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Rustic British Columbia Wine Country Wedding

The long distance-planned nuptials of this darling duo, captured effortlessly by Mathias Fast Photography, epitomize pretty much all the aspects of a perfect summer wine country wedding that I can possibly imagine. From the darling first look, to stunning woodland setting to the Indonesian coffee favors, it’s all seems too good to be true, and it’s all in the gallery right here!

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From The Bride…Our wedding day was an absolute dream and everything turned out beyond our expectations. Living in Edmonton, we set out to plan our wedding long distance in the Okanagan. The area is a special place to us both and we decided it would be the best location to bring together our BC and Alberta families and friends for a weekend of celebration.

We quickly realized how smoothly everything would go, despite planning from a distance, when every vendor we met was almost nicer than the next and so passionate about what they did. We planned our date around Joy Road Catering’s availability after tasting their incredible food. They worked with us to plan a menu full of our favourites, from homemade cheese and charcuterie to parmesan risotto to an amazing slow roasted lamb, grilled salmon, and the best cheesecake we have ever had! From the minute we entered Linden Gardens and met Ken we fell in love with the beautiful outdoor setting and their relaxed demeanor. It was exactly what we wanted our wedding to feel like. To pull it all together, we worked with Nicole from Created Lovely Events, who did an amazing job taking our vision and style wants and helping us find all the best sources, including the incredible florals from a new leaf floral design. She and her team did an awesome job the week and day-of as well and we were left to just enjoy the day!

We wanted to create an elegant, casual and fun day for everyone and this was absolutely achieved with all the wonderful people we were lucky enough to work with and their amazing work. Personal touches included homemade biscotti by the groom’s mom and Indonesian coffee brought all the way from Indonesia by my dad to give to guests as favours at the end of the night. We ordered wine directly from some of our favourite local wineries and also chose our own cocktails to serve, all a huge hit! My dad also performed our ceremony for us, which was very special.

We were lucky enough to have Pentage Winery allow us full access to their grounds and spectacular views for our wedding photos. Between there and the venue itself, Mathias captured every moment and detail perfectly. He is so talented! And also a great guy to have hanging out with you all day on your wedding day! :)

We were so blessed to have all the family and friends we had sharing in our day with us, including family all the way from Indonesia and friends from the UK. There is never enough time as you wish you had to spend with all your guests but we just hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

Photography: Mathias Fast Photography | Wedding Planner: Created Lovely Events | Florist: A New Leaf Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Linden Gardens | Reception Venue: Linden Gardens | Shoes: Dune | Bridesmaid Dresses: Frocks | Catering: Joy Road Catering | Hair: Katie Cornielle + Melissa Craven | DJ: Alex Bird | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen's Attire: Tie Bar

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Ethereal Seaside Shoot with a Touch of Whimsy

I honestly want to live in this shoot. Elegant yet ethereal and overflowing with gorgeous nods to its beautiful seaside location, it’s image after gorgeous image from Vasia Photography of everything that makes my heart beat a bit faster. Pulled together by an extremely talented team of vendors including  Chandelier WeddingLele Chan  and Calligraphy By Christine – this gallery shouldn’t be missed. 

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From Vasia PhotographyThe inspiration behind the story was a wild, drunk in love feeling: Drinking and dancing on the beach with your toes in the sand- bittersweet, messy and magical. Combining light and airy elements of sea, sky and air with the deep earthy herbs and spices that are infused into Hendricks gin was central to our design plan. We wanted to create a dreamy, undone feeling to the shoot- something a little bit other-wordly, as if she had come out of the depths of the water.

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Photography: Vasia Photography | Wedding Dress: Gossamer Vintage | Stationery: Lele Chan | Makeup: Charrisse Mae Makeup Artistry | Hair: Jade Kugelman | Calligraphy: Calligraphy By Christine | Venue: Whytecliff Park | Floral Design & Styling: Chandelier Wedding | Hair Piece: Olivia Headpieces | Ribbon: Silk And Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Table Top Items: The Cross Decor + Design

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Blushing Blue Bridesmaid Inspiration

Filled with sweet blooms, the most charming basket-bedecked bicycle, and one of the cutest black tie-ready pooches I’ve ever seen, this is exactly how I envision spring in Toronto. Courtesy of the winning team of Phoebe Lo Events and Rhythm Photography, this Bridesmaid inspiration shoot is just brimming with loveliness, all in the gallery here!

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From Phoebe Lo EventsOur Blushing Blue Bridesmaid inspiration features a classic floor length Nouvelle Amsale chiffon dress paired with a delicate bouquet of ranunculus. Gracefully wisping through the marshes of Toogood Pond in north Toronto, a delightful showcase of a summer bridesmaid style is captured through traditional and contemporary elements.

