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Canadian Wedding Industry Awards 2014.

 

There was much anticipation here at the studio leading up to the CWIA gala. Everyone at Ikonica has worked so hard over the past year and we’re consistently proud of the work we produce, but when the announcement came that we had been given not one but two awards for Ontario, we felt so honoured. To have our work lauded by some of the greatest in the industry was a true gift. Thank you.

In turn, we must acknowledge some people without whom we could not have won these awards. Anne Anderson was the mastermind behind Sarah and Scott’s Muskoka Cottage Wedding, for which we won the award for best Design/Decor/Details Coverage. You can find their wedding in the pages of the Winter/Spring 2015 issue of Wedluxe Magazine. Melissa Samborski of One Fine Day designed and planned the Bashir wedding for which we took home the best Overall Wedding Coverage award. It’s still under wraps, but we hope to be able to show you the results soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

Once again, we’d like to thank everyone in the industry for their support over the last year. We’re looking forward to another incredible season in 2015.

Gabi & Sam: Made to last

 

When one of Toronto’s premier event planners, Gabi of Spectacular Spectacular, announced her own upcoming wedding, we were honoured to be asked to capture her event. She and her fiancé Sam brought Jackson out to her family farm for their engagement session on a glorious sun-filled evening, and the results were pure magic. It was a chance for Gabi and Sam to take an evening’s rest from the adrenaline of city life at the peak of wedding season, and spend some peaceful moments together surrounded by the simple beauty of Ontario farmland.

Our shoot started with the golden sunlight of the evening already pouring through the trees as our couple cruised up the road to the farm in a pristine white MG roadster. The car was a memento of a time when things were made to last. It would be on the road forever, if you put enough love into it. It was the perfect place to start shooting.

From there we moved into the surrounding farmland. Gabi and Sam strolled across the sweeping fields amid the grass and the sky and the silence, hand in hand, wrapped in sunlight. The setting couldn’t have been more intimate. Their love for one another couldn’t have been more clear. As the light faded away, and our engagement session drew to a close, one thing was certain: Gabi and Sam are made to last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Theory: A Wedluxe Editorial.

 

Photography by T.H. Jackson Huang
Digital Technician: Virginia LeBlanc, Ikonica
Assistant Photographer: Alex Jardine, Ikonica
Creative Producer & Assistant Stylist: Jennifer Barr, Wedluxe.com
Off-Figure Prop Styling & Set Building: Jeanie Lee & Davide Bagnarol
Hair and Makeup: Brittany Gray & Melissa of Fancyface Inc.
Cakes: Fine Cakes by Zehra, Patricia’s Cake Creations
Floral Design: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Sarah Wu of Petite Studio, Gisele Sterling of Nous Design Group
Catering and Culinary Stylist: Chef Paul Brans of Oliver & Bonacini Events
Gowns: Naeem Khan, Pnina Tornai
Model: Emily Fox

Jennifer and Andrew in Wedluxe.

Photography by T.H. Jackson Huang
Wedding Planner: Melissa Haggerty, Spectacular Spectacular
Catering and Venue: Chef Scott Riess, The Toronto Golf Club
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from White Toronto
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Jewellery: Van Cleef & Arpels
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lela Rose from White Toronto
Invitations: Bella Figura
Day-of Stationery: Beckee Kavanagh, Paper & Poste
Floral and Decor Design: Frank Rea, Forget Me Not Flowers
Transportation: Senzel Limousine
Dining Tables: Chairman Mills
Chairs: Contepmporary Furniture Rentals Inc.
Linens: Luxe-Linen
Tent Rental: Advanced Tent Rental
Tent Fabric Draping: Micki’s
Cake: Bobbette & Belle
Cheese Table: Afrim Pristine, The Cheese Boutique
Cocktail Music: D Mac Classical Quartet
Reception Music: Lady Kane

 

Sneak Peek: Wedluxe Summer/Fall 2014.

We’re so excited to share the cover of the upcoming issue of Wedluxe magazine, photographed by T.H. Jackson Huang as part of a full editorial feature. Keep your eyes peeled for the full issue, which will be available as of June 23rd.

Photography:  T.H. Jackson Huang
Hair and Makeup: Brittany Gray and Melissa of Fancy Face Inc.
Floral: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding, Event, and Seasonal design.
Earrings: Jewels By Alan Anderson from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection.

Wedluxe Summer/Fall 2014 Cover

 

Zahra and Don: I Just Wanna Stop.

Zahra and Don were set to wed in the summer of 2011. Plans were running smoothly; the formidable wedding wheel was fully engaged. But three weeks before the day of, the couple did the unthinkable deed, the deed that so few couples ever have the courage to do: They called it off—cancelled their wedding! They needed time to think, time to work on their relationship. So they postponed the wedding till June of the following year. They strengthened their ties, and the couple continued as promised along the path to marriage—this time stronger, happier, and decidedly deeper in love. It takes a smart couple to realize that if you want to keep loving someone, you may just have to stop.

Photography: T.H. Jackson Huang
Planner: Melissa Haggerty, Spectacular Spectacular
Florals and Decor: Lidia Taconelli of Fiori Floral and Event Design
Hair and Makeup: Al Fortier, A-List Beauty
Stationery: Christine Flynn, Love The Design
Cake: Bobbette & Belle
Venue: Royal Conservatory of Music

 


Zahra loved the design of her original invitations; so much that she and planner Melissa Haggerty decided to reuse them by crossing out the original date and writing in the new one underneath. The guests were thoroughly amused!


Planner Melissa Haggerty and photographer Jackson Huang stopped traffic with the help of four policemen on bicycle, seconds before a 2000 person protest overwhelmed Bloor Street.





As a child, Don spent many hours in The Conservatory studying music. Planner Melissa Haggerty thought it apt that Don play Zahra down the aisle. So he bought a piano to practice and told none but Zahra, who, after walking down the aisle, sat down at the piano and played the final note.





Zahra and Don took a page from the “You are My Sunshine” Style File in Wedluxe which staged a colour scheme of yellow, black and white. Planner Melissa Haggerty arranged the chairs to mimic piano key formation to echo Don’s musical tribute to Zahra. Lidia Taconelli of Fiori filled the room with enormous yellow garden roses that shined boldly against the crispness of black and white.





Alicia and Joshua in Wedluxe.

Photography: T.H. Jackson HuangWedluxe Winter/Spring 2014
Planner: Melissa Samborski, One Fine Day Event Planning and Design
Floral and Decor: Tina and John Scalzo, Covers Couture Decor & Floral Design
Venue and Catering: Arcadian Court by Oliver & Bonacini
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creations
Gown: Pnina Tornai
Hair: Miranda Robinson and Rachel Pento, Flavio’s House of Hair Design
Makeup: Alicia Franchino
Tuxedo: Tom Ford
Alicia and Joshua in WedluxeAlicia and Joshua in Wedluxe