Thursday, October 16, 2014

a beautiful enchanted garden wedding

Ever wondered what an Enchanted Forest wedding might look like? Here's a magical photo shoot that makes me dream of summer days, green grass, pink florals and woodland fairies. 

My jewellery is featured on the bride and bridesmaid. I take vintage family heirlooms, and antique pieces and recycle them into new modern pieces. Something old, something new and maybe something blue for a bride to wear on her wedding day. This shoot is something real special and even makes you believe there's a woodland nymph or tree troll going to pop out of this enchanted forest. 

This shoot was lucky enough to be published in The wedding planner magazine for Fall 2014.
Vendor Credits:

Jewellery:  Hattitude Jewellery
Creative Director:  Patricia Pereira of Pristine Weddings & Events 
Photography:  Marcie Costello Photography
Venue:  Story Book Forest at Parkside Farms
Furniture:  Happily Ever After Events Inc.
Florist:  Pristine Weddings & Events
Cake:  Patricia's Cake Creations
Sweet Table:  Made.With.Luv.Cakes
Favours & Seating Chart:  BreCreative
Hair & Makeup:  Creatively Beautiful
Accessories:  Accessories by Talia
Bride/Bridesmaid Dresses:  Sara Fashions
Groom/Groomsmen Clothing:  GOTstyle

Models:  
Kiana Pedersen - Sherrida Talent Agency (www.sherrida.com)
Ryan Cummings - Wildcard Promotions (www.wildcardexperience.com)
Natasha Piroutz
Devin Carter - Wildcard Promotions (www.wildcardexperience.com)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

top 5 wedding vendors in Toronto... for the vintage chic bride!

Here are the top 5 wedding vendors in Toronto to serve you a dose of beautiful vintage chicness on your special day. I've worked with all of them and can't say enough about their service, commitment and lovely personalities.



1. Bueno Market makes the most beautiful stationary. She does wedding suite invitations, RSVPs, seating charts, place cards, number table cards, dessert table cards, EVERYTHING. The best thing? She goes ABOVE and beyond to make your day have that special touch. She even goes as far as to incorporate a vintage lace (from the 1800's) piece into your wedding invitations. Check her out here. www.buenomarket.com
Erika, the stationary artist

2. Blair Nadeau is the most talented milliner I know (and it's not just because she is the only milliner I know). Her work is so exquisite and makes your heart flutter every time you lay eyes upon one of her new creations. Check out over 150 of her creations here. http://www.blairnadeau.com/
The milliner Blair Nadeau herself
creation of Blairs
creation of Blairs
creation of Blairs

3. Vintage Rentals is a lovely place in the country near Caledon. Vikki is the most lovely lady. Her barn is full of treasures and her customer service is top notch. She's so lovely to work with and has the most amazing collection to make your wedding day unique and beautiful. Check out their website or make a site visit to their barn. Click here. http://vintagerentals.ca/

4. Maureen Patricia Bridal creates beautiful custom hand designed wedding dresses. Maureen hand makes all her own dresses. Her studio is the cutest place complete with hanging chandeliers and Maureen herself who is adorable. Click here to visit her shop. http://www.maureenpatriciatoronto.com/
Maureen, the designer herself
Maureen's dress

5. Hattitude Jewellery is made from vintage reclaimed pieces. Hattie (me!) takes old brooches, earrings and re-works, recycles them into new modern day jewellery. Sometimes a bride will give Hattie their grandmothers brooch to be turned into a new modern piece for her to wear on her wedding day. Something old, something blue. These vintage inspired necklace are made from family heirlooms or old pieces of jewellery. Check out the jewellery site here. www.hattitudejewels.etsy.com
Hattie and a model photo by Sarunia Photography
Jewels by Hattitude photo by Sarunia photography
Jewels by Hattitude photo by sarunia photography
For all you newly engaged ladies, here's a list to get you started. Toronto is full of wonderful vendors. If you're a vintage loving gal these ladies can point you in the right direction on your special day. Have a lovely week!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

what does behind the scenes look of a bohemian shoot look like?

These are some behind the scenes photos of a boho beach shoot that we did at my parents cottage 2 hours north of Toronto. What a beautiful day. The clouds were cooperating and made for a breath taking backdrop. Our models were stunning. Michelle of Magnolia studios and I styled the ladies (after much searching in clothing stores and not finding ANYTHING that fit our theme) from our OWN closets. It was super fun to style the shoot and be at the beach for a day with all this beautiful team. See below for some behind the scenes from back in June.  

This shoot was one of the funnest ones I have done all summer! Who wouldn't love a day at the beach hanging out with this great gang? 

Accessories: Hattitude jewellery
Photographer: Magnolia Studios
Behind the Scenes shots: Sarunia Photography
Hair: Grant of Brennen Demelo Studio
Stationary: Have & Hold Design

Hope you are enjoying the last few warm days. I'm still dreaming of the cottage and trying to plan a heat vacation for in the new year. Have a lovely Thursday. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wandering Wednesday

This past summer has been such a growing experience for my company Hattitude jewellery. I'm honoured to have been apart of so many couples weddings in a small but glamourous way. From the bride's best friends wearing some jewels or the bride herself adorned in Hattitude, thank you to all my wonderful supporters. This summer has been really amazing. 

Since fall has hit I've pulled out my army green jacket and leopard print scarf and started a new blog series with a friend in the wedding industry. Meet Erika from Bueno Market. She is a sweet graphic and web designer and makes the most pretty and delicate stationary for special occasions! Check out her shop by clicking here. 
Our Wandering Wednesdays will happen twice a month as we explore the beautiful city we both moved to recently. It's also a great way for the blogosphere to get to know my business again and how myself and the biz has grown over the last 6 months since Tristan and I decided to move to Toronto, Ontario. 
This Wandering Wednesday we did some brainstorming at Capital Espresso in Parkdale, the west end of the city.
See you next week! 


Thursday, July 17, 2014

bringing you some sunflowers

Ahh here is to beautiful summer days, playing in the fields and singing with your loved one. Here's to summer suns, beautiful rays, and living life. 

This post is a beautiful photos magically captured and shot by Samantha Hurley photographer.  Sam and I worked on this styled creative shoot last summer in my neighbours farm field Davis Feed and Farm Supply. Special thanks to Carly for being our art director for the day and to the Davis for letting us use their sun flower field!
 Enjoy these warm filled sunny flower photos by the ever so talented Samantha Hurley Imaging.
- Credits -
Photographer: Samantha Hurley Imaging
Stylist: Hattie Dunstan
Female Model: Rachael
Male Model: Steve