I don’t think I could begin to count the number of times I watched “The Wizard of Oz” as a young girl. There was something about the magic of whimsy, those sequined red shoes, and of course the flying monkeys that always kept me captivated time and again. A few years later, I still love seeing bits of design pop up inspired by Dorothy and her travels, just like today’s shoot from BLoved Events and Sandy Tam. Add in a wedding gown from Rivini with endless layers of tulle, and I’m smitten!

world of oz wedding shoot

From the stylist, Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events: The magical and whimsical world of Oz was the main inspiration for this styled shoot. Ever since Emerald was announced as the Pantone colour of the year, I have been secretly hoping to plan a wedding leveraging this vibrant colour. Also knowing that the new movie Oz the Great and Powerful was being released this year, I knew I wanted to design a styled shoot inspired by the classic Wizard of Oz movie.

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glitter apple decorations

While Sandy (the photographer) and I were brainstorming ideas, we agreed that we wanted to take a whimsical route for the shoot, but layer it with various elements. Inspired by Dorothy’s signature ruby red shoes, I wanted to find ways to bring in pops of ruby red, but not use a literal interpretation from the original classic. Instead I loved the idea of gold glitter shoes accented by a red sequined heart clip, which could also be indicative of the Tin Man’s heart. The wedding dress was inspired by Glinda the Good Witch, and the intricate beading on this Rivini dress reminded me of the brick road.

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bride in tulle

We chose gold for the guest table canvas and layered textures for our table scape to bring out the whimsy of the land of Oz. We used unique details like nested charger plates and made our own emerald green glitter plates. The guest favours, a candied apple, were beautifully sculpted by SweeterE. The centrepieces were a lovely mix of red anemones, ranunculus, dusty millers and twigs, surrounded by mercury votive candles. One of my favourite details of this shoot was the DIY string chandeliers, which added another layer of whimsy and texture. The cake and dessert table was filled with a beautiful 4 tiered gold and emerald cake, cake pops and cupcakes to tantalize your palate. Everything came out as beautifully as we originally envisioned, and we had a great time working with this wonderful team. I hope we can now inspire couples considering a Wizard of Oz theme to challenge the norm and go outside the box.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: Sandy Tam / Event Planning, Styling, Invitations, and Paper Goods: Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events / Flowers: Flowers by Emillie (flowersbyemillie @ gmail.com) / Shoot Venue: Dessert Trends Bistro / Wedding Dress: Rivini via White Toronto / Bride’s Accessories: Stella & Dot / Hair: Emily Pike / Makeup: Joy of Makeup / Groom’s Suit: Gotstyle / Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: The Sweetere / Chair Rental: Detailz / Models: Beatrix and Travis via Peggi Lepage / Videographer: RC2 Films


Comments (13):

  • Doloris on March 1, 2016

    I love her smile!!!
  • Carol T Clark on June 22, 2015

    Gorgeous !!! She looks like she models!! or she a natural?
  • Diego Flores on December 18, 2014

    Simple, clever but powerful!! Congrats!!
  • Nell Roberts on April 10, 2013

    They took Wizard of Oz to a whole new level - this is so sophisticated and well done. Nice job!
  • caribbean Wedding Events on April 9, 2013

    The glitzy golds, emerald greens and ruby reds make for a divine lineup in this beautiful over the top wedding! Congrats to all~
  • Photo Booth Hire on April 9, 2013

    I adore the colours and what a gorgeous couple!
  • Linen Rental on April 9, 2013

    What a picture perfect wedding. Hope for the best!!
  • tent rentals orange county on April 9, 2013

    Marvelous!!! What a beautiful wedding... simply loved the mix and match of bright green, red and gold throughout the pristine background.
  • Shauna @ Sweet Tooth on April 8, 2013

    Great dessert table! I shared it with my readers. Love the glitter, but then again, who doesn't?
  • Mokara Floral Design on April 8, 2013

    I love this post! The flowers sing :) The emerald compliments the orange and red ranunculus wonderfully. This was such a fresh idea to show brides how to just GO FOR IT :)
  • Berlyn on April 8, 2013

    Thank you for the feature!! :)
  • JULIE on April 8, 2013

    Just beautiful! Love the vibrant colour shoot. Well done! I wish I was getting married again! Love the use of colour in weddings these days!
  • jelli on April 8, 2013



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