CHIC WEDDING OASIS

HOLY… Is this bride’s style game strong or what?! Let me start off by saying, there was a pool + private cabanas at this wedding! Held at Toronto Event Centre (Beach Paris) patio deck, Dalia + Corey shared their vows at sunset on warm summers night. Starry-eyed from love and the chic paradise oasis of the space – you hardly feel like you’re in downtown Toronto. Shot by the ever-so talented + local Angie Choi (Eyekahfoto).

THORN was delighted to build florals for the first-ever wedding (what,what?!) at this unique venue! Hold on tight, this is going to be a long blog!

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CITY HALL BRIDE

Couples can plan their heart out when it comes to their wedding day. Down to every 15 minute interval – but you know what?! Life is unpredictable as heck! Much like who we fall in love with. You just gotta roll with it – And for this couple, that’s exactly what they did! (Spoiler alert: the groom was injured on their wedding day)

On February 17, 2018 – Steph + Conor weren’t going to let a little accident stand in the way of proclaiming their love for one another. A few weeks shy of their wedding date, the groom became injured while playing basketball – which resulted in a boot-like cast, crutches and at times, even a wheel chair.  Shot by talented Tamara Lockwood, Steph + Conor’s small, intimate wedding had a big, adorable story!

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FLORIST + BRIDESMAID

As a wedding florist, you get the chance to build the magical day so many little girls and boys dreamt about… Their wedding day!

If you’re like me –  you’ve had the lucky opportunity of getting picked as wedding florist + bridesmaid on the same wedding. Not once, but twice has this happened in my career.  It’s amazing, stressful and so so so heartwarming!  But since, we’re just a few days shy of an anniversary – I’ll chat about my oldest gal pal’s wedding day  at Hart House (October 2017).

Meet the Mr & Mrs! Aren’t they so adorably in love?! Talk about a match made in heaven!

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HARVEST MOON

Even as a wedding florist, weddings make me emotional! Often at set ups, while our couples are in the midst of their ceremony, the THORN crew are hiding out in the near by shadows. I have my crew to back me up in this – I am watching overwhelmed with emotion. I’m diligently listening to every word exchanged, every vow, and of course, that roar of applause by the guests as couples takes their first kiss as husband and wife. Every damn time, there’s tears of joy streaming down my face. 

Months and months of wedding planning, quote revisions, hand selecting each and every floral stem, pre-wedding site visits, all the meetings, e-mails and phone calls – they all came down to create this absolutely perfect and special  moment for two people unconditionally in love.  As their florist, getting to witness that moment of our client (even from the sidelines) is completely overwhelming.  Working on weddings just warms my heart!!

Shot by the talented Drew Austin, this wedding trailer is seriously good!  I just adore the song selected for this! Harvest Moon by Neil Young. YASSS – Dalia, you’re such a lovely, badass, bride babe! Muah!

VIDEOGRAPHER: Drew Austin, The Lovers Club Films

VENUE: Toronto Event Centre