Caleb and Chelsie’s Gorgeous Barn Wedding

We are so excited to finally share with you our son Caleb and our lovely daughter in law Chelsie’s, gorgeous barn wedding featured in the recent issue of Wedluxe Magazine. On a hot August day, our family and friends helped us celebrate their commitment to each other.  Caleb and Chelsie met when they were youngsters, competing against one another in the equestrian sport of barrel racing. It was no surprise then, that Chelsie would want the wedding to reflect their love of horses. When discussing the design of the wedding, Chelsie expressed to me two major components that were important to her.. Firstly, she wanted an elegant affair and not the cliche’ western cowboy type wedding some may have expected. Second, Chelsie wanted a colour palette of coral’s peachs, with just a hint of tiffany blue. It was a great starting point, and from there we were able to start to design an elegant ‘town and county’ type of look. Many of our Toronto industry friends stepped up to assist us and were so gracious in helping pull this beautiful day off. Beautiful images by Mango Studios still take our breath away and we are still touched by the the helpfulness and attention from wedding planner Laura from Laura & Co. Events. We can hardly thank her enough for her devotion to this day along with her expertise. Also thank you to our dear friends Marvin and Wendy for allowing us to use their spectacular barn. 

The beautiful stationary set custom made by our talented friends at Paper And Poste were a beautiful collection of embossed invites complete with a custom monogram inspired by Chelsie’s family super star Quarter stud Horse ‘Okie’. We are very proud of our daughter in law. She truly is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. When we first met Chelsie she was only a young girl and even then it was very obvious to us that Chelsie, had a love for God and that she wanted to honour Him with her life. This is Caleb and Sure Dash. (Shadow). He and Caleb are long time friends. He is our champion barrel horse that has won races all over North America. He is has pretty stubborn personality and has taught Caleb many lessons. Like what it means to be defeated and what it means to win. Raising kids is not easy so we are thankful for the blessing of having animals that help develop character. We are proud of Caleb and his passion to train and work with horses but we are more proud, (thankful, is probably a better term) that he has chosen to serve God. He and Chelsie have been a real blessing to our little church and its nice to see them develop and mature in their service for God.  The bridal bouquets were a stunning mix of garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, and leucadendron and of course pretty satin coral ribbon. Look at these stunning programs designed by Paper and Poste. They were displayed on a solid bed of roses on top of a old rain barrel. I love the mix of the luxurious flowers with the rustic barrel. Our custom canopy was made from blush silk fabric and was detailed with a beautiful crystal chandelier.  Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments including a popcorn station which included handmade carmel corn by Chelsie’s grandma.  Caleb’s Aunt Rosalyn from Kake Studio Bakery custom made all these beautiful sweets for guests to enjoy after the ceremony.  The beautiful couple and Chelsie’s family’s super star quarter horse stallion ‘Okie’.  Our custom cherry blossom master piece greeted guests and towered over a bed of roses that held all the seating cards.    The barn was decorated with custom cherry blossom tree centrepieces and accented with an assortment of crystal vases and candlesticks.  We enjoyed a time of worship music by Christian Music Artist Will Walker. We are so thankful for Gods divine help and guidance in Caleb and Chelsea’s relationship and wanted to honour Him for his many blessings to our families. Guests enjoyed a lounge area, where desserts were served at the home made pie, and custom cakes stations.  Each lady received a bag of flowers from the ‘flowershop’. Grandma’s and aunts made all the yummy pies.  Christina from Truffle designed this lovely cake display! Our beautiful panels were inlayed with the floral motif from the invites.  PHOTOGRAPHY • MANGO STUDIOS, PLANNING • LAURA & CO EVENTS, FLORAL AND DECOR • RACHEL A. CLINGEN WEDDING & EVENT DESIGN, GOWN • ENZOANI FROM NICHOLAS & ELIZABETH BRIDAL, BRIDE’S MAKEUP • BENE PHAM, EARRINGS • DANNA NICOLE, RINGS • MARCO’S DESIGNS, BRIDESMAID DRESSES • DESSY FROM NICHOLAS & ELIZABETH BRIDAL, BRIDAL PARTY HAIR • MARYLU DONOFRIO, FORMAL WEAR • HUGO BOSS FROM HARRY ROSEN, CUTLERY, CHINA AND STEMWARE – CHAIRMAN MILLS STATIONERY • PAPER & POSTE, CARPET, LINEN RENTALS, AND FAVORS • RACHEL A. CLINGEN WEDDING & EVENT DESIGN, CHAIRS • DETAILZ CHAIR COUTURE, TABLE • GERVAIS PARTY & TENT RENTALS, CUSTOM FLOOR PRODUCTION• DANCE FLOOR DECOR, SPECIALTY DISPLAY CARTS • FRANK REA, FORGET ME NOT FLOWERS OAKVILLE, LOUNGE FURNITURE • DIVINE FURNITURE RENTALS, CAKE AND SWEET TABLE • TRUFFLE CAKE & PASTRY, CATERING AND LEMONADE STATION • CRAVINGS FINE FOOD, POPCORN STATION • BRIDE’S GRANDMOTHER (POPCORN) AND CRAVINGS FINE FOODS (STYLING), COOKIES AND SWEET STATION • KĀKE STUDIO, ENTERTAINMENT • WILL WALKER AND BAND

Pretty Summer Wedding At Appleby College

Memories of Matt and Melissa’s lovely summer wedding at Appleby College in Oakville leave us longing for the warm sunshine and all things pretty. Beautiful Melissa employed by the college, was excited to see what we could do to transform the private schools’ cafeteria into an elegant dining space for her reception. The room was transformed by our draping team with soft sheers and a stunning backdrop.  Our floral team prettied up the space with summer flowers in shades of pinks and creams. The bridesmaids held elegant bouquets loaded with roses, lysianthus, and fresh greens. The days events were coordinated by our dear friend Laura from Laura & Co. and certainly no detail was overlooked. We were thrilled when the very talented Blynda Decosta shared these lovely images with us and on this chilly winter afternoon, we are happy to brighten up your day by sharing them with you. 

