Countless Memories

Clair and Paul decided they would love to do their engagement session in the neighborhood right around their apartment, where they shared so many days and countless memories together. Then, alongside their photographer, Adrienne Gunde, theyput together a list of other places that meant a lot to them as a couple to act as the backdrops to their session.
Oh how cute they are…

Credit: Adrienne Gunde

Colourful

I love crazy-out-there Trash the Dress…I just don’t know if I’d have the balls to do it myself with my actual wedding dress – maybe with a cheap one I got especially for the occasion!? The paint leads to a fantastic effect though – gotta love all that colour.

Credit: Varland Photography

I Like Blog Stalkers!

Okey dokey I think this most be the last post for today because I appear to have gone a little overboard in the old blogging department plus I am secretly hoping the hubby will be taking me out on a date tonight!
These are an amazing set to round the day off with however as I got the cutest email accompanying the submission from Bride-to-be Soila Elena, who said:
Hello Kat
     Let me start off by saying I’m your biggest blog stalker. I recently had my bridal session done with the coolest
Angela D Photography- I told her what I wanted and showed her some of your posts and we went to work- I’ll be married soon and so I asked her not to post any with my face  and she did a great job! I hope you like them -because I loved them and it was because of you, so thank you very much. In my daughter’s words i’m a “rediculous whore for your site”

Now come on, am I gonna really say no to that!?
See you all tomorrow you gorgeous creatures, and if you’re in California, be sure to enter the Tinywater Photography contest!

Credit: Angela D Photography

Aussie Rules

Is today the day of Rock n Roll Australian’s or what? After featuring Jess & Dana’s amazing engagements and wedding this morning I feel I need to continue the theme with Ben and Jessamy’s urban retro inspired affair.

I am loving the Bride’s dress from Carla Zampatti and cute shoulder length veil from Wedding Veils Australia. She also got her shoes from Sachi.
Oh and how could I not mention the Groom?! His suit is awesome. He got it from Jack London.

Credit: Lizzy C Photography

Nautical But Nice

So I just got back from a lovely afternoon with Rosie Parsons, which morphed from a quick coffee, to lunch, to a shopping trip! Time to catch up on the plethora of fabulous weddings I have to share with you all.

Canadian photographer Tara McMullen told me all about this gorgeous day:
Keira + Joe were married on June 13, 2009 on Algonquin Island in downtown Toronto, Ontario.  The special part about the Island is that it is car-free and inhabited by just a small group of “Islanders” who live in the fewer then 300 homes on the Island.   This is pretty remarkable considering it is located just a 15-minute ferry ride from the very busy downtown area of Toronto.  It is a very intimate community :: an intimacy that was reflected in Keira + Joe’s day – everyone felt like a friend by the end of the night.   The ceremony and reception took place at the Queen City Yacht Club where Joe races boats in his spare time.  A DIY-bride, Keira strove to save where she could – including creating her own centre pieces using potted plants.  

Every person wishing to attend the wedding was brought across Lake Ontario by a ferry that dropped them just outside the Club.  The ceremony was held on the lawn, overlooking the Toronto skyline – it was stunning.

The attention to detail was remarkable – the theme nautical.  Their place cards were boating flags, and old fishermen figurines stood guard over the fruit trays during the cocktail reception.  And it wasn’t cheesy at all — not an easy feat with a nautical/boating theme!

One of my favourite parts was the kissing game during dinner.  Guests were asked to create Haiku poems which were then read to the crowd.  A poem earned a kiss.  A memorable keepsake for the couple, and many good laughs were had over some of the poems!

Keira’s dress is an Alfred Sung, which she purchased from the The Bride’s Project.  The Bride’s Project collects donated dresses from designers and sells them on behalf of several cancer charities. In Keira’s words, “I got lucky, saw it as it was being delivered, and snatched it.”  :)  What a stunning dress, and helps charity, too – amazing!

Thanks so much to Tara for sending me these gorgeous images afor sharing all these great details!