Happy Friday :) Let’s end the week with another pretty wedding, this time held in the Nation’s capital, captured by Anna Jones Photography. Paris is an important spot for today’s couple, as Graham proposed to Megan while taking a walk on lle de la Cité in Paris, France. They brought some Parisian elements to their wedding to celebrate this memorable location. Happy weekend everyone.
How did you two meet?
My husband and I met in first year of undergrad. We were both studying at the University of Ottawa, were both working as Pages at the House of Commons and also both lived on the same floor! We started dating a month after our first semester began and have been together ever since!
What was the inspiration for your wedding decor/colours?
My fiancé Graham proposed one evening while we were taking a walk on Ile de la Cité in Paris, France. When we stopped our walk to sit on a bench and take in the beauty of the banks of the River Seine, Graham got on one knee and proposed! What made this even more special was that this trip was only the beginning of a year we spent in France while I was studying for my PhD at the Université de Corse. Thus, the parisian theme of our wedding décor was a great reminder of our proposal and engagement in France. The bright yellow and silver were chosen as our colours because of our summer (August) wedding date as well as to match the happiness and joy of this occasion!
What was your favorite wedding moment?
It really is difficult to pick a favourite moment from our wedding as I had the time of my life all day! I would have to say that our first dance was a favourite though – it is such a special and romantic moment. And to look around the room at all of our family and friends who have assembled to celebrate with us is truly an incredible feeling! I also really enjoyed the speeches as they were all heartfelt, yet humorous and entertaining. And, of course, tearing up the dance floor!!
Any advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
The only piece of advice I’d like to share to brides and grooms is as follows: try not to over-think things. It’s easy to do and I know I was guilty of this at several moments before the big day, but this should not be a day to stress over! Sometimes this means following your instincts and tuning out other voices around you, but in the end it’s your big day! And don’t forget to soak in every moment leading up to it as well as the day of your wedding – it’s truly a once in a lifetime event :)
Photography: Anna Jones Photography
Flowers: Flowers by June
Groom’s tux: Black by Vera Wang (Moore’s)
Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee (bought at Sinders Bridal House)
Ceremony Venue: Guardian Angel’s Church
Reception Venue: Mariposa Inn (Hermitage Ballroom)
Sometimes you can get an entire picture of a wedding just by looking at the invitation suite. Packaged neatly in a box, the wood printed invites were placed in a bed of moss letting guests know that they were in for a special, detail filled day. Held in Muskoka, this wedding captured by Jennifer Klementti Photography and planned by A Moment in Time is rustic chic at its finest.
We have always had a love for Muskoka this is what drove our vision. Both of our families cottage in the area, and we knew our wedding had to be held in Muskoka. It was important for us not to have a ‘cheesy’ wedding. We really wanted a classy event. We wanted to incorporate different textures, that were unique or organic.The invitations were rustic chic. The font was Typology on wood with varying sizes of font. This is a modern font printed on a natural surface and we really liked the juxtaposition of the textures. My (Nicole) grandfather drew a pen & ink of the family cottage and gave it to my (Nicole) parents for their engagement. This drawing was used on the outside of the wedding invitation. The flowers had fruit and lotus pods which gave them a very organic feel. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen were “mismatched/matched”. We wanted to add personal touches to our wedding day. We incorporated the people who wouldn’t be with us on our wedding day, such as having my (Nicole) grandfather’s drawing on our invitations. Matt had his grandfather’s ring with him. When my great grandparents were married, they were given a sword & they decided to cut their wedding cake with it. From then on, cutting the cake with our great grandparents sword has become a King family tradition. Matt & I are the fourth generation to be married that used the sword to cut the cake. On Matt’s side, a Fowler family tradition has been to sip scotch and smoke cigars on the front porch of the family cottage. So we set up a cigar & scotch lounge on the porch at Bigwin.
Our favourite moment of the day was our first dance. We did a choreographed Fox Trot to the song “It had to be you.” By Harry Connick Jr. Again we wanted to incorporate “old meets new”. Bigwin Island was absolutely fabulous! We were thrilled with everything from the moment we booked our wedding. They have a very personalized approach, and over the top customer service. Men in white gloves greeted us at our boat. We loved the venue so much because it had a rustic feel with 5 star service.
Photographer: Jennifer Klementti Photography
Dress: Lee Ann Belter Bridal *same dress that Rachel McAdams wore in the movie, Time Travellers Wife.
