Glenmore Sailing Club Wedding: Zoe + Simon

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Glenmore Sailing Club Wedding: Zoe + Simon

What to say about this wedding other than I loved everything about it. From the most relaxing morning (where Zoe’s mother gave her a necklace made from an earring she wore on her own wedding day), to the city views of their first look location (thank you Z+S for trusting my vision to shoot on top of a parkade!), to Zoe being SO eager to marry Simon that she was walking down the isle before he was even there ;) to their gorgeous outdoor dinner party at the Glenmore Sailing Club. Zoe + Simon, thank you for allowing me to witness such an incredible celebration of your love. Wishing you two all the best for your life together!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Cathedral

Reception Venue: Glenmore Sailing Club

Florals: Fall For Florals

Cake: Decadent Brulee

DJ: DJ Sonidef

Hairstylist: Michaela Howie

Catering: Fresh Kitchen

Bridal Boutique: Blush and Raven

Coordinator: It's All In the Details

Officiant: Father Bob Deliassan

Second Photographer: Shirley Lynne Photography

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Summer Priddis Wedding: Jennifer + Greg

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Summer Priddis Wedding: Jennifer + Greg

While it wasn’t the sunny, summery day they might have imagined, Jennifer + Greg’s wedding at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club was beautiful all the same. I don’t know how they managed to time everything so well with the weather, but they were able to at the very last minute make the decision to have their ceremony outdoors (props to the Priddis team for pulling it off!) AS WELL as get all of their portraits in in between between rainfalls. Their reception was laid back, forgoing the speeches and program to instead just relax and enjoy a meal with their friends and family. Everything went off without a hitch and I am so grateful that I was invited to celebrate with them!

Vendors:

Venue: Priddis Greens Golf

Florals: Incredible Florists

Band: Kaley Kinjo & the Hypocrites

Hair: Melissa Shaver Hair

Makeup: Jesica Morgan

Bridal Boutique: Sweet Pea & Noelle

Officiant: Don Higa

Second Photographer: Kaity Body 



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Scarboro Community Centre Wedding: Andrea + Matthew

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Scarboro Community Centre Wedding: Andrea + Matthew

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. I am ob-SESSED with these two.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining, the peonies were in full bloom at Central Memorial Park where we took bridesmaid portraits, and the a small breeze helped cool everybody off at their ceremony outside of the Scarboro Community Centre. These two put so much time and effort into making their wedding unique and special to them - but the highlight of the day had to have been Matthew’s surprise song that he wrote and performed for everybody. I am honoured these two asked me to document their day - I could not be happier to now call these two friends.

Florals: Costco

Catering: Manna Catering

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Scarboro Community Centre

Table greenery: Amborella Floral

DJ: Paul Worth

Hairstylist: Keara Penton

Makeup: Madi Leigh Makeup Artistry

Bridal Gown: Enzoani

Bridal Boutique: Durand Bridal

Men’s Attire: Moore's

Officiant: Matt Moore

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Burnaby Hart House Wedding: Kaiyi + Jason

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Burnaby Hart House Wedding: Kaiyi + Jason

Where to start with this wedding… from our very first meeting, to their engagement session at Moraine Lake, to their wedding at the Hart House in Burnaby, I have so loved getting to know both Kaiyi + Jason. They are so easy-going, kind and fun to be around - and their wedding was no exception.

The day consisted of door games (which are always a favourite of mine to witness), a traditional tea ceremony, and a first look under a willow tree (um, yes please). Deer Lake made the perfect backdrop for portraits and their ceremony on the lawn at the Hart House. The day went by effortlessly (huge shoutout to Eron of Encore Events for helping make it all happen!) and was an absolute dream to photograph. Kaiyi + Jason, their friends and family, and the incredible team of vendors they put together made this a day to remember. I cannot thank them enough for allowing me to be part of it.


Vendors:

Florals: Kathleen Chiu - Proline Decor

Venue + Catering: Hart House Restaurant

Bridal Dress: Callablanche

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus

Paper goods: Patti Paper Co

Welcome sign: Hand Lettered Love by Bev

Videography: Grey House Visual

Day of Coordination: Eron of Encore Events

Officiant: Joel of All Seasons Weddings

Second Photographer: Shanna Erinne Photography

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Quarry Lake Engagement Session: Kari + Travis

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Quarry Lake Engagement Session: Kari + Travis

I was thrilled when we finally had a warm weekend so I could meet these two in the mountains for their engagement session. While it was a pain waiting for the polar vortex to make it’s way out of town, it was so worth the wait - we all agreed that we couldn’t get enough of the sunshine on our faces. Hanging out with these two was so fun - they were so relaxed, down to earth, and I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with them at their wedding in October!

