Heidi and Sam’s Spectacular Wedding At The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

On a crisp Toronto winter day in February, we rolled up our sleeves to design Heidi and Sam’s stunning art decor inspired wedding at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. It was indeed a sight to behold. No detail was overlooked and we were thrilled to work with such a wonderful couple and family. The flowers and decor were over the top.. if we do say so ourselves! Our custom gorgeous chuppah created an impressive focal point for the ceremony and our contemporary tins that lined the aisle were loaded with opulent phaleaonopsis orchids, roses and hydrangeas. The reception left guests breathless with our towering lucite candelabras and rows of glowing candles. Heidi and Sam ate their first meal as husband and wife under a collection of crystal chandeliers and romantic canopy.  Guests also enjoyed the finest of dining by the impeccable service from the staff at the Four Seasons Hotel. We lined up the best in the industry for this one, and among them, was Sam Wong from Visual Cravings nailed this one with his incredible photography along with Palettera who designed the amazing custom stationary. Wedding Cordinator Shealyn Angus from Bliss Events kept things running smoothly and was a pleasure to work with. For always stylish decor and flowers and a flawless design visit www.rachelaclingen.com

            PHOTOGRAPHY • VISUAL CRAVINGS, FLOWERS, DECOR AND FULL DESIGN • RACHEL A. CLINGEN WEDDING & EVENT DESIGN DAY OF PLANNING • BLISS EVENTS, VENUE • FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TORONTO, STATIONERY • PALETTERA CUSTOM CORRESPONDENCES, GOWN • INBAL DROR FROM WHITE TORONTO, ACCESSORIES • WHITE TORONTO (VEIL), RITCHÉ BRIDAL (HAIR CLIP), BRIAN BAILEY (CLUTCH), SHOES • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN FROM SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, JEWELLERY • J. CREW (EARRINGS AND BRACELET), BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES • BCBG, FORMAL WEAR • HUGO BOSS FROM HOLT RENFREW (TUXEDO) AND EDWARD ARMAH FROM HARRY ROSEN (BOWTIE), HAIR • LB HAIR, MAKEUP • JACKIE GIDEON BEAUTY, ADDITIONAL RENTALS • CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE RENTALS INC., DETAILZ CHAIR COUTURE (STELLA SWAROVSKI BRIDE & GROOM CHAIRS AND WHITE LOUIS XVI CHAIRS), DANCE FLOOR • DANCE FLOOR DÉCOR, CAKE • TRUFFLE CAKE & PASTRY, ENTERTAINMENT • SATURDAY NIGHT JIVE, CINEMATOGRAPHY • LIGHTFIELD LEWIS FROM LA, CATERING • FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TORONTO For always stylish decor and fabulous flowers for Toronto weddings visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com

Happy 80th Birthday Dad

He is loving, he is faithful and he is strong and I’m pretty thankful to be married to his son. Dad Clingen is one of a kind, and on a lovely evening in June on our little farm, we were able to focus on our family and celebrate together, his 80th birthday. When we think of Dad we can’t help but think of the verse in Corinthians that says ‘stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong, and do everything in love’. His constant love, his strong leadership and his love for God cannot be missed and we wanted to celebrate our wonderful heritage and the legacy he has set.  It was a special time as David’s brother, John and his family, who do missionary work along the Mexican border in Yuma, Arizona, were able to be here to celebrate this wonderful time. We seldom are able to be all together so it was fitting to have it photographed. A very heartfelt thank you to Mike and our friends at 5ive15ifteen who shared their incredible talents with us and captured the beauty of this special evening.  The custom cake was by Kake Studios and let me tell you, it was so very delicious. A last minute phone call to our friends at Paper and Poste and voila, gorgeous menus were ready for pick up! You guys really are the best in the industry! The sun set behind us as we enjoyed a lovely dinner from Cravings. Happy 80th Dad! Thank you, for your love, your guidance and your leadership.. Your one of a kind. 

