Backless Sparkly Sequin Wedding Dress

Are you on the fence about wearing a traditional wedding gown? If you are, our next feature might held make up your mind. Crystal decided not to wear white, and slipped on a sparkly sequin dress with a long silhouette and a sultry back this bride dared to be different and came out aces.

Besides looking fabulous in her sparkly sequin wedding dress, Crystal also married her one true love Cameron in a small intimate and super stylish ceremony in Tornonto. To see more of this wedding captured by Scarlet O’Neill be sure to head on over to the gallery by clicking here.

From The Bride:

I imagine that how I feel about our wedding is exactly the goal… to feel as though you had the most special and fun and loving day of your life. The whole event felt comfortable, magical and community-based, which stems from the fact that everyone involved from the planner to the photographer to the dress designer to the officiant was either a dear friend or relative. It was just perfect, and every little detail was exactly what Cameron and I wanted as opposed to what you are “supposed” to do. I love that we had the opportunity to spend the entire sunny day together and also have a candle-lit evening ceremony; and I love that we were married by his mother, who became ordained for the occasion. We dined with an intimate group of 35 before the ceremony, celebrated with 140 and danced until 2am! To have all of the people I care about so deeply in one room at the same time made my heart flutter, and being married to my best friend and the man of my dreams will keep the flutter alive for my whole life.

A note from Scarlet O’Neill -The Bridesmaids wrote in blue pen for Crystal’s something blue on the inside of her dress. They wrote their initials inside of a heart. I had seen something like this from Pinterest and when we realized she didn’t have something I suggested it. It made it just that much more personal!

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Photographer: Scarlet O’Neill
Event Designer: Amber Mazurkiewicz
Venue: The Berkeley Church
Makeup: Alexandra Gayne
Hair: Susan Scott
Caterer: Berkeley Catering
DJ: Scott Cudmore
Dress Designer: Pam Chorley
Groom’s Attire: Sydney’s
Jewelry: Vera Wang Toronto
Shoe Designer: Celebration Shoes
Veil or Hair Accessories: Becker’s Bridal
Cake: Taryn Skinner – Cutie Patootie
Officiant: Carmen Agius (Groom’s Mother!) Song of Praise Ministries

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  10. Stunning dress. We also love the idea of the bridesmaids’ writing for something blue. : D

  11. -100. Jennifer Ballard says:

    Amazing work Scarlet! I adore this dress and the incredible work you do! xo

  12. -100. Sandra DeCarvalho says:

    Absolutely stunning dress, and stellar photography to show it off… Love this!

  13. -100. Stephanie Johnston says:

    What a beautiful non-traditional dress choice! The bride seems to have a natural beauty of her own, but the photographer seems to catch the light & sparkle in all the right, (flattering), places. Well thought out and gorgeous!

  14. -100. Cara says:

    OOOoo so exciting to see a post from Toronto! I love the style of this wedding. Gorgeous images. I might just have to get myself a sparkly dress and book an appt with the photographer and copy it all haha

  15. -100. Sara says:

    That dress is STUNNING!

  16. -100. Annie says:

    Oh my gosh, I am OBESSED with this dress. The bride looks absolutely stunning and so unique. And a gorgeous wedding overall, too–fantastic job!

  17. -100. Kate says:

    Wow. That dress is insane!! I love the very non-traditional “getting the gown on shot… usually it’s some mum buttoning or zipping, but this has almost a sexy boudoir feel (which is totally awesome!!) The tilt-shift effect is also a really lovely way to work with the way the dress catches the light.


  19. -100. Ashley says:

    Wow! I really love the candid moments Scarlet captures! Great job and what a beautiful, unique wedding!

  20. -100. Ashley says:

    This is amazing! Awesome wedding captured beautufully!

  21. -100. Mandy says:

    Photos here are unreal!
    I adore the “boudoir” shot, super sexy!

  22. -100. Annie says:

    Gah, apparently I’m so taken that I can’t spell obsessed right. Sorry!

  23. -100. Jessica says:

    Wow. I love that dress. It’s vintage and sexy and beautiful and despite the sequins, totally under-stated. I also love the bouquets and those furs. Amazing class. Wow.

  24. -100. The Blind Bride says:

    I love the back of this dress!!! One of the prettiest brides I’ve seen in a while!

  25. -100. Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Wow, amazing dress and cool photos… I love the unique shots and style!

  26. -100. Ciara says:

    Wow, glamour central! Lovely to see a bride taking a risk and embracing what feels right for her, love it!

  27. -100. Scott says:

    Great shots – the unusual (and beautiful) dress is perfectly captured, sharing the spotlight with the couple themselves in just the right way. Well done!

  28. Oh, wow! What a gorgeous dress! And I love their ceremony space–especially those cheeky, “Respect Your Elders” signs! How cute!:)

  29. So honoured! “@weddingchicks: This Canadian Bride really Sparkles. (;”

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  31. -100. john westland says:

    just amazing photo’s and a great story.very classy crystal you look fanstical(lol)good on ya guys

  32. -100. Cynthia says:

    I want to get married just so I can have these photos done. Amazing work!!!

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  34. -100. Cathy says:

    This bride has got STYLE! Beautiful photos, great style… it all works!

  35. -100. Diana Letra says:

    Amazing dress and the photos are just amazing!!! Looks like a magazine shoot!!!!

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  37. -100. Cari says:

    Beautiful dress and the photography is absolutely amazing!

  38. -100. C Fysh (@seefeesh) says:

    *ATTN @informationisto, bride to be* “@scarletoneill: @weddingchicks: This Canadian Bride really Sparkles.”
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  39. -100. Nadine says:

    Wow. So tasteful. Beautifully captured.

  40. -100. Laurel Carman says:

    This is most amazing wedding I’ve seen in a long time. Everything looks perfect, unique, and fun. Just lovely.

  41. Such an untraditional dress! Loving it to bits!

  42. -100. Christie says:

    For starters, the bride is drop dead gorgeous. Love love love that dress. Wow. These photos are beautiful. So classic and stunning. IN LOVE WITH THIS POST.

  43. -100. Sandy Bruce says:

    I love this website because I find the pictures and settings are so intimate. Scarlet appears to be a cool and upcoming photographer.
    I really like her style and would commission her in a heartbeat !

  44. -100. sarah berger says:

    beautiful bride and gorgeous photographs-really a special shoot!

  45. -100. Caitlin says:

    Wow! What an amazing looking wedding – I can only dream my upcoming event is as fairy tale as this one seems to be!
    My favourite is the portrait of the bride and groom – so glamourous and intimate at the same time! Stunning!

  46. -100. Daniel says:

    Nice shots! Love the shallow depth of field stuff you do.

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    all around gorgeous wedding and her glittery dress is amazing. i like that she chose to break from tradition… it can be super hard when you’re getting married to do so (due to family pressure etc).

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