ABIGAIL + JURIS

From the moment I met these two and we gushed over the light and scenery in their beautiful engagement photos shot in Hawaii while there on vacation - I knew that we would get along just fine! Abi and Juris have been together for a long time and the length of their love shows in the way they share conversation, look at each other and seem to understand one another on a very deep level. It was a chilly April day, but these two threw an amazing party for all of their loving family and friends! I may have shook my booty just a bit! In the midst of it all, I found myself a new top 10 wedding venue in Arlington Estate. Potential brides, check it out! It's absolutely stunning and their standard decor is amazing. See below - yup, those chairs are in house!! While you are in Hawaii  on your honeymoon A+J, I hope you smile reliving your day one more time this week!

Planner: The Event Design Co. 
Venue: The Arlington Estate
Bride’s Dress: Ines Di Santo from Kleinfeld Hudsons Bay
Bride’s Veil: Kleinfeld Hudsons Bay
Bride’s Shoes: Valentinos from Saks Fifth Ave, Badgley Mischka from Hudsons Bay
Bride’s Earrings: Ti Adoro Jewelry from Kleinfeld
Bride’s Bracelet: Nadri from Nordstorm
Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal and Vera Wang Collection
Hair Stylist: Ladylyn Gool
Make-up Artist: Fancy Face
Florist: Royal Orchid Florist
Rings: Blue Nile and Diamonds For Less
Invitations: Paper Divas by Shutterfly
Calligraphy: Paula V. Calligraphy
Cake: Bloom Cake Co

 

MELISSA + ERICH

If I didn't think that Melissa was truly one of the sweetest people on earth, I certainly do now! It was plain to see that not just from my perspective, but from those who know her well - she impresses upon people her joy and happiness for everything around her. And she loves Erich - which even if he wasn't a truly amazing human (which he is), that would be enough to say a lot about him! He's serious and doesn't always say much, but when he does - listen. And although "sweet" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I'm looking for descriptors for Erich - that's all I can see when he looks at her. She's everything to him + him to her. It's pretty obvious that they would do anything for one another and in each other they have found their forever. They picked a day in February to get married and it was perfect.

Venue: Cambridge Mill 
Flowers: Sue Gallo Designs
Cake: Matamiese Cakes
Invitations: LoveofCreating
Wedding Gown: from The Gown, Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: from The Gown, Designer: Sorella Vitta
Hair and Makeup: UBU Hair and Body
Shawls, Clutches, Garter: Davie and Chiyo 
Bride and Bridesmaid Necklaces: Something Shiny 101 
Bridemaid Gift: Tiffany & co
Flower Girl Dress: OliviaKateCouture
Flower Girl Jacket:  Theprincessandthebou  
Flower Girl Gift: Cuddle & Kind 
Bride's Robe: silkandmore  
Dress Hanger: Accents By Alex 
Bride's Handkerchief: La Pomme Et La Pipe 
Grooms, Groomsmen, and Ring Bearer Clothes: Freeman Formal Wear 
Grooms, Groomsmen, and Ring Bearer Ties: HolmesTies 
Vow Books:  kelseymalie
Lasercut Placecards and Table Numbers: Better Wedding Decor 
"I choose you" Signs: SimplySias 

DAVE + SUZANNE

I consider myself a fortunate person in many ways. In my career in particular, I've had the chance to be a part of so many love stories and meet some of the most amazing humans. I really do seem to attract the nicest, warmest couples whose love is simple, pure and true. These two are no exception. They are gentle, kind and sincere with each other and the people around them.....and they are adorable! Their wedding day this past November was a chilly one, but a simply beautiful one at one of my favourite venues to boot! We love Whistle Bear - its the most perfect, cozy spot for a large winter wedding. Thanks for braving the weather to all of you and your families. See, it doesn't even look cold in the images! xo

