I have to be honest with you, I am still totally losing my mind over the fact that these images (and Jeremy’s film) were featured on the 100 Layer Cake blog this morning! We had the incredible privilege of partnering with the Carly Rae Weddings team on this project and they made my subtle '70s under-toned wedding dreams come true. 

It was a dreary January evening…I should have been studying, but much to Jeremy’s dismay, I was watching ABBA music videos (...without headphones…sorry babe!). Not one or two, like HOURS worth of ABBA music videos. I was screenshoting different frames and swooning over their bellbottom jumpsuits and orange/yellow/sunshine color palettes. One thing led to another and I was sending Carly and her team a styled elopement moodboard and booking our flights to California! 

CRW assembled some KILLER vendors for this project. Trumpet & Horn lent us the most perfect orange-hue diamond ring, Amanda James designed the trendiest bridal jumpsuit (with bellbottoms!), Thistle Oak Floral Co. chose the most stunning color palette for her floral arrangements, and Champagne Press designed a stationery suite that couldn’t have fit the shoot any better. 

And I couldn’t help but bring along two of my favorites from Toronto; custom vow booklets by Ivory & Twine and the Liberty print tie in Thorpe from Pomp and Ceremony (Jeremy actually wore this one to our wedding!). 


Shooting in Joshua Tree National Park during sunset was surreal. The dessert has to be one of the most stunning backdrops! There are so many perfect locations for elopements. If you’re planning an intimate wedding, you may want to SERIOUSLY consider this spot for your ceremony.

Jeremy and I are planning our next styled elopement in France, but we will DEFINITELY be coming back to California soon. Hope you enjoyed this ‘70s dessert wedding inspo!


This stunning intimate Toronto wedding was whimsical in every way. The truth is, you can’t go wrong with bright florals, Parisian food, and twinkly lights. Elvie and Mikhail stayed true to themselves in planning their wedding day and didn’t miss a single detail. 

Elvie’s dress was from BHLDN and her custom flower crown was made by a Toronto florist. Charm Torres absolutely NAILED her makeup and tied in the colours from her crown perfectly.

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Le Sélect Bistro is one of my favourite Toronto wedding venues in part because of their beautiful Parisian interior design, but mostly because their French onion soup is unlike any other. Along with the amazing food, another perk of getting married in a restaurant is that you get to go back! There’s no better place to celebrate your anniversaries and other special milestones.

After a short, but incredibly meaningful ceremony, the party began!

Here are just a few of the beautiful details from the reception; laser-cut table numbers, mini jars of honey as guest favours, and florals in mason jars.

The St Lawrence Market was where we took bridal party portraits. The couple obtained a permit ahead of time so we had the whole place to ourselves! As they walked, Elvie and Mikhail were congratulated by the vendors that were still closing up their stands. It was such a special experience! 

The St Lawrence Hall was our historic nineteenth century backdrop for couple portraits. They danced in the empty Dining Hall and it was the perfect ending to a truly unique day. 

For more information about booking Le Sélect Bistro for your wedding or special event click HERE! And for more information about St Lawrence Hall, click HERE!


Anyone who knows me knows that I am HEAD OVER HEELS in love with ethical fashion. I’ve come to really value transparent supply chain management, environmentally sustainable production, and fair treatment of workers all over the world- all of which are totally rare in the fashion industry. The research I’ve done has completely changed my purchasing habits, and connecting with brands that share my values has become a priority and a huge passion of mine.

My fiancé and I have been planning our spring wedding and we are now in the home stretch! Our "theme" is EVERYTHING ETHICAL and it turns out that this isn't the easiest way to plan a wedding…but it has been incredibly rewarding and we have met some amazing people and brands along the way- 2 of which we collaborated with on this shoot!

Brides-to-be, meet Lea-Ann Belter Bridal. Their flagship store is located at the corner of Dundas Street and Broadview Avenue in Toronto and this is also where their gowns are handcrafted. We had SUCH an incredible experience with their bridal specialist, Vanessa that we bought the first dress I tried on! I can't show it off yet, but in the meantime, you can feast your eyes on 2 of Lea-Ann's other timeless pieces, Iris and Lilac. 

Pictured above (and directly below) is the breathtaking Iris gown.

Next up is the Lilac gown! Kerri walked around town in this dress and she must have looked like the most stunning runaway bride (we didn't have a groom for this shoot!), but she got warm "Congratulations!" from nearly every passerby all the same. It was quite hysterical! 

I stopped saving dessert for last as soon as I was able to reach the top shelf of the pantry, BUT the Fair Trade Jewellery Co.'s gems are a serious treat and I saved them for last this time (with much ladylike restraint). Robin Gambhir, CEO and Co-Founder of Fair Trade Jewellery Co., lent us two pieces from their "Ready to Wear" collection. By clicking on the images below you can see a detailed description of these pieces and learn more about this amazing company. 

These rings SPARKLE (Kerri can attest to this!) . An engagement ring is something you'll (hopefully) wear for the rest of your life and to be confident that it was made fairly is really special. Fair Trade Jewellery Co.'s rings are certified by the B Corporation, Fairtrade Mined, and Fairmined. You can read all about their commitment to ethical production HERE

We bought a round of hot chocolates before heading home and BOY did we get some funny looks in Second Cup. Although this was a chilly shoot, it was so worth it. Thanks for coming along on our mini journey!

Much love,



Instagram brought our worlds together and I am so grateful to have met this kind and beautiful person face to face! We collaborated and planned a shoot alongside Jessica Lehmann who was our incredibly talented stylist for the day. 

Our day started off with a portrait session in what has to be Port Credit's coziest historical loft...

Of course there was enough green tea to go around! I love how elegant and natural Kerri is in these images. It was so incredibly fun and relaxing to work with her!

Ready to brave the cold? Check out our next post! The day is far from over...we may have gone into Second Cup wearing bridal gowns…


To celebrate my sister’s nineteenth birthday we had a big family breakfast, watched her open gifts, and looked through family photo albums. It’s CRAZY how quickly time flies, but somehow the easiest way to relive moments of our childhood is through images. As much as our sweet mums and dads love to see their families smiling and matching in photos, it's the unposed, off-script, wild moments that are what make us really feel something (even years later). I hope this sweet family feels just how special this stage of their lives was when they look back on their photos one day!

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Steph and JJ are two extraordinary people; their love for one another is SO evident in their every interaction. It was such an privilege to capture some of their sweetness!

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