The birthday boy himself and if the truth be known, he has been a significant part of the back bone of Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design. He and mom have done the craziest of jobs to help us on a busy day. Everything from delivery bridal flowers, to putting together crystal candelabras,  but besides all that, dad has built, and re-built our studios, and work shops. He is our biggest supporter and fan and one way or another, is vastly responsible for the many successes that we have enjoyed.  Mom and Dad Clingen. They are the example of ‘Love for a Lifetime’ John and Joanne and their family are missionaries in Yuma, Arizona and have devoted their lives to sharing the good news of Gods grace and mercy. Just us and our soon-to- be beautiful daughter in law! Our oldest son Caleb and his fiancé Chelsie. Mom and Dad Clingen and their two boys, David and John. Praying together. So much to be thankful for.  photography – 5ive15ifteen Catering – Cravings Fine Food Cake – Kake Studio Bakery Sationary – Paper And Poste Flowers and Decor – ha.. you guessed it.. Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design

Alice In Love, A Gorgeous Wedding Shoot At Maclean House

So excited to share with you our Alice In Wonderland wedding shoot featured in the latest issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine! Its loaded with gorgeous flowers and magical decor thanks to our amazing team, and some of Toronto’s leading wedding vendors including wedding planners,  Laura and Co. Events with whom we co-produced this shoot. We can’t help be captivated by 5ive 15ifteen’s beautiful photography and are so thankful for their part in this shoot. Brides, notice the romance in every image! Captured at the lovely event venue The Estates Of Sunnybrook, Maclean House in Toronto, no detail was overlooked. Inspired by the quirky and whimsical ideas of this beloved story, we brought our vision of an Alice In Wonderland wedding to life. Among other industry greats, the gorgeous custom gown was by Valencienne and flawless make-up by Fancy Face! Amazing sweets and cakes by Patricia’s Cakes! See below for a comprehensive list of every talented vendor that contributed to this splendid creative! For always stylish wedding flowers and decor visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com 

Co-Producer, Concept Creator and Stylist: Rachel Clingen, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design

Co-Producer, Concept Creator and Stylist: Laura Atendido, Laura & Co. Events

Floral & Decor Design: Rachel Clingen, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design

Photography: 5ivefifteen Photo Company

Stationary: Paper Damsels

Cake & Sweets: Patricia’s Cake Creations

Hair & Makeup: Fancy Face Inc.

Gown: Valencienne

Jewellery: Tara Fava Jewellery

Fascinator: Blair Nadeau Millinery

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Bow Ties: Pomp & Ceremony

Vintage Prop & Furniture Rentals: Happily Ever After Events Inc.

Venue: McClean House, Estate of Sunnybrook

White Grace Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture

Pink Tufted Stools: Contemporary Furniture Rentals

Gold Flatware, Gold & Silver Brocade Wine Glasses, Clear Wine Glass, Gold Beaded Charger: Chairman Mills 

Custom Aisle Runner: Dance Floor Decor

Bunnies: Hands on Exotics

Inspired By Degas Creative At Canada’s National Ballet School

Inspired by the paintings of Degas, our creative team set out to capture a beautiful wedding with flowers and decor that reflect the beauty and softness of ballet. It was fitting to capture this style shoot at Canada’s National Ballet School. Featured recently in the pages of Wedluxe Magazine, we are so very excited to share these images with you. Our dream team consisted of some of Toronto’s top wedding vendors, including Toronto Wedding planner Laura at Laura & Co.  We are so honoured and thankful to be a part of such a gorgeous creative project and work alongside such talented vendors . Visual Cravings captured the beauty with ease and we are grateful for his amazing images. No detail was over looked in this project. From custom designed stationary pieces to the signature drinks, every element added to the beauty of this feature. For always stylish wedding decor and flowers visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com

Soft coral draping created a spectacular entrance to the ceremony area and gave the feel of theatrical curtains often associated with theatre and dance. Flowers lined the aisle in our large white parasol vases and stands. Iconic decor elements included the oversized frame filled with coordinating flowers which created a creative focal point.  Luxury custom stationary pieces designed by Toronto’s own Paper & Poste A gorgeous gown by wedding designer Ines Di Santo was a beautiful addition to our shoot and reflected the beauty and grace of every ballerina.  The spectacular table scape was accented with modern elements and included beautiful centrepieces filled with roses, dahlias and ranunculus.  Spectacular and very yummy cakes by Christina of Truffle Toronto Venue: National Ballet School of Canada
Co-Producer, Concept Creator, and Stylist: Laura & Co. Events
Co-Producer, Concept Creator, Stylist, Floral and Decor Design: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Cake and Dessert Table:  Truffle Cake & Pastry
Stationery:  Paper & Poste
Food Preparation and Styling: CaterTrendz Culinary Production
Hair and Makeup: A-List Beauty
Additional Rentals: Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc.
Floral and Decor Production Manager: Jessy Toomey of Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Production Assistants: Ellie Martires and Baye Husband of Laura & Co. Events
Gown and Train: Ines di Santo
Tutu and Shoes: The Shoe Room
Custom Ceremony Aisle and Table Runners: Dance Floor Decor (production) and Paper & Poste(design)
White Velvet Rope Stanchions: Sitra Furniture Rental
French Pearl Cocktail: Laura & Co. Events
Dinnerware: Anthropologie (plates) and Zara Home (glasses and flatware)

