Romantic Toronto Garden Wedding

mint and blush bridesmaids dresses

This beautiful wedding is a mixture of cultural traditions and the unique personalities of the happy couple. Fair warning though, you might freak out about just how cute everything is! All captured at The Miller Lash House, nestled in the picturesque valley of the village of Highland Creek. A garden surrounded by evergreens creating an intimate area for a beautiful wedding.

As you will soon Erika and Eric took every detail into account, even their guests hunger level. Be sure to keep reading to get a full budget breakdown of this soft and romantic day. As always you can glance at the  full gallery here. All captured by Rhythm Photography.

romantic classic bridal look

neutral palette grooms attire

romantic garden wedding

Short and sweet ceremony

We had an outdoor ceremony by a waterfall fixture at the venue. It was short but very emotional. We had written our own vows, everything felt so personal. There were so many happy tears! We served a traditional 10 course Chinese banquet with custom wine and signature cocktails. Our favorite details were the blooming flower tea favors which symbolizes our growing love, our customized cake toppers that were designed by the Maid of Honor and our vow journals that were handcrafted by my aunt.

flower girl with banner and ring bearer

teary ceremony

chalkboard wedding program

Spend time with your guests

Eric and I are high school sweethearts, and we share a lot of common friends over the years. It was truly reunion of a life time! The speeches were so touching; ​we are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. There were so many great memories! We wished we had more time to party with our guests. This is the one thing, however it was never going to happen with a 10 course meal…. We almost started immediately saying our goodbyes to a lot guests right after dinner. Even though we paid a lot of attention to details, we were very realistic with the planning and never expected things would go perfectly. We were so happy with how the day went and are so thankful for everyone that made it so special.

Munchies Table

Munchies Table

munchies table

How great is this idea? Putting together a table (similiar to a candy table) except it has snacks. Like – pretzels, popcorn, chips and maybe a nut mix. Provide guests with little snack bags and scoopers and you have a fantastic treat for your guests to nosh on.

neutral wedding reception ideas

ivory and blush menu and favors

white lantern centerpiece

floral print mr and mrs sign

drink selection menu

Surprise Groom’s cake

At the end of the night, I surprised Eric with a Batman cake that I designed and had Cat from Sugar Baking make for him! His favorite DC character is Batman and ​I totally caught him off-guard with this cake – he looked so surprised when I presented it to him! He loved the cake so much that he ended up eating it all by himself for breakfast the next day!

cake and cupcake tower

mint and white wedding cake

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Photography: Rhythm Photography

Venue: The Miller Lash House
Caterer: Sugar Baking
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Secretary
Dress Designer: San Patrick
Groomsmen's Attire: Zara
Bowties: Tangled Ties Bow Ties
Groom’s Attire: Frama

Read on to see how much this soft and sweet cultural wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, white
Styles: classic

Cowgirl Bridal Shower Ideas

cowgirl bridal shower ideas

Allure with Decor  teamed up with photographer Olivia Leigh Photography to create a cowgirl bridal shower that could easily translate to a fabulous wedding as well.

You will find a perfectly set table with hand picked desserts including the delicious mason jar blueberry shortcake below. Yes … you can find that blueberry shortcake recipe here. The spurs on the boots most certainly would be the styled to perfection bride. How cute would you look in this tulle skirt and crisp denim shirt tied to together with macrame belt?


see all the cowgirl bridal shower ideas here

Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photography
Stylist: Allure with Decor
Venue: Orchard Home B&B
Flowers: Orchard Home B&B (Jeanie Payne)
Dessert: She Simply Did It Kathryn Flynn
Props & Furniture: Rosewood Vintage

Categories: Bridal Shower Ideas

Lilly Pulitzer Wedding

Bridesmaid in Lilly Pulitzer dress

Now here’s a new one! This entire wedding was built around the bride and her mothers shared love of the clothing company Lilly Pulitzer. Known for its funky and fun patterns, the Lilly Pulitzer theme made for an extremely vibrant wedding day that we could not get enough of! There is tons more to see of Dennis and Emily’s bold pattern wedding in Pennsylvania, so don’t miss a single moment, captured by Amie Schroeder Photography. Visit the full gallery.

London Creative Florist bouquet

fun and funky Lilly Pulitzer pattered dresses

The Lilly Pulitzer Lifestyle

From the Bride: Growing up, I fell in love with the happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer after my mom took me to my very first Lilly Pulitzer sale. This became a yearly tradition with my sisters and mom, she truly lived the Lilly Pulitzer happy and bright lifestyle! My mom passed away 3 years ago, and just two years ago I landed my dream job as an accountant at Lilly Pulitzer. Having Lilly Pulitzer bridesmaid dresses made me feel like my mom was there with us on our wedding day!

dapper groomsmen in Lilly Pulitzer patterned bow ties

bride and groom

Lilly Pulitzer bridesmaid dresses

Lilly Pulitzer flower girl dresses

wedding party

Handmade Accessories

I love to craft and wanted to make the wedding have a personal touch, so I made the groomsmen, fathers, and ring bearers their bow ties, as well as the flower girl hair bows. I also made the programs, the menus, all of the chalkboards, the centerpiece jars, the place cards and place card door, and the photo booth props.

getaway car wedding kiss

rad Lilly Pulitzer print wrapped wedding Jeep

trolly wedding transportation

Make A Shot List

A piece of advice I would give is to make a really detailed shot list for your photographer. Include people’s names, so your photographer can quickly call out who should be in each shot. Have a family member look over the list to make sure you get all the shots you want for your wedding! We had a big wedding party (and even bigger family) that this made things really easy for us to ensure we got all of the pictures we wanted.

cute gold and teal escort card display

gold and teal escort card

Mr and Mrs Guest

guestbook table with wooden monogram

rustic glam pink teal and gold table decor

Lilly Pulitzer themed table numbers

sweetheart table

Savor The Moment

My advice for brides to be is to really savor the moment. You spend so much time planning, and figuring out all the little details. The day itself goes so quickly! Take some time with your new hubby and take it all in! It is the best day of your life that is over in the blink of an eye!

kid friendly wedding

a little treat for your dancing feet grab a pair and leave your excuses under the table

bar menu

candy bar

pink and gold wedding cake

Bold Pattern Wedding in Pennsylvania

Photography: Amie Schroeder Photography
Venue: Rose Bank Winery
Stationery: Loveleigh Invitations
Flowers: London Creative Florist
Caterer: Mastoris Catering
Hair: Christina at David Witchell
Dress designer: Romona Keveza
Bridesmaid dresses: Lilly Pulitzer
Groom’s attire: JCrew
Band: The Exceptions
Trolley: Bucks County Trolley
Photobooth: Amazing Times Photobooth

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, green, pink
Styles: classic, diy, themed