Today’s featured wedding captured by A Brit & A Blonde is just full of DIY goodness. You’d never guess half the DIY items in today’s wedding which makes it that just more special. Held at the gorgeous Cambium Farms venue which is situated just outside of Toronto, Kat and Thomas’s wedding was a delicate mix of vintage and rustic details. In addition to the old vintage doors which were used as the seating chart, guests were treated to monogram embroidered blankets from Kat’s mother and a cake baked by the bride herself.
Says Jessica: Kat & Thomas met at McGill University and have been together for many years. But they have been busy bees – Kat is doing her residency and will be an incredible doctor and Thomas is a pilot. They have been commuting back and forth for a number of years while studying. And somehow in the midst of their busy lives, they planned a picture perfect wedding complete with DIY awesomeness. They said I do in the fall at one of Ontario’s newest and sweetest new venues – Cambium Farms. Just a short 45 mins outside of the hustle and bustle of Toronto lies an incredibly rad barn and farm. Their ceremony took place on the grounds outdoors amidst the forest and the pines with their favorite people in the world surrounding them. Kat’s family is very musical, so her brother’s actually played and sang “Old Pine” while their sister walked down the aisle. One of their closest and oldest friends acted as their officiant and spoke straight from the heart. Kat’s mother actually embroidered each and every blanket with the wedding monogram and was a perfect thank you gift for their guests. Also came in wonderfully handy to snuggle up in once the sun went down. The look and feel was all done by Kat – the decor was rustic and allowed the wonderfulness of the barn to shine. Yup, those table numbers that look so incredibly chic – all Kat! The sparkling lights in the evening made it very magical as they hosted 170 guest. We adored that Kat opted for a short and super sweet wedding dress and birdcage veil. She looked timeless and the dash of red on her lips was perfection. The old vintage doors that acted as the seating chart for their guests were gorgeous and really set the mood. We love that Kat gave her bridesmaids wonderfully lovely hair pins to adorn their do’s. And they all had free reign to wear a dress that they loved. And if she didn’t have her work cut out for her with all the design and decor – Kat also made the wedding cake herself too. It looked and tasted delicious!! Oh and did we mention she also hand made all the invitations too – talk about a DIY queen!
Photographer: A Brit & A Blonde
Reception Venue: Cambium Farms
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Emil Fusaro
Dress Designer: Encore by Watters
Other: Happily Ever After Rentals
Veils and headpieces: Hat’s Where It’s At
Shoes: J Crew
Floral Designer: Sham’s Florists & Gifts
Caterer: The Food Dudes
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I don’t often feature engagements, but when I do it’s usually got something special. And the light in today’s session is A-MA-ZING. Really. Captured by NC Photography, Sarah and Marc’s shoot took place on a private residence just outside of Edmonton, her in a jean jacket and him in plaid. They’re pretty darn cute.
Says Nicole: The day we pulled up to their property just outside of Edmonton, it was like love at first sight. Yup, between Sarah and I hahaha. She was this down to earth, little country girl. I know she will love me for calling her a country girl, because Marc is doing such a great job transitioning her from her city ways. Marc is a guys guy. Rugged, tough, and works hard. But the minute I lifted the camera he squeezed Sarah tight, held her face so gently in his hands and made the camera disappear. I literally stopped and was in awe of it. Here was this guy that I thought might give me a hard time, come on now most guys do. But no, he was a gem to work with and I am beyond excited to see him all dressed up for the wedding. And Sarah, well she is so darling. Petite, and kind. Generous and thoughtful. Cute and sweet. She is everything you would want in your best friend. They were perfect together, and so is their land. Holy, I do not think I have ever taken as many photos as I did during their engagement session. Every square inch of that place was photo worthy.And the LIGHT. Oh the light! We were blessed this day with so many magical things.
Photography: NC Photography
I’m excited to start off the week with today’s wedding captured by Anna Jones Photography held at the lovely Billings Bridge Estate in Ottawa. Matt and Kate’s wedding didn’t have a wedding theme per se, but they wanted a summer romance inspired wedding filled with lots of flowers. In fact their all white wedding cake resembles that of a large floral covered in numerous petals. The ceremony and reception were both outdoors and guests were treated to a local folk band at the ceremony followed by dancing under the stars.
