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A little sweet sexy love to celebrate the end of the week and enjoy more of Brett & Jeff’s Wedding.
Congratulation to you both,
Describe your design elements and the inspiration behind them.
Above all, we wanted the day to be cheerful. Color was very important so we used bright flowers to accent the already beautiful green backdrop of the mountains and golf course.
What was the number one piece of advice given to you while planning your wedding and what would you pass on to newly engaged brides to help them in the coming months?
- Don’t try and do it all yourself.
- You can never have too many photos
Brett and Jeff had my undivided attention the moment we agreed to meet for the first time over a glass of wine. Brett and I had red wine while Jeff very responsively ordered a hot chocolate. I think we must of talked for a couple of hours about everything from life to falling in love when you least expect it. It felt right for me, it felt right for them and that was that.
We did their E-Session in Gastown since not only is this a place they love but also where they first meet. It was the perfect contrast to their Whistler mountain outdoor wedding.
During the months of wedding planning, I am proud to say I got Brett completely hooked on Pinterest and she incorporated some great DIY details that just made their wedding fun, casual yet elegant and gorgeous.
Here is Part 1 of their special day.
1. How did he propose and what made you say yes?
He put the ring in the bottom of my stocking on Christmas morning in Hawaii. Way better than a lump of coal!
I said yes because it meant I got to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
2. How did Whistler become your number one choice of where to tie the knot?
There’s something about Whistler and jumping on the Sea-to-Sky that instantly makes you smile and relax. It’s always been a special place for us, and the mountains, lakes and stunning scenery created the perfect vibe for our day.
3. What was your criteria when looking for your dress and how did you know once you found it?
Even after watching countless hours of Say Yes to the Dress, I didn’t know what I was looking for. But after trying only a few dresses on, I knew I had found it when I started crying before I even exited the dressing room, and my mom and sister quickly followed suit.
Come back for Part 2 at the end of the week, you won’t want to miss the rest of Brett & Jeff’s Story and how I got them to sit in dandelions and they totally rocked it.
There is a certain grace about Ellie that I just love. A down to earth girl (with style) who looks after her second love Macy, her beloved horse (I think Kirk made his way to the top by the time the wedding took place!) Our connection came with such ease. I remember meeting Ellie and Kirk over coffee and I think the actual wedding talk lasted about 5 minutes and then we surprised ourselves by how fast we started talking about life, love and all it’s beauty. I tell you I just love meeting couples, it always make me discover new things, new habits and great core values.
So we connected, we did one of my sexiest/romantic E-Session to date. From that moment on, I knew I was in for a treat for their wedding day. It was elegant, yet casual. Romantic with the proper dose of steam! And all of it surrounded by their closest friends and family at the ever so gorgeous Edgewater Lodge. Thank you Ellie & Kirk for making me a part of your wonderful celebration and for your kind friendship.
Venue: The Edgewater Lodge
Celebrant: Modern Celebrant
Photographer: Gadbois Photography
When Jessica and I met over coffee, instantly it was like old friends. I always find that in the first few minutes of an enquiry you get a good feeling or not. Well this one was instant. She knew what she wanted and what she was looking for was someone she could trust and deliver. “Bring it on” I said.
The intention for the Wedding day; “A beautiful celebration with a great party. We want to have fun” she said. And fun they did have! Check out their E-Session we did only a few days before.
As promised, part 2 of Kate and Graham’s completely gorgeous wedding. It was such an amazingly fun day and they looked after every single detail so well. Antique furniture mixed with chandeliers, bright popping yellow flowers and candles. A beautiful sunset, a set of twins that kept everyone on their toes and steamy love. Really. What more could you ask for in a day full of happiness, joy and celebration.
All my best to you both Kate and Graham.
How did he propose and what made you say yes? He proposed on a crater in Maui at sunrise. I always wanted to marry somebody like my father. Somebody who is kind, a handy man haha and somebody who would be a wonderful father. Graham is all those things and more.
How did Whistler become your number one choice of where to tie the knot? We wanted to get married on Graham’s Aunts property because it is beautiful and it has lots of family history.
What was your criteria when looking for your dress and how did you know once you found it? I wanted a piece that was fitted and lace. I think you just know when it’s the one.
Describe your design elements and the inspiration behind them. I wanted the ceremony and reception to be outdoors. I wanted our colors to be light and airy. I didn’t want anything to over power the beautiful landscape and scenery.
What was the number one piece of advice given to you while planning your wedding and what would you pass on to newly engaged brides to help them in the coming months? My mom would always say enjoy the moment and take everything in. The day and night goes by so fast. I know everybody says that but it’s true.
