Meet Brook and Daryl. They just got married! They tied the knot this past past December at Nicklaus North Golf Course and it was intimate; it was lovely; it was relaxing. If that isn’t already enough to make for a perfect day, they’re beautiful too. And amazing to work with….a photographers dream really!
They’ve been sweet enough to share their story and advice to other brides.
How did he propose and what made you say yes?
Daryl & I went on a date one evening to Grouse Mountain to go on the Sleigh Ride and to go skating, as this is something I have always wanted to do. When our sleigh ride was over, Daryl went to go get us skates and while he was lacing me up he said, “I didn’t just bring you up here to go on a sleigh ride and skating, I wanted to know it you would marry me and spend the rest of your life with me?” It was an absolutely perfect night.
How did Whistler become your number one choice of where to tie the knot?
Daryl, I and another couple I went on a mini trip to Whistler in October 2006. This is the weekend we became a couple and I was no longer his “lady friend” ha ha! So we thought Whistler would be the perfect place to become husband and wife as well.
What was your criteria when looking for your dress and how did you know once you found it?
When looking for my dress I wanted to be very open minded. I had an idea of something that I wanted but at the same time had absolutely no idea. When I went into the bridal boutique all I mentioned is that I wanted something simple, strapless, and I didn’t want to look like a puffy cupcake. I had only tried on about four dresses, but I knew my dress was the one because once I came out of the change room, all of my favourite ladies that came with me, their eyes and smiles said it all. This dress fit me perfect at the boutique, and I felt amazing in it. When my stylist added a couple of accessories, we all fell in love.
Describe your design elements and the inspiration behind them.
Our wedding was very small and intimate of about 17 close family and friends, and this is the way we wanted our guest to feel. We went with an egg plant, white and black colour scheme. The club house where we were married was stunning enough, therefore we didn’t need a lot of decoration. Our colours were incorporated in our flowers and linen, also adding lots of tea light candles to create that intimate feeling. We were blessed with perfect weather on our wedding day allowing us to take in a BEAUTIFUL backdrop of sunshine and snow, which made our day perfect.
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?
Take in everyone’s ideas, but make sure you make it the way you envisioned it. Advice I would pass along would be exactly that. Make sure to take in all ideas and suggestions, some may work and some may not. This is your wedding day, plan it that way you have always dreamed. But also remember it is good to talk out all of your ideas as sometimes less is more.Venue: Nicklaus North Golf Course Photography: Gadbois Photography Floral: Smile & Shine Flowers Marriage Commissioner: Sharon Doiron Hair & Make-up: The Travelling Stylist Wedding Favours www.mymms.com Gown: The Bridal Gallery
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