6 Jun

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Three things to know about Alanna + Rob: She wore a champagne sequin wedding gown that she designed herself; they skipped wedding cake and opted for candied bacon on a stick; and the two of them met on a volunteer trip to Kolkata, India. Sound like a pretty cool couple, yes? Their wedding was intentionally designed to be simple, relaxed, elegant, and (most of all) fun. And from the looks of these photos from Christine Lim Photography, it sure was…

Peony bouquet | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

A bouquet to rival all bouquets: peonies, spray roses, ranunculus, jasmine, ivy berries, and variegated ivy.

Gold wedding dress designed by the bride | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Coral bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern wedding nails | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

And a majorly pin-worthy mani.

Gold wedding dress designed by the bride | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Gold wedding dress designed by the bride | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Alanna says, Our officiant/pastor took Rob aside before the ceremony to pray with him, and afterwards he said, “This is going to be the most incredible day. It’s going to go past in the blink of an eye. Breathe deep and try to go as slow as you can.”  Kevin whispered the same thing to me during the ceremony. It was something so simple, but so powerful to be reminded of. It helped us center ourselves and be present, and definitely was a defining moment.

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

A group of the couple’s closest friends provided the ceremony music. So meaningful, and a cost saver too!

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Peony bouquet | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Coral bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Peonies | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Peony bouquet | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Rifle escort card display | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Modern Canadian wedding | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Gold wedding dress designed by the bride | Photo by Christine Lim Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73953

Cheers, Alanna and Rob!

Photographer: Christine Lim Photography / Day-Of Coordinator: Desiree Kotnala / Ceremony Venue & Catering: Knox College Chapel on the University of Toronto Campus / Reception Venue: Nyood Restaurant / Hair & Makeup: Bride / Manicurist: Rita Remark / Florist: Sweet Woodroof / Invitation Designer: Joanna & Justin Aitchenson / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Designed by bride and custom-made by Valerie Dovell / Shoes: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Brooks Brothers

 
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6 Jun

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

We don’t think we’ll ever get tired of seeing beachy engagement sessions. The airy lighting, the toes in the sand… All you really need is a couple of bicycles, a picnic lunch, and presto!—instant romance. Becca + Nate fell in love at the beach when they were first dating, which made this timeless setting all the more fitting. You can tell how at home they feel walking along the shore, with The Why We Love capturing their candid and honest moments together.

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Love us a good black and white shot.

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Coastal California engagement session | Photo by The Why We Love | The Wedding Artist Collective | 100 Layer Cake

Their love story, told by Becca: Nate walked into my life on a Tuesday and changed my heart forever. I was 24 and in grad school, working part time at a coffee shop when he stopped in for a break from work and a double latte. I remember the draw, the attraction, the way his eyes glowed bright and blue as denim, and how my heartbeat changed that day and beat faster from then on.

Nate and I are both super shy and awkward around cameras so we really wanted the whole experience to be raw and natural—something our amazing photographers at The Why We Love are gifted at capturing. We met, then fell in love at the beach with our dog; so us all being together and taking pictures while having a picnic seemed like the way to go. It seemed like the closest thing to a normal day off for the three of us. 

Photographer & Videographer: The Why We Love c/o The Wedding Artist Collective

 
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5 Jun

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Deconstructed elegance. That’s the theme that Joyce + Michael dreamed up for their wedding day, and we think that describes it quite perfectly! (Don’t you?) It’s full of all kinds of vintage details and elegant touches, set in a raw historic space. These two also made an effort to incorporate Egyptian and Balkan music to honor Joyce’s Egyptian roots and Michael’s Bulgarian background. Thanks Patricia Kantzos, for sharing the pretty photos with us…

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Look at these twirling cuties! Such a sweet moment.

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Experiencing major ring envy over here…

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Joyce’s bouquet recipe: ranunculus, roses, eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, and anemones.

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Joyce says, The whole venue was one big raw space, so we turned it in to a ceremony space, then cocktail space, then reception space all in one. It was pretty cool. We also displayed our parents’ and grandparents’ framed wedding photos around the venue and used props from the venue to decorate our space as we wanted.

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Vintage New York City Metropolitan Build wedding | Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73840

Advice from the bride: Never feel pressure to do things a certain way. Follow your creative instincts and go with it. Others will appreciate your audacity and originality more than you would have expected.

Congrats you two!

Photographer: Patricia Kantzos / Venue: The Metropolitan Building / Hair: Diana from Salon Antonio / Makeup: Elizabeth Black / Florist: Melarosa / Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas / Cake, Catering, & Rentals: Abigail Kirsch / Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller from Lovely Bride, NYC / Shoes: Rachel Simpson / Hair Jewels: Deco Jewels, NYC / Faux Fur Bolero: Zara / Groom’s Suit: Craig Robinson / Flower Girl Dresses: Etsy

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