Venue - Appleby College Planner – Laura & Co. Dance Floor – Dance Floor Decor Cake – Patricia’s Cakes Photography – Blynda Decosta.

A Fairytale White Wedding At Atlantis

We were thrilled to see Cristina and Ricardo’s pretty white wedding pop up on Wedluxe and thought we would share it with you too! Beautiful Cristina loves white and from our first consultation it was clear that this would be the colour palette choice for her flowers and decor. The fairy tale summer wedding was created with soft draping and beautiful white flowers. The mint bridesmaids dresses added a pop of colour. The Atlantis Pavillion was detailed with elegant oversized martini glasses filled with roses and hydrangeas that graced the guest tables. Our white rosettte overlays added texture and style to the table tops. Thank you to When He Found Her for sharing these lovely images with us! I love the softness in each photo!  For always stylish decor and flowers visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com

                  PHOTOGRAPHY • WHEN HE FOUND HER, VENUE • ATLANTIS, GOWN AND ACCESSORIES • MONA RICHIE, HAIR AND MAKEUP • JACKIE GIDEON, FORMAL WEAR • TUXEDO ROYALE, RINGS • RANDOR JEWELLERY, INVITATION • STORKIE EXPRESS, FLORAL AND EVENT DECOR • RACHEL A. CLINGEN WEDDING & EVENT DESIGN, CRYSTAL CLEAR CHIAVARI CHAIRS • DETAILZ CHAIR COUTURE, GLITTER TABLE NUMBERS • ETSY, MARTINI CENTREPIECES GLASSWARE • VIVA LA ROSE, DANCE FLOOR • DANCE FLOOR DECOR, CAKE • PINK LEMON BAKESHOP, VIDEOGRAPHER • HONEY & DEAR, PHOTOBOOTH • SNAPSHOT PHOTOBOOTH

A Beautiful Garden Wedding At The London Hunt Club

The London Hunt Club in London, ON was the venue of choice for NHL player Matt Halischuk and his gorgeous bride Erins’ stunning garden wedding featured in the recent issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine.  Captured by photographer Lee Mann Photography, the decor palette was soft, romantic and fresh and included our stunning custom floral archway which created a eye catching focal point for this amazing couples ceremony vows. Matt’s plays for the Winnipeg Jets and many of the groomsmen are hockey players playing for various teams in the organization but there was no competition on this special day. Surrounded by friends and family this lovely couple expressed there love for one another and if the truth be known, I might have just shed a tear or two. I had come to really enjoy my creative meetings with Erin and her mom. She is just one of those girls who is truly as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Our team fully draped the London Hunt Club to give the room an intimate feel. The large elegant floral arrangements were styled in oversized glass vessels with the stems exposed to give a garden feel to the ceremony and reception.  Our custom panels were accented with the couples monogram and created a beautiful backdrop for the reception. Thank you Erin and Matt for trusting us with your special day, we were truly honoured to be a part of it! For always stylish weddings and decor visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com 

Photography – Lee Mann Photography Cake – Petite Paris Gown – Maggie Sottero Venue – London Hunt Club Dance Floor Decal – Dance Floor Decor Flowers and Decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design

A Mexican Inspired Wedding At The Royal Conservatory Of Music

The  Royal Conservatory Of Music in Tororonto is known for its floor to ceiling windows and of course the beautiful natural light that wedding vendors love, especially when it comes to capturing flowers and decor. This time our amazing creative team were inspired by the colourful pallete of Mexico and the festivities of Cinco De Mayo to create this beautiful creative shoot exclusively for the pages of Canada’s Elegant Wedding Magazine. Once again Toronto wedding vendor greats, among others, like Laura & Co., Fine Cakes By Zehra, Paper and Poste as well as 5ive15ifteen Photo Company joined us to create this spectacular display of luxury ideas to inspire the modern stylish bride who loves colour. We created a gorgeous floral wall and backdrop loaded with fresh roses. Our custom white panels were customized with floral pattern decals that were also used in the stationary and  even in the aisle runner.  Adorable Mexican food ideas were created by 10tation Event Catering and tasted as good as they looked! For always fabulous wedding decor and flowers at the The Royal Conservatory Of Music as well as other Toronto event venues visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com

Venue – Royal Conservatory Of Music Photography – 5ive15ifteen Stationary – Paper and Poste Co-producer – Laura & Co. Catering – 10tation Event Catering Jewellery – Tara Fava Furniture – Contemporary Furniture Rentals Cakes and Desserts – Fine Cakes By Zehra Aisle and panel decals – Dance Floor Decor Hair and Make-up – Fancy Face Cutlery and place settings – Chairman Mills Gown – Valencienne Co- producer, floral and decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design