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Summer Engagement Shoot at Woodbine Beach

Engagement shoots get me all excited. Two people, newly engaged, starting off the wedding planning adventure and documenting it all with some special photos: what’s more precious than that? This beautiful beachside shoot, by Whitney Heard, put me in the most romantic of moods and as I dive into my own wedding planning to do list, I’ll be thinking of these lovebirds doing the same.

From Whitney HeardNewly engaged Jake and Paige took a breathtaking stroll near the water. Walking the beach in the summertime heat became the backdrop for this romantic shoot, with waves crashing against the rocks, the sea brushing up against the sand, there are many signs of passion. While walking down the beach, Paige and Jake held each other and looked out to the water, wondering what their bright future holds. A soft subtle palette of ivory, soft blue, gray and khaki, mixed with natural textures and delicate details compliments the theme of innocence and the beginning of their marriage. This intimate and sincere shoot captures the real essence of passion and excitement of a new future together.

Photography: Whitney Heard | Venue: Woodbine Beach

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Pastel Wedding

This panoramic mountain wedding captured by Christine Pienaar Photography is pure pastel perfection. It’s impossible to pick a favorite moment. From the Mori Lee donning Bride’s ‘First Look’ with the couple’s daughter, to those sweet as can be blooms by Canterbury Flowers, every single image in the gallery could be straight out of a fairytale and the video by Jordan Craig Weddings below proves it!

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Golf Club

From Christine Pienaar PhotographyI am so excited to share Kelli & Dylan’s beautiful Panoramic Mountain wedding. Not only was the scenery at this wedding breathtaking, but the first look between the bride and her young daughter was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever captured.

From the Bride… With only two years to plan the wedding, I didn’t spare anytime. The Pinterest board “Ireland Wedding 2014” was immediately created and the ideas started flowing. Being in University, working, and having a brand new baby didn’t leave much time for wedding planning, but every free moment I felt inspired I would plan.

I had always envisioned a quiet and quaint mountain wedding. Partially because Dylan and I spent any chance we could in the mountains. With this in mind, we made sure to incorporate colors that were both natural and elegant. We fell in love with mint green, coral and splashes of gold, which inspired the rest of our wedding.

After finding a beautiful mermaid style dress in Vancouver with my best friend, I decided it might be a bit easier to purchase the dress in Calgary for alterations and fittings. I was so eager to purchase the dress that I made appointments in Calgary immediately. Unfortunately, the owner of first store I visited was so mean to me I left the boutique crying. Dylan was so sweet and did some researching on his own to find another store that carried this particular dress. I arrived at Embrace Bridal in Airdrie a few weeks later and the ladies were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I can’t even begin to explain how friendly and personable the girls were, I remember thinking I should ask them to go for drinks after the fitting! They didn’t have the exact dress but made me try on a similar one for fun and I fell in love! It was a blessing in disguise.

The days leading up to the wedding were beyond exciting and at times, very stressful. I decided I wanted to DIY a lot of the decor. Everything from the centerpiece, wedding advice, table numbers, and lemonade stand were small pieces of the wedding I personalized. I also rummaged through tons of garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops and family barn yards to find old furniture, picture frames, vases, crates, and anything I thought would be a good fit for our mountain meets shabby chic wedding. I designed the wedding madlibs cards with a mint green watercolor brush using Photoshop and also used the same design for our seating chart which I hung using twine and clothes pins on old windows borrowed from a 100 year-old farmhouse. For our favors, we used small mason jars filled with a mixture of our favorite candy. My amazing Mother made over 50 bottles our favorite wine, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and our friends mom, made a yummy chocolate and peanut butter cake topped off with our sparkly gold cake topper from Etsy.
I can’t thank my friends, family and hubby enough for the many wine and craft nights!

