The more we see amaranthus used in wedding decor, the quicker it becomes a favorite of ours. Coriander Girl masterfully draped the beautiful bloom for a hanging chandelier over the reception tables in Niveen and Rob’s winter garden wedding in Toronto, beautifully captured by Olive Photography. Get ready for a big dose of pretty!
From the bride, Niveen: We were actually hoping for a summer outdoor/garden wedding. But, life happened and we ended up buying a house. My family is traditional and preferred that I move in after we are married. So we planned the wedding in 6 months because we’d rather be together than wait for the summer sun! Luckily, it’s a less busy time and it was possible for us to find some fantastic artists, venue, and vendors on such short notice.
Other than taking photos in the cold, it was perfect! And I wouldn’t change the time even if I had the chance to. In the end I got the garden wedding I wanted, thanks to our brilliant Florist at Coriander Girl. We knew we wanted something lush and romantic and more colorful than a typical white winter wedding and she made it happen. We had all the lovely vintage touches through the fantastic Krista Jane and the awesomeness that is Archeo.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that it has to lack life or color! We ran in the opposite direction of silver and white, and went with gold, navy and deep pink and purple jewel tones. Another tip, no matter what your budget is, hire a day of coordinator! I didn’t want to think of a thing during that day besides having the time of my life. Last one, use your gut/instincts, I met with a few photographers, and florists, and something just clicked with who we ended up with. Everything felt natural, and honestly, and I couldn’t have met greater and more talented people!
From the photographer, Anastasia of Olive Photography: Niveen and Rob had a memorable reception with a jaw-dropping floral arrangement above their head table (along with seriously stunning florals throughout), super cool sweet table with chocolate-dipped oreos (their favourite cookie), baklava (a nod to Niveen’s culture) and doughnuts, and surprise entertainment in the form of dancers who impressively balanced candelabras on their heads! They also had a ‘love lock’ engraved with their initials and wedding date to secure to a wall amongst those of other lovebirds near their venue that they can visit and smile at for years to come. Niveen sported a super cute stole to keep her warm (can you believe it’s H&M?), an eye-catching headpiece, and blue velvet shoes as her ‘something blue’. Rob had a nifty and totally dapper tie clip along with a custom-tailored suit.