Greeted by a corridor of freshly bloomed lilacs, our bridesmaid enjoys an elegant bicycle ride with a basket full of locally crafted goods inspired for fanciful keepsakes at any wedding celebration. A bunch of locally grown lavender playfully blossoms alongside a stack of literary classics. The papier ensemble basks with a vibrant bouquet of handmade flowers alongside an array of crafted stationery and thank you cards.

An ode to the beautiful Canadian creative culture peers through the basket and takes form of a national flag. Made by salvaged wooden planks sourced from local apple farm crates, these wooden design seconds as wedding centerpieces or a gift for guests and friends. A tastefully wrapped gift embellished with a vintage inspired emblem chariots the party of handheld luxuries and flourishes with a sweet parcel of artisan marshmallows.

Completing the vision are a set of dazzling metallic tattoos that redefine a traditional bridesmaid style with a charismatic contemporary spin. Our bridesmaid’s visit is also accompanied by the dashing bulldog, Chino, who will be making a charming appearance at any summer wedding affair.

Photography: Rhythm Photography | Concept Design: Blossom and Bloom | Event Planning and Coordination: Phoebe Lo Events | Model: Sally Leung | Dress: Amsale From Pearl Bridal House | Hair and Makeup: Vidi Vici | Chino the English Bulldog: Leash and Paws | Flower Bouquet: Hoopla Event Design and Styling | Thank You Cards: Bunny Bum Boxes | Paper Flowers: Lumiere Luxe | Custom Stamp and Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press | Lavender: Christel Lake Lavender | Wooden Flag: Halyard Flags | Artisan Marshmallows: I Love Puffy Love | Metallic Tattoos: Flashionistas | Vintage Bicycle: Harvester Bike Co. | Venue: Toogood Pond

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Colorful Ottawa Herb Garden Wedding

Bursting with brightly colored blooms all around, this garden wedding is sure to put a smile on your face! You’ll find whimsical touches in the potted plants and the sweetest dessert table we’ve ever seen, and there’s plenty more pretty to see thanks to wonderful work of Laura Kelly Photography in the full gallery right here!

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From Laura Kelly PhotographyIt rained for six days straight leading up to the wedding. Clearly someone was watching over Jamie and Chris as they prepared for their outdoor ceremony and tented reception at The Herb Garden. When the big day finally came… there was nothing but blue skies and warm sunshine.

This wedding will certainly be one of my favourites from the season!

Photography: Laura Kelly Photography | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Catering: AJ's Catering | Makeup: One Fine Beauty | Hair: Showpony Hair | Venue: The Herb Garden | Bridal Accessories: Sarah Walsh

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A Springtime Mont Tremblant Engagement Session

With this adorable springtime engagement session, held where this darling duo said “I love you” for the first time (at the Groom-to-be’s family condo in Mont Tremblant!), what was already a special place in both their hearts, suddenly came to be so much more. Melissa Johnson captured every sweet moment in the gallery here, and trust me: you won’t be able to stop swooning over these adorable blanket cuddles!


From The Bride…Adam and I met on a large and fun-filled group trip to New Orleans in May of 2012. We spent the week going to Jazzfest and taking in all that NOLA had to offer, but lost touch when we returned home to Ottawa. Spring turned into summer, and then into fall, when we bumped into each other at a local cajun-themed watering hole. Not wanting to lose contact again, Adam invited me over for dinner and, after a few more dates, we were both hooked.

Our first “I love you’s” were exchanged at Adam’s family ski retreat, in lovely Mont Tremblant. Since then, we have enjoyed spending time there all year round. The mountain is truly one of our favourite spots to be. So, after Adam proposed, it only seemed fitting that we include Mont Tremblant in our wedding preparations. I loved the idea of shooting our engagement session at various locations throughout the mountain, and our photographer Melissa Johnston was completely on board with my crazy idea!

Adam, Melissa, and I made the two hour drive up on a Friday afternoon, with rain looming, and started in Mont Tremblant village. We love strolling in the village with family or after a day of skiing or just to see all of the activity buzzing at the bottom of the ski hill. It doesn’t matter the season, there is always something to see and do. Next, we found a hidden forest just off the mountain for a few rustic lake-side shots. The last location we chose was the deck of the hill-side condo,our family’s home away from home. The rain managed to hold off until we had a few photos, and we could not have been happier to have shot our engagement session at place that means so much to us.

Photography: Melissa Johnston Photography | Engagement Shoot Venue: Mont Tremblant