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A Vintage Cuban Wedding Shoot In Toronto, Ontario

  |   By Maxine Lowe

For this vibrant and romantic style shoot, Jan Ng of Willow Rose Events and Michelle Belsky of Magnolia Studios were inspired by the art on vintage cigar boxes. The duo wanted to express a romantic and old world elegance.

"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.

Vendors 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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Graydon Hall, Toronto : : Style Shoot from NAZFILMS on Vimeo.

This article was originally published on Sep 05, 2014
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