Today’s wedding captured by Qiu Photography is all about the shine, filled with hanging crystal details throughout. Wei and Thao married at the lovely Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll, Ontario.
Venue: Elmhurst Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Lister at Elmhurst Inn and Spa
Makeup Artist: Vy Tran
Photographer: Qiu Photography
Decorator: Elmhurst Inn and Spa
Florist: Lee Ann Parker
DJ: Adam Melrose of Melrose Music
I’m capping off the week with yet another beautiful wedding. Everyone knows someone who is looks effortlessly styled. They roll out of bed and they look awesome. Today’s wedding would be a version of that. Inspired by their venue, Melissa & Egan’s wedding is simple, yet elegant in a carefree, naturalistic way. What they achieved was a rustic inspired wedding that is just utterly pretty. Photography is by Celine Kim Photography.
Says the bride: The wedding theme and colour palette were inspired by the venue. As soon as we saw the Pavilion at Black Creek Pioneer Village, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. The place reminded us of something from an old county fair, so a rustic, relaxed theme arose out of that. Adding any more colour than a hint of pale pink would have overwhelmed the natural beauty of the location.
Says the bride: The day couldn’t have been more perfect. The forecast was calling for rain, but in the end we only got a bit of a drizzle during the reception (when everyone was safe and dry under the Pavilion). It was a beautiful late summer day, nice and warm, and the venue was just far enough out of the downtown core to be peaceful and quiet, with trees everywhere (which were just starting to change colour).
We arrived on site in the afternoon, before the reception, for wedding party photos. Our photographer Celine and her assistant were both amazing, making us feel super relaxed. Later we exchanged vows in a small stone church, in front of our family and friends, then proceeded to the Pavilion for our reception. After months and months of planning every last detail, it was so satisfying to see it all come together, and to see our guests relaxing, having fun and enjoying themselves, the food, the music, etc. Not that it all came off without a hitch — mid-way through the night the fire alarm went off in the Pavilion and there was a bit of scrambling as the venue staff and caterers tried to make it stop — but as the sun went down and the strings of lights came on, and we could see the stars in the summer sky, we knew it was worth all the hard work we put in over the past year to make this one day single so special.
Photographer: Celine Kim Photography
Florist: Coriander Girl
Caterer: The Food Dudes
Melissa’s Dress: J.Crew
Hair & Makeup: Civello
Melissa’s shoes: Michael Kors
Egan’s suit: Hilton from Gotstyle
Rings: Cynthia Findlay Antiques & Made You Look
Stationery: the bride
Band: John Wayne Swingtet
Favors: Summber Blossom Honey from Clovermead
Today I’m sharing some snapshots from the Pinkpolka Wedding Invitations & Stationery trunk show that was recently held in Edmonton to debut Jenelle’s 2014 collection. Photos are by Shandro Photo. Oh how I love stationery!
There is something so utterly romantic about today’s featured wedding. Perhaps it’s the striking red lips of the bride or her beautiful and voluminous textured dress. Maybe it’s the loving way that the groom looks at the bride and their candid images captured by the photographer. Or it could be the beautiful glow of lit candles at the Brix Restaurant Reception. Either way, you definitely feel something when you look at the images. Captured by The Apartment Photography and planned by Filosophi Events, Sarah and Shawn “didn’t want the day to have ‘colours’ or a ‘theme’ but more of a ‘feel’ and a ‘look‘”. And they most definitely achieved that.
Says Erica of Filosophi Events: “Sarah and Shawn are a perfect examples of opposites attracting.
Sarah is high-fashion, red lipstick and martinis while Shawn is baseball hats, rib dinners and beer. Their wedding at Brix was a perfect mix of urban elegance with amazing food and great guests. Sarah didn’t want the day to have “colours” or a “theme” but more a “feel” and a “look”.
Guests were greeted with sparkling wine for the evening ceremony and loved the intimate setting that had been created in the Brix courtyard. Their ceremony was done in a circle style with only immediate family sitting and everyone else standing around them. The entire courtyard was filled with candles and white floral arrangements created by Evan at Flowerz and had a wonderful romantic glow.
After the ceremony, the guests were brought in to the dining room which was again glowing with candlelight. The tables were simply decorated with candles, white flowers, mirrored runners and beautiful shantung silver linens from Pedersen’s Rentals. The room was modern, elegant and stunning all at once.
The evening was filled with delectable food from Brix, great speeches and lots of dancing courtesy of DJ Darren Butler. Sarah and Shawn’s guests had an incredible time and the couple couldn’t be happier.”
Photography: The Apartment Photography
Planner: Erica McKeddie - Filosophi Events
Reception Venue: Brix Restaurant
Ceremony Venue: Brix Restaurant
Cake: Butter Bakery
Floral Design: Flowerz
Officiant: Brent Sheppard
Transportation: Ultimate Limo
Rentals: Pedersen’s Rentals