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Vintage Chic Fall Ranch Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 29, 2013

Zoe & Craig

September 2

Alberta, Canada

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

We were looking for a venue that would incorporate both the vintage feel we wanted our wedding to have and be near the Rocky Mountains where we met, fell in love, and still love to hike and rock climb.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

I LOVED my flowers. I’ve always loved to make arrangements, so I loved the fact that I got to pick out the flowers I wanted and make the bouquets myself. They turned out better than I could have hoped! We loved the feel of our wedding. We wanted it to feel relaxed and flow together as if it was just a gathering of friends. We didn’t want a structured or unnatural day. We put out yard games and refreshments so the ceremony would just flow into the reception and the guests would feel comfortable to just mingle and enjoy themselves. We decided from the beginning of wedding planning that we wanted our wedding to feel handmade. We loved that when we looked around we saw our creativity expressed in every detail.

3. Give us the moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

Zoe: I will never forget the moment when the ceremony was over, and we had finished our one-on-one time with our amazing photographers, Craig and I walked up to where our guests were playing yard games, enjoying refreshments, visiting with one another and laughing. The sun was setting behind them, and I remember stopping and just watching them. They all looked so happy and carefree. To have so many people I care dearly for all in one place, enjoying one another’s company was truly a mental snapshot that will stick with me.

Craig: My moment would be during the reception. Zoe and I watched and listened as her brother, whom we are both extremely close to, gave his speech and then followed it with himself, Zoe’s other brother, and her sister singing as a trio “Butterfly Kisses” in opera style. It was the funniest thing I have ever heard and remember laughing so hard with Zoe about while it was happening, on the ride to the airport, and still to this day. That moment of true joy together on our day along with her family was so memorable. 

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Whimsical Carnival-Themed Summer Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 25, 2013

Miquela & Jason 

July 2

Alberta, Canada

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

We knew the second we saw the Blatchford Hanger that it was perfect. We wanted something different, sort of a blank slate we could work with. The setting of the historical park and the nostalgic feeling around the entire area worked for us. We also loved that we could open the space up to the outdoors for dancing!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Jason had given me a card before the wedding. Inside was a little pin with a piece of toast and jam. It was so cute, and the perfect color, so I pinned it to the bottom of my bouquet. When I walked down the aisle and saw Jason, he had pinned the matching toast and peanut butter pin to his boutonniere. It was the best moment when we saw each other and realized we both had the pins– just a little reminder how well we go together.

2. We had so much fun going around the city taking photos with the wedding party! We stopped in antique shops, candy stores, clothing boutiques, the old midway– whatever we saw that looked fun. Everyone was so wonderful, allowing us to take over their businesses for a few minutes to get some good shots. While we walked from place to place, strangers were cheering, people were clapping, cars were honking – it was so nice!  

3. We had set up a blank canvas at the reception and asked all of our friends and family to paint a little something on it throughout the evening. Not knowing what the end result might be, we were left with a really amazing piece of art that now hangs proudly in our home. It’s the best reminder of our day; full of love from the ones we love.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

Our first dance! I didn’t know, but Jason had organized each place setting to have a candle with a note saying “ Please help me surprise Miquela during our first dance by lighting this candle. Each candle represents a special moment we have shared with each one of you, and I am hoping we can create ONE moment together we will never forget….” Needless to say, when we started our first dance, and I saw candle after candle light up around me, I was totally surprised and overwhelmed with emotion. It was a very surreal moment, and a memory that I will never forget.  

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Relaxed, Bohemian Barn Wedding in Canada

Posted by Kim on Apr 17, 2013

Caitlin & Jeff

September 8

Ontario, Canada

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From the Photographer:

“I was very excited to shoot Caitlin and Jeff’s wedding knowing that it was going to be just a little different than the traditional. We eagerly arrived early afternoon at the family farm, and we knew immediately we were in for a treat from how calm everyone was, even the dogs, who greeted us. The ceremony was held on the front lawn – the location held a special place in the couple’s hearts. Caitlin and Jeff arrived at the outdoor reception in a candy red vintage ford. By then, the clouds had lifted, guests mingled amongst the hand-picked and crafted vintage decor and the tent was glowing with garden lights, colorful bunting,  hay bails, and eclectic seating at each table.

There was a certain magic in the air that evening that I can’t really describe, you could feel the love. It was  like we were attending a long overdue family reunion more than a wedding and thats the way Caitlin and Jeff wanted it. Guests were treated to a superb meal from a local catering company buffet with an build your own appetizer burrito station, to endless gourmet salads and corn on the cob to top it off. It seemed like the buffets went on forever.  A homemade pie station ended the perfect meal.

After dinner, everyone’s hearts filled up with touching speeches (I think the photographers even cried!), we saw people hugging, smiling, and lots of watery eyes.  A little fire pit outside kept people cozy while everyone danced without any hesitation. You could hear the laughter and guests singing out loud until it was time for us to wrap up and head home. We ended the night with one last shot – the bride and groom in a bohemian tent under the stars. Everything was perfect.” – Clint Russell of Renaissance Studios Photography

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Amanda & Gary

October 5

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We visited a number of venues around the city and none of them had the character of the Berkeley Street Church. That unique, vintage feel really went along with what we wanted out of our wedding – a vintage-chic look that only this particular venue could help us achieve.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. We made our own wine for the wedding and created custom labels based on the names of each of our two cats, Dorito and Pinchy. The white wine was called Dorito Vineyards, and the red, Sir Pinchington Estates.
  2. The old-fashioned photo booth was the perfect fit for our theme, and guests could sign a fantastic guest book with each of their pictures available in there immediately.
  3. Our custom-made cake toppers based on our Xbox 360 avatars

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

My husband and I wrote our own vows and unbeknownst to each other ended up copying each other in one key line – that we would always be each other’s “Player 2.” The combination of surprise and the reaction of our guests was one of the most memorable parts of the whole day.

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Personalized, Playful Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 25, 2012

Nancy & Dylan 

June 23

Canada

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Invitations were designed like an old newspaper (11”x14,” folded), complete with two articles (one about how we met and the other about how we got engaged), ads about the breakfast buffet for dinner, places to stay, directions, ceremony information and the RSVP’s were a tear off coupon that said in order to reserve seats you had to fill in the blanks and send back before the “contest closes on a certain date.”

2. Each seat was set with a placemat that was designed including our cartoon characters, a crossword puzzle, word search, a maze and the best quote about breakfast for dinner!

3. My dress was handmade by my mother from a $9 vintage dress with inspiration from the blog ABeautifulMess.com.

2. Give us the one moment in your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

The walk across the grass to our guests and down the aisle was so amazing. My dad started telling me about the day I was born, and how proud he was of me. I think I told him he had to stop because I was going to get way too emotional. Once we reached the start of the aisle, I made sure I danced a bit to “Be My Baby”  and looked out at all of our family and friends that were there to celebrate our love. It was the most incredible feeling to know they were all there for us! 

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