I’m still obsessed with washi tape and love using it! In addition to coming in loads of colors, sizes and patterns, I love the fact that it can be removed quite easily so if you’re looking to change it up often or don’t want a permanent change, this is your best friend.
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Today’s wedding is a total do-it-yourself affair but you’d never guess it! Cici, the bride not only made her centerpieces, candy bar and wedding stationery with the help of her bridesmaids, but she actually made her own 7-tier wedding cake! In fact, Steve (the groom) helped her make and put on the over 200 flowers on the cake. Enjoy this gold luxe wedding at the Delta Edmonton South captured by Infused Studios.
Tell us about your favorite wedding moment.
Cici: My favourite moment of the wedding was…hmmm there was so many!!! I thought it was super funny how I completely said Steve’s bum was not the right one. He
wasn’t even a maybe, it was a straight out no! Haha and then with the hands he got the right one right away! But man, there was so many sweaty bums! Ewwww. Haha fail on my part.
Steven :: Being the champ entering the reception. Lol.
“The groom turned Hulk (the Hulk is Steve’s fav superhero) as a décor item on the candy buffet table. The figurines were handmade by one of the bridesmaids.”
Advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
Cici: My biggest piece of advice is actually something I was told repeatedly and didn’t listen to. It is to enjoy the day. Relax, forget what is going wrong, forgot if something is not in order. Put away the perfectionist bridal planner and just be you. Be happy and soak up every moment of it with your husband. Because at the end of the day place cards, table runners etc. is not important. You getting to spend the rest of life to the love of your life is what is important. Blur out the rest. :)
Photographer: Infused Studios
Centerpieces: DIY Design by bride, made by her & her bridesmaids
Backdrops, chair covers, runners: Special Event Rentals
Candy bar: DIY
Dj: Baseline DJs
Videographer: A Love Story
Photographer: Infused Studios
Venue: Top of the Inn – Delta Edmonton South
Florist: Flowers by Merle
Cake: DIY by the bride!
Cake Topper :: Unusually
Stationary :: Designed by CiCi / printed by Rayacom / Cards from Cards & Pockets
You can tell a lot about a couple just by looking at snapshots of their wedding, especially if they infuse a lot of their personality into each and every detail. In a beautiful palette of mustard yellow & grey (love, love, love!), Kevin & Natasha’s wedding was complete with a dancing recessional, ice cream truck and lovely painted mason jars with the menus written on the sides. It’s a detail-filled affair captured by Carolyn Bentum Photography that I know you will enjoy.
What was your favorite wedding moment?
It’s hard to pick one moment. There are two prayers from the day that mean a lot to me; the one I got to have with Kevin before the service-without seeing each other; and the one during the service when my dad lead a family prayer on behalf of both our families. One of my favourite things from the wedding was being surrounded by all the people who love and support us-all at one time and in one place. Oh! And we had an ice cream truck come after the service for everyone- I LOVE soft serve twists!
Any advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
My advice would be 1- make sure you ask others for help; its a lot for one person to do! and 2- Take as many opportunities you can to think about and enjoy every moment of the day-it goes by so fast but the times I took to stop and appreciate all that was happening around me are the times I remember and cherish the most.
Kevin & Natasha’s wedding was perfectly “them”. From the beautiful and bright colour palette, to the fun and spontaneous dance up the aisle towards the surprise ice cream truck, right down to the pretty art gallery evening celebration.. All the elements uniquely represented who they are as a couple and their wedding was the perfect celebration of their love.
The day is marked with lots of highlights for me. Natasha’s gorgeous and unique dress, their prayer without seeing each other before the ceremony began, the ice cream truck (I mean who doesn’t love ice cream?), the beautiful light that perfectly filled a grove of birch trees while we were shooting the bridal party and couple. Mostly I just love how they were able to really make their wedding about “them”, rather than just doing or incorporating certain things because it’s the norm.
Photographer: Carolyn Bentum Photography
Venue: McMichael Art Gallery Kleinberg, Ontario
Flowers: Wonika Floral Designs Brampton, Ontario (Dittie Voegele)
Dress: Windsor Bridal Toronto, Ontario
Cupcakes: Blue Door Bakery Ingersoll, Ontario
Hair & Make-Up: Mary-Anne Dacosta Brampton, Ontario
Ice Cream Truck: Ice Cream Kingdom, Toronto, Ontario