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

 


A Stunning Wedding At Paramount Event Centre

Although it was a rainy day in October, Daniel and Daniella’s gorgeous wedding at The Paramount Event Centre in Woodbridge was a romantic and elegant affair. When our very beautiful and kind bride Daniella, came to us for her flowers and decor, she had a very specific and detailed vision for her wedding. Although she wanted a soft classic palette with lots of candles, she also wanted to include some lucite pieces to give her wedding a modern touch. The ceremony flowers at the Immaculate Conception church in Woodbridge were detailed with a cascading collection of beautiful white phalaenopsis orchids. The reception in the Hudson Room at the Paramount was lined with soft white fabric and was the perfect back drop for our gorgeous tall lucite candelabra and crystal stand centrepieces, which displayed a fabulous display of white flowers, including roses, orchids, hydrangeas and orchids. Other decor elements including a custom backdrop with hanging chandeliers and a custom monogrammed dance floor.

photography – Everlasting Moments Dress – Dina Alonzi Bridal Jewelry – Tara Fava  Shoes – Valentino Hair & Makeup – Picaso Studios Stationary – Paper Impressions Cake – Pink Lemon Bake Shop Planner – One Fine Day Dance Floor – Dance Floor Decor Flowers and Decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design


A Beautiful Indian Wedding At The Royal York Hotel

Pavan and Paul’s gorgeous wedding at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel was a spectacular blend of modern and traditional elements.  The very stunning Pavan first laid eyes on our flowers and decor at the Canada’s Bridal Show in Toronto. Excitement grew as we worked together to design a wedding to remember full of culture, love and beauty. We were thrilled to work with the very lovely wedding planner Riccha from Arora Events on this assignment and had loads of fun working together. This luxurious Indian wedding which was featured in the gorgeous pages of Lavish Dulhan Magazine, called for at least three gown changes including Pavan’s stunning, colourful sari. No detail was overlooked and included our custom paper flower canopy complete with our rental crystal chandeliers which hung over our lucite/acrylic head table. A combination of gallery and round tables added to the decor concept and included both high and low centrepieces with coordinating flowers. Where would we be with our the very talented Xero Digital who shared these incredible images with us! So thankful for industry friends! For always stylish decor, visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com

Venue – Fairmont Royal York Hotel Wedding Planner – Riccha Arora Photographer – Xero Digital Cake – Bobbette And Belle Invitations – Love Paper And Ink Flowers and Decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design


Couture Wedding At The Fermenting Cellar

Bespoke fashion and decor,  French couture along with inspired extravagance, this was the vision of our fabulous couple Mike and Carmelina for their wedding at the super cool Fermenting Cellar in Toronto.   “We made it a priority to hire the best in the industry for what we wanted” said this stylish couple. Yes we were thrilled to be among those chosen to create this spectacular event along with the talents of Elsa CorsiValencienne,  Palettera and Cake Opera Co. to name a few. The decor was luxe’ and detailed. Rich and glam elements included our gold antique candelabras and an exhaustive line up of our gold mercury glassware pieces. Both were loaded with lavish bouquets of flowers and no details was overlooked. Carmelina’s love for vintage pieces was heavily incorporated into the design. A custom velvet backdrop was detailed with antique frames and even a vintage birdcage. What a pleasure to work with such a wonderful couple! And so thrilled to share these stunning images by Dave and Charlotte

Stunning custom gown by Valencienne. “My gown was a precious creation of worldly bespoke fabric collection from France and Dubai. My gown was inspired by my love for couture fashion from the Parisian runways and my passion for the fashion behind Marie Antoinette. Mademoiselle Je ne sais Quoi”  beautiful custom jewellery by Elsa Corsi Custom Stationary - Palettera  The Fermenting Cellar was lavished with beautiful floral arrangements. Carmelina tells all.. “Our designer, Rachel Clingen mixed several different elements to create an artistic yet luxurious elegant look, as if our guested were walking through the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Classic blends of roses, peonies and hydrangeas graced the tops of the vintage mixture of gold and alternating black candelabra centrepieces. In addition to the tall pieces, low mounds of coordinating flowers in beautiful antique gold mercury vases lined the gallery style tables. Rachel also used eclectic combinations, gold mercury vases filled with flowers, black vintage bird cages and crystal candle sticks on our head table. The floral elements echoed the blissfulness of the French gardens and the secrets of  the palace.” Stunning custom cakes by Cake Opera Venue – The Fermenting Cellar Photographer – Dave and Charlotte Make-up – Fancy Face Stationary – Palettera Gown – Valencienne Jewellery- Elsa Corsi Vintage rentals – Happily Ever After Events Cakes – Cake Opera Co. Flowers and Decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design For always stylish wedding decor and flowers in the Toronto and Muskoka regions visit us at www.rachelaclingen.com