"I will never forget the evening Mandy informed me of her intentions to propose to Brittney. We had planned a night out, at our very special place –Una. Mandy was looking particularly radiant this evening, almost like a cat who had caught a mouse. As we were waiting to be seated Mandy couldn’t contain her excitement- and she told me “I’m going to propose to Britt.” This is when my eyes immediately swelled with tears. I had always assumed that Britt would proposing to Mandy, so I had to inquire, what had inspired you to propose?
Mandy said to me with glowing confidence, “I have never been so sure of something in my entire life. I want to be married to Britt forever, and I want to give her that special moment of surprise, I don’t want to wait”
When I first met Mandy & Britt, I was instantly blown away by their love for one another. We met for coffee one evening last October, and fell in love with their kind, warm personalities. As they recalled their story for me, it came to light that Brittney was the one who did most of the pursing at the beginning of their relationship. They met at a bar, "where all good things happen" and while Brittney was immediately enamoured with Mandy, Mandy was yet to be on the same page. And so the pursuit began. It took an evening of ginger bread house making, a "House Bunny" movie night, and a kiss at midnight for Mandy to slowly but surely fall in love with Brittney.
As noted above in Megan's speech (Yes, she gave me permission to use her speech. We're friends. It's cool) after 7 years of adventuring through life with Brittney, Mandy could no longer wait to be her wife. So on Christmas 2013, a Chinese gift exchange took place between them and their closest friends. After everyone had excitedly opened their presents, Britt was confused as she sat without a gift. Suddenly, she received the best gift of all: there Mandy was, kneeling, ring in hand, asking Britt to spend the rest of her life with her.
Their wedding could not have been more perfect. Love was certainly in the air on that crisp September day. Their wedding took place at The Lake House, where the wine flowed and hearts were full. Everyone could see how much these two loved one another.
Mandy and Brittney, words cannot describe how honoured I am to have been chosen to document one of the most exciting and important days of your life. Thank you for your kindness, your hospitality, and for making me feel like I was a friend instead of a vendor. I have loved getting to know each of you and I cannot wait to see where life takes you.
All my love,
Location: The Lake House
Officiant: Abby Charchun
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Floral: Flowers by Janie
Favours: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Hair/Makeup: Illuminate Makeup
Suits: Banana Republic
Bridesmaid Dresses: Eliza J
Mandy's Bridal Gown: Cameo & Cufflinks
Brittney's Bridal Gown: Ethos Bridal
Bridal Accessories: Holt Renfrew, Valentino, Cameo & Cufflinks
Second Photographer: Photography by Ashley J