa of Mango Studios / Wedding Flowers: Phil Young of The Greenery Patch / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander, “8465” / Hair Clip: Twigs and Honey / Bride’s Earrings: Dana Kellin / Bride’s Shoes: BHLDN / Bride’s Hair: Bunny Symonds / Makeup: Sonia Ryan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Got Style / DJ: DJ Rudy of Wishes and Dreams Disc Jockey Service / Ceremony Music: Kathleen Long of Metamorphosis / Wedding Invitations: Brent Mills

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From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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The Perfect Card Box

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The Perfect Card Box is a little gem for adorable wooden card holders and personalized handmade signs. These are the peanut butter to rustic weddings’ jelly. The olive in every outdoor weddings’ martini. It’s all made of reclaimed wood and handcrafted in Liberty, Ohio too.

The Perfect Card Box locks securely to keep your wedding cards safe. The 8×10 card box displays four photos on the sides + one 5×7 photo or engraving plate on the top. This box is the perfect size for a wedding with 270 guests or fewer and will hold approximately 120 greeting cards. They also offer an 11×14 photo card box for wedding with a larger guest count.

Our personal fave is the Barn wood Wedding Card Boxes. These are made from reclaimed wood from old barns and come in red, white and brown. These are clean and easily blend on a reception table, and would make adorable mail boxes after the wedding!

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Palm Springs Garden Wedding

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I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear the words “Palm Springs” and “wedding” in the same sentence, my heart skips a beat. From trendy to traditional, Palm Springs soirees are always utterly and hopelessly chic. Kim and Jeff’s wedding shot by Paige Lowe is a blend of both with a dash of humor. Their menus featuring the phrase “Welcome to the Jeff and Kim’s Show.” set the tone for a down-to-earth gorgeous day. We love that they chose their venue as their main source of decor – read on to hear it from the bride, Kim:

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From the bride, Kim: We wanted to feel like we could be ourselves–natural, light, loving, and fun! We wanted it to have a comfortable and non traditional feel where people could relax and enjoy. No stuffy banquet rooms–no fluorescent lights!


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We wanted to have our wedding at a venue where we did NOT need decorations. The O’Donnell house was the main decorative piece. It was a simple, elegant, historic Spanish home. Because the house was my decorative piece, everything else was white. My flower bouquets had white roses and my flower arrangements were full of white hydrangea and white orchids. The flowers sat on a round mirror with a few votive candles to create a romantic ambiance. The table arrangements were also simple. The linens were pearl and the china was classic white. Aside from the flatware and napkins, we had a champagne, wine, and water glass at the table, no fuss.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1. Make sure you have a wedding coordinator. Not only do you need someone to facilitate on the day of your wedding, but you need someone with experience to help you organize the small stuff… trust me there are things you have not thought of! Make sure your coordinator is a go-getter who can manage the other vendors and ensure the day goes great! Trust me there are a zillion things that go on the last minute, and you don’t want to have to worry about them. 2. It’s your wedding! Don’t stress over your guests’ wants/needs. This is about you and your soon to be husband sharing your love for each other in a way that expresses who you are. 3. Less is More!


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Wedding Songs:
Bridal Party Processional: “Where the Streets Have No Name,” U2
Bride’s Processional: “Life in Technicolor,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Got to Get You Into My Life,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Buona Sera,” Louis Prima

Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Wedding Venue: The O’Donnell House / Wedding Photographer: Paige Lowe / Event Coordinator: Liz Gilbert / Wedding Flowers: In Flower / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush, “1057” / Wedding Shoes: Toms / Wedding Hair: Shaylee of 901 Salon (Beverly Hills) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / DJ: Extreme DJ Service / Wedding Caterer: Renzo Macchiavello of Pro Catering Services / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Me Bakery / Wedding Invitations: Sugar Press

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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