Lesson of the day: if you happen to own an adorable dog named “Newton” and you also happen to know how to throw a crazy gorgeous wedding, I will desperately want to be your best friend.  And I mean desperately.  Because when I laid my eyes on these amazing images by Bloom Photography and read the bride’s beautiful description, I instantly began dreaming of shopping trips and happy hours with my new besties.  Bride and groom crush?  Quite possibly.  Join the fan club in the full gallery.  They (and their wedding) are awesome.

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From the Bride… Chad and I met over six years ago when we were both in school and working part time at a local fitness club. Throughout our six plus years together we have traveled to 10 different countries, moved three times and fallen in love with a little Yorkshire Terrier named Newton. Chad proposed at his parents’ home in Vancouver, British Columbia – he popped the question by engraving ‘will you marry me’ on a heart-shaped dog-tag, attached to a bow-tie around Newton’s neck. I immediately said ‘Yes!’ and we began to plan our big day!

Chad was a groom who wanted to be thoroughly involved in the process. Due to his hectic work schedule, I would narrow our options to my top two or three choices, and then together we would arrive at the best selection. We wanted a wedding which was quintessentially ‘us’… modern and sophisticated, yet simple and relaxed.

We wanted to highlight our love for travel, our adoration for ‘Newton,’ provide a fabulous meal for our guests and throw a great party to celebrate our love for each other and rejoice with our family and friends.

The Hacienda provided the perfect Mediterranean-inspired backdrop and we brought in personalized elements – our 3D heart shaped guestbook to resemble the dog tag Chad used to propose, Chad’s love for golf was highlighted with his ‘mini-putt kissing game,’ our love for dogs in the OSPCA donation thank-you cards, our signature drink ‘The Newton,’ my love for anything and everything sparkly shone with the black sequin bridesmaid dresses, our simple- contemporary monogramed invitations – we had the ‘e&c’ engraved in our wedding bands.

Wedding Photography: Jenn Huynh from Bloom Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Louis Roman Catholic Parish in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Reception Venue: Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada | Floral Design: Pink Poppi | Catering: Wildcraft Wherever | Ceremony Music: Amarone String Quartet | DJ: Merv Keys | Transportation: Brentwood Livery | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: OOXX | Guestbook: DIY by the Bride | Gift Card Printing: MOO | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal via Ferre Sposa | Bride’s Earrings + Hair Band: J.Crew | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaids’ Robes: La Vie En Rose | Sun Glasses: Ray-Ban via Port Moody Optometry | Groom’s Attire: Freemans Formal Wear | Groomsmen Socks: Paul Smith | Dog Robe + Tuxedo Collar: Three Dog Bakery | Hair: Trish DaSilva | Makeup: Joanne Hofer from Paz Spa