Whiter Shade of Pale

Gown (above):
Gown by Kim Ironmonger of Valencienne. Scout, the precious Chow Chow puppy wearing a fine silk bow is the much beloved furry child of photographer Anthony Manieri of 5ive15ifteen Photo Co.

White–she is delicate and timeless. She is neutral, alluring and ever the sophisticate; so it’s no wonder that many of her colourful counterparts pale in comparison.

Currently featured in the SF2011 Toronto/Ottawa issue, White is the star of a luxe and lavish inspiration feature which will surely set you dreaming in shades of her monocromatic milky way.

‘Kate’ is the ultimate in statement gowns featuring a boned and corseted bodice made of Chantilly French lace encrusted with Swarovski crystals and micro seed beads. A full tiered-style skirt with layers upon layers of tulle and silk organza is accented with a bead-encrusted detachable belt which has a triple bow made of matching Chantilly lace.

Time Honoured (above left):
With busy schedules of family and friends, a Save-the-Date is usually in order. This pocket-watch would be a delightful gift to receive in the mail and is a unique way to announce your big day! Handmade box covered in handmade Nepalese paper contains a pocket-watch with a letterpressed message inside. Created by Heather Sauer and Beckee McCann of Paper and Poste.

Storybook Stationery (above right):
These invitations are a textural tell-tale twist on the ordinary. Hand-bound invitation books covered in handmade Japanese Matsuo Kozo paper are treated with konnyaku to give texture, and wrapped with luxurious satin and lace ribbons. Created by Heather Sauer and Beckee McCann of Paper and Poste. Ribbon, Mokuba.

Hand-calligraphed envelopes (in white ink, of course) and a selection of pretty pale postage stamps up the ante on attention to detail! Calligraphy sourced by Heather Sauer of Paper and Poste. Ribbon, Mokuba. Stamps by Send More Mail.

Paper Roses (below left):
These beautiful white paper roses are a beautiful alternative to escort cards. Roses made out of 100% tree-free bamboo paper. Created by Heather Sauer and Beckee McCann of Paper and Poste..

Haute Heels (below right):
Float like a cloud on these white and wispy designer open-toe slingbacks. ‘Dreamy’ by Badgley Mischka, $295, available at By Tocca.

Beautiful Bouquet (above left):
A white bouquet is a timeless classic. Magnolia and Stephanotis Bouquet by Forget Me Not Flowers.

(above right):
The back of your reception chairs should be as beautiful as the people sitting in them! Hand-silkscreened Japanese Chiyogami paper rose withhand-calligraphed name flag created by Heather Sauer and Beckee McCann of Paper and Poste, Ribbon, Mokuba.

Petal Perfection (above):
A plush bed of white rose petals is the ultimate in intimate luxury tabletop decor as seen on this beautiful setting for four. Floral and decor by Forget Me Not Flowers. Glassware, Plates and Cutlery, Chair-man Mills.

Edible Artistry (below):
Delight your guests with a couture collection of confectionery marvels! This fairytale grouping of edible art in shades of white and gold are presented on an assortment of sculptural cake stands for a glorious focal point. From left to right: A three-tier almond cake with lemon buttercream and blueberries, inspired by the frog-turned-handsome-prince allegory featuring an oversized gilded key hole, jewel encrusted frog and white sugar peony. Dark chocolate macaron tower with golden finial topper, accented with gold flecks and delicate ribbon embellishments. Architectural Madagascan vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and rose ganache topped with a golden apple inspired by fairy tales and neoclassical architectural moulds. 275 piece vanilla meringue tower featuring golden sugar branches and dusted in corse sugar, 24kt. gold dust and gold leaf flakes. Two-tier vintage cuckoo clock-shaped double chocolate cake with roasted hazelnut buttercream, hand-sculpted and colourwashed clock face, oak leaves and stag head. All created by Alexandria Pellegrino and Jessica Smith of Cake Opera Co.

Fairytale Ending (above):
Enchant your guests with individual desserts. Then send them home with deliciously decadent favors wrapped in beautiful packaging. Red velvet petite golden apple cakes and toasted almond meringues with dark chocolate ganache centres all created by Alexandria Pellegrino and Jessica Smith of Cake Opera Co.

Photographed by Anthony Manieri, 5ive15ifteen Photo Co.
Produced by Melissa Samborski, One Fine Day Event Planning
Glassware, Plates, Cutlery: Chair-man Mills
Stationery: Heather Sauer and Beckee McCann of Paper and Poste
Floral + Decor: Forget Me Not Flowers
Cake and Desserts: Alexandria Pellegrino and Jessica Smith of Cake Opera Co.
Photographed on location: Forget Me Not Flowers

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