Imperial Russia Styled Wedding

It was so exciting to be part of this amazing styled wedding shoot featured on the Wedluxe blog. The creative vision behind this gold and soft pink concept was Events by Elena and it all came together with the talent of many other creatives (listed at the end of the post). The big inspiration behind this styled shoot was Imperial Russia and the opulent beauty of Faberge eggs. Teaming up with Daniela of Sweet Regards, we worked together to make sure that her egg creations would fit under the custom tall domes that I provided. Thank you Elena — so thrilled to have contributed my pieces to your grand vision. The final result of the entire concept is absolutely stunning and breathtaking.

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From my large collection of vintage china saucers, this pattern by Royal Albert called ‘Lady Carlyle’ was the perfect choice of ring holder to hold and display the bride’s beautiful jewellery.

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Producer, Stylist, Concept Creator and Planner: Events by Elena
Photography: AGI Studio
Decor Design: S2 Event Decor Inc
Floral Design: Henna Florist
Stationery Design: Paper Damsels
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Alist Beauty
Linen, Napkin, Charger Rentals: S2 Event Decor Inc
Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture
Plates, Dinnerware, Teacups, Saucers, Flatware and Glassware: Sweet Bee Tea Party
Ring Holder and Glass Dome Heirloom Favours: Paige Smith – Maker of Heirloom Keepsakes
Cake, Mini Faberge Eggs, Sweet Table Desserts: Sweet Regards
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Gown: Ines di Santo


Bride to Be Chair Banner for Wedding Shower

As a bride-to-be myself, I had so much fun creating this chair banner craft for my wedding shower concept. As you may have noticed, I love absolutely everything pink and gold, but recently I have been finding myself appreciating the colour yellow. On a recent antiquing trip with my dear friend Jennifer of Tufts and Toile, I found the perfect pale yellow tablecloth to compliment my wedding shower tablescape, which was a great score that only cost $10. I can’t wait to have my very own wedding shower — to come one day!

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• Various crafting card stock in complimentary colours and patterns (yellow & pink)
• Alphabet letters (spray painted gold)
• Foam adhesive circles
• Washi tape to coordinate with paper stock
• Seam binding ribbon
• Decorative flower

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• X-acto knife and blade
• Ruler
• Hole punch

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Step 1
Measure and cut out ten rectangular cards in card stock of your choice that are 2 5/8″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall. You can use alternating paper designs for variety. Cut a triangular notch at the bottom of each card.

Step 2
With the hole punch, create 2 holes at the top of each card on both the right and left side.

Step 3
Arrange each letter of ‘Bride to Be’ on a separate card. You can either use glue to attach the letters to the cards. Or as I prefer, to use small foam adhesive circles that give dimension to the letters.

Step 4
At the top of each card, lay a strip of washi tape and trim the ends on either side of the card.

Step 5
Thread the seam binding through all of the holes in the cards to hang the banner.

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Macarons by Sweet Philosophy

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For each of the guests, I decorated the chiavari chairs with vintage jewelry necklaces for added sparkle and charm.

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