When one of Canada’s preeminent cake artists and fine pastry creators has a bridal shower you better believe the event will be a feast for the senses. Nadia Colella owner of Nadia & Co. is renowned for her artful and inspired cakes and confections and she had a pre-wedding party to remember at Langdon Hall Country House & Spa.
“I am the definition of a dreamer,” Nadia says “I am always creating, visualizing and fantasizing my next project. My bridal shower was a garden affair and Langdon Hall is a beautiful old country home with English gardens felt like the perfect place to host a garden celebration.”
Nadia says the starting point for her shower inspiration was the legendary and historic tableware pattern Old Country Roses by Royal Albert. “My late grandmother gifted me with her collection of fine china—from a young age I was mesmerized by it. It felt appropriate to honour my grandmother and preserve her memory on a day that I was surrounded by incredible and inspiring women.”
The invitations for the event set the tone for a Victorian era celebration. Nadia kept the design of the invitation suite a family affair designing it with her sister who is a graphic designer. Nadia of course had an incredible vision for the beyond beautiful sweet spread which she designed and made herself. “Being a creator in cake and pastry arts I felt it was only fitting to indulge my guests in a swoon-worthy display. I filled the tables with some of my favourite flavours and confections such as lavender cake with earl grey cream and peach preserves, truffle bonbons, and Queen Victoria sponge cake.”
As an extra sweet treat to end the epic day, Coella gifted her guests with take home gifts of vintage fragrances, lavender bath salts and wildflowers.
Photography by Mike Caringi, 5ive15ifteen Photo Company
Venue: Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
Nadia’s Dress: Zimmerman
Nadia’s Earrings: Jennifer Behr
Nadia’s Headpiece: Blair Nadeau
Nadia’s Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
Makeup & Day-Of Styling Assitance: RDT Events + Beauty
Cakes & Deserts: Nadia & Co.
Flowers: Blush And Bloom
Invitation & Favour Box Stickers: Serena Colella
Day-Of Stationary: Paper & Poste
Tableware: Plate Occassions
Linens: Simply Beautiful Décor
Setee, Bar & Shelving: La Maison Rose Cafe
Vanity, Vintage Coffee Table & Arm Chairs: Cre8ive Studios