As the Canada 150 celebrations kick into full swing this week, we want to share this amazing “Canadiana” themed style shoot. Designed by Wendy of Asian Fusion Weddings and captured by Rhythm Photography, this truly Canadian party was shot at the historic Bob Rumball Manor in Toronto.
Wendy shared with us the Canadian inspiration behind the shoot:
“There are so many things that come to mind, and initially most would gravitate towards our natural resources. The West Coast is Canada’s gateway to the Asia-Pacific. It offers many forestry related goods such as lumber, newsprint and other paper products. British Columbia is also known for mining, fishing, fruit orchards and wine.
Our Prairie provinces of Saskatchewan is Canada’s largest producer of grains and oilseeds, while Alberta boasts the world famous Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains in addition to its cattle ranches and rich fossil fuel deposits. Manitoba’s top tourist activities in the province include watching beluga whales and polar bears, hiking, horseback riding, and camping, with visitors making the most of more than 50 national and provincial parks.
Ontario borders five great lakes and our Niagara region is known for its vineyards, wines and fruit crops. Ontario is also the hub of industry and exports. Quebec is the home to the majority of Canada’s French speaking population and is Canada’s largest producer of hydro electricity.
We then end up at east coast with the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) which are known for fishing, farming, forestry and mining.”
“The spring board for the colour scheme was inspired by the lumberjack red and black plaid. It was then paired with silver grey for The Rocky Mountains and mining industries. The various wood tones represent our vast forestry lands and the little hint of fur reminds us of our past fur trade days that were once a very significant industry for Canadians.”
“We were incredibly fortunate to showcase all Canadian talent for this shoot. Every item in our shoot was either Canadian designed and/or Canadian made starting with the wedding gown by Mikaella, bridal accessories, the groom’s attire, stationery, floral arrangements, and so many more. Many of our gorgeous blooms were even grown locally in Ontario. They included the tulips, anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, cherry blossom and carnations.”
“We showcased signature food items from the various regions of Canada like Prince Edward Island potatoes that were made into French fries, topped with gravy and cheese curds. This dish is called poutine and originates from Quebec. The British Columbia salmon was glazed with maple syrup made in Ontario. The mussels were from Prince Edward Island. The array of cheeses, pork, bacon and wild game smoke meats were from Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.”
Check out the amazing behind the scenes footage from Summerfield Films
Design Concept, Producer & Wedding Planner – Asian Fusion Weddings
Photographer – Rhythm Photography
Cinematographer – Summerfield Films
Florist – Periwinkle
Bridal Gown – Ferre Sposa
Bridal Veil – LUVYT
Bridal Accessories – The Loved One
Bridal Shoes – Fluevog
Hair and Make-up – May Nguyen
Bridal Stylist – Hilary Cameron
Groom’s Attire – Garrison Bespoke
Groom’s Accessories & Stylist – TYTAN Ties
Groom’s Shoes – Peter Feeney
Sweets Table – Shirley’s Sweet Creations
Savoury Table – Hawley Crescent
Stationery – Ferris Wheel Press
Linen Rentals – Have A Seat
Table Top & Chair Rentals – Event Rental Group
Vintage Rentals – Southern Charm Vintage Rentals
Female Model – Velocci (Logan Burke)
Male Model – Andrew Summerfield
Venue – Bob Rumball Manor