Posts Tagged ‘real weddings’

I received these beautiful photos from Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph. She had the pleasure to be a part of Julie and Al’s wedding. The couple met as children (Erin has an original photo on her blog) and then didn’t start dating until after university. I love how the couple created details that reflected on their history from early childhood (s’mores) through high school (city bus) and then university (Ethel’s where they shared a pint or two). Erin, thanks for sharing this lovely couple and best wishes to Julie & Al!

Photographs courtesy of A Simple Photograph

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Emily and Paul were married October 31st, 2009 at The Eglinton Grand surrounded by the abundant love of their family and friends. Emily and I went to the same high school and reconnected through The Crane Chandelier Project. Paul, a school teacher and master origami folder, was one of the only people to visit the Crane Booth at The Wedding Show and teach everyone around him how to fold a perfect peace crane. Emily and Paul folded 1,000 cranes for their wedding celebration and then donated them to The Wedding Co’s Crane Chandelier Project.

Emily’s mother, Trish, collected gourds and small pumpkins for the autumn theme. We drilled holes into white pumpkins which lined the aisle for Emily and Paul’s ceremony. All of the table centerpieces were created with love a couple of days before the wedding by a team led by Emily’s mother and they were beautiful! The bouquets and chuppa accents were created by Darrin at Terrain Flowers.

Emily was stunning in an elegant and classy gown from White Toronto. A string ensemble of students from Paul’s school serenaded the guests during the ceremony.

What a way to start the party! Emily and Paul were unveiled (literally, the curtains opened to unveil them on the dance floor) for their first dance together. Amazing!

One of my all-time favourite moments, Paul is a math/numbers whiz, was when Uncle Earl said he could complete a rubix cube on the spot – he did it in less than 5 minutes!!! It was incredible!!!

Hallowe’en could not be ignored so later on in the evening, guests had the opportunity to choose masks and fun accessories out of a tickle trunk – looks like someone made some creative face masks of the bride!

The entire experience with Emily and Paul was refreshing, fun and energetic. It was a true honour to be a part of their special day and this moment in their lives. Happy One Year Anniversary Emily & Paul!!!

Photos courtesy of Jen Arron Photography

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As I am newly engaged (can you still say that when it’s been 8 months!) –  Scott and I will be spending the next few months attending venue tours, meeting with vendors and planning our celebration.

We invite you to tag along as we go through the process of planning our event, preparing for marriage and celebrating this great moment in our lives…


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Green Wedding Shoes featured Kristin + Brandon’s Organic Green Wedding earlier this week. Their ceremony set up is so inspired by nature and simple. I LOVE this captured moment – the guests with their cameras out and then the elated bride and groom.

So sweet!

Photographs courtesy of: Jasmine Star

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Darren has a contagious, “joie de vivre” attitude about life. He has a portrait-journalistic style and has over 25 years of collective experience with film, digital and Photoshop. We met working on Jaclyn + Pete’s wedding in September where he directed the couple and their family with ease, kept to my time line for the day and injected laughter, humour and good spirit into their celebration.

Darren exceeds expections; he is hard-working, passionate and always has a big smile on his face. He stayed to capture all the memories of the day, even after an unfortunate slip at the wedding in which he sprained his ankle. I LOVE this photo below which expresses not only a beautiful bride enjoying her day but the joy and fun Darren puts into his work.

To view more of Darren’s beautiful work, I encourage you to visit : www.darrenscala.com/

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