As much as a good splash of color revs me up, a serene covering of white washes a sense of calm over me. And when it’s woven with sparkly sequin linens, lace and organic florals galore, it speaks to a modern bride who craves subtle, yet timeless details. Once Upon Your Day crafted just that with this gorgeous shoot, and you can see it all in this fresh gallery from Just For You Photography.
From Just For You Photography…Julia from Once Upon Your Day created a summer inspiration shoot which was aimed to combine modern, romantic and fashion forward. The table was dressed with spring and summer florals and a bit of greenery for pops of freshness. She was able to mix together bits of sparkle, modern chairs and romantic florals together to showcase how each design aspect can be mixed together.
The look for the bride was kept simple, with off white for the dress, a cap veil for tradition and modern fashion, and a simple hair and makeup combination. The groom was matched equally with a timeless suit.
Photography: Just For You Photography | Wedding Gown: Delica Bridal | Cake: Style Cakes | Design And Planning: Once Upon Your Day | Florals: Akiko Floral Artistry | Hair : Serena Jackson | Linens: Dress My Day | Makeup: Mookie Salinas Makeup Artist | Paper: Glossie | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Veil: Delica Bridal | Venue: Edmonton Natural Light Studio
I adore this vow renewal for SO many reasons – it’s gorgeous, of course, and inspired by my favorite move of ALL time, Love Actually, but it is also a fabulous reminder of what marriage is all about. The ups, the downs, the not so pretty parts that make you stronger and stronger year after year. This couple encompasses all of that in their stunning, “all them” renewal planned by Birds & Honey Events, and every gorgeous image captured by Katch Studios is waiting for you here.
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From the Bride…Where do I even begin? This is a bit of a long one ladies so please bear with me. 2013 was a year of many ups and many downs. It was also the year my father passed away so sometimes the downs get a little too much to deal with. The one thing that has always been constant in my life is my relationship with my husband. It is a relationship that I cherish more than anything in this world. It is a relationship filled with unconditional love, respect and support. It isn’t a cheesy relationship by any means. It is full of color, depth & emotion. We have days like anyone else where we don’t want to be in the same room and the very sight of the other person just makes you want to scream. We have days where we are sitting in silence, watching TV and holding hands and cant help but blush when the other glances over. We also have days where one of us falls apart and completely breaks down into darkness…this is where the other acts as not only a spouse but a true angel. For me, my husband has been that angel…constantly saving me from this darkness. The darkness that I speak of has been a life long, turbulent relationship with my father and when he passed away the world seemed to just come at a stop for me. My husband saw sides of me that I never wanted anyone to see. He never judged me, he never forced me to just “get over it”. He held my hand through it and showed me what the meaning of love was. Love doesn’t just happen on your wedding day. Love is a constant reminder we experience on a regular basis every day in our lives.
When it came time to our wedding anniversary my husband told me he wanted to renew our vows. This A) shocked me to the core because my husband is a bit of a manly man and B) We had only been married for 3 years. When I asked my husband why, this is what he told me: “Mona, It may be 3 years of marriage, but this date also represents the 10 years we have been together as a couple (our wedding anniversary is also our dating anniversary). Our wedding was full of pleasing everyone else. It wasn’t what we ever wanted. I just want it to be me and you kissing under a tree” When I heard this, I couldn’t help but tear up. Happy tears of course. I am always on edge about what people will think about us but I decided to just go with the flow without any worries in the world. I could care less what others thought of us because we only get one shot in this world, and we should spend it doing what makes us happy and my husband makes me very happy =) being a wedding planner I could have easily gone all out with flowers galore and even a new wedding dress but I didn’t want an actual reenactment of our wedding day, I just wanted the quiet setting I had always dreamed of. Something along the lines of a romantic elopement, Maybe with some balloons as our backdrop and some hand written vows like in the movie Love Actually. I wore a custom made tutu and a vintage sweater..topped it off with some gorgeous heels and I was ready to go. My hubby rocked a Hugo Boss suit and looked even more handsome than on our wedding day. Weddings and vow renewals at the core are such a sweet and intimate moments and sometimes you just need to listen to your heart and go with the flow. Everything else with fall perfectly into place.
Photography: Katch Studios | Floral Design: Cerise Floral Studio | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Hair & Makeup: Sunita Sumaru | Balloons: Stephanie Shives Studio | Custom Vow Renewal Invites: The Stationary Baker | Hand Written Vows: Justine Ma Design | Planning & Design: Birds & Honey Events | Suit: Hugo Boss
Elegant yet intimate, this Alberta beauty at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is just as pretty as they come. With beautiful images by FO Photography, gorgeous styling by Fresh Look Event Management and one adorable duo at the center of it all, this gallery is one pretty place to be today. See why here.
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From Fresh Look Event Management…The wedding ceremony was very small and included only family hosted at the Bride’s parents home in Edmonton. Sarah and Ben really wanted the focus to be on the cocktail reception that was to be held at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the Wedgewood Room. Guests were welcomed into the reception with a glass of Prosecco to celebrate the marriage of Sarah & Ben.
Instead of the traditional reception with a head table and assigned seating guests were able to mingle around the room choosing between the high and low cocktail tables. Each table had beautiful floral centerpieces that were either tall and short depending on the height of the table. Welcome cards were placed on each table, welcoming and thanking them for celebrating such a wonderful occasion as well as details about the menu. Lacelike candles on the tables looked absolutely stunning in combination with the décor and lighting. The candy buffet was filled with delicious Pink & White candy, pretty cupcakes, treat bags and sparkling scoops.
Photographer: FO Photography | Florist: Laurel's On Whyte | Wedding Dress: Novelle Bridal Shop | Cake: Cakes By Janna | Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers Freelance Hair And Makeup | DJ: DJ Hershey G | Make Up Artist: Susan Gill Makeup | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Wedding Planner & Designer: Fresh Look Event Management