"Travel is a great source of inspiration for many people," explains Michelle. "Having been to Cuba many times, the idea of bringing rich, vibrant and beautifully varied Cuban elements into a styled shoot seemed unique and absolutely beautiful. Havana is one of the most architecturally diverse cities in the world -- a photographer's paradise with a 50's influence, exuberant colours, traditional Spanish buildings and a soulful culture."
Jan and Michelle chose Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto as their venue. "Graydon Hall provided the perfect backdrop for us – with its wooden shutters and vintage checkered flooring," explains Jan.
To achieve their vision, the pair focused on a bold colour palette of red, bright coral, yellow, orange and muted gold. Jan and Michelle then incorporated a hand-painted cake, hand-painted stationery, and a sweet table inspired by the flavours of Cuba – rum, dulce de leche, coconut and agave – to bring their exotic theme to life.
Photography courtesy of Magnolia Studios.
Ceremony location: Graydon Hall Manor
Bridal gown: Inbal Dror from White Toronto
Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Wedding planner: Willow Rose Events
Hair and makeup: Alyssa Caron from Bridezilla Beauty
Headpiece: Posh Veils
Flowers: Blush and Bloom
Stationery: Jolie Papeterie Boutique
Jewellery: Anouk Jewelry
Furniture rental: Happily Ever After Events Inc
Place cards and drink stirrers: Company Forty Two
Sweet table: Sweet Table Linens: Linen Closet Cinematography: Naz Films
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