JU­LIA MCEWEN & TOM STRANDBERG

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - Real Weddings -

FROM JU­LIA: Our wed­ding theme was

play­ful and eclec­tic. We used shades of yel­low, green, gold, and white ac­cents. I also didn’t want to choose be­tween flow­ers and bal­loons, so I did what any self-re­spect­ing max­i­mal­ist does and chose both. I think it re­ally added some­thing whim­si­cal to the space. My dress was the only one I tried on and the first thing I pur­chased for our wed­ding. I never wanted a tra­di­tional wed­ding dress, but when I saw this one it was per­fect. Stars are my favourite shape and pat­tern and I adored the sparkle from the gold and sil­ver se­quins. The dress was dif­fer­ent, rare and so spe­cial— some­thing I hadn’t seen worn be­fore. Our good friends, Maik and Pamela, are

“Porsche peo­ple.” So we called and asked if we could take some pho­tos with their vin­tage rides and ar­rive at the venue in “his and hers” Porsches. It was nice to have this time to­gether to laugh, chat, pose and live our best lives in these fancy and sexy cars! As a fash­ion and beauty edi­tor, fra­grance is some­thing ex­tremely

im­por­tant to me. It’s a ma­jor trig­ger for mem­ory, so nat­u­rally, I wanted to cre­ate a scent for our wed­ding day. Tom and I wore Jo Malone colognes, and our venue had a scent as well, which was a blend of Jo Malone’s Black­berry-and-Bay and English Pear-and-Freesia can­dles. The smell was amaz­ing and our guests were gush­ing about the in­tox­i­cat­ing yet del­i­cate aroma. When­ever we light the two can­dles, it brings us right back to our spe­cial day.

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