Bold, Beautiful & Dreamy | April & Curtis {real wedding story}

Photo above: Laura Thomson Photography “April and Curtis were married on a long weekend Friday in September in a tent that is what all wedding dreams are made of! Their choice of champagne, cream, navy, and gold was a bold and beautiful combination, perfect for a cozy and romantic fall day.” “With guests gathered at […]

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Kissed the girl | Kayla & Jeremy {destination real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Kayla Hiemstra & Jeremy Gravelle WEDDING DATE: October 26th, 2019 CEREMONY LOCATION: Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, Walt Disney World(www.disneyweddings.com) Orlando, FL RECEPTION LOCATION: California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort (www.disneyworld.com) Orlando, FL PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Collins Photography (www.jesscollinsphotos.com) Kitchener, ON “There is a Facebook group for Disney couples to help eachother with the planning process, […]

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Destination Mexico | Josie & Fuhai {destination real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Josie Rao & Fuhai Van WEDDING DATE: November 22nd, 2019 LOCATION: Dreams Resort (www.dreamsresorts.com) Playa Mujeres, Mexico “Danielle, our sister-in-law found Judy Nguyen on Instagram and referred us. After seeing her portfolio online, Fuhai and I contacted Judy to set up a coffee meeting. Judy was so pleasant and funny in person, […]

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Lauren & Reymel {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Lauren Maas & Reymel Sunglao Wedding Date: June 2, 2018 Guest #: 90 Ceremony & Reception Location: Brantview Apples and Cider (www.brantviewapples.com) Photographer: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Colour Palette: “Our theme for the day was family-oriented, rustic, and simple. We really loved the venue as it was, so we did very minimal décor. […]

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Warm Winter Love | Karen & Klaus {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Karen & Klaus Pirker WEDDING DATE: February 22nd, 2020 LOCATION: The Briars Resort & Spa (www.briars.ca) Jacksons Point, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Ophra Alexandra Photography (www.ophraalexandra.com) Newmarket, ON GUEST #: 40 COLOUR PALETTE: “We decided on burgundy for our colour scheme and called Matilyn (recommended by the Briars) to initially rent burgundy tablecloths and […]

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Simple, Intimate, Perfect | Cait & Mike {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Cait & Mike Abramovitz WEDDING DATE: September 11th, 2020 LOCATION: Langdon Hall (www.langdonhall.ca), Cambridge, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Evans Photography (www.gary-evans.ca) Kitchener, ON “I had already been following Gary on Instagram before we had even started wedding planning. He was always the clear choice for us.” – C GUEST #: 18 COLOUR PALETTE: […]

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Stars Hollow in the Fall | Jasmin & Colin {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jasmin & Colin Sanford WEDDING DATE: October 17th, 2020 LOCATION: Forest City National Golf Club (www.fcngolfclub.com) London, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) London, ON “I actually found HRM Photography while helping plan my best friend’s wedding in 2019. We came across them at their booth at a wedding show and they just […]

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Amanda & Gavin {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amanda Owen & Gavin MoynaughPhotographer: Lisa Rivard PhotographyWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married at the Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica. We had planned to marry on the beach at sunset with our closest friends and family present. Our reception […]

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Modern Romeo & Juliet | Tara & Trevor (real wedding story)

BRIDE & GROOM: Tara & Trevor Cragg WEDDING DATE: April 4th, 2020 LOCATION: “Our friend’s balcony where we met!”-T PHOTOGRAPHY: Kelsie Kathleen Photo + Cinema (www.kelsiekathleen.com) Guelph, ON GUEST #: 4 BRIDE ATTIRE: Sash & Bustle Bridal Boutique (www.sashandbustle.com) Toronto, ON GROOM ATTIRE: Outlooks for Men (www.outlooksformen.com) FLORAL: “My friend Lauren and I purchased the […]

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Beauty of the Barn | Taylor & Dan {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Taylor Scott & Dan Hurley WEDDING DATE: June 13th, 2020 CEREMONY LOCATION: The Lavender Farm (www.thelavenderfarm.ca) Ayr, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Private Property PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Limoyo Photography (♥) (www.brianlimoyoweddings.com) Kitchener, ON “The Lavender Farm provided us with a list of recommended vendors. As we were looking for bartenders, we came across Brian Limoyo […]

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Until the Very End | Victoria & Alora {real wedding story}

BRIDE & BRIDE: Victoria Sebben & Alora Keers WEDDING DATE: September 19th, 2020 LOCATION: Alora’s parents’ house, Everett, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Cambridge, ON COLOUR PALETTE: “We had a Harry Potter-themed reception, with 4 long tables, each representing a Harry Potter house and a head table which had a colour from each house. It […]

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A Covid Union | Jessica & Monty {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica Lee & Monty Mak WEDDING DATE: August 23rd, 2020 LOCATION: Royal Canadian Yacht Club (www.rcyc.ca) Toronto, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (www.daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “Monty and I know NOTHING about photography but the one thing that was important to me was having good photos. So I knew that we were going toneed […]

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Jewel Tone Beauty | Bridget & Christopher {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Bridget & Christopher Sullivan WEDDING DATE: October 10th, 2020 LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (♥) (stoneridgeinn.com) & The Rose Chapel (rosechapel.ca), London, ON “We wanted a smaller intimate venue and one that could host both the ceremony and reception. When we toured the Rose Chapel and Stoneridge reception […]

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One Love | Omar & Raymond {Real Wedding Story}

GROOM & GROOM: Raymond & Levon “Omar” Darby WEDDING DATE: December 8th, 2018 LOCATION: Royal York United Church (ryru.ca) Etobicoke, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Rabbat Photography (rabbatphoto.com) Toronto, ON“We chose Danielle to photograph our wedding because we knew her from Royal York United Church, which helped sponsor us. My favourite photos were the ones we took inside […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Four Leaf Clover | Jessica & Cody

