Tag Archives: Canada

Rock n Roll Art Gallery Elopement

same sex art gallery elopement (33)

Kelly and Trish chose the Analogue Gallery, in Toronto for their elopement last September. Exhibiting at the gallery was a music photography show and they both wore 1950s inspired dresses made by British designer Oh My Honey.

“At the point when we finally decided to take the plunge, we had been engaged for a few years”, Trish told me. “Our long engagement had become a long-running joke amongst our friends who presumed we were never going to go through with it. The main reason for our supposed trepidation was that, at the time, same-sex marriage was not legal in England – where we are based – and we felt that although we do not have anything against civil partnerships, we wanted to have the option to get married. Little did our friends and family know that we had decided to combine our wedding with our dream holiday in Canada!”

same sex art gallery elopement (5)

“For two years, we planned our secret Toronto wedding and the month-long RV road-trip honeymoon”, she continued. “For a split second we considered keeping it very low key and contemplated tying the knot at City Hall given that it was just the two of us. However, after a Skype session with our photographer, Tara McMullen, we quickly discarded the idea as she reminded us that it was still our big day and we had the right to celebrate our love in style. So City Hall became a Rock n Roll photography gallery and plain clothes became 50s inspired dresses. Our quick elopement became the wedding we never knew we wanted.”

same sex art gallery elopement (18)

Continue reading

Camp Site Wedding in British Columbia

tattooed hipster wedding in vancouver_nordica photography (47)

Natasha and Justin are one of those couples that you see and instantly want to know their story. Luckily for you, Rock n Roll Bride is here to share their incredible wedding pictures and tell you all about it.

The couple met through mutual friends. “We started seeing each other the second Natasha became available and that was that”, explained Justin. “We got married on September 6th and the inspiration for our wedding was 60s handmade décor. Also bright colours mixed with an outdoor cabin getaway. All the decorations were DIY.”

tattooed hipster wedding in vancouver_nordica photography (24)

The day was held at Camp Howdy in Belcarra, British