I’ve always said that if I could go back and re-do my wedding all over again, I’d have an intimate wedding at a romantic restaurant with good eats and candlelight. So it’s no surprise that I love today’s wedding feature captured by Jennifer Ballard Photography. Katie and Graham had an intimate ceremony in the courtyard of George Restaurant in downtown Toronto followed by a reception in their dining room. Katie wore a gorgeous sequined blush pink gown from Truvelle, just a shade lighter than her bridesmaids in pink. Enjoy!
Photography: Jennifer Ballard Photography
Venue: George Restaurant
Preparations: The Ivy at Verity
Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Flowers: Andrea Hébert, bridesmaid
Hair & Make-up: Jessica Jean Myers
Groom’s suit: Moores
This morning Oak & Myrrh Photography shares a beautiful rustic, yet classic wedding held at the lovely Cambium Farms in Ontario. From the hand drawn chalkboard signs created by the couple and their own homemade beer, this wedding is just full of charming DIY details.
Says Aisling: “Beck and Courtney were a dream to work with— I had so much fun celebrating with them. They had their closest friends together and there was lots of laughs and happy tears— my favourite! They had so many personal touches to the day. They gave their mothers handkerchiefs with a personal message on them, Courtney stitched a heart inside her wedding dress for her dad for her ‘something blue’, crafted all their beautiful signs themselves, passed their rings around during the ceremony so that everyone they love could hold them and say a blessing over their marriage, made their own beer, and Courtney’s dad sang with his band at the reception! The forecast was for lots of rain, and as the ceremony began outside, it started to rain. They decided they wanted to get married outside regardless of the weather, and just as Courtney started walking down the aisle the rain stopped and never came back. It was a perfect day.”
Photography: Oak & Myrrh Photography | Venue: Cambium Farms | Florist: Coriander Girl | Wedding Coordinator: Laura Mattussi, Daniel and Daniel | Caterer: Cabral Catering | Desserts and Cake: Daniel and Daniel, Laura Mattussi | Venue Rentals: Chairman Mills | Lighting and Sound – Cayuga Lighting | DJ: John McLeod | Signs: Beck & Leigh Designs
Today’s featured photoshoot is an eclectic mix of various styles but it just works seamlessly. From the traditional wedding gowns, natural inspired bouquets, a modern chevron print mixed in with rustic and gold details throughout, Hind Hart Studios teamed up with a talented team of additional vendors to inspire. Set in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, it’s the perfect mix of modern and rustic with a nod to nature and feminine details.
Brittany and Michelle share the inspiration behind their photoshoot:
“In the heart of the woods, on the edge of the river, came some beautiful inspiration. Cape Breton weather may not always be the most reliable, but you can always count on the beautiful rolling hills of Margaree Valley, or the enchanting mountains tucked away in the highlands. Whatever the location, you’ll be sure to swoon. What we love about this inspiration is the balance between a somewhat traditional wedding dress mixed with over the top floral in all the right places. Relaxed hair styles and bridesmaid dresses as well as a semi rustic (but not too rustic) table setting. We love the soft and feminine feel combined with a touch of “rugged”, and natural aspects. And it doesn’t get any prettier than a naturally light venue beaming with warm string lights and vintage candelabras. We still have butterflies in our stomach since after shooting this one.”
Photography: Brittany MacLeod & Michelle Leudy of Hind Hart Studios | Furniture & Decor: Myles From Nowhere Antiques located in Margaree | Cakes & Sweets: Jessie Deleski of Cocoa Pod Sweet Catering | Florals: WeddingsbyTrinity | Hair: Katelyn Morse | Makeup: Jennie Pethick | Wedding Dress: Timeless Moments | Bridesmaid Dresses: La Quaintrelle | Invitations: The Woolberry Press | Menu’s & handlettering: Jacquie Blanchard | Stylist: Caelin Gillis-Lahey | Venue: The Dancing Goat, Margaree, NS | Assistant Photographer: Jourdan MacNeil | Gold Table Runner: BHLDN | Shoes: Spring & Forever21 | Models: Stephanie Robinson, Lakyn Leudy, Brittany Burke | Other Vendors: Big Spruce
We’re closing off the week with a day that was so entirely full of love captured by Wonderlust Photography. Marnie and Laila both wanted to be by the water on their wedding day, so the Brock House in Vancouver was the perfect spot for their vintage inspired wedding, with its waterfront view.
Marnie shares some of her thoughts of the day:
“Because Laila grew up on the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast in BC and I lived in San Francisco for over 10 years before moving to Vancouver, it was important to us to get married near the water. We were both inspired by the gorgeous beach and mountain views at the Brock House. Additionally, we wanted a vintage feel to our wedding s other fact that the Brock House is an authentic Tudor replica heritage mansion, fit nicely into our waterfront, vintage wedding theme.
Our original inspiration was Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby and so peacock feathers, picure frames, vintage suitcases, decorative hat boxes and bird cages were arranged on and around the cards and gifts tables. Heart and Butterfly shaped table confetti made from vintage newsprint were sprinkled on the guest tables and around the floral centerpieces. All of these details as well as personalized gift sets for the children ensured that everyone (young and old) had plenty to look at and do throughout the evening. The wedding’s signature decorative pieces were a vintage typewriter and an original, 18th century, rebound book that served as the space for guests to sign and send messages to the two brides. The other signature pieces of the day included Laila’s ink Fluevog shoes that complimented the deep pink dresses of our gorgeous bridesmaids and the cream linen and cocoa vested suits of our best men.
Our ceremony under the chuppah honoured my Jewish heritage and rituals. It was so special having both Laila’s family (including her 12 and 17 year old sons) and my family involved in the ceremony and honouring us with their blessings for a happy life together. Although everyone was moved by the ceremony itself, the pink and green martinis and open bar on the lawn (accompanied by a string quartet) were the perfect interlude between the more formal aspects of the celebration and the reception. The sunset that day was unbelievable. Not only the brides were snapping portraits in front of the mountains and in the golden glow of the early evening!
Our reception, held under the lovely, garden tent, was filled with laughs, music, good food and drinks, heartfelt speeches and lots of love. Laila and I walked/danced into the reception with “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross bellowing from the speakers. Our head table backed onto a gorgeous view and then glowing lanterns that hung from the trees and lined a romantic stroll down to the beach. From the outdoor ceremony overlooking the scenic Jericho beach and Pacific Ocean, to cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres on the garden as dusk was casting a pink hue across the horizon, and a full dinner under the garden tent on the terrace, it was a truly magical evening. It was the happiest day of my life!”
Photography: Wonderlust Photography | Venue: The Brockhouse | Wedding planner: Cristie at Umbrella Events | Chuppah set up: Rose’s Chair & Décor | Wedding Cake: Sweet Thea | Florist: Budget Blooms | Hair & Makeup: Maude Salon : Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions | DJ: Loom Sound Crafts | Rabbi: Rabbi Dina Hassid-Mercy | Transportation: Big City Limousine