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Countryside Estate Inspiration at Dundurn Castle

Canadian couples take note: you don't need to fly across the ocean to find the European setting of your dreams! Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Dundurn Castle is a little piece of the English countryside - tucked in a busy downtown core. It is the perfect spot for dreamy photos in the heart of the city and provided a beautiful backdrop for our English countryside editorial. Our talented team of local vendors was inspired by the colours, textures and scents of summer in the country. We were struck by the beauty of sweet cherries on the trees and the warm, caramel glow of sunsets in lush meadows. Imagining a beautiful bride running through a field in the English countryside set our hearts a flutter and we knew we had to capture that magic and share it with stylish brides and grooms-to-be. With this inspiration in mind, we chose a palette of peach, caramel and blush, which were a perfect warm contrast to the stone architecture of the castle. This mix of classic softness and modern, cool elements were carried throughout the editorial and gave it a beautiful depth. The sweetheart table, set in a tree-lined gravel lane, had a perfect view of the castle and the lush grounds beyond. We chose ivory linen with a soft blush runner and accented it with charcoal grey chargers, modern silver flatware and beautiful etched goblets. The stunning florals, golden miniature cakes and fresh local fruit added just the right warmth and texture to the tablescape. The paper goods coordinated perfectly in soft blush and metallic gold with sweet vintage stamps. Naturally, our blushing bride looked absolutely radiant in an off-the-shoulder gown and ethereal jewels as she explored the grounds. Our team loved being transported to summertime in the English countryside! We hope our editorial inspires stylish Dear Gray Magazine readers to share a bit of this feeling with their guests.

-Vivian Lyttle

I am sooo excited to say that you can find this shoot in the pages of the newest issue of Dear Gray Magazine!

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Thank you to the incredible team who helped me put this shoot together and for making it as stunning as I had hoped!  

Styling: Vivian Lyttle Events

Menus and place cards: Via Calligraphy

Florals: Fiorella Floral Design

Hair accessories: Frilly Bits

Hair: Sarah Baksh

Wedding dress: By Catalfo

Invitation Suite: Little North Company

Makeup: Love Me Makeup

Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakery

Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor

Jewellery: Kim Drosdick

Model: Zoe from Elite Models

Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab

The Very Best of 2016

2016 was my best year yet and I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce my new website and branding then by doing a blog post with some of my absolute favourite photos from the year. 

My 2016 season took me to new places and I got to meet so many new and wonderful people. Creating amazing relationships with my thirteen incredible couples, their families and friends, and vendors was something I will never forget. I also got to shoot my first destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and then was asked to shoot a friend from college’s wedding in Princeville, Hawaii. Can we just say DREAM COME TRUE! Seeing as I hadn’t traveled in years, I was feeling pretty lucky that I got to visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I also shot at a lot of new venues in Ontario I’ve never been too like Langdon Hall in Cambridge (probably my favourite venue right now), Reif Estate Winery, and the Berkeley Field House, just to name a few.

I was blessed with amazing couples that all had amazing and different weddings where I fell in love with my job more and more after every wedding I shot. When I leave a wedding at the end of the day, my heart feels soo full and it makes me strive to do the best job I can do for my couples. 

These photos are only a FRACTION of my favourites from the past year. There were waaaaay too many to blog but you will see some more full weddings soon! I cannot wait to see what my 2017 season has in store for me and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Some photos shot while working for Alyssa Alkema, Tia Kristina, Paula Visco, Livi Shaw, Robin Sharp, and Christine Picheca.

French lace wedding dress in window.
Bride getting ready in Breadalbane Inn in Fergus Ontario
Bride's drop pearl earrings
Handmade boutonnieres at the Grand Victorian in Niagara on the Lake
Bridesmaids getting ready at the Breadalbane Inn in Ontario
Bridesmaids getting ready at bed and breakfast in Ontario
White gold wedding and engagement rings
Light pink bridesmaids dresses
Bridal boudoir photos in Mexico
Bride wearing custom dress in Toronto
Bridal photos in downtown Toronto
Bouquet photo at Langdon Hall in Cambridge
Bride and groom photos at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto
Bride and groom at McMaster University in Hamilton
Bride's wedding jewelery and perfume
Bride's white wedding shoes and veil
Bride getting ready at Inn in Fergus Ontario
Wedding at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Hamilton
Bride getting ready at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto
Pink Betsey Johnson wedding shoes
Bridal party getting ready at the Grand Victorian in Niagara
Bridal portrait at Deer Creek Course in Ajax
Bridal details in Burlington Ontario
Summer engagement photos at Niagara Botanical Gardens
Bride getting ready for destination wedding in Hawaii
Bridal party photos at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Ontario
Wedding photos at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Styled wedding shoot in Toronto Ontario
Bride getting ready at Kings Riding Golf Course
Antique wedding rings in Niagara on the Lake
Bridal party photos at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge
Bride and groom photos at Knollwood Golf Club in Ancaster, Ontario
Bridesmaids in matching robes outside.
Bride wearing pink tulle wedding dress.
Summer wedding at the Glenerin Inn in Mississauga
Groom photos at the Rosewater Room in Toronto
Romantic summer wedding at Langdon Hall in Cambridge
Groom's details for summer Toronto wedding
Summer wedding at the Grand Victorian and Reif Estate Winery
Bridal photos at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Hamilton Ontario
Stylish groom details for Toronto wedding
Groom's details at Hawaiian destination wedding
Summer wedding photos in downtown Toronto
Summer ceremony in Elora, Ontario
Groom's reaction to seeing bride at wedding
Wedding photos at the Ancaster Mill
Destination wedding photos in Kauai Hawaii
Wedding ring shot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Groom wearing tuxedo and bowtie at Toronto wedding
Bride and groom photos at the Reif Estate Winery in Niagara on the Lake
Sunset engagement photos in Unionville, Ontario
Summer family photo session in Ontario
Destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Destination wedding ceremony on the beach
Couples session on the beach in Mexico
Romantic wedding decor at Edgewater Manor in Stoney Creek
Summer wedding at the Grand Victorian and Reif Winery
Bride and groom photos at the Whistle Bear Golf Club in Ontario
Engagement session at the Niagara Botanical Gardens.
Wedding photos at Langdon Hall in Cambridge.
Surprise proposal at High Park in Toronto.
Surprise proposal and engagment shoot at High Park in Toronto
Bride getting ready at Knollwood Golf Club in Ancaster, Ontario
Wedding party photos at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto
First dance at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto
Guests dancing at wedding reception in Vaughn
Candle lit wedding reception at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto
Bride dancing at Vaughn wedding reception.

Click here to check out the Best of 2017!