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Proof that Lakeside Weddings Make for the Prettiest of Celebrations

If ever there was a reason to buy a lake house, this would surely be it. It’s prime real estate for the most romantic of wedding celebrations. Set against the backdrop of the Canadian wilds along with design by JoyFoley Weddings, blush infused blooms by Fleurish Flower Shop and the prettiest images by Justine Milton Photography, it’s simple yet so, so elegant. Pore through the vault for even more of this beauty.

Riley and Cody had a very specific vision when it came to their wedding. They wanted simple, organic and elegant. When I started designing their special day I knew we needed to incorporate lots of candle light, greenery and warm elements. With organics being so on trend this year {and we love this!} I wanted to ensure we created something unique to them. Jaime Gage from Fleurish Flower Shop perfectly captured our vision with the beautiful and organic bouquets and the lush greenery table runners. Candles adorned all of the tables and perfectly set the ambiance for the entire evening. The icing on the cake was having the talented Justine Milton work her magic and perfectly capture Riley and Cody and their special day!

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Photography: Justine Milton Photography | Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop | Makeup: Trena Olfert | Hair: The Pretty Haus | Planning & Design: JoyFoley Weddings

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Grab the Tissues… This Wedding Story Will Melt Your Heart.

I can’t quite sum up the beauty of this day in a few short lines—thankfully the incredible event planning team at French Kiss Events did so sweetly below. But if I can say just one thing, it is that love really does conquer all. This gorgeous duo proves it with their story of perseverance and strength. The Nickersons were there to capture every moment of their magical day, and they did so, oh-so-beautifully.

From French Kiss EventsThe wedding of Mica & Nate was so incredible, I don’t even know where to begin. Mica & Nate, a couple located in California, first reached out to me in the Fall of 2015. They had been together almost 10 years, and were looking to plan their dream wedding. These two had already been through so much together after meeting in College, and shared with me the journey that they had been on since Mica had been diagnosed with cancer. After having to cancel their wedding in San Francisco due to her health, they decided to start the planning fresh, and looked to Canada. Neither of them had been to Canada before, and decided that it was the perfect spot to start their journey together. Somewhere new and a place that they could make new memories surrounded by their close friends and family. I instantly knew that we would have so much fun together, as their love for each other and desire to host an incredible celebration that fused both their families, was right up my alley!

We set out on finding a place that felt right at home for Nate (from Tennessee) but also suited Mica’s city taste. Whistler was the perfect location to host their wedding week, and the stunning backdrop of North Arm Farm was the instant winner! Dinner in the field surrounded by jaw dropping mountains….does it get any better than that? The design process was amazing, and they put so much trust into all their vendors. Our incredible team pulled out all the stops to make their vision and day come together seamlessly!

About half way through the planning, Mica’s cancer returned. Everyone pulled together to take the planning pressure off of her, and it was amazing to witness how much love and support they have in their lives. She spent the months leading up to the wedding going through treatments, and in the end, was able to truly enjoy their wedding day as all Brides do!

The wedding itself was the most wonderful day! Rain clouds threatened, but held off (thank goodness!) and every detail was executed perfectly. The driftwood arbour, custom made by Verbena Floral Design, was the showpiece, and the dinner in the fields was what dreams are made of. The farm to table meal, created by The Collective Kitchen, was filled with fresh produce from the neighbouring farms, and guests couldn’t stop gushing over how delicious everything was.

And I can honestly say that I have never witnessed love like I did on that day. There wasn’t a dry eye between the guests and vendors, and the joy and happiness that surrounded the couple was infectious. Clearly everyone that attended the wedding love Mica & Nate, and that kind of love really makes you realize what this is all about. It may sound cheesy, but as I look through these beautiful photos by The Nickersons and see the emotions pour out, I can’t help but be transported back to this incredible day.

These two are the strongest people that I know, and I consider myself truly blessed to have gotten to know them and to have been a part of their wedding. We have stayed in touch since the wedding and I love hearing their positive updates, and know that they will have a long and healthy marriage.

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Photography: The Nickersons | Event Design: French Kiss Events | Event Planning: French Kiss Events | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Truvelle Bridal | Cake: The Flour Pot | Invitations: La Happy | Catering: The Collective Kitchen | Hair & Makeup: Denise Elliot | DJ: Pemberton DJ | Ceremony & Reception: NORTH ARM FARMS PEMBERTON | Furniture Rentals: Bash Specialty | Musician: Manatawny Creek Ramblers

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The Kind of Wedding You Look Back on and Still Love in 20 Years

This beautiful soiree embraces everything I wanted in my own big day… timeless, elegant and most importantly—one that my kids would look back on and not cringe. Planned and designed by Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events, this day transcends the trendy with it’s simple, effortless detailing. Julia Park‘s imagery will sure make for one beautiful album to flip through years from now. See more in The Vault!

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From Rebecca Chan Weddings & EventsVictoria and Stephen’s day was all about soft romantic colours and effortless style. Their garden-inspired bouquets from Flower 597 were the perfect for their outdoor ceremony, while soft blooms in their centerpieces accented the tables (put together by the bride’s aunt). Complementing the venue’s old world elegance, we included gold vintage elements at the receiving table. To add an extra personal touch to the day, each table number featured a city that the couple had visited together, and a little dog trinket sprayed in gold let guests know of the donation that was made in lieu of favours to the humane society.

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Photography: Julia Park Photography And Cinema | Floral Design: Flower 597 | Cake: Cakelaine | Makeup: A Glow By Joan | Hair: Ladylyn Gool | Dress Boutique: Felichia Bridal | Planning: Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events | Reception and Ceremony venue: Graydon Hall Manor | Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals | Seating Chart: Bliss Paper Boutique | Signage: Love Lettering | Sutis: Tiger of Sweden from Got Style Menswear

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