I always wanted my personal wedding to be on a deserted island…

Somewhere far down south where I would fly in my full family and friends to by private jet. We would rent a small hotel and have a lavish ceremony close to the beach complete with fire dancers, a few different flower walls, a champagne bar and endless rum punch cocktails (simple right??).

But working in this industry has made me realize that a destination wedding may not be the only way to get hitched after all.

Dulcedo model, Bridal makeup, smokey eye

Let me take you through one of the most exquisite bridal stories I have had the pleasure to partake in!

*Be careful though: it just may make you want to reconsider your June 24th wedding date.*

Picture it: it was a perfect winter’s day a little under 1 year ago.

There was fresh snow on the ground but none falling, it wasn’t too cold either which made for perfect photoshoot conditions.

We set out early in the morning to follow the artistic direction of Shadia Sallit and Francesca Micock co-owners of Lily & Roses Exquisite Events.

They had been communicating with the team of vendors for a few weeks about an elegant/rustic/winter wedding concept they had in mind.

After discussing the theme as well as the color palette for the shoot, I opted for a simple smoked out liner, long lashes, and a peach pout.

For hair, I was very inspired by equestrian hairstyles and opted for a low, curly ponytail.
My main focus for my bridal work is always skin: I need it to be fresh, dewy and youthful looking.

In her specific case, I layered different Makeup Forever foundations as well as cream blushes to create the glow I wanted.

I cannot end this article without speaking on the gorgeous gown our model wore. This was a bespoke piece by Boutique Champagne.

Yes, you read right, we had a piece made just for the shoot…

In fact, the Boutique Champagne tailors can create a custom gown for you. They’ll use the fabric of your choice and make your dreams come true at any budget.

This amazing three-tiered cake by Frenie from Bayard Gâteau is so simple and yet so elegant. She proves that although beautiful, fondant is not the only way to make a statement on your big day.

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I leave you with an amazing video courtesy of Lasting Motion …dream on lovely readers and maybe consider saying your I Do’s during winter.
Isn’t that the Canadian way after all??

Hair and Makeup  – yours truly
Planning, decor and floral arrangements: Lily & Roses Exquisite Events
Bespoke wedding gown: La Boutique Champagne
Suit: Braderie G. Brabant
Cake and sweets: Bayard Gateau
Models: Dulcedo
Farm: L’Auteuilloise