eglinton grand wedding | jackie & geoff

For their wedding day, Jackie and Geoff envisioned an Old Hollywood theme and, oh, did it come together beautifully. They chose a former movie theatre for their venue, then cleverly incorporated elements like movie ticket invitations, a custom poster, golden chandeliers and a twinkling marquee. There was a beautifully cut tuxedo for the groom and ruby slippers for the bride, and the entire day was painted with touches of black, white and red. Guests were encouraged to dress in the spirit of the theme, so family and friends arrived sporting feathers and sequins, white dinner jackets and bowties.

In addition to the aesthetic details, their theme definitely extended into the atmosphere of the festivities. It could have been the thoughtfully crafted timeline that left lots of space for relaxation, or it might be attributed to the softly candlelit dinner, but time seemed to move slowly on their wedding day. The classic theme created a sensation of timeless fun, like a favourite film that fills you with joy every time you watch it.

I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect wedding to conclude my 2014 season. I've known Jackie her entire life, as our families are tightly interconnected. I'm so thrilled that she found a person as sweet and funny as Geoff. I'm looking forward to watching their love grow as we all create more memories together throughout the years. Jackie and Geoff, congratulations! Thank you so much for inviting us to document and share in your day. It was beautiful in every way. I'm so happy for you guys! Enjoy the holiday season and get ready for your amazing honeymoon. So much love to you both.

Ellie, Jackie's niece, was an adorable presence and a beam of sunshine throughout the entire day.

Meanwhile. Geoff and his guys got ready at a nearby hotel.

We headed to Graydon Hall Manor, which Jackie had reserved for a few hours for portraits. It was a dream location with so many different spaces within one estate. She was so smart to reserve a set portrait location for their November wedding. Winter brides, take note! The weather could have been really intensely wintery, and we still would have been warm and cozy and worry-free for photos. As luck would have it, however, it was clear and mild on their wedding day, so we were able to use both the indoors and grounds of the manor.

J & G had their first look in the cloud room, with their close family watching from the balcony above, which was so sweet.

The main event began in the evening at The Eglinton Grand.

Jackie printed a mock movie poster for outside the venue using one of the images from their engagement session. So awesome!


Ceremony and Reception venue: The Eglinton Grand  //  Portrait location: Graydon Hall Manor  //  Officiant: Enduring Promises — Jim Emerson  //  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, with Brian Fauteux  //  Ceremony musician: Don Niblett (father of the groom)  //  Catering: Dynamic Hospitality  //  Florist: Eunice Denby  // Décor: the Bride and her family  //  Baker: Nicole Niblett  //  Favours: Bridlewood Soaps  //  Invitations: Paper Cake Designs  //  Bride's dress: Da Vinci //  Bride's shoes: Princess Pumps  //  Fascinator: Brenda's Bridal Veils  //  Bride's coat: Christian Dior, purchased at Holt Renfrew (Groom's family heirloom)  //  Bridesmaids' necklaces: Pearls by Linda  //  Earrings for Bride and Bridesmaids: Bitter Sweet  //  Bride's bracelet: family heirloom  //  Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal  //  Groom and Groomsmens' attire: Moores  //  DJ: Legends Entertainment  // Hair: Salon Elle  //  Makeup: Mary Kleinpaste  //