I loved this wedding and you’ll see why as you take a moment to go through the photography. Everyone was so relaxed and the day was gorgeous. They had two ‘must have’s’ and one ‘maybe’. Darienne wanted to arrive in a canoe with her dad and depart in the canoe with Joe. They wanted to have their 8 month old pup be a part of the photography and if all went well, to have their little niece and nephew help walk them down the aisle. Well, sometimes things just have a way of working out and they got all three wishes.
Proudly Featured on 30-Something Bride. Read below for a little about the ceremony and reception straight from Darienne.
A little about their ceremony:
Our wedding was held at the Edgewater Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia. The morning was a beautiful summer day, it was warm and sunny. We spent the morning getting ready at the lodge, Joe and some of his boys went for a run and then started getting ready. Pascale arrived to start the photos just as I was attempting to get my dress on… luckily she was there, because we needed some help figuring out how to tie it properly, I seem to remember a hand up my dress! We also got great photos of the flower girl hiding under my dress. My dad and I then headed out in a warrior style canoe to make our entrance. As our guide paddled us around the corner we saw everyone seated on the lawn waiting for the bride, as they saw us they started waving. Before we got to shore, the bridal party walked down the aisle. The ring bearer and flower girl (Leo and Sienna, both around 3 years old) did a great job; however, the ring pillow was a bit big, and at the end of the aisle Leo gave it a drop kick! Sienna was so meticulous in her petal laying that only about 5 petals made it onto the aisle! My dad walked me down the aisle to a friend of ours playing the theme from the Princess Bride (my favourite movie) on guitar and I finally saw Joe waiting for me in his full tux with the beautiful mountain scenery and blue sky behind him. The Reverend gave a wonderful speech incorporating personal notes about us, our families and our wedding party. In the background Leo decided that there were really too many petals on the aisle and started picking them back up! Joe’s aunts sung a stunning version of “Make you feel my love” while we signed the registry. We had a few comments on our kiss… apparently it was a bit long! Finally, we came down the aisle in a shower of bubbles, we took fun group photos with all of the guests and made our get away in the canoe!
A little about their reception:
Just as we were finishing up our photos, the sky started to darken and as soon as we were all inside the rains came, so we feel extremely lucky! We made our entrance to the Rocky Theme song (Joe’s favourite movie) and got a couple good jabs in on each other. Everyone was finally seated and through out the evening we had wonderful, funny and moving speeches from all our closest family and friends. What really kept the night going was a trivia game put together by our close friends; it was a mountain that our game piece (Joe and I on a bike with our dog in the basket) climbed with each right answer. Also with each right answer we had to kiss with increasing “x-rated-ness” (starting with butterfly kisses up to a full dip and make out!)
After a quick slideshow, the dancing started and with such an intimate space in the lodge everyone was up and taking part! It felt like a short night, but it was so much fun.
Venue: Edgewater Lodge
Photography: Gadbois Photography
Wedding Planner: Sea to Sky Celebrations
Floral: Eleni Floral
DJ: Whistler DJ’s
“Can you add a little funk to my cupcakes?” Not a question one gets asked everyday but most certainly an answer I would give any day is “Yes!” Together with the ever so talented stylist, Marcie from Bliss Event + Design and the scrumptiously yummy creations by Sabrina of Sugar Momma Pastries we set out to do something just a little bit out of the ordinary.
Here’s part 3 of the Hollyburn photo shoot. They were all beautiful and you really couldn’t go wrong in such a great venue, but I loved this one in particular. A little sexy, a little Hollywood glam, a little ‘flapperish’. All designs were done by A Sweet Beginning and Limelight Floral, both of which I would completely recommend. They were awesome to work with – efficient, professional and just really nice. And let’s face it, we all need nice people in our lives, especially when we’re planning our wedding!
Stay tuned for next weeks posts. There’s some very cool eye treats coming your way ….
This is the first of 3 different set ups we did for Hollyburn Golf & Country Club. The awesomely wicked team was made up of A Sweet Beginning and Limelight Floral. Great design and gorgeous florals. Stay tuned for the next set ups through the week.
Till Death Do Us Part. Well … yes, of course. I mean that’s what it’s all about, right? Dori and Brian sure thought so and decided to take those words one step further with their Whistler wedding. When I found out what I would be photographing, I couldn’t be more excited. I love weddings but love weddings with a twist even more, so this one was right up my alley.
Hallowe’en is their favorite holiday. Each year they turn their home into a haunted house to thrill the neighbours, both young and young at heart.
Check this incredibly detailed cake design by Rosalind of Rosalind Desserts. Such talent!