A Miller Lash House Wedding, And A Celebrity Or Two

It might have been a rainy day but nothing could dampen the love and beauty surrounding Chris and Afiya’s gorgeous tent wedding at Miller Lash House. When this lovely and sweet couple came to us to design their special day, we were thrilled to be a part of what would become a gorgeous feature in the pages of Wedluxe Magazine. Wedding Planner Laura, from Laura & Co Events helped coordinate this spectacular event and together we formed a wonderful relationship with Chris and Afiya along with some of Toronto’s top wedding vendors. Afiya’s love of lavender was incorporated into the entire design and no detail was overlooked. I had to agree that this was the perfect flower for Afiya. Her natural beauty is captivating and her gentle and sweet spirit adds to her beauty. The soft and pretty palette was evident in all the floral and decor elements. The guest list included the likes of Blue Jay Legend Joe Carter among other notable athletes. L.A based fashion designer Nikki Chu along with her friend celebrity Dolvett Quince, of NBC’s hit show ‘The Biggest Loser’ were also in attendance. We are so thankful for Mango Studios who worked so closely with us to capture the beauty of this event.

Afiya’s bouquet was a stunning collection of white peonies, soft fluffy stock and hints of lavender wrapped with pretty white satin ribbons. To see more of our beautiful bouquets visit www.rachelaclingen.com/bouquets.html Beautiful hand pressed stationary was custom designed by Palettera and included lavender blooms in the artwork.

A luxurious blend of classic and modern elements were used for the ceremony decor inside the tent at Miller Lash House. Dephiniums, peonies and groupings of stock flowers accented the aisle. Despite the rainy weather, the tent was light and airy. The fresh fragrance of lavender welcomed guests. To view many of our wedding ceremonies visit us here.. www.rachelaclingen.com

Decor elements for the wedding included a custom monogrammed floor by Dance Floor Decor as well as a soft draped canopy which included a crystal chandelier, both by Rachel A. Clingen.

The guest list included a few familiar faces. Blue Jay Baseball legend, Joe Carter, served as a groomsmen. L.A. based fashion designer Nikki Chu along with Dolvett Quince, a trainer on the NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” were also in attendance.

Nbc’s The Biggest Loser, trainer  Dolvett Quince and designer Nikki Chu

Even the signature cocktail was decorated with Lavender. Toronto wedding planner Laura from Laura & Co. created this refreshing and pretty detail

The wedding tent at Miller Lash House was lined with beautiful sheer fabric by Toronto’s premiere draping company, Eventure Custom Environments. Groupings of white fluffy delphinium angled in vases created a modern and chic feel to the event. Designed by the team at Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, the decor was sophisticated and fresh. 

Rachel’s floral team created this lovely hedge of stock, roses and of course lavender for the head table. The lucite table top added a crisp feel to the look.

Gorgeous custom cakes and sweets by Truffle were incorporated into the design. Detailed with lavender accents, and coordinating cookies that included the couples monogram created a spectacular and yummy display.  

Guests swooned as they entered the tent. What is decor with out a beautiful centrepiece?These impressive centrepieces were abundant with flowers and included over 100 stems of pretty stock in each piece. Along with the stock, Rachel A. Clingen used combinations of white hydrangeas and peonies which graced the top of a tall glass vase.

Base ball legend Joe Carter entertained guests with his heart warming speech and his friendly smile. He is known also for his charitable spirit with his annual Joe Carter Classic golf Tournament in support of Children’s Aid Foundation. I had the sweet pleasure of meeting Joe, and not going to lie, was flattered when he and his lovely wife, complimented us on our decor and flowers when they said, “this is one of the most beautiful weddings we have attended!” (blush)

Venue – Miller Lash House Wedding Planner – Laura & Co. Photography – Mango Studios
Stationary – Palettera Catering – 10tation Dance Floor – Dance Floor Decor Cakes and Sweet Table – Truffle Tent liner and draping – Eventure Flowers and Decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design