With the big day just weeks away and our venue not built, Dylan and I were a tad nervous we would have to move our location which would not be easy in a small little ski village like Panorama. Our friend who owns the course told us not to fret. For me being the planner I am, it was quite stressful not being able to see the reception room beforehand. Looking back, it was surreal – the high ceilings, stone fireplace, big windows, wrap-around patio, and rustic wooden beams completed the “quaint mountain” setting. While the bridesmaids and I got ready in our cute little floral robes, one of my girls, a Calgary-based food blogger, served up an amazing breakfast complete with yogurt parfaits, apple-spiced pancakes, mini frittatas, fruit kabobs, mini donuts served in coffee and fresh juices. Once we had finished breakfast and I got into my dress, my photographer suggested I do a “first look” with our daughter, Jovi. This was such an emotional and memorable part of the day for me. I hid on the patio while Jovi, who was two years old at the time, in her fluffy tutu dress slowly walked outside. Unsure of where all the girls were leading her, she peeked around the corner and immediately smiled and ran into my arms and hugged me like I hadn’t seen her in days! I balled like a baby. Our wedding was more amazing than I could have ever imagined. To share this special day with our daughter was perfect…words can’t even begin to describe the joy, the happiness and the tears – I’m so in love!

Photography: Christine Pienaar Photography | Cinematography: Jordan Craig Weddings | Floral Design: Canterbury Flowers | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wedding Dress Bee | Hair Stylist: Hair By Aisha | Groom's Attire: Tip Top Tailors | Groomsmen's Attire: Tip Top Tailors | Bride's Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Greywolf Golf Course | Chair Rental: Party Rental Depot | Flower Girl Dress: Trendy Bambini | Getting Ready Robes: Forever 21 | Photography - Assistance: Kimbery Anne Photography | Village: Panorama Mountain Village

Modern Yellow Toronto Wedding

Full of whimsical touches from start to finish (balloons and donuts, lemons and limes), this was one fun wedding. When a couple infuses their own spirit into every bit of their celebration like this one, it reminds me why I love weddings so much. A Brit & A Blonde captured every adorable moment and a smile will be plastered across my face for the rest of today as I squeeze every bit of joy out of this gallery.

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Modern

From A Brit & A BlondeKatherine and Andrew are a ton of fun. They met in University while studying law out East. They got married in beautiful downtown Toronto. Their ceremony was held at Trinity College Chapel at the University of Toronto, followed by cocktails and reception at The Royal Conservatory of Music. A most rad venue. The bride played many piano recitals there as a child. And the couple are both big fans of music.

The decor was modern, with hints of vintage and whimsical. Adore all those pops of yellow. Lemons played a big role in the decor – Kat & Andrew enlisted the help of their wedding party to scour Toronto for as many lemons as they could muster. They joked during the speeches that there are literally no lemons left in the city that weekend. Guests sat at long banquet tables, encouraging conversation and mingling while they feasted on dinner. Lisa from Sweet Woodruff did a great job marrying all the decor elements with an eclectic mix of floral arrangements made of ranunculus, anemones and dahlias, dispersed among mercury candles, bell jars and accents of lemons. Wine crates and even more lemons decorated the reception tables, while guests browsed a display of framed old family photos nearby. Guests were asked to sign the back of postcards – that were designed by the couple. Palettera created beautiful custom name cards and the lovely invitations. Rebecca Chan and her team helped bring all the vision and details that the couple had been working on to life. The reception set up was picture perfect.

The amount of DIY was astounding! With the help of friends and family – these guys got super crafty and it looked fab. The groom’s parents helped create the marquee lights. Which looked gorgeous all lit up during the reception. Guests found their seats by the super creative piano-key inspired escort card display hung on an old window frame created by Palettera. We loved this – such a nice touch since it the reception took place at the Royal Conservatory of Music.The rustic table numbers were constructed by the groom’s family. The Mr. & Mrs signs, the chalk board signage, the table decor – all done with love and smiles from the couple and their friends and family.

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Videographer: Stories Worth Sharing | Floral Design: Sweet Woodruff | Invitations: Palettera | Ceremony Venue: Trinity College Chapel | Reception Venue: Royal Conservatory Of Music | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Rings: Leif Benner | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG | Catering: Daniel Et Daniel | Hair: Tyler Marr | DJ: DJ Floh Back Productions | Groom's Suit: Garrison Bespoke | Bride's Red Shoes : Aminah Abdul Jillil | Donuts: Paulette's Original | Makeup: Rhia Amio | Music: Royal String Quartet | Photo Booth: Black Diamond Photobooths | Wedding Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau | Wedding Month Of Planner: Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events

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