Forest Dance – Renée & Derrick Chappel {Real Wedding Story}

WEDDING DATE: July 10th, 2021

CEREMONY LOCATION: Whistle Bear Golf Course (www.whistlebear.ca), Cambridge, ON

PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (♥) (www.daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “We met Dragi at The Wedding Ring Expo in Cambridge and were immediately drawn to his energetic personality! Dragi is so creative and always goes above and beyond to capture photos that represent Derrick and I as a couple. We did our engagement shoot with Dragi at the CNE and it was so much fun! He was game for anything and even got on to the Skyride in order to capture Derrick and I recreating a photo we had taken during our first year of dating.” – R

GUEST #: 85

COLOUR PALETTE: Light Pink, Navy, and Greenery

BRIDE ATTIRE: Tilted Veil (www.tiltedveil.com) Guelph, ON

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (www.moores.com) Kitchener, ON

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Azazie (www.azazie.ca)

HAIR: Hairluxe Co. (www.hairluxe.ca) Toronto, ON

MAKEUP: Faces By Nadeen (@facesbynadeen) Kitchener, ON

FLORAL: From The Potting Shed (www.fromthepottingshed.com) Cambridge, ON

CAKE: Funfetti Cakehouse (www.funfetticakehouse.com) Georgetown, ON

TELL US YOUR STORY: “Derrick and I have known each other since high school. We have always been best friends, but a few years after graduating from university/college, it was clear that our friendship was something more. We started dating, and a few years later purchased our first home together (where Derrick proposed to me by planting a magnolia tree in the front yard). After two postponements and a difficult year, we are so happy to have finally been able to get married!” – R

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “The biggest challenge we faced was having to postpone and downsize our wedding. We postponed twice, and although it was a difficult choice to make, we are so lucky to have such amazing vendors who were incredibly understanding and made the process as easy as possible!” – R

BEST MEMORY: “Our favourite memories from our wedding day are our first look and our first dance. Due to COVID-19, we did not have a traditional reception, so we decided to do our first dance during our photo session in the forest at Whistle Bear Golf Course, surrounded by our bridal party. One of our groomsmen, Brennan, brought his guitar and played our first dance song for us. That really made the moment super special.” – R

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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