DIY Love Story – Alexandra & Joel Fader {Real Wedding Story}

WEDDING DATE: August 22nd, 2020

LOCATION: Groom’s parents’ home in Puslinch, ON

PHOTOGRAPHY: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Kitchener, ON “We found Fedora online. Trent had this stunning photo of a couple with a dark sky in front of a huge chateau. His photos are stunningly dramatic and
unique and his pricing is so reasonable.” – A

GUEST #: 40

COLOUR PALETTE: Monochromatic with bursts of colour. “We did a lot of DIY for our wedding. My dress was white with black accents borrowed from my sister. I made my bouquet of black roses and pops of bright colour with supplies from Michaels. My husband was in bright blue. We handmade our invitations and a friend made our cake. Due to COVID-19, everyone had to organize what they were wearing with dresses/suits they already had” – A

GOWN ALTERATIONS: Sharleez Bridal (www.sharleezconcept.com) Pickering, ON

GROOM ATTIRE: Indochino (www.indochino.com)

HAIR & MAKEUP: KW Mobile Hair and Makeup (www.kwmobilemakeupandhair.ca) Kitchener, ON

CATERING: Chef D (www.chefdtv.com) Kitchener, ON

TELL US YOUR STORY: “Comparable to many of the other great love stories that you’ve read, Joel and I met while serving at an East Side Mario’s. We started dating in February of 2015. Four months into dating, I brought Joel to my sister’s wedding in which I was the Maid of Honour. This effectively guaranteed Joel would be sitting alone all night and would need to wait around for several hours while bridal party photos were done. Despite Joel’s reticence to be in large crowds of people he doesn’t know, he came and met effectively my entire family in one day. That’s when I knew he was planning on sticking around. We have traveled together to Paris and Versailles, Boston, Montreal, the
Dominican Republic, and one day we hope to go to Germany for Oktoberfest! Experienced travelers, we have enjoyed numerous adventures like drinking Dominican rum next to the ‘blowhole’ in Samana, drinking cognac in a stonewall basement in Paris, drinking lagers at Fenway in Boston, and drinking craft beer at Dieu du Ciel in Montreal. We got engaged in February of 2019, on Valentine’s – the day before our 4 year dating anniversary. Joel took me to Paris and proposed on the Place du Trocadéro across from the Eiffel Tower with the sun rising behind us. After a secret photographer was revealed to me (!) we took photos together to celebrate our engagement, and then went for breakfast.” – A

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “It was love in the time of COVID-19. Everything about getting married was a challenge. But we were committed to each other and our wedding date. We were getting married no matter what!” – A

BEST MEMORY: “Having a beautiful bonfire after the wedding and partying with all our friends and family. It was a stunning night, we were very lucky with the weather, and I will never forget it.” – A&J

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