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Stewart Creek Winter Wedding: Allie + Jesse

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Stewart Creek Winter Wedding: Allie + Jesse

Their engagement session brought pouring rain, and their wedding day brought freezing temperatures and yet, that didn’t stop Allie + Jesse from committing to forever (and having a heck of a time doing it).

Stewart Creek Golf Course made the perfect backdrop for A+J as they said their vows, ate with friends and family, and danced the night away. It was so much fun getting to hang out with these two and their families, I’d wouldn’t hesitate to sign up to do it all over again (but maybe skip the polar vortex).

Congratulations Allie + Jesse on your beautiful day! Hope you guys have the BEST time in Cuba on your honeymoon! Bring back some sun for us!

Vendors:
Hair: Meili Beauty
Gown: Embrace Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Suits: Moores Clothing
Venue: Stewart Creek Golf Course
Officiant: Patrick Smiley
DJ: Sounds Unlimited
Second Photographer: Laura Nadine Photography

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My wish for your wedding

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My wish for your wedding

My wish is that your wedding is not just a party where you get to show off your pretty dress or drink really good wine. Instead, my wish is that your wedding day is a genuine expression and reflection of the love and devotion that you have for one another; that it's a celebration of the unique and beautiful journey that has brought you to this moment; and that when you look back on your wedding day, your remember how it felt to be surrounded by your community, reading your promises of commitment and devotion out loud, and holding your loved one as close as you possibly could.

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Canmore Engagement Session: Rachel + Ben

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Canmore Engagement Session: Rachel + Ben

This time of my year is my favourite time to shoot in Canmore - there’s a perfect dusting of snow on the mountains, the colours have softened and the crisp air means my couples have to get close to stay warm ;) It was so much fun getting to hang out with these two at Quarry Lake Park. I can’t wait to hang out with them at their wedding in just a few months!

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Moraine Lake Engagement Session: Kaiyi + Jason

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Moraine Lake Engagement Session: Kaiyi + Jason

I was so excited when Kaiyi reached out to me about photographing her and Jason’s wedding. Not only was Kaiyi a bridesmaid in Carmen' + Jeramy’s wedding last year (my favs!) but their plans to get married out in Burnaby had me jumping at the opportunity to head west next summer.

And just as I fell in love with Carmen + Jeramy, I fell in love with these two. Moraine Lake made the perfect backdrop for Kaiyi + Jason’s engagement session. They were up for anything - climbing up boulders, braving the (incredibly) cold winds, or battling it out with an intense rock skipping competition (I’ll let you guess who won based on the photos at the end). Not to mention, they had come all the way from Red Deer for this session. Both being optometrists, they also gratefully and patiently answered all of my optometry-related questions on the drive up to the lake.

I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with these two next summer!

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Glencoe Club Wedding: Nadine + Nathan

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Glencoe Club Wedding: Nadine + Nathan

It's no surprise as to why people travelled from all over to celebrate with Nadine + Nathan on their wedding day. These two make everyone they know feel so incredibly loved, cared for, and cherished. And it didn't stop with them - their family and community were so kind and genuinely excited to celebrate with them. I loved the unique touches they added to their day to make it fun for their guests, including a scavenger hunt they put together for their guests during photos. And let me say - Nadine + Nathan know how to throw a party. Music is incredibly important to them,  so their reception at the Glencoe Club had no shortage of music, whether it was friends who wrote songs for them, their siblings who sang for their first dance, or the party that the Johnny Summers Little Big Band threw.  

Nadine + Nathan, it's been so fun getting to know you both and experience this chapter of your life. Thank you for making me feel like a friend instead of a vendor on your wedding day. I'm so incredibly happy that you two found one another and that you get to spend forever together!

 

Florist: Black Earth Floral

Cake and other Desserts: Candace Heibert and Dan Bonjte 

DJ/Band: Johnny Summers Little Big Band

Hair: Hair: Jolene Ceraldi

Makeup: Lisa Mahe

Catering: Glencoe Club

Gown: Stella York

Store: Bridal Boutique

Transportation/Limo: AMPM Limo

Second Photographer: Me + You Studios