A Toronto style influencer throws a timeless yet modern wedding set against the rambling, rustic beauty of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
A Toronto style influencer throws a timeless yet modern, chic wedding.
FROM JILL: The goal was a chic and relaxed contemporary wedding. We both felt the colours were critical to the event because they set the tone for everything. We chose natural shades of green, balanced with white and gold, and minimal touches of black and wood. The setting was a cliff overlooking Okanagan Lake and the valley, so having a palette that complemented beautiful B.C. was a top priority. Andrew and I were picky about every detail,
especially the flowers. The flower designer completely embraced our vision of something non-traditional with very little colour. They created a slightly rustic and earthy vibe, with lots of green and wildflowers to complement rather than overpower the rows of grapes in the vineyard. From the outset, it was all about the rings.
These rings will be worn for 60 years so we had to get them right! Tamara of Toronto’s Studio 1098 designed my custom blackdiamond, white-halo, deco-style ring, which was the ring I always wanted without even knowing it. She also created Andrew’s brushed-gold band, which was so, so perfect. I had my wedding dress for 18 months. I saw a Calvin Klein ready-to-wear dress on Net-A-Porter about a month after our engagement and ordered it—it was my very first wedding purchase. I loved that it was white, clean, simple and timeless. I will be dyeing this one black so I can wear it for years to come; it’s just too good to only wear once. We had so many moments to remember, it’s hard to pick a standout. Being announced as a married couple at the reception was an absolute thrill. So was looking out at all the people we love so much, who were there for us on the day. The vows were incredible as we wrote our own and they were so different yet so similar— heartfelt, intimate, funny and with a Harry Potter reference or two. We loved the “friend integration” that happened during the wedding—strangers meeting and making new relationships. The wedding guest book was also amazing as it was a hybrid of written messages and photographs. We have some marvelous and hilarious gems in there, and it now sits on our coffee table as an incredible reminder of a great night.
JILL LANSKY & ANDREW CAMERON JUNE 24, 2018