{Real Wedding Story} Butterfly Kisses

BRIDE & GROOM: Tavia Steer & Andrew Hopper

WEDDING DATE: October 6th, 2018

CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (♥) (cambridgebutterfly.com) Cambridge, ON “Andrew and I both wanted to have an outdoor wedding where we were surrounded by nature, as we both love the outdoors. Being realistic we both knew that weather can be unpredictable and did not want to stress about things out of our control. When we found the Conservatory after endless hours of research and visiting the site, we knew this would be where we said our vows. “- T

# GUESTS: 90

THEME: “We embraced the theme of the butterfly conservatory and for our ceremony let the venue speak for itself using our wedding colours blue, navy and gold to add accents to the natural greenery of the space. For dinner we had a semi rustic feeling. We had the wall behind the head table and the ceiling draped with sheer fabric with fairy lights. On the tables we used burlap runners with either gold, burgundy or navy blue lace. Mason jars with lights and milkweed pods as well as mini white pumpkins finished off the tables.” – T

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jals Photography (jalsphotography. com) Belleville, ON “I have known our photographer for 12 years now. It was so fantastic to have that level of comfort with her. Jessica embraced our goofy and quirky natures for our engagement photos. For our wedding, she knew exactly what moments we would want captured. At one point during the wedding I remember asking Andrew where she was, as I couldn’t see her. She was camouflaged in the foliage balancing precariously on a rock to get the perfect angle. She truly captures the moments, candid and posed, and preserves them in her perfectly timed shots.” -T

FLORALS: Carisma Florists (carismaflorists.com) Mississauga, ON

CAKE: Just Temptations (justtemptations.com) Vaughan, ON

GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Acapella Men’s Clothing (acappellaclothing.ca) Toronto, ON

BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) Missssauga, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: Pro Makeup by Natasha (promakeupbynatasha.com) Hamilton, ON

DJ: DJ Charlie Clean~Custom Events (djcharlieclean.ca) Guelph, ON

TRANSPORTATION: Brentwood Livery (♥) (brentwoodlivery.ca) Kitchener, ON

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Plan as much as you can as far in advance as you can. You may think you have a lot of time but the wedding day comes faster than you think and in no time you’re walking down the aisle. It helped me to know that everything had been taken care of and there was nothing further I could do on the day.” – T

BEST MEMORY: “How smoothly everything went! But I will never forget the moment when the doors opened and I walked down the aisle to my soon to be husband. That walk was the longest, and the shortest, that I have ever taken. I will forever cherish the look in his eyes when he saw me for the first time.” – T

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

MORE ABOUT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY | Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (cambridgebutterfly.com) offers intimate, unique venue for ceremony, reception & year-round photos more details in their review in The Ring, here. To find out more, email Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory directly using the form below. 🙂

 

Acapella Men's Clothing, Brentwood Livery, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Carisma Florists, David's Bridal, DJ Charlie Clean, Jals Photography, Just Temptations, Pro Makeup by Natasha, Real Wedding Story, The Wedding Ring Magazine Spring/Summer 2019