Bride’s shoes: Michael Kors
Bride’s shoe clip: Celebration Shoes
Rings: London Gold, Oakville
Makekup: Glamour MD, family friend
Hair: Gemini Hair Studio, Huntsville
Bridesmaid’s dresses: BCBG, Alfred Angelo, Macy’s, White Toronto
Groomsmen’sSuits: Banana Republic, individualized socks by Harry Rosen
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss, tie & socks Harry Rosen
Groom’s sister (best man): J. Crew Bridesmaid Collection
Ceremony: Norway Point Church
Event Planning, Floral Design & Décor: A Moment in Time, Burlington
Cake: Helen Coker Designer Cakes, Huntsville
Favours: Candy Bar, A Moment in Time, Burlington
This week’s inspiration just keeps getting better and better. Today we share a classic luxe wedding held at the Liberty Grand in Toronto captured by by Trevor & Larissa. Vanessa and Owen wanted a wedding that would reflect their personalities, so with the help of planner Laura Kelly Wedding Design, they paired up with Rachel A Clingen who provided the lush florals and beautiful decor. I adore the bold, rich palette of the various shades of purple paired with touches of sparkle.
How did you two meet?
Owen and i worked for the same company for a few years but in offices an ocean apart… he in London and I in Toronto… though we had been at several of the same events over the years, we didnt actually meet until we both attended a conference in Vegas and fortunately, in our case, the saying “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” couldn’t be further from the truth… we were engaged there 4 years later in front of the stunningly romantic Bellagio fountains
What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
Mine: our First Look – Owen was waiting for me behind a beautiful willow and when I saw him, I could barely stop myself from running down the path to him, even in 5″ Manolos… Any stress I had been feeling that morning was completely gone the moment I saw him standing there, and I somehow just knew in those few seconds, that we were going to have an absolutely amazing day (and I was right ;)
His: saying our vows. We spent time finding the right language, and on the day they suited us and the setting perfectly.
What was your inspiration behind your overall wedding decor and colour choices?
Early in our planning, we decided that we wanted to plan a wedding that was classy, elegant but most of all, fun, and we went for big bold purples to complement the classic architecture and neutral palette of the lovely Liberty Grand. We wanted a wedding that reflected our personalities, and with the help of Rachel and her team to execute on our vision, were very pleased with the result!
Do you have any advice for other brides/grooms-to-be?
As much as possible, enjoy the process and really take the opportunity to work together and have fun with it. You have to keep moving all the arrangements along, so staying focussed is important and by taking small steps often it can be enjoyable. It will all be over within the blink of an eye so keep in mind that the journey is just as important as the big day. That said, take time to really enjoy the day and try to sneak a few moments alone together to stop and appreciate the fruits of your labor and the beginning of your next chapter. It will go by so quickly so invest in great photographers to capture these beautiful memories.
Photography: Trevor & Larissa Photography
Decor: Rachel A Clingen Decor
Venue: The Liberty Grand
Wedding Planner: Laura Kelly Wedding Design
DJ: Maximum Music
Ceremony Music: Wellington Music
Cake: Dolcezza Cakes
Invitations: Artistic Impression
Rev: Rev. Rudy Hezeen
Hair: Victoria from B-Suite Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Rita
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo Royale
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Suite
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ritche Bridal
Photobooth: Never Forget Photo
Fitness Guru: Aiyokua
I’ve got an unbelievably chic wedding for you today. New to Wedding Obsession is Ampersand Grey who captured this rustic pink & detail filled affair that will undoubtedly inspire you for your own special day. Some of my favorite details include the use of birch stumps to line the wedding aisle & hold yummy treats after the ceremony, the mini wood platforms for the bridesmaids to stand on and the different shades of pink of the bridesmaid dresses. Not to mention, there’s a pretty bride and handsome groom! Enjoy.
What was your inspiration behind your overall wedding decor and colour choices?We both really wanted our wedding to be very ” beautiful yet simple” in terms of color and decor. We chose venues that were beautiful all on their own, which helped in not needing much added. For our ceremony, we didn’t add very much as the beautiful trees and green grass did the job. The gorgeous arbor that we were married under was built by Jose and decorated by Natalie and her bridal party. For our reception, again we just wanted things to be simple so all we added were table centerpieces. Pinterest was a great help in finding ways to be creative!
How did you two meet?
We met when I was 15 and Jose was 18, at our high school. It wasn’t until 4 years later seeing each other at a mutual friends party,that we really began pursuing a relationship with each other.
What was your favourite wedding moment?
Natalie’s favorite moment was walking down the isle. I couldn’t have imagined a more peaceful setting for a moment I had always dreamed of.
Jose’s favorite moment was standing beside his new bride while greeting all our loved ones following the ceremony.
Any advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
Our advice to other brides/ grooms would be to not worry so much about the details of the day its self, rather than focus on strengthening your relationship in preparation for the years of marriage ahead.
Shoes: Aldo, Shoe Warehouse
Hair: Haley Jantzen, Stefanie Carlson
Make-up: Stefanie Carlson, Jana Huget
Tuxes/suits: Derks, Tip Top Tailors
Florals/Centre Pieces: LiseAnn Foreman
ceremony site: Private Acreage
cake pops: Trista D’Aoust