Cambridge Butterfly Dudek Photography

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory {review}

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is the perfect *staycation* destination venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions & year-round photos All year-round, rain or shine, the 10,000 sq.ft. indoor garden at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is flourishing with hundreds of exotic plants and flowers and thousands of free-flying butterflies – welcome to the tropics here in Waterloo Region! When you […]

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Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery Taylor Hughes Photography

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery {review}

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery is the ultimate Ontario West Coast wedding destination offering gazebos, overnight accommodations, waterfalls, lake access, and gorgeous indoor & outdoor wedding spaces Located along the shores of Lake Huron between Bayfield & Grand Bend, Hessenland offers a unique combination of history, innovation, and European elegance. Original exposed stone walls in […]

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Lovely Weddings & Events photo by Gary Evans Photography

Lovely Weddings & Events {review}

Specializing in over the top Pop Up Weddings, Lovely Weddings & Events helps couples get married with none of the stress but all of the fun! All Photos: Gary Evans Photography As a wedding planning and design company with over 15 years of weddings under their belt, Lovely Weddings & Events specializes in providing unique […]

Lovely Weddings and Events

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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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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Minimony, Microwedding & Elopement

Minimony vs Microwedding vs Elopement: 2020 has brought so many changes to our lives and how we do things. With 80% of 2020 weddings having been postponed, couples are choosing to move forward with their celebrations with a whole new approach to their wedding day. With all the changes to gathering sizes due to COVID-19, […]

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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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My backyard dream wedding

My Backyard Dream Wedding

My Backyard Dream Wedding is a guest post by Elle et Lui Events COVID-19 has affected a lot of engaged couples, requiring them to make difficult decisions about their weddings, and has left them overwhelmed and frustrated. Our team decided to put together a micro-wedding shoot to show how small and intimate weddings can still be […]

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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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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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The Benefits of a Micro Wedding or Elopement

Guest post by Amy at Unmistakably You | Photo: HRM Photography Let’s not sugar-coat it. Covid SUCKS. The uncertainty, the constant state of flux, the inability to plan more than a few days in advance… these are all things that make wedding planning tough. As the 2021 wedding season approaches, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that […]

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Micro Weddings in Paradise

Micro Weddings in Paradise is an expert tip by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com) | Photo above: Honey Photography Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, a truly unique wedding venue, features both an indoor ceremony space and reception space, perfect all year-’round! A micro-wedding at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory grants you and your guests exclusive use of the entire facility, […]

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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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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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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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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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Woodsy Boho {design palette}

BRIDE & GROOM: Kylee & Mackenzie WEDDING DATE: August 29th, 2020 LOCATION: Drysdale’s Tree Farm (www.drysdales.ca) Egbert, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Heather Hugo Photography (www.heatherhugophotography.ca) Barrie, ON BRIDE ATTIRE: Willowby (www.watters.com/willowby) GROOM ATTIRE: Marks Work Warehouse (www.marks.com) & Moores Clothing for Men (www.mooresclothing.com) OFFICIANT: Irene McCombs (www.facebook.com/rev.irenemccombs) Wasaga Beach, ON DETAILS: “We just wanted simple, no fuss, […]

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Maximizing Accessories for a Micro Wedding {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY BLAIR NADEAU BRIDAL ADORNMENTS (www.blairnadeau.com) Toronto, ON Micro, Zoom, Intimate, Elopements, all the wedding terms we have been hearing about and navigating during the current new normal. Blair Nadeau shares her experience and tips to maximize your accessories. “I’ve recently had many brides-to-be inquire about what these smaller-scale weddings mean for their […]

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