I’m back after a long break from weddings and I’m ready to jump right back into it! We’re sharing a lovely laid-back wedding with loads of DIY and memorable details. The bride wore her mother’s wedding dress, altered to fit. Bridesmaids wore different coloured wedding dresses and guests were treated to homemade jars of jam. Jireh and Eric wanted to create a fun, laid back setting for their family and friends to have fun and celebrate. Enjoy!
Photography: Retrospect Photography | Ceremony Location: Avalon Alliance Church | Reception Location: Delisle Community Hall | Hair & Makeup: Bride and Miranda (MOH): Tanisha Cressman; Bridesmaids: Donna Elliott | Flowers: DIY with flowers from Costco | Bridal Gown: Made by the bride’s auntie (my mom’s sister, who made my mom’s dress for her wedding) | Bridal Shoes: Loeffler Randall Milla Scalloped Metallic Rose Gold Flats | Earrings: Back Then & Again (Saskatoon) | Bridal Hair Comb: Amoretto (Etsy) | Ring: Brilliant Earth | Bridesmaid Dresses: Simply Bridal | Groom’s Tux: Jacket: Black Brown (the Bay) | Bowtie: The Tie Bar | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (the Bay) | Groomsmen Attire: Various Brands, Bowties: The Tie Bar | Cake: Meagan Weiseth (cutting cake) | Pies: Prairie Pie Company | Cheesecakes: Costco | Caterer: Sawaddee Bistro | Favours: Homemade jam jars made by Irene Weiseth (mother of the groom) | Stationery: DIY – bride | Music: DJ Ong Bak (friend of the couple)
This morning we are sharing a bridal shower styled shoot inspired by a water colour painting. Nicole Gioseffi of Enchanted Elegance Events wanted to use bold colours and sweet details throughout to paint hte picture of spring. Photography is by Anthony Saleh.
Says Nicole: Welcome to our water colour day dream, bridal shower inspired photo shoot! The idea behind this photo shoot was inspired by a water colour painting and the spring season. Spring is largely associated with bursts of bright colour and I wanted to capture the beauty offered by this season in all of our small details. Sarcoa Restaurant provided the perfect backdrop to showcase this bridal shower in their private pier room. The Pier Room offers purple valour chairs and a lake side setting that truly captures a unique, intimate and whimsical feel. For the florals, I wanted to have flowers of the spring season and what better way to display spring but through tulips. The stationary provided by Defining Moments is soft, inviting and romantic. The name cards and invitation shows just how beautiful the use of water colour can be. One of my favourite elements from this photo shoot is the umbrella sugar cookies with the “love is sweet” tag. I believe it’s the little details that leave a lasting impression on your guests. The venue, stationary, table decor florals and treats made our day dream come to life!
Creative Director: Enchanted Elegance Events (Nicole Gioseffi) | Photographer: Anthony Saleh | Venue: Sarcoa | Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet Fix Bakery | Florals/Linens/Plates/Bottega Bottles: Inspire Event Rental | Stationary: Defining Moments Stationary | Cookies: Sweet Cheeks Co
Kim James Photography shares with us a recent styled shoot that she captured in collaboration with a team of talented vendors in Vancouver & area. Inspired by the elegance of high tea, the shoot included decadent desserts, calligraphy filled stationery, florals filled in teapots and a beautiful bouquet wrapped in black and white striped ribbon. It’s just oh-so-pretty.
Photography: Kim James Photography | Makeup: Jasmine Hoffman | Hair: Casi Gill | Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy | Chairs: Spruce Rentals | Jewelry: Jeweliette Jewelry | Dress: Truvelle | Decor: The Cross | Lashes: SL Miss Glam | Teacups, teapot, plates: Societea Events | Cupcakes: Sweet Bites BC | Flowers: Flower Factory
Kelci and Darren’s wedding is just so pretty and a perfect way to start off your Monday morning. In a palette of white, grey and touches of gold sparkle, the wedding is classic and entirely elegant. My favorite image captured by K. Thompson Photography is definitely the one where their daughter runs up to them after the wedding ceremony. Enjoy!
Says the bride:
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, it was gorgeous not a cloud in the sky. Getting ready with my bridesmaids and daughter was laid back talking and laughing over mimosas as we got ready. A nice change from the stressful couple of days leading up to the big day. We got married at 7:00 pm I had butterflies as the limo pulled up to bloom field gardens. I had never been more ready everything felt perfect. All that mattered was Darren and I. After the ceremony was over we spent the night laughing and dancing with our friends and family. Everyone seemed to be having a good time on the dance floor. It was worth all of the stress and planning and I wouldn’t have changed one thing.
A few suggestions for your big day, take it all in and enjoy it, it goes by so fast. Don’t sweat the little things, something might not go as planned but chances are your guests will never notice. Designate someone to take care of any little issues that may pop up so you can relax. Everyone will want to talk to you so set aside some time for you and your husband to have a moment alone. Soak it in. After all this day is just about the two of you and beginning your life together.
Photography: K. Thompson Photography | Venue: Bloom Field Gardens – Newcastle, Ontario | Catering: Pilars Catering | Florals: The Little Flower Shop | Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals | Cake: Kake Kreations | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Sophie’s Gown Shoppe | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bliss | Groomsmen: Black by Vera Wang at Moores | Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Necklace from ILY couture and earrings/bracelet from Aldo | Hair & Makeup: Darcy Davis | DJ: Pump it Entertainment DJ Service | Photobooth: Durham Photobooth