I met Mandi and Juliano about 6 months out in their wedding planning journey. When Mandi described her wedding style - black and white, gold, vintage glam I had star eyes. I responded with “So, Kate Spade style?” and Mandi beamed. They had some vendors booked, but were struggling with decisions, design and time. I created a custom planning package to cover the remainder of their planning needs (Yes! Don’t be afraid to ask for something that feels more suited to where you are in the process.)
Mandi has an incredible sense of style and design, which shines in one of her favourite things- Cosplay. The outfits she designs are something else. She chose this stunning light blush gown and spent hours shopping for and eventually making the perfect bird cage veil for the day.
The design for the event room was centred on playing up the vintage and stripes, but keeping an elegant feel. Mandi and Juliano opted for a matte white satin linen paired with a bold black and white striped table runner. The chargers added a pop of gold and ensured the tables didn’t feel “too white”.
We did two styles of centrepieces on the tables - one with a vintage taper trio and the others with tall gold centres brimming with hydrangeas. This way there was a little extra wiggle in the budget for black chiavari chairs and a custom striped dance floor.
Juliano designed all the day of stationary to fit the theme and the team at High Tea Bakery made the prettiest Kate Spade inspired cake!
I especially love when couples find ways to honour their family traditions or special cultural items. Mandi had spent a number of years as a Ukrainian dancer so it was really important that they had a troupe perform during dinner. Juliano is originally from Brazil and his parents travelled to Winnipeg for the wedding. It was important to them to incorporate the tradition of cutting the grooms tie and selling it off to the guests. Juliano’s Dad also wowed us all with his first speech in English!i
These two also had a love of Disney - they got engaged in Disney and vacation there regularly, so it wasn’t a surprise to hear that their first dance song was from Disney Pixar’s movie “Up”.
You can’t go wrong when you infuse your wedding with your personality and personal style and I think that this wedding really nailed it.