Amanda and Jordan’s wedding at Airship 37 was an extra special day for me. Jordan and I worked together years ago before my days as a wedding planner and we stayed in touch long after. Shortly after their engagement, they reached out for my assistance as a wedding designer, as they weren’t quite sure how to fuse their two very different tastes in design. He’s a tux-wearing fox and she’s a boho-chic babe. It was so much fun designing a formal bohemian wedding that perfectly blended their two styles.
First up, we worked on finding stationery that would set the tone and ended up going with this gold foil invitation suite from Minted which perfectly fit the bill. The kraft paper envelope balanced by the gold floral accent and taupe ink was just the mix we needed. Lots of white space gave it all breathing room, allowing each element to stand out on its own.
We then got working on the gorgeous blank canvas at their wedding venue, Airship 37 and bringing the rest of the vision to life. Airship 37, also happens to be one of my favourite industrial wedding venues in Toronto because of its chameleon-like ability to support any kind of wedding style. We put the focus on the florals in the space, bright and colourful, with lots of structure, but plenty of movement to feel wildly in control. With the help of Ashley Elaine Florals, we hung flowers from the ceiling and arranged them on the arch and made sure to carefully place and repurpose these elements later when the room was converted to the reception space.
There are a few favourite elements for me, but the crowning jewel of this wedding at Airship 37 was the bohemian wedding cake so carefully constructed by Cakelaine, an incredible wedding cake decorator here in Toronto and my best-kept secret. She so perfectly took the vision that was in our heads and absolutely knocked it out of the park, making it beyond anything we had expected with that gorgeous macrame fondant texture.
One of my other favourite little details had to be the crystals at each place setting, each with a different meaning, as explained on the back of the menu. A nice little surprise for guests to take home with well-wishes from the couple.
And my last favourite little detail is the replication of the floral pattern from the invitation added to the front of the bar in vinyl!
Of course, we wouldn’t have anything to show if it weren’t for the incredible Kimon Kaketsis, who was on hand to perfectly document the day.
THE FORMAL BOHEMIAN WEDDING AT AIRSHIP 37 TEAM
Photography | Kimon Kaketsis
Florals | Ashley Elaine Florals
Design | Laura Olsen Events
Cake | Cakelaine
Venue | Airship 37
Officiant | Dick Combeer
Dress | Watters
Tux | Tiger of Sweden
DJ | Kushmin B