Lady Grey on Wedluxe Editor’s Blog!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Today was an exciting day for us, because more images from our Wedluxe “Lady Grey” editorial shoot were highlighted on the editor’s blog.  It was an honour and so much fun to work with the team of amazing professionals that put this beautiful feature editorial together.  We hope you enjoy the images.

k + m

Styling: Cynthia Martyn,
Photographed on Location at: Graydon Hall,
Floral Design: Kevin and Tamara Mutter, Fuscia Designs,
Cake: Bobbette & Belle,
Hair Fascinator: Twigs & Honey,
Jewelry, Sweet Rox Jewelry,
Dress, Jim Hjelm Blush Collection, available at Sash & Bustle,
Hair & Make-up, Carla Naylor, FacesbyCarla,
Rolls Royce, A Rolls Choice,
Stationery, Love the Design,
Linen & Chair Covers, Have a Seat,
Ribbon, Mokuba

February 28, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Congratulations….beautiful, beautiful photography.

Wedluxe “Lady Grey” Editorial


Wedluxe is a magazine we’ve admired for a long time.  First of all, it is an absolutely beautiful magazine, full of loveliness in the form of creative editorials and real wedding highlights.  Editor-in-Chief, Angela Desveaux, has succeeded in finding a niche for Wedluxe as the go-to magazine for engaged couples looking for luxury inspiration for their big day.  So, when she asked us to photograph an editorial for the current issue, we were jumping-up-and-down excited (and honoured!).  We love love love the theme of this issue – “Inspired by Royalty”.  It was created around the anticipation of Will and Kate’s engagement (talk about foresight – Will and Kate weren’t even engaged yet when they were putting their ideas together for this magazine).  We photographed this “Lady Grey” editorial at Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto, and all of the amazing details were put together by some incredibly talented people, listed below.  We were in awe of the beauty they created.

Producer: Cynthia Martyn, Cynthia Martin Events

Floral Design: Tamara and Kevin Mutter, Fuscia Designs

Cake: Bobbette and Belle

Stationary: Love the Design

The following is the layout that exists in the magazine.  It looks even better in print, so we highly recommend picking up your hard copy at your local newstand:)  We’ll also be posting some more images from the shoot in the next few days, so please check back in!

k + m


January 26, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Jackie - Such beautiful images. Great work, ladies!

January 26, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Josée Delisle - *LOVE*

January 28, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Willow Bond - This must have been “a day to remember”….beautiful…so beautiful~

April 24, 2011 - 1:25 am

m boutique photography - melanie rebane - I absolutely adored this editorial! So glad to see more of it…amazing and beautiful job … {swoon}.

Verve Photo Co. featured on Snippet & Ink Blog!

snippet&inkI have been so excited to post photos from my recent Tofino wedding this past September.  I knew that my photos would be featured on the Snippet and Ink Wedding Inspiration Blog, so I wanted to wait until then to share my wedding with you all.  Please take a look at our feature currently on Snipppet and Ink here:  Real Wedding: Melanie & Karen and then check out our blog posting below “Melanie + Karen | Tofino, Vancouver Island”  for even more photos from my special day.



January 14, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Celia - Congratulations and well-deserved!!

Melanie + Karen | Tofino, Vancouver Island Weddings


Yes…I finally got married!  After nearly 10 years with my partner, Karen, and 6 years of engagement with mutually no desire to plan a wedding, we decided that a beach elopement was so “us”!  Having fallen in love with Tofino on vacation a few years back, we knew that it was the perfect setting for us to say “I do”.  Already in British Columbia for my sister’s wedding in Whistler, we prolonged our stay and married just 6 days after her nuptials.  We rented an amazing beach house on Chesterman’s Beach in Tofino, which backed directly onto the sand with the ocean at our feet…the perfect location for a quaint ceremony.  Instead of a traditional white dress, I chose a flowy, beachy turquoise green dress that I absolutely loved from BCBG Max Azria. My hair and makeup was done by Jessica of “Salty Dolls” and the beautiful bouquet and accent flowers were created by the talented Heather of “Heathers The Flowershop” in Gastown, Vancouver, assisted by my sister, Ashleigh, who works and apprentices at the shop.  Our ceremony was short, sweet and perfect.  I walked out to meet Karen on the beach while our friends Elaine and Marife serenaded our small group of eleven with their ukuleles, which added to the ambiance and intimacy.  Following the ceremony, Karen and I hit the beach with Krista to take advantage of the breathless scenery surrounding us.  The sun peaked out just in time for our photos while the rest of the group relaxed and started preparations for our dinner. Here are some of the amazing highlights from our special day.  It was a day I will never forget.


