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Rustic Elegance on the Sunshine Coast

This, my friends, is how you do rustic elegance.  A breathtaking setting on the Sunshine Coast (hello Rockwater Resort), a modern meets stunning gown from Johanna Johnson and an all-white color palette that is the epitome of sophistication.  Together it’s a combo that completely defines pretty and you can see it all captured by James Looker in the full gallery.

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From The Bride… The day was perfect from start to finish. I went with a clean theme of crisp whites with a hint of rustic. Candles were scattered along the tables in mason jars, and the nametags and table numbers were placed in branch rounds that my dad cut at my cabin. The flowers were all white – a mix of roses, hydrangeas, dahlias for the centerpieces and white phlox, white goose neck, white lilies and gladiolas were added (with the above three) for the larger assortments in rustic galvanized buckets that were at the end of the aisle for the ceremony and around the head table for the reception.

We had a white dessert buffet table with macaroons (from Kitchening and Co.), mini coconut cupcakes (from Flour Bakeshop), meringues (from Ganache) and our cake for cutting (Flour Bakeshop), alongside apothecary jars filled with candy. On the same table we also placed black and white photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day.

The ceremony took place waterfront at the edge of a cliff. My brother and friend played the acoustic guitar while everyone was finding their seat, and guests sat under a clear roof tent. The groom and wedding party walked down the aisle to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson and I walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

Cocktail hour was brought up around the pool deck, and the reception took place down below, under the same clear roof tent. We had a vintage chandelier hanging from the center of the tent, and string lights were hung around the inner circumference. Hundreds of tealights were lit in mason jars down the middle of each of the tables and the whole tent had a magical glow to it with the sunset colors beaming through. Instead of a photobooth we chose to have disposable cameras on every table.

Dancing was brought back upstairs, inside, and the resort staff told us they had never seen such a fun and crazy dancefloor – we thank our DJ, Emilita! The dancefloor room doors opened up to an upper terrace deck equipped with a bar and lounge furniture so that those who didn’t want to dance could still enjoy the moment with those busting out moves.

The night ended with around 40 of our closest friends skinny-dipping in the phosphorescence and live guitar jams until the early hours of the morning.

I got a lot of my inspiration by looking at photos of weddings from photographers that I love (incl. James Looker, Rebecca Amber and Jamie Lauren) as well as wedding blogs (such as Ruffled and Style Me Pretty) and of course Pinterest and Etsy.

Photography: James Looker Photography | Bride's Shoes: BCBG Max Azria | Bridesmaid's Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Catering: The Rockwater Resort | Groom's Shoes: Sperry Top Sider | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Bride's Dress: Johanna Johnson | Bride's Earrings: Harlings | Bride's Headpiece And Belt: Johanna Johnson | Ceremony And Reception Venue: The Rockwater Resort | Hairstylist And Makeup Artist: Kaitlin Hargreaves | Her Wedding Ring: Harlings | His Wedding Ring: Tacon | Reception Music: DJ Emilita

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Classic Brock House Wedding

I’ve been known to shed a tear or two over my favorite “I dos,” but this film by Hello Tomorrow features first look emotion that’ll leave you smiling and sobbing all in the same breath – I promise. It’s an extra special peek into this sweet moment for two, so do yourself a favor and just press play.

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From Hello Tomorrow Wedding Films…When we look back on our summer one of the highlights for us was for sure Jackie and Darrin. The most important part of Jackie and Darrin’s wedding (besides actually getting married obviously) was friends and family. One thing that came up time and time again during our meetings with them was how they wanted to make sure everyone had the time of their lives. The thing I remember most about their wedding? How much stinking fun it was. Honestly, Mac’s cheeks were sore (and extra rosy) from smiling so much.

Jackie is hilarious, sarcastic and super quick. Darrin is likely the most well spoken groom that has ever been. He is also hilarious. And together this couple was a dream to shoot. They were able to be themselves completely for the entire day and laughed SO much. Nothing better then a bride and groom who genuinely enjoy every part of their wedding day.

Photography: Love Out Loud | Cinematography: Hello Tomorrow Wedding Films | Ceremony Venue: Brock House

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A Canadian Mountain Wedding by Rhys Albrecht Photography

There’s no denying it—when the stunning Bride is a wedding planner and owner of Created Lovely Events, her wedding is bound to be as lovely as it gets. Not to mention, her handsome groom just so happens to be a ski and wedding photographer! So a perfectly planned mountain soiree was in the cards for these two lovebirds from the start. With Rhys Albrecht Photography behind the lens, you’re invited to one of the prettiest galleries around.

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From the beautiful Bride, Nicole of Created Lovely Events… Our wedding day was nothing short of amazing. The planning was a little more stressful than I had hoped, but I was both a wedding planner and a bride marrying my wedding photographer fiance and was feeling a teensy bit of pressure. We decided that we were going to make our wedding as true to us as possible. That way we’d never feel the need to compare our wedding to any others we worked, and I can honestly say that was the best thing we did in regards to planning.

Let’s start with the venue. Royce is both a ski and wedding photographer (a man of many talents I’d say) and since he did contract ski photography for Revelstoke Mountain Resort his photos were on all of the lift passes. Conveniently making it the perfect surprise on our wedding day for me to run the gondola for all of our guests up to the reception, and him receiving a cute custom lift pass to find out! Revelstoke is also Royce’s hometown and where he learned to ski at age 2 by his late father. His dad clearly made an appearance at our wedding by lifting the heavy down pour of rain just in time for our ceremony and shining the most incredible God rays for the rest of the afternoon.

On the morning of the wedding, my girls and I got ready in Plum Pretty Sugar robes while my mom (also a make-up artist) did our make-up. With 30 out of the 100 guests being wedding vendors, there was little stressing left for Royce and I. We were well taken care of and so thankful for all those that helped when the rain looked like it just wasn’t going to let up.

During our ceremony we exchanged rings engraved with Mount Begbie, the mountains in the background of our ceremony. Our married guests were asked to stand before our vows to recommit their own. Our pastor led as the husbands and wives held hands and exchanged “I do’s”. It was one of my favourite moments of our ceremony though I’m sure I could barely process it over my own excitement.

Our guests and bridal party took the gondola up to the reception and then enjoyed an abundance of local draft beer, a burger and poutine bar, and cupcakes. Since the reception was held in the mid-mountain lodge of the ski hill, we used the cafeteria to our advantage and embraced the idea of a burger bar. And I’m so glad we did. It was delicious!

The night ended with shot skis, dancing, and celebrations with family and friends. It was truly our dream wedding from start to finish. No others will compare (but don’t hold me to that… I’m kind of smitten with my clients weddings right now!).

P.S.- You may notice the maid of honour from this wedding! My sister’s wedding made an SMP appearance this past September in Vancouver. xo

Photography: Rhys Albrecht Photography | Wedding Planning & Design: Created Lovely Events| Videography: Ryan Bouman Film | Floral Design: Classic Creations Floral Design | Cake: Sweet On You | Stationary: Modern Invitations | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Make-Up: Mother Of The Bride | Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca | Bridal Party Shoes: Toms Shoes | Bridesmaid Gifts: Plum Pretty Sugar | Graphic Design: Meg White | Groomsmen Attire: Top Man | Groomsmen Bags: Wedding Chicks | Hair : Pure Image | Mountain Resort: Revelstoke Mountain Resort | Signage: Be Marry Events | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Origami

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