Monday, July 29, 2013

Chocolate Brunette Grand Opening

A few weeks ago, Laura & I had the pleasure of working with Micol Corno, of Chocolate Brunette Pastry co. for her store's Grand Opening. The event took place at the bakery on June 6th, in the heart of Yorkville at Davenport & Avenue. The opening was busy all day thanks to local press, customers, neighbours, family & friends.

Micol (aka the official Chocolate Brunette) started her company four years ago, selling her Italian-inspired sweets through online catering. Micol dreamed of transitioning the online business into a physical store front - LKWD was there to assure an initial success for her grand opening day. 

Beautiful lilac florals were created by Sweet Woodruff. The event was captured by Tyler Rumi Photography who spent the day photographing guests sampling Nutella Cupcakes; a chocolate cupcake filled with a Nutella center & Heavenly Bites; Chocolate Brunette’s signature chocolate, hazelnut cookies. (Is your mouth watering yet?!) Chocolate milk shots were offered to wash down decadent treats, guests sipped on our LKWD signature blue-raspberry lemonade & one lucky raffle winner was presented with a gift certificate for Micol’s delicious treats. 

The overall event was a great success, introducing Micol to new customers and welcoming business. The day was filled with lots of love and of course - chocolate! 

Visit Micol @ 182 Avenue Road or for more information check out her Facebook page.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Style Trend: Floral Headpieces

“I’d rather have flowers in my hair than diamonds on my neck.”

Get in touch with your inner bohemian bride and substitute these stunning floral headbands & crowns in lieu of traditional headpieces or veils. Whimsical and rustic, flower headpieces are one of summer’s most popular wedding trends. Originating from the ancient Greeks and 60s hippy-era, these headbands have had a recent reintroduction over the past year and have become a popular wedding day accessory for Spring/Summer 2013. We’ve been noticing them everywhere this time of year on some of our beautiful brides & bridesmaids as well as in our favorite wedding magazines and blogs. 

Regardless of your day-of tresses, these florals are completely customizable in all colours & designs. Work with your florist to create a piece unique to you to fit into your wedding day style. We absolutely adore them!

Check out our Pinterest board here: Style Trend: Flowers In Her Hair for more inspiration.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cocktail Wedding Receptions...

Welcome 2013... And welcome to "The Cocktail Reception" trend... A trend we couldn't be happier to have around. In 2013, we are seeing a growing number of couples opting out of a formal sit down dinner, for a much more fluid and interactive cocktail party. While this type of reception brings it's fair share of considerations, it's becoming a popular reception style for 3 main reasons:

1) It allows for a much more social and interactive experience for everyone attending your event. Without a formal seating plan and course by course itinerary, guests can travel the venue enjoying conversations with many other guests while sampling food at their leisure. Without the expectation to occupy an assigned seat for a number of hours, guests can really become more connected to your wedding and all the of the other people invited to it.

2) It allows for a wider diversity of food. While a sit down meal naturally lends itself to a larger quantity of a few items, cocktail receptions are the opposite; A larger variety of foods, in smaller quantities  If you've ever been to a 'tapas' restaurant, you can see the appeal.

3) It invites creativity and originality in the design of your event space. While formal table and chairs are limited by functionality, the design aspect of a cocktail reception screams "FUN!" With the inclusion of great rental pieces, you can create a personalized lounge/cocktail style environment that reflects your personal style and tastes!

Happy Planning!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Queen of the Nile

Our "Queen of the Nile" Style Shoot is featured today on the Wedluxe Blog!

Creative Producer and Styling: Laura Kelly Wedding Design
Photography: Visual Cravings
Floral Design, Decor and Co-Styling: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Location: Airship 37
Custom Jewellery: Tara Fava Jewellery
Hair and Makeup: A List Beauty
Prop Rentals and Gold Chariot: Dream Party Decor Inc
Gold Chiavari Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture
Gold Allure Chair Caps: Have A Seat
Linens, Chair Swags and Chargers: Susan Murray International
Custom Dance Floor: Dance Floor Décor
Camel Rental: Animals on the Go

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award

We are thrilled to have received a WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for 2013! WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award recipients represent the top 5 percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

Thank you to all of your past clients for your rave reviews and support!

Laura & Kelly!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Elegant Wedding Magazine Style Shoot: A Love Affair With Art

We are thrilled to share with you our creative shoot for Elegant Wedding Magazine's Winter/Spring 2013 Issue captured by the talented Aron Goss from Calculated Style Photography.

Drawn to the detail, texture and ambiance of the Thompson LandryArt Gallery, in Toronto's historic Distillery District, we were instantly inspired by Quebec Artist Jean-Pierre Lafrance paintings. His contemporary and colourful designs created the perfect pallet for us to build upon. Talking obmbre to the max with bright and rich tones we teamed up with Rachel A. Clingen Wedding Design and created bold and beautiful, with love written all over it. 

Producers: Kelly Spinelli & Laura Atendido, Laura Kelly Wedding Design

Glassware, Table Setting & Flatware : Laura Kelly Wedding Design

Cakes & Macaroon Favours: Truffle Toronto

Bridal Gown:  “Dahlia” in Caffé by Amsale Blue Label Pearl Bridal House
Hair & Make up Design: A-List Beauty

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Real Wedding: Barbara & Alvaro - June 2, 2012

Photography Credits: Ikonica Images

This past June, we had the priviledge of being a part of Barb & Al's romantic and elegant wedding. Barb and Al were a dream to work with and by the time June came along, I truly felt like I had found not only a great couple to plan with, but great friends I've made wonderful memories with! - Laura

Our sincere thanks to the talented team of wedding professional who collaborated on Barbara & Alvaro's Wedding with us:
Cinematography: Goody Cambay Wedding Films
Floral: Flowers by Franca
Hair & Make-Up: A-List Beauty
DJ: 898 DJ 
String Ensemble & Pianist: Avondale Ensemble
Samba Dancers: R.S. Divas
Transportation: Exclusive Limo