An amazing BBQ dinner was cooked up by the guys while our photos were being taken on the beach.  The menu included grilled fresh salmon with mango chutney, filet mignon,  baked potatoes, and caesar salad.  The ladies pitched in to help create the beautiful beach inspired table setting with some DIY details I put together before the wedding. My sister Ashleigh surprised us with a little wedding cake, which she and her boyfriend Hayden sourced out from the Wickaninnish Inn down the road (they were kind enough to give her the top of a cake they had prepared for another wedding, happening the next day, knowing they had time to replace it.  Thank you Wickaninnish Inn!).  Extra flowers were used to adorn the chocolate mousse cake which helped tie it in with our other details.  Everything came together so beautifully and so perfectly, we couldn’t have planned it any better if we did it months ahead of time.  Then, just prior to dinner, Karen and I had a HUGE announcement to make…a secret we had been holding for three and a half months…



After dinner, we all changed into more comfortable clothes for a group outing on the beach.  We walked, we laughed, and we wrote messages in the sand.  Collectively we watched the sun set over the ocean as the tide rolled in on this most amazing wedding day.  To our wonderful family and friends who unfortunately were not present with us, we thank you for your continued love and support and we wish we could have shared this day with you all.


Another special thanks to all those who helped make this day so special.

Firstly, Krista, my Verve Photo Co. business partner and friend, for her amazing photography,  and for helping to make my vision a photographic reality!  Heather of Heather’s The Flower Shop for her beautiful artistic floral design, and for going above and beyond all expectation!  Jessica of Salty Dolls for making me feel beautiful with her hair and makeup services.  Our Wedding Officiant Gael Duchene for performing our beautiful beach wedding ceremony.Snippet and Ink: Daily Wedding Inspiration for featuring my wedding on their fabulous blog.  And lastly the Wickaninnish Inn for the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted!

January 14, 2011 - 9:05 am

Kawania (Kay) Wooten - It looks like you had an amazing day! Everything was filled with so many blessings.


Love and Soul Always, Kay

January 14, 2011 - 9:38 am

PJ - The love comes pouring out of the photographs! Gorgeous and soul-filled!

January 14, 2011 - 10:49 am

Margaret Van Damme - I love your wedding. I caught it on Snippet and Ink this morning. These photographs are beautiful and your day is a perfect example of how a small intimate wedding can be (and is) Stunning, Congratulations!

January 14, 2011 - 10:52 am

Patty Ruggiero - I still weep every time I see the photos. Seriously guys, so incredibly happy for you all!!! Looking forward to seeing the baby soon!!

January 14, 2011 - 11:54 am

Katie W - Congratulations Karen and Melanie! Your wedding was beautiful and I hope someday I have one as playful and special! Good luck and best of health for all three of you!

January 14, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Celia - beautiful!!!! I love love love these photos – the details are amazing. I can’t believe you put everything together in only a few days! Most of all though is the sense of joy and love that comes through in these images.

January 14, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Jessica - Beautiful!!

January 14, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Jessica Wong - You both look so brilliant and shiny and amazing! A wonderful wedding and such marvelous images, as always! LOVE it all!

January 19, 2011 - 12:47 am

auntie kathy - Dear Mel and Karen: Of all the pictures posted, the last one in the sand “Karen Melanie + Baby makes me cry. I love both of you VERY MUCH, and look forward to being a great aunt soon> Love Auntie Kathy and Uncle Gary. XOXOXOXO

January 21, 2011 - 11:50 am

Ashlee Vennettilli-Locke - CONGRATS!!! You’re wedding was beautiful, you two look so happy and in love!