VENDORS

Venue: Whistle Bear
Gown: Maggie Sottero
Make-Up Artist: Taylor Downes
Hair Stylist: Schulz Beauty
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Indochino
Florals: Blooming Flower Design
Invitations: The Polka Dot Paper Shop

CHRISTINA + MACIEJ

We are looking forward to the start of spring wedding season and with that a little look at one we did last May. The buds on the trees were so beautiful that day and I for one, can't wait to see those pop out again soon. These two are simply adorable - I felt an instant connection with them as we spoke about their families on the day we met. I remember it like it was yesterday, but in actuality, it was well over 2 years ago now. If you've ever seen "This is Us", these 2 are just like that...or maybe it's mostly their love of the Pittsburgh Steelers - lol! Their fan-dom is so strong, that they even brought "terrible towels" to their engagement session!  Even if the Steelers don't win the superbowl this year, I know you two will be cheering along happily until the bitter end. FYI, my Saints made the playoffs **insert happy dance here*!

ERIN + ADAM

These two. Their love. I've known Erin for a long time and in that time I came to know a lot about her and one of those things in addition to her kindest and most loving spirit was that she deserved the perfect partner. One that would love her fully, completely and honestly. She found him and she married him this fall. A friend could want nothing more than a happiness that comes from a love like this. Erin and Adam, I am so glad you found one another and that I was there to witness your day. xo

VENDORS

Venue: Springer House, Burlington
Gown: Mori Lee Bridal
Shoe: Le Chateau 
MUA + Hair: Ashley Groom
Jewellery (Earrings & Bracelet): Swarovski
Grooms Tux: Vera Wang
Cupcakes: Beyond the Batter
Floral Designer: T Plus 3 Designs
Stationery Designer: The Bride; Erin Smith
Musician: Groom's Brother; Christopher Barbiero

BRETT + REBECCA

They have a quiet love and respect for one another. It's so evident that they adore each other just by seeing the way they look at one another and the way that he cares for her in the most nurturing and honest way. Their union was one I won't forget - and it was a blast on top of it all!  A huge thank you to Laura of Laura and Co Events for introducing me to these two and to Rebecca and Brett for introducing me to the Henna ceremony! It was amazing - a host of dancing, colours and music - see the bottom images for more on this amazing cultural tradition!

VENDORS
EVENT PLANNER / COORDINATOR: Laura & Co Events
GOWN DESIGNER: Maggie Sottero
BRIDAL SHOE DESIGNER: Christian Louboutin (heels) and Kate Spade (sneakers)
VEIL/HEAD PIECES: Kleinfeld Bridal
MAKE UP ARTIST: Britany Gray of Fancy Face Inc.
HAIR STYLIST: Monique of Fancy Face Inc.
JEWELRY: 
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Bill Levkoff
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Freeman Formalwear
GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: Freeman Formalwear
CAKE DESIGNER: Nadia & Co.
FLORAL DESIGNER: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
STATIONERY DESIGNER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Paper Damsels
MUSICIANS: Alex Toskov (ceremony), Rio Band & Ariel (Reception & Henna)

 

KYLE + ALEX

This past Canada Day for our country's 150th - we celebrated alongside Kyle, Alexandra and their families at Earth to Table (The Farm) in Flamborough/Hamilton! Which by the way is one of the prettiest rustic barn wedding venues I've ever seen - and the food is incredible!

It started out as a beautiful day with sunshine and blue skies . It slowly turned windy and the skies opened up! Pretty much the story of the summer of 2017 all around! As luck would have it, the only rain of the day fell during the ceremony (for which there was an indoor backup) and the rest of the day was perfect! The sun always comes out....even when it rains. We managed to get all of our photos done outside and even the guests got to enjoy the warm sunshine for cocktails. It was a Canada Day, we'll never forget!

VENDORS

Venue: Earth to Table Farm
Gown Designer: Ivy and Aster
Bridal Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Indochino
Floral Designer: Simply Elegant Flowers