Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Simple Elegance on a Manor

Photos Courtesy of D. McInnis
The stone façade of a manor inspired by the 1920’s, it's surrounding lush gardens, and the ivory walls of it's formal ballroom were the perfect inspiration for this timelessly elegant wedding. The bride chose a classic palette of ivory, champagne and celadon green, which flawlessly complimented Graydon Hall Manor, an era hideaway in the heart of Toronto, Canada. The bride’s bouquet was composed of ivory stephanotis blooms, with pearls embedded in each bloom. She walked down a canopy draped aisle on the manor’s terrace, lined with fresh rose petals and celadon hydrangeas. The bride and groom said their vows under a grapevine arch woven with freshly cut green and ivory hydrangeas. Afterwards, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in white glove fashion in the manor’s lush gardens, while being serenaded by a string quartet.

Guests then dined on plated gourmet meals of their choice, in the ballroom over vases overflowing with beautiful ivory and green hydrangeas, and luxurious oversized ivory roses. Afterwards, guests retired to the glass observatory for a late-night selection of classic petit fours, crème brulee served on silver tasting spoons, aged cheeses and enjoyed a nightcap of fine liqueurs.

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