Category Archives: Leslieville/Riverside

Blog Tour: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal

Creating beautiful wedding gowns for close to two decades Lea-Ann Belter Bridal is a beautiful boutique that for 7 years was located on Queen Street in Toronto and last year moved to the corner of Broadview and Dundas. I had walked by so many times living in the neighbourhood, and was very happy to finally meet… Read the rest of the post…

The Blog Tour Continues with Stemz

After a huge delay (due to having a baby and relaunching my business) I am back to my neighbourhood blog tour. I still have quite a few talented business in the wedding industry to feature that are all within a short 15 minute walk of my studio here in Leslieville. Featuring Stemz Floral Studio I… Read the rest of the post…

JB Smith Photography – Riverside

I recently say down for tea and cookies with Jessica Blaine Smith to chat with her about her business as part of my tour of the neighbourhood. We had met each other a few times over the past few years but I didn’t feel I knew her very well so I really enjoyed seeing her… Read the rest of the post…

Bobbette & Belle – Leslieville

My new favourite place for coffee dates in my neighbourhood has got to be Bobbette and Belle. Whether it’s a meeting with another mom and our babies or a business contact – it is the first place I suggest. The space is big and inviting, the coffee is excellent and well, when it comes to… Read the rest of the post…

Ikonica – Leslieville

I met Jackson Huang (owner of Ikonica) quite a few years ago. Although I’m a bit foggy on the details, what I do remember is thinking how nice a guy he was and imagined he’d be great to work with. I was right. Jackson actually comes from a science background and even has a PHD… Read the rest of the post…

Sash and Bustle – Leslieville

Sash and Bustle is a fantastic Wedding Dress boutique in Leslieville – owned by Cynthia Martyn. It was started in 2009 as a bridesmaid dress shop with a very small selection of bridal. However, due to demand, Cynthia has increased the  selection of wedding dresses and will be no longer be carrying bridesmaid dresses as… Read the rest of the post…

Rebecca Wood Photography – Riverside District

It’s a funny story how I was first introduced to Rebecca Wood. We live a couple of streets from each other and had the same dentist and hair dresser – when both of them found out I was in the wedding industry they said – “oh do you know Rebecca Wood?” And apparently they did… Read the rest of the post…

Cynthia Martyn Events – Leslieville

The latest stop on my tour of the wedding businesses in Leslieville and Riverside brought me to the studio of Cynthia Martyn Events. The space is also home to a bridal gown boutique called Sash and Bustle which Cynthia opened 2 years ago. I decided to keep these as 2 separate posts so today I… Read the rest of the post…

Wild Thyme in Leslieville

Shortly after I contacted Margaret from Wild Thyme about doing a blog post on her business, I realised that she was – to my knowledge – the first wedding vendor in this neighbourhood. I was living and working out of a loft on Carlaw Ave 7 years ago when I first walked into her store… Read the rest of the post…