ELEGANT WEDDING MAGAZINE SUMMER 2017

Well, this is sort of a big one for us. We made the cover! We are absolutely thrilled to share our latest published creative editorial with Laura and Co Events. It was not only amazing to work with all of the amazing vendors below and with Elegant Wedding Magazine once again, but making the cover of this incredible magazine is both flattering and rewarding. As fun as these editorials are, they are a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone involved. I'm so happy that we can all share in this honour together. Cheers to another great wedding season!

OUR TEAM

Event Planning and Producing: Laura & Co. Events
Venue: Spencers At The Waterfront
Flowers & Decor: Covers Couture
Cake: Amanda Foong Cakes
Stationery: Paper Damsels
Hair & Makeup: Noor Artistry Makeup and Hair
Wedding Gowns & Jewelry: Valencienne Bridal Design
Backdrop: Event Graffiti
Table & Chair Rentals: Detailz Couture Event Rentals
Food & Catering: 10tation Event Catering

FAB + VERONICA

These two and their little girl make my heart sing! Spending time with happy little families - watching them care for, dote on and have fun together - is the stuff that makes my cheeks hurt from smiling! A 'minor hiccup' in their original wedding plans has given these two an amazing little girl that has stolen their hearts. I cannot wait to see their little family make it official this summer! For now, we're sharing their spring engagement session at a little spot near their home and close to their hearts.

TRACY + JASON

One of the most rewarding parts of being a wedding photographer is getting to know families on one of their most memorable and important days. It's a learning experience the whole day through. From start to end if you pay attention to the tones of voice, the body language, the conversations - you can get to know so much about the dynamics of family and of the love and respect therein. I think it makes us as photographers grow and create in a whole new kind of way. A more thoughtful, loving and giving way. Documenting each day with individuality and care for the families and the relationships who will be glad for real images from a day that will forever be engrained in their hearts.

VENUE: Angus Glen Golf Club
COORDINATOR: Christy Field @ Angus Glen 
GOWN DESIGNER: Wtoo by Watters - Basha gown
BRIDAL SHOE DESIGNER: Badgley Mischka
VEIL/HEAD PIECES: Veil - Felichia Bridal, Head Piece: Bittersweet
MAKE UP ARTIST: Hey Jolie Makeup
HAIR STYLIST: Eforea Spa @ Hilton
JEWELLERY: Bittersweet and Swarovski
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David's Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Tommy Hilfiger
GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: Tommy Hilfiger
CAKE DESIGNER: Cupcake Goodness
FLORAL DESIGNER: La Belle Flowers & Gifts
STATIONERY DESIGNER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Etsy
 

CARLY + PAUL

Today we're sharing Carly and Paul's gorgeous March wedding! These two make love look as simple as breathing. That's just how easily they fit together. Their laughter, cuddles, dancing, hand holding and hugs are free and plentiful. Their creative and loving spirit inspire and effect contagiously everyone around them. How blessed were we to have some small part in their story?!

As a side note, you wouldn't believe it was a freezing cold day by looking at the photos - the details and the amazing wedding party (who were the most incredible troopers) make it look like a gorgeous spring day!

VENUE: The King Edward Hotel
COORDINATOR: Andrea Stothers - The King Edward Hotel
MONTH OF PLANNER: Caryn Leith - As You Wish Weddings
WEDDING GOWN: Blush by Hayley Paige - Sash and Bustle
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Kenneth Cole - Freeman Formal Wear
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Donna Morgan
MAKE-UP + HAIR: Schulz Makeup & Beauty Studio
CAKE DESIGNER: Nadia & Co.
FLORALS: Oh La La Designs
PAPER: Minted
DJ: 586 Event Group

WEDDING DETAIL PHOTOS

The whole wedding day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day because it allows me to prepare and get my creative side warmed up for the rest of the day! I photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and extenuates the style of the entire wedding day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding. We know that you’ve carefully selected every detail to match your personality, so we’d like to spend ample time stylizing and shooting everything from the dress to the jewelry to grandma’s handkerchief! We've put together a few tips to ensure that your details are photographed the way you envision them.

Gather The Goods

If possible, collect all of your details before I arrive so that I can begin quickly and have more time for some “getting ready” shots of you and your girls! We've included a handy list at the bottom of this post with suggestions for what to gather. 

Extra Elements

Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you’re having a rustic themed wedding that includes some wooden elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I’m shooting your rings and jewelry. A great idea is to have your florist bring a few extra loose stems that we can incorporate into the photos, and extra ribbon is always an excellent element to add in. These little extra details can REALLY help create beautiful, consistent images.

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Keep The Rings

The most common detail missing when I arrive are the rings! Moms, officiants and planners will often tell you to hand over your wedding band to the best man before the day begins. However, it’s actually better to hand it over during the bridal party portraits or before the ceremony so that I can shoot some great ring shots in the morning! If you forget, no worries, I can always shoot the ring shot later if there is extra time! 

Bring The Bouquet

Don’t forget the bouquet! Have the bouquets and boutonnieres delivered to the bride’s location before the first look so that you can have your bouquet in your portraits.

Hang The Dress

If your gown is on a plastic hanger, make a note to bring a nice wooden, silk or prettier hanger. This simple detail will make a big difference in how your dress photographs.   

What to Gather - For the Groom:

SUIT/TUX
CUFFLINKS
TIE/BOWTIE
BOUTONNIERES
COLOGNE
SHOES
GIFTS
WATCH/JEWELRY
SENTIMENTAL/SPECIAL ITEMS

What To Gather - For the Bride

DRESS
VEIL/HAIR PIECES
RINGS (ALL THREE)
SHOES
JEWELRY
PERFUME
INVITATIONS (2 FULL SUITES)
BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIERES
GIFTS
GARTER
HANDBAG
YOUR SOMETHING NEW, OLD, BORROWED & BLUE

 

SARAH + JEREMY

It's finally looking like spring here in Southern Ontario and we are saying goodbye to winter (although it's supposed to snow this week!) and hello to spring with one of our winter weddings from this past February.

When I first met Sarah we spoke at length about her family and how much she loved spending time with all of them including her sisters and a bunch of nieces and nephews! It was plain to see on the wedding day why they were all so close! They are such a loving bunch - always joking, hugging, chatting and helping each other out. Jeremy's family was just as lovely and together I know they will have an amazing family life together for many years!

VENDOR CREDITS:
Gown: Allure Bridal
Makeup: Tara McPeake
Flowers: Rivers Florist
Musician: Dave Jones (davejonesmusic.net)
Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy
Cake: Friend of the bride