A Wedding Blog for Stylish Brides in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
When styling your wedding your personal style can be the starting point for inspiration. Whether it be bowties or bling, floral and flowy dressess or a ball gown- its your big day and it really is about the two of you. Take cues from your personality, each other’s style, culture, music, profession, and interests. Your wedding day is a highly personalized union of two different individuals. The challenge is staying true to each other’s unique personalities yet creating a mutually aesthetic language that will dictate the style of your big day.
Couples think styling a wedding is about the right flowers, colors that are in trend, linens and decor; and of course this is all part of it, but it doesn’t have to be like every other wedding. Be off beat, be fresh, be individualistic. The more true you are to yourselves the more effortlessly ideas will flow through when you start designing your wedding. Involve the groom and reflect his personal interests and think about a dramatic headpiece to enhance the style of your dress.
Engagement shoots are a great way to start. Working with a creative photographer has its advantages. E-sessions can be a great way of sifting ideas on a personal level. One of our couples hit their favorite Toronto neighborhood for their cafes and bookstores. Books, quotations and favorite elements from favorite restaurants can find their way into your wedding inspiration.
As you begin to bring your style to the process, be mindful when designing your invitations. They set the tone for your big day. Create something bespoke and timeless that will reflect your individuality and is neutral enough to absorb any theme and style you pick for your big day.
Think monograms, textures and patterns.
If you love color, pattern or textures, let that be your style guide. If it’s a union of two different cultures then use it as part of your theme. If you are a science buff let that shine through in the details. Your wedding stylist should be able to recognize that in you and coordinate with the rest of your handpicked wedding vendors to seamlessly tie the wedding theme together. Pay special attention to your cake design and your day of stationary. It is these unique elements that become conversation pieces for your guest tables. Think of your guests’ visual and sensory experience. Give them something to talk about, a quote from your favorite book or a table number inspired by your favorite band.
Whether you are a Guggenheim, art galleryisque, modern couple or one inspired by a crescendo of colors and clouds of flowers. Or a fashionista following the runway trends or looking for something glamorous, 1920’s, Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey inspired. Look inside you first and follow your heart. Make your wedding a love ensemble; wow your guests with originality, beauty and simplicity. Make this day about you. Let your day be off beat, be unique, be you!
Toronto based Stylist, Planner and Event Designer, Sara Baig has appeared in many notable wedding publications such as Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde, Elegant Weddings, South Asian Bride, Lavish Dhulhan and other notable wedding publications.