Utterly excited to share this next wedding with you to cap off the week. I love receiving images from Diana Marie Photography because she effortlessly captures weddings so beautifully. Prisz and Deo’s wedding was held at the Bellamere Winery in London, Ontario. Having planned their wedding in just 3 short months, it’s amazing how many rustic DIY details were included. I especially love that the bridal party wore jean jackets. Enjoy the weekend.
Photographer: Diana Marie Photography
Venue: Bellamere Winery, London ON
Florals : Living Fresh
Decorations/ Centerpieces : DIY by Bride
Bride’s dress : custom made by DELICATE
Shoes : Jeffrey Campbell
Make-up : Studio 777
Hair : So Chiq Studio
Bridesmaids dresses : SUZY Shier
Groom’s suit : Le Chateau
Groom’s shirt : Tommy Hilfiger
Groom’s shoes: Aldo
Bowties : Aldo
Groomsmen pants, suspenders, socks : H&M
Groomsmen shirts : Mexx
Stationery: OOXX Invitations
Sound & Video : PRO AV Solutions
K. Thompson Photography shares with us a lovely wedding that’s rustic/vintage inspired that’s just filled with DIY details. Held in Cobourg, Ontario, Kerry & Brett’s wedding carried thoroughout their own monogram and natural details such as tree seedlings for as their seating cards/favours.
When we were both ready, we met for a first look. I’m so glad that we opted to do it. It gave us a moment on our own to soak everything up, and was also the perfect opportunity for both of us to see our wedding bands for the first time.
Says the bride: Since our theme was vintage, we went with it wherever we could. The necklace that I wore belonged to my Maternal Grandmother. She passed away about 6 months before I was born, and my Mom gifted it to me in the week leading up to the wedding. The brooch in my hair was also a family piece, and had belonged to my husband’s paternal Grandmother whom I never had the chance to meet. I was honoured to wear it. Since we were trying to do our wedding on a budget, one of the areas I chose to save on was flowers. I made my bouquet myself from a Jane Austen collection, and the girls bouquets were made from dyed coffee filters. Do I regret not getting real flowers? Not for one second. I loved the personal touch of my handmade flowers, and received so many compliments on my bouquet! Some of my favourite photos to look at from that day are from a moment I wasn’t able to experience firsthand. They are the photos of our daughter bringing my gift to my husband. We met online in 2007, and after the first weekend we spent together in person I sat down and wrote a letter sharing my feelings and saying I was certain we were going to marry. Over the course of the next 6 years I continued to write letters, documenting the ups and downs of our relationship and kept them tucked away. On the morning of our wedding, I had our 2 year old daughter deliver these letters to him in a box, with a note explaining what they were.
Our bands have each other’s finger prints wrapped around the outside, with a personal message engraved inside. I absolutely adore them! We DIY’d as much as we could, including all of the stationery for the wedding. I did a lot of searching online until I found the wording that I liked, and then I worked with my Mom (a graphic designer) to create my perfect invites, along with a monogram that we carried throughout the wedding details.
The table number stands my Father made for us using wood and dowels. I painted the chalkboards myself and then painted a gold frame around them using a gold paint pen. All of the burlap tablecloths were sewn by my patient mother, while my mother-in-law Mom collected all of the vintage lace table cloths for us. She did a great job and got us a ton on the cheap! For favours, my husband really wanted to offer trees to our guests that they could take home and plant. We ordered one tree per couple plus a few extras. We also offered some cookie favours that my incredible Matron of Honour made for us. Our card box was another really personal touch. The suitcase is a vintage Samsonite that belong to my husband’s maternal grandmother. She let us have it, and even sent along vintage travel brochures for Niagara Falls, Toronto and New York City – all significant cities to us!
Our Guestbook I also made. I had seen some selling on Etsy for a lot of money, so decided to try my hand at it myself. It turned out better than I can imagine and I am so happy to have it hang in our home! I also made the bar sign using wood my father had and some chalkboard paint. I handlettered everything myself and used light coats of a matter clear coat to seal everything from wiping off.
I see a lot of weddings and there’s something to be said about keeping it simple and sophisticated with a contemporary flair. I just might say it’s one of my favourite styles of wedding. Captured by The Love Studio, Rachel and Neil were inspired by the Old Hollywood Supper Club and it’s glam in a quiet way. They used chartreuse throughout to complement their modern venue,Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Toronto, an intimate setting to celebrate with family and friends.
What was the inspiration behind your wedding day?
The inspiration behind our wedding was Old Hollywood Supper Club. Neil and I love to cook, cocktail, entertain and laugh and that’s what we wanted our wedding to feel like. Great food and drinks and very intimate. A little bit of a throwback to a simpler time. We used chartreuse green throughout the wedding and invites as it felt like spring, the beginning of something special and is a happy colour for us.
Any favourite wedding moments?
Has to be our first kiss as husband and wife. I smile just thinking about it! And being surrounded by so much love from our family and friends over the course of our bachelor and bachelorette getaways, and my bridal showers as well as the wedding day. Thinking back to those moments, we both feel very blessed.
Any advice for future brides/grooms-to-be?
Advice for future brides and grooms would be to divide and conquer the tasks, and stay as calm as possible and enjoy the ride. As hectic as wedding planning can be, it is one beautiful day, but you have the rest of your life to be with the one you love. Keep in mind when you are making all those to-do-lists, that it’s just one day, and just remember to have fun and everything else will fall into place.
Longena and Mark are natives of Toronto, but fled to the sun and sand for their wedding in beautiful Costa Rica. Along with their family and closest friends, they tied the knot on the beach, followed by a lovely reception. Photography is by A Brit & A Blonde.
What were your fave details?
The natural beauty of Costa Rica, and everyone looking and laughing at the photos of us growing up. We have hung up our guest frame so it’s a nice reminder everyday of all the important people in our lives that were able to join us at our wedding. We are also both looking forward to reading what people wrote on our anniversary cards – it’s something that captures what our guests were experiencing and thinking on our wedding day, and it will remind us every year of how lucky we were to have these people in our lives.
What was your fave part of the day?
It is cliche, but seeing each for the first time that day, especially after the unexpected and stressful delay, was our favourite part. One of the great things about having a destination wedding (and being so lucky to have guests travel from all over the world) is that we really had a “wedding week.” This meant we really were able to catch up with people that we hadn’t seen in years and to actually get to know people on either side of our families, which is so nice for us as none of our extended family and few of our close friends live in Toronto.
What was the inspiration behind your overall wedding?
We wanted our wedding to be simple and elegant, something that represented us and wasn’t over the top. The simplicity also helped prevent me from stressing out in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding :)
Photographer: A Brit & A Blonde
Heirlooms and extras: Atelier Rousseau
Jewelry: Dana Kellin
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Gianpaolo Mazzota
Dress Designer: Joy Semanski
Reception Venue: Reserva Conchal
Shoes: Vera Wang
Caterer: Westin Playa Conchal
Floral Designer: Westin Playa Conchal
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