PINKBERRY is the brand that reignited the phenomenon for frozen yogurt beginning in California in 2005. This love affair eventually expanded into 21 countries worldwide and now Ottawa has their very own Pinkberry located in the Bayshore Mall. Made with real milk and an uncompromising commitment to quality that includes freshly cut fruit plus a myriad of other delicious toppings to top off this sweet treat. We were thrilled to learn that they also offer catering service for special events, so for anyone who loves their froyo as much as us, it really doesn’t get any better than that.
PAULISHED CONFECTIONS is one of our favourite Ottawa bakeshops because of the delicious and lavish creations made by their talented cake designer Paul Berthelot. We are still gushing over the three tiers of perfectly smooth white fondant embellished with delicate transitions of ombré-swagged piping. Pure perfection.
HORTICULTURAL BUILDING AT LANSDOWNE was originally built in 1914 as a permanent exhibition hall for the Central Canada Exhibition. Today, it is one of the many amenities available within the 18 acres of accessible green space of Lansdowne Park. The brick construction with strong corner piers, stepped foundation and the flat-roofed pavilion that form the front facade is an early expression of modernism. Designed by Ottawa architect Francis C. Sullivan who was associated with Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘organic architecture’ design philosophy, the Horticultural Building is a rare example of the Prairie Style in Canada. This architectural masterpiece offers 4,900 square feet of space with an industrial feel, high ceilings, exposed beams, and lots of natural light from the 16 foot casement windows complete with geometric glazing patterns that line the east wall creating a minimalistic but highly-stylized design element.
POLLEN NATION is a floral studio led by master florist Katherine McCloskey that specialize in creating stunning designs for all occasions and spaces. Their passion for petals was beautifully expressed by the plethora of pastel blooms that became our spectacular oversize bouquet. They captured our hearts and imaginations with the natural, organic look of fresh field gathered flowers and how this reflected the essence of the season in the loveliest way possible.
ELSKA BEAUTY offers mobile makeup and hair services that provide both convenience and flexibility by working in any location. Perfectly refined techniques to create fresh styles and looks while using only the highest quality products. Elska Beauty brings a high level of passion to every project and pay attention to even the smallest details ensuring beautiful results every time.
AMTI (Angie’s Models & Talent Inc) have developed such an incredible roster of professional models and their eye for discovering captivating talent is unparalleled. AMTI provided our gorgeous bride Amy who immediately charmed us with her gentle demeanour and ease in front camera. She was wonderful to work with and her beauty was so enchanting that at one point we had to jokingly instruct her to “stop being so pretty”.
ANNE SPORTUN at MAGPIE JEWELLERY provided the exquisite ring featured in LOVE.SWEET.LOVE. The feminine charm of the alluring pink gem surrounded by the sparkle and glitter of diamonds is the crème de la crème of romantic jewellery. Magpie Jewellery is proud to be the only Ottawa jeweller to carry the finely-made dazzling work of leading Canadian Designer Anne Sportun.
ELDELICIOUS offers polymer clay creations, Fimo jewelry, cake toppers, and customized items that are absolutely adorable and can last a lifetime if handled with love. Valeria Maggi is an Italian artist and miniaturist whose attention to detail elevates each handmade creation into an irresistible little masterpiece of sweetness.
SUDLOW JEWELRY is operated by designer and photographer Rachael Sudlow. Her line of jewelry is handcrafted using time honoured techniques and she also sells a selection of wonderful accessories including our whimsical flocked and velvet Ice Cream Ring. Quirky fun that is scrumptiously functional.
COPIOUS FASHIONS have wowed us once again with their evocative approach to design. For this shoot, owner and designer Carissa created the most dreamy one-of-a-kind wedding dress - a sight to behold. Sheer tulle married with rich textures, hints of pastel colours and the softest blush creating an ethereal vibe of delicate beauty that left all of us starry-eyed.
PRIM & POPPING always takes the time to capture the essence of every special event by personalizing their designs so they tell a unique story in a light-hearted artistic way using custom branded paper goods, handmade decor and event styling. They are a fun-loving creative design studio that truly creates lasting impressions by staying true to their own statement of offering “just the right amount of prim and a ton of POP!”
JACK LOVES MARY PHOTOGRAPHY are simply the very best. After completing many wonderful joint projects, I cherish both my friendship and shared interest in all things creative with owner and lead photographer Kaja. Together, we are able to take an idea or concept, no matter how abstract, and then frame it in such a way that it not only inspires but becomes a lasting masterpiece that embodies the original vision. Stay tuned for future projects because the visual magic continues …
GLOSS EVENTS & DÉCOR spend so much time organizing as Planners that ‘Glossed the Blog’ has quickly become our preferred outlet to involve favourite vendors that we love working with while sharing our event and décor ideas. Each photographic vignette are carefully designed to make the world a prettier place while inspiring others, because we will always believe in happily-ever-afters.
A huge thank you to all participating vendors, each and every element is what brings these styled shoots to life!