Photography: Anna Jones Photography
Cake: Sweet Shop And Bakery Ottawa
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: TipTop Tailors
Bridal Jewelry: All Vintage Pieces From Family
Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flower Girl Dress: Little Dreamers Tutus
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Individual Selection
Bride Dress: Vera Wang
Reception Music: Quality Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Moon Fruits
Stationary: The Paper Studio
Flowers: KL Flowers
Catering: Tulips And Maple
Day of Coordination: Lianna Mackie and Kelsey Benson
I can pretty much guarantee that all you brides-to-be will want a non-white wedding gown after you see this next wedding captured by Janine Deanna Photography. A secret between the bride, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride, Raeanne chose to wear a blush wedding dress, surprising both the guests and Graham (the groom) when she walked down the aisle. In fact, it was Raeanne’s mother who encouraged her to get the lovely Maggie Sottero gown because she knew it was THE perfect gown for her daughter. Bridesmaids were dressed in dove grey and carried pink bouquets. The wedding was held at the ever beautiful Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Alberta, complete with an outdoor wedding ceremony with the mountains in the background and a lovely silver and pink reception that followed.
How they met: Graham and I first saw each other in high school but we never officially met there. A couple years later (after seeing each other in the halls at school for 2 years) we ended up working at the same restaurant. We slowly got to know each other, and worked together for a few months before he stole my phone number from the staff list, and he made his move by texting me. We very quickly were inseparable, a month after we started dating he asked to take me to my Grad 12 Grad (where I also wore a light pink dress). We got engaged 7 years later and started to plan our dream wedding.
Our Venue: We knew the first time we saw the outdoor ceremony location at the Silvertip Golf Resort, that it was where we had to say our “I do’s”. We would get married in front of the gazebo with a background of the Rocky Mountains and the town of Canmore tucked in the valley below. For the next year I pictured over and over walking down the aisle in my wedding dress to marry my best friend, in front of our family and closest friends.
The dress: My blush wedding dress was a huge surprise to all our guests, and to Graham. My bridesmaids and mom knew my little blush secret, my mom (unlike a lot of moms out there) encouraged me to get the Divina by Maggie Sottero in the blush colour saying “It is SO you”. I managed to keep it a secret when asked about my wedding colours, those who knew me well were shocked when I told them my bridesmaids dresses were Dove Grey, they knew I would have pink everything, if I could. Graham loved my blush dress, and I’m so glad I chose to wear a dress that was fun, sexy, unique and totally me.
The Ceremony: We decided to have an “unplugged” ceremony, and asked our guests to “be truly present with us” by putting their camera’s away for the duration of the ceremony. It was a lot to ask our guests, but I’m so glad we did. I feel like it made the moment much more intimate, and reminded everyone why we were there. Unfortunately, due to forest fires in BC there wasn’t much of a mountain background for our ceremony, but I was so happy that it didn’t rain (as the forecast predicted a few days before) that I embraced the smoky haze. I had my four flower girls walk down the aisle before me in their custom made tutus, and delicate flower crowns, two at a time. They paused half way down the aisle to blow bubbles, instead of throwing flower petals. When Graham saw me for the first time, as I rounded the top of the hill and headed down the aisle towards him, he looked like he was suddenly overcome with emotion, he had to hold back the tears. There was so much emotion as we walked towards each other, it was a moment that I’ll never forget. After we said our personalized wedding vows to each other, and were announced Mr. & Mrs, we were exploding with joy. We wanted the celebrations to start right away so once the ceremony was over we had Champaign served to our guests, right at the ceremony location. Guests were able to mingle and enjoy a glass of bubbly. It really set the tone for the whole day, that this was a day to celebrate.
Favourite moment: Seeing each other for the first time, as I walked down the aisle.
We enjoyed every moment of our wedding day, there was a LOT of laughter, our (amazing) photographer captured so many moments of genuine happiness between us. After 8 years of waiting for this day, it was everything we ever hoped for, we both had the best day of our lives (so far).
Photographer: Janine Deanna Photography
Transportation: Highland Executive Chauffeur
Cake Designer: Crimson and Caramel Cake
Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort
Makeup Artist: trena laine makeup artist
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Frocks
Floral Designer: WillowWhimsy
MakeUp: Trena Laine Makeup Artist
Hair: Lisa Racz
Flower Girl Dresses: TUTU CUTE (Saskatchewan)
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