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica & Cody McMullin WEDDING DATE: September 26th, 2020 LOCATION: Paletta Mansion (palettalakefrontmansion.com), Burlington, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Judy Nguyen Photography (judynguyenphoto.com) Toronto, ON “She was outgoing, fun; and overall excited to shoot for us. We first did our engagement photos with her that turned out beautifully, and we just knew our wedding photos […]

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Hunter & Trey {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Hunter Markle & Trey Smith-Craig Together for: 4 years Tell us your story!: “2020 has been a year like no other for everyone. The start of our 3rd year together was shadowed by the passing of several family members and our relationship was challenged. In the coming months of social isolation and physical distancing, we […]

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Rebecca & Connor {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Rebecca Long & Connor Hayes Engagement Photos: Digital Daydreams Photography Together for: 6.5 years Tell us your story!: “Connor and I went to high school together, but failed to see just how perfect we would fit! I reached out to him on Facebook after I had graduated and he ended up asking me on our first date. […]

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Liz & Rob {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Liz & Rob BadleyPhotographer: Honey Photography (www.honeyphotos.ca)Wedding Date: 21-Nov-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: 10,000What was your original plan?: “We were to be married in Cayo Santa Maria Cuba with 40 of our close friends and family.”Ceremony & Reception Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com)Colour Palette: Marine (navy) Blue and Amethyst Tell us your […]

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Maggie & Dan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Maggie Horsburgh & Dan DeruytterWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Photographer: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Wedding Ceremony: Doon ChapelWedding Reception: NithRidge Estate Weddings and Events (eventdepot.ca/nithridge-estate) Original Guest #: 150Original Budget: $15,000What was your original plan?: “We are #RepeatOffenders so our original plan to was to invite all of our friends and simply have a party. We […]

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Kortney & Patrick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Kortney Weichel & Patrick SchmidtPhotographer: Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com)Wedding Date: 08-Aug-2020Original Guest #: 115Original Budget: $50,000What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married inside a church (Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo) and have our reception at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener). We ended up having a small intimate outdoor […]

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Sophie & Ryan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sophie & Ryan Chubb Photographer: Bride’s best friend, Anne Lecomte (@elann.comete) Wedding Date: 11-Jul-2020 Original Guest #: 200 Original Budget: $30,000 What was your original plan?: “We were supposed to have an international wedding at Madsens Greenhouse (madsens.ca) in Newmarket with 200 guests including 50 people from Belgium.” Ceremony Location: Groom’s parents’ […]

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Meghan & Brett {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Meghan & Brett Wingfield Wedding Date: July 11, 2020 Photographer: Beatrice Elford Photography (beatriceelford.com) Original Guest #: 140 Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to have the ceremony at my home church in Paris, Ontario (Cedarview Church). The ceremony was to be short and simple, then […]

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Sharad & Hasnat {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sharad Protiti & Hasnat Khan Wedding Date: 22-Aug-2020 Photographer: Woodgate Photography (woodgatephotography.com) Original Guest #: 1000 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married in Bangladesh on 1st January, 2021. The whole arrangement would have 3 parts: A turmeric ceremony, a wedding ceremony and a […]

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Amelia & Nick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amelia & Nick Sarantakos Wedding Date: Sept 26, 2020 Photographer: Jorge Polio Photography (jorgepoliophotography.com) Original Guest #: 115 Original Budget:$29,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was more or less the same as what we went ahead with, but on a larger scale and with the ability to have a […]

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Erica & Frank {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Erica Boccia & Frank Daigle Photographer: Purple Tree Wedding Photography (purpletree.ca) Videographer: Twan Productions (facebook.com/twanproduction) Wedding Date: 21-Mar-2020 Original Guest #: 80 What was your original plan?: “Ceremony and reception at the Village Loft at Bayview Village. We are both the first children from either family to get married so it was […]

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Marko & Marly {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Marko Laban & Marly Faltas Photographer: Creative Photos GTA (creativephotos.ca) Wedding Date: September 7th Original Guest #: 250 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “We originally scheduled our wedding on May 31st, 2020. We planned it over two years ago and originally were planning to have 250 people at the […]

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Steph & Tara {real wedding story}

Bride & Bride: Steph Walter & Tara Piper Photographer: Lyn Schmidt Photography (www.lsphotography.biz) Wedding Date: June 23, 2018 Guest #: 75 Ceremony & Reception Location: Imperio Banquet Hall (www.imperiobanquethall.com) Officiant: Something New Officiant (somethingnewofficiant.ca) Colour Palette: Pastel rainbow Tell us your story!: “I began a new journey in life, one that started with recovery. I never knew what that choice would bring […]

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Alex & Tyler {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Alex Antle & Tyler Bennett Photographer: Hatt Photography (hattphotography.com) Wedding Date: September 5, 2020 Guest #: 5 Ceremony Location: Gros Morne Mountain (www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/activ/experiences/randonnee-hiking/mgm-gmm) Colour Palette: “The theme of our wedding centered around love for the land and culture. We spent our entire wedding day hiking to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, […]

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Tiffany & Kiana {real wedding story}

Bride + Bride: Tiffany & Kiana Hill Photographer: Kelsey Goodwin Photography (kgoodphoto.com) Wedding Date: June 20, 2020 Guest #: 20 Ceremony & Reception Location: The couple’s backyard in Delta, BC (Ladner) Colour Palette: Forest green, white, gold. Theme: Rustic, elegant, botanical. Tell us your story!: “Tiffany proposed to Kiana. It was a surprise proposal where […]

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