January 22, 2011 - 11:35 am

Willow Bond - Well, i’m quite sure i’ve never seen such beauty, the setting, scenery…joy, love and happiness. Every photo holds so much.
Love to all…a wish for every blessing…to you and your little one to be…all the days~

January 23, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Janette - Congratulations Melanie & Karen!!!! I am so happy for you both – the wedding looked beautiful, you both looked amazing & of course, the pictures turned out to be jaw-dropping (as usual)!

Another congrats is deserved for the new addition to-be! I can’t wait to see a photo shoot with the little one – I’ll keep checking in for it 🙂

January 24, 2011 - 9:39 am

Melanie & Karen - Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and wishes! We are truly blessed with amazing family, friends and clients. We are looking forward to the arrival of our little one in the next 2 months and photos will definitely follow soon!

January 26, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Jackie - Absolutely amazing! Congrats Melanie! Love your green dress!

February 2, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Emilie - Double Congratulation Mel & Karen!! Thank you for sharing your wedding and such beautiful pictures. We wish you all the best.
love Emilie&Matthew

February 14, 2011 - 3:01 pm

melia - Wow! Double congratulations!! What a beautiful day it must have been.

March 6, 2011 - 2:04 am

Nazar Melconian - The news and photographs ALL made me smile…very happy for you THREE!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!


March 18, 2011 - 5:17 am

Vancouver wedding photographer Tamea Burd - What a beautiful day you had! Tofino is so wonderful and these lovely photos show so clearly that your wedding was all about sharing, appreciation, the simple things, and of course, lots of love!

April 6, 2011 - 11:39 am

Michelle & Sandro - Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures:) Wishing you all the best! xo

December 6, 2011 - 6:41 pm

T - Beautiful. Would love to do something similar. Can you tell me which beach house you used?

Shehreen + Patrick | A Graydon Hall Manor Wedding, Toronto


We have been so blessed this year to have photographed some gorgeous weddings, and have had the chance to work with incredible people.  We couldn’t have possibly asked for a better way to end an amazing season than photographing Shehreen and Patrick’s wedding day.  Their day was a perfect combination of all good things – it was a beautiful sunny fall day, the venue (Graydon Hall) was stunning as usual, and Shehreen and Patrick put a lot of thought and effort into choosing the details that would tie everything together to create an elegant and striking backdrop for their celebration (despite doing all of the arranging and planning from the UK, where they currently reside).  The most apparent detail that we noticed however, was how well Shehreen and Patrick mesh together – they seem to complement each other in all of the right ways, and both were so accommodating and gracious in their interaction with their guests and towards us.  In the short time we spent with them, we were taken by how much they obviously care for one another, and the people around them.  And, even though they had 100 guests to catch up with, Patrick kept checking in with us to make sure we were okay throughout the evening, which we very much appreciated.  Patrick and Shehreen, we so enjoyed our day with you.  It was a perfect day, and a high note to end our season.

k + m


December 21, 2010 - 11:59 am

Naushin - Beautiful!

December 21, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Willowdean - I cried looking at these photo’s…simply breathtaking.

December 21, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Genevieve - These photos ARE breathtaking in every way… The couple, the details, the light, the colours…stunning.

December 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm

Debbie Sherwood - Oh my goodness…How can I cry like that when I don’t even know the couple or their families. I know why….because of these truly amazing pictures. They take you to those emotional moments with the bride, groom and their families.

well done again…!

December 22, 2010 - 12:20 am

Celia - WOOOWWWWWW. These are beautiful pictures. She is a gorgeous bride, and it is such a lovely wedding. Their first dance photos…my heart is melting.

December 22, 2010 - 12:21 am

Celia - oh and that cake!!!! it is GORGEOUS.

January 2, 2011 - 12:14 pm

willowdean bond - …and the very first photo…her bouqet….how could flowers be quiet that beautiful…