{Reality Wedding Story} Classic, Elegant & Timeless | Carla & Tim

Classic, elegant and timeless is exactly what Carla and Tim got at their gorgeous Cambridge Mill (cambridgemill.ca) wedding captured by the incredibly talented Anne Edgar from Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com)…

Bride & Groom: Carla and Tim

Wedding Date: June 17, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Location: Cambridge Mill (cambridgemill.ca) “We used the Pavilion for our ceremony and the Falls Room for our reception. Cambridge Mill is a gorgeous venue with a modern rustic feel and a beautiful view of the Grand River. I especially loved the ceremony room which gave the effect of being outside (high glass walls) without having to actually be outside (it was much less stressful for me not having to worry about the rain!). Additionally, it was an ideal location for our family and guests, the food at the Cambridge Mill is exceptional, there is a lovely park right across the street for wedding photos (Mill Race Park), and the Cambridge Mill staff was very professional, organized and very responsive to all of our questions.” – C&T

Colour Palette: Blush

Theme: “Classic, elegant, timeless. This theme came across through our selection of the venue, the flowers, the cake, the bridesmaid dresses and the wedding gown.” – C

Flowers: “Bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages were provided by From the Potting Shed (fromthepottingshed.com). Bouquets were composed of seasonal ivory and blush flowers with amnesia rose, white hydrangea, white peony, rose white ohara, spray rose, white majolica, white veronica, and other garden flowers. The bouquets included pretty foliage (eucalyptus and jasmine) and were French braided with ivory, champagne and picot-edged ribbon.” – C

Décor: “We didn’t hire a decorator. We dropped off our décor items two nights before our wedding at the rehearsal. The Cambridge Mill staff took care of most of the set-up on the morning of our wedding. Both the ceremony room and the reception room were beautiful on their own, so there wasn’t a significant amount of décor needed. In the ceremony room we simply added some white bows to the aisle seats. For the reception, we purchased rustic-looking hurricane lanterns from Kitchen Stuff Plus to use as our table centerpieces and sprinkled rose petals around them to add a soft touch of colour. The head table was decorated with the bridal bouquets placed in simple glass vases that were provided by the florist.”- C

Fav décor element: “I loved our bouquets, the wedding cake and our succulent wedding favours.” – C

DIY: “Our big DIY project was the succulent wedding favours. We purchased 150 assorted succulents from Succulents Canada in Fenwick, Ontario. We potted them into simple beige Ikea pots, wrapped each one with a blush bow, added a thank you tag, and lightly dusted them with sparkles.” – C&T

Invitations/stationery: Vistaprint (vistaprint.ca)

Cake: Picture Perfect Cake Art (pictureperfectcakeart.com)

Wedding favours: Potted succulents

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: “The groomsmen and groom’s suits were made by Peter Parvez (peterparvez.ca) The groomsmen ties were from Nordstrom (nordstrom.com) The groom’s bowtie and the socks for all of the groomsmen and the groom were from Harry Rosen (harryrosen.com)” – T

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: “The blush bridesmaid dresses were part of the White by Vera Wang collection from David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) The bridesmaids wore nude shoes and an assortment of different earnings.” – C

Bride’s dress and accessories: “My wedding gown was by Rosa Clara Bridal and I purchased it from Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique Canada (thebay.com) My earrings and bracelet were from Swarovski.” – C

DJ: Copeland DJ (copelanddj.ca/)

Hair & make-up: Pretty in Pink Mobile Makeup & Hair (prettyinpink-mobilemakeup.com)

Photographer:  Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com) “She was recommended by my venue and I could see from her online portfolio that she had captured many weddings at the Cambridge Mill. I liked the fact that she would be very familiar with the venue and all of the great photo opportunities surrounding it. I also knew someone from work who had Anne capture her wedding and spoke very highly of her. After chatting with Anne and reviewing her online portfolios, I felt confident that she would be a perfect fit for us. It was very comfortable and easy to work with Anne. She was very professional, had lots of creative ideas for our photos, and was able to make everyone laugh with her sense of humour (it was nice to get natural smiles from everyone in our photos). My favourite part of the photos were the ceremony pictures. It was such a beautiful setting and Anne captured the moment perfectly.” – C

Biggest challenge: “The succulent wedding favours turned out to be a lot more work than initially anticipated. Also, several cars were needed to transport them. Luckily for me, I have two amazing sisters (my two maids of honor) who sacrificed many hours of their spare time to help me!” – C

Fav wedding memory: “I loved the moment of the reveal before the ceremony when I first saw Joe. It was nice to see him for the first time that day in a more private setting (rather than in front of all our guests). It really helped to reduce my nerves before the ceremony.” – C

Advice from one bride to another: “Look for a venue immediately after you get engaged! If you’re looking for a Saturday in the Spring, Summer or Fall, the good venues will fill up fast!” – C

Something noteworthy: “One item to note is that the bridesmaids and myself got ready the morning of the wedding at Langdon Hall (langdonhall.ca) Langdon Hall is a beautiful hotel/spa with lovely grounds for photos, which we totally took advantage of!” – C

For more from Anne…

Anne Edgar Photography is available online for more information and samples at her website: www.anneedgarphoto.com. If you’d like to ask questions or learn more about Anne Edgar and view her portfolio, contact her by email (using the form directly below), or by phone at 519-616-2214.

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