Jen masseau and andrew heber
JUNE 3, 2017 FROM JEN: For the wedding, I went with an organic, mixed palette geared toward evoking a certain mood. I wanted to incorporate modern, minimalist touches instead of being locked into a colour scheme with matchy-matchy everything. We ended up picking soft, airy hues of blue and grey for the bridesmaids, who each chose the shade and style she liked best. The decor was mostly white, grey and black, and hints of mauve, blush pink and teal green. Inspired by the tradition of Moroccan wedding blankets, we chose a special rug to stand on during the ceremony. Along with doubling as decor, it serves as a memento for us to remember our special day. As long as we keep the rug, we will always have the spot we were married on wherever we go! I DIY-ed a lot of the reception details. I designed all the stationery, from the invitations and seating chart to the menus and place cards—I was really proud of how they turned out. I also hand-cut and hand-dyed over 46 metres of muslin fabric for the table runners. The florist and planner executed my vision for the venues perfectly. Kristina of Minim Designs created the most lush-yet-restrained arrangements for the altar and reception tables, and included some of my favourite flowers, such as lilacs and anemones. I spent months sourcing the perfect mix of matte, minimalist bud vases for the reception tables, which she filled with sculptural stems and foliage. Jessica of Bisous Events did a stellar job of styling the altar and the table settings—it was spot-on to what I envisioned. The ceremony was truly the highlight of our day. Walking down the aisle into a room filled with all the people I love most to profess my love and commitment to my new husband was an overwhelmingly beautiful moment.