Photography by Alvaro Goveia.
At Weddingbells, we are committed to making our brand diverse and inclusive. It’s an integral part of who we are and what we represent in the Canadian wedding industry.
This month, we put our commitment to diversity and inclusion front and centre with our content and will continue to ensure our support is unwavering. There are so many stories I am proud of this month, let me highlight a few must-reads for you.
Many of us are looking for ways to support the Black community within the Canadian wedding industry and we can think of no better way to do this than by showcasing the incredible talents we have in this country. We’ve compiled a list of Canadian Black-owned wedding vendors whose work—from beautiful floral arrangements to cakes, dresses, suits, decor, photography, hair, makeup and more—will flood your Instagram feed with inspiring imagery for your wedding day. Please know this story is one we are adding to daily and we would love to hear from you about vendors we should add to our list. Please DM us @weddingbellsmag or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the planning front, the intimate, micro-wedding is here to stay for the next 12+ months and we are here for it! Intimate weddings have long been one of our favourite wedding styles. To inspire you, here’s some thoughts on why you should consider eloping; a styled shoot full of ideas for a luxe and intimate wedding; dresses and pantsuits that are petite-wedding perfect ; and ideas on how to transform your backyard into a dreamy al fresco wedding space. Also, yes you CAN plan for a destination wedding! We spoke to Treasa Leigh Brown from Leigh Events who says planning ahead and moving forward is absolutely possible. Read her insights here.
June is of course Pride month and we have complied some of our favourite same-sex wedding moments here. We also have the amazing real wedding story of Suneel Khanna and Carl Wolter who threw a fabulous multicultural intimate wedding (10 guests!) at the Fairmont Royal York. “Our original wedding was supposed to happen at Toronto’s The Church of the Redeemer followed by a reception at The Chef’s House,” Suneel shares. “We were expecting guests from New Delhi, India, Palm Springs, California—where Carl is from—Switzerland, and various locations across the U.S. and Canada. When COVID-19 happened, all these plans were erased.” Their plan B wedding turned out beautifully and the day was full of love, emotion and incredibly special personal moments.
Our team is currently putting the final touches on our Fall & Winter 2020 issue which will be out August 7th! We can’t wait for you to see it and would love to have a copy delivered straight to your door. Sign up here for your complimentary issue.
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