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AUTHENTICITY // 🌵 . When I was young, I wanted nothing more than to be like everyone else. But as I grow older, I value more the things that sets a person apart. In fact, the weirder, the better. :) . . I am reminded that, “Nobody can be you, the way you can be you.” . . In fact, “Most people are not comfortable in their own skin.” . . This is why it’s important to, “Spend some time with yourself and then relate and meet people where they are.” . . Because, “When you bring your authentic self, others will bring their authentic self too.” - Carla Harris . . . #authenticity #gls2018 #allangardens #greenhouse #cactus #beautiful #weirderthebetter #inspire #encourage #vsco #vscocam #vscotoronto #toronto #torontolife #narcity #blogto #viewsinthe6ix #thatsdarling #fromwhereistand

REST | 🌿 We think we’re busy now, but we ain’t seen busy yet. With each new stage in life, I hear it only gets busier. Which is why we must learn to incorporate the rhythms of rest throughout our current day to day. It’s a hard one for me, so getting some time unintentionally this past week at home, brought some perspective . . 🎁 He gives us rest, and He sets the example. It was part of God’s seven day plan of creation that He rested on the last day, intentionally. Not because He needed to but to show us we needed to . . . #rest #saintgeorgehotel #lobbyvibes #torontohotel #hotel #interiordesign #greenery #vscocam #vscotoronto #viewsinthe6ix #narcity #blogto #torontolife #toronto

KITKAT CHOCOLATORY 🍫 For all the chocolate lovers in Toronto - here’s a way to make your own custom KITKAT bar at 423 Queen St. pop-up shop! 1) choose your favourite chocolate 2) add your toppings (up to 3 included) 3) design your own packaging . . What you see is white chocolate with pretzel, rice crisps and rose petals . . ❕Due to popular demand, the shop will be closing this week. Get yours by June 22nd! . . . #kitkat #chocolatory #custom #personalized #whitechocolate #chocolate #pretzel #ricecrisps #rosepetals #cobblestone #sunny #summer #foodie #torontofoodie #foodstagram #yyzeats #igerstoronto #blogto #narcity #toronto #vsco #vscofood

Tono + Co. | Golden Collection ✨ . Lovingly hand-dyed and delicately frayed . . Gaining inspiration while studying painting & colour theory in Florence, Italy, Janelle Nicole Wylie has developed a sensitivity to colour tone. Her passions for combining color and texture have evolved into the art of hand-dyed textiles. . . Thank you @tonoandco for creating such beauties. Wish you had a store in Toronto but for now, these will play a part in what’s to come. . . . #mondaymotivations #tonoandco #handdyedribbon #ribbon #golden #weddingdetails #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #torontowedding #torontobride #vsco #vscowedding #thatsdarling

DEVO & JOE ❤️ The details of their story are intricately woven in the labours of their love, making this celebration a special one for their loved ones. But for once, I hope that they got to enjoy being the stars. Look at ‘em glow, radiantly as they are when they are together. Congratulations to our dear friends whom I’ve met at different points in my life and now got to experience their unity with a blessed community . . . #jovorahswitness #madsensgreenhouse #wedding #shoegame #love #lovestory #thatsdarling #vsco #torontowedding #uponthislove

THE LOVED ONE ✨ . . Look like royalty on your big day and adorn your head with one of these modern heirlooms. It’s a beautiful touch and quite a special feeling once you have it on. . . ‘The Love One’ are makers and curators of exquisite accessories and believe in individuality, beauty and above all, love. . . . #thelovedone #weddingcomarket #weddingaccessories #modernheirloom #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #vsco #vscowedding #torontowedding #torontobride

The Royal Wedding is upon us and it’s got everyone sharing their dress predictions! #royalwedding2018 . . I for one hope it’s something romantic like this CATHERINE LANGOIS CUSTOM GOWN ✨👰🏻🌿 . . “Full and soft, the JASMINE is the ultimate vision in a romantic wedding gown. With 6 shades of blush and nude tulle and organza, floral hand applique in the perfect shade of nude blush shades, this gown will take your breath away.” - Catherine Langois Custom Gown . . . #catherinelangois #customgown #weddingcomarket #weddinggown #weddingdress #romantic #blush #torontowedding #torontobride #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #weddingideas

Hunt and Gather Floral X Melissa Sung Photography . . When unstructured floral arrangements MEET minimal and modern portraits . . Flowers can say so much about personality and I absolutely love this arrangement made by @huntandgatherfloral for @_melissasung. The way each bloom was selected is mindful and it draws on a tone or vibe that reflects who it was created for. What beauties and talents! . . On another note, congratulations Tellie on the opening of your floral studio to the public!! 😍 . . . #weddingwednesday #weddingcomarket #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #floraldesign #flowergram #minimal #modern #beauty #torontobride #torontwedding #torontoflowers #vsco #vscowedding

THE COCOA CAKERY | The Wedding Co. Market ✨ . . Sharing some sweet designs and stunning sugar flowers from these custom cakes! . . @thecocoacakery - Christina, I didn’t get a chance to meet you in person but how encouraging to see another lover of Jesus be so gifted in the creation of the edible arts! May you continue to be blessed! . . #weddingwednesday #weddingcomarket #weddingcake #cake #desserts #marble #customcake #cakedesign #sugarflowers #ediblearts #weddinginspo #weddingdetails #toronto #torontowedding #torontobride #vsco #vscocam #vscowedding #thatsdarling #loveauthentic #stringlights

LAFABERE | Heirloom Stationary & Ribbons ✨ . . “International designer of timeless, classic, modern wedding invitations and prints. Artfully designed, lovingly made by hand.” . ❕Recently introducing these beautiful hand dyed silk ribbons to the collection! . . Faber means artisan and maker in Latin - what a suiting name for this business and Christine the owner and creator of all these details! It was quite exciting to see and feel these beauties in person - thank you for showcasing them💓 . . . #theweddingcomarket #lafabere #stationary #handdyedsilkribbon #silkribbon #weddingdetails #weddingideas #weddingtrends #torontowedding #torontobride #loveauthentic #thatsdarling #vsco #vscowedding

How CUTE is this Baby Flower Girl + Mommy Bridesmaid duo from Ariel & Tommy’s wedding? 💕 #artod2 . . It’s a special day for my friend Esther’s family as she celebrates her little one turning ONE the same day of her hubby’s birthday! Celebration captures to come and Happy Birthday @guangheo 🎉 . . . #claraturnsone #baby #mommy #flowergirl #bridesmaid #floralcrown #torontoweddings #celebrations #thatsdarling #loveauthentic #vsco #vscowedding #weddinginspo #weddingideas #longweekend

THE WEDDING CO. MARKET ✨ . “Many eyes go through the meadow but few see the flowers in it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson . Take in the beauty around you and allow your inspirations to expand beyond your likely scope. Lately I’ve been admiring all things pampas grass 🌾 . This beautiful hanging installation is by @huntandgatherfloral - the talented Tellie makes magical things happen 🖤 . . . #theweddingcomarket #artscapewychwoodbarns #weddinginspirations #weddingdetails #weddingideas #decor #pampasgrass #floraldesign #installation #stringlights #vsco #vscowedding #torontowedding #torontbride #beauty #love

THE BLUSH CREATIVE | TABLESCAPE ✨ . . Photo Credits: @scarletoneill 💕 thank you so much for the capture! . . Have you ever felt your whole body feel excited in anticipation of something that could be? It’s how I felt as I approached creating a tablescape of my own, with access to beautiful luxury pieces for the first time. Many of us are keen on finding our personal style, so I am grateful for this opportunity that has taken a part in shaping the discovery of my own. . . T H E D E T A I L S 💕 ▫️the delicate etchings in the ceramic charger plate from Florence, Italy by @plateoccaisions to the craftsmanship of the ceramic plate hand-selected by Alex and flown from Portland ▫️ my two favourite colours rose gold (picked up on the flatware and candleholders) and dusty blue (napkin) which together speaks to me now of a romantic edge ▫️the crystal glassware that is functional and brings a little sparkle ▫️the intentional tying of the napkin to say that the setting is elegant, yet still approachable ▫️and finally, the olive branch which symbolizes to me, the hope of a new start 🕊 . . . #theblushcreative #tablescape #rosegold #dustyblue #romantic #elegant #approachable #olivebranch #torontoweddings #torontobride #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #vsco

THE BLUSH CREATIVE | MOOD BOARD . ▫️Movement ▫️Texture ▫️Colour ▫️Feel▫️ . What a beautiful wall of inspiration by Alex @blushandbowties . . Can’t stop gushing over The Blush Creative workshop. Alex who has a background in theatre paired with her knowledge and eye for design was the perfect combination in creating this workshop - it was the ultimate balance between learning and creating! . . ❕Gather images and words that are NOT wedding related - this will bring out the mood and style you want to create for your wedding . ❕ Put up a mood board that speaks to your inspiration every time you look at it . . #theblushcreative #weddingwednesday #torontowedding #torontobride #moodboard #inspiration #movement #texture #vsco #loveauthentic

THE BLUSH CREATIVE WORKSHOP | FLAT LAYS ✨ . There were so many beautiful pieces in the Blush & Bowties Studio this day, but there were details in each of these items that specifically captivated me - the frayed ends in the linen and ribbon.. the delicate calligraphy and paper edges of the cards.. the hand-made pottery.. the modern white and gold flatware.. the embroidered metallic scissors.. but something felt missing and that is where I was guided to place a dark ranunculus to add a point of interest and boy, did it make a difference (thank you Abby). I am so thankful to #theblushcreative workshop for the opportunity to start exploring my creativity and Paige @studiobyclette for the beautiful insights into flat lays! . . “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of” - Blaise Pascal . . #flatlay #creativity #ranunculus #calligraphy #flatware #pottery #weddingdetails #torontowedding #torontobride #workshop #loveauthentic

THE BLUSH CREATIVE ✨ So incredibly inspired and still blown away by the thoughtfulness, authenticity and talents of Alex @blushandbowties Tellie @huntandgather Scarlet @scarletoneill and Paige @studiobicyclette. You ladies are truly game changers for the industry and words cannot describe how encouraging it is to see the love you have for your craft and the support you have for one another. Thank you for speaking to my creative + business spirit and being so real in sharing your stories with us. So much respect for each of you! @whatjanecreates so glad we got to experience this weekend together and rooting for what’s coming ahead of you! Wishing all the ladies who were also there all the best on your journeys! . Signage by: @theletteringstudio . . . #theblushcreative #creative #workshop #inspired #placecards #calligraphy #torontoweddings #weddinginspiration #weddingdetails #loveauthentic

ARIEL & TOMMY ❤️ . Photo Credit: Carly at @purpletreephotography . What a stunning capture of the details! 😍 . . . #artod2 #realwedding #winterwedding #torontowedding #weddingdetails #weddinginspiration #invitation #waxseal #calligraphy #weddingrings #love

ARIEL & TOMMY ❤️ . Photo Credits: Carly at @purpletreephotography . What a beautiful capture! It was a true winter day but no crazy snow could stop the love of these two. I’m glad they have this moment to show how beautiful they are together. Ariel is so sweet and has such a keen eye for design. Tommy is solid and has a true heart of servanthood to all those around him. Through every season, may you remember the love you have for each other as you start on this new journey of marriage! . . . #artod2 #realwedding #winterwedding #torontowedding #married #marriage #love #wedding #beauty #hisoneheronly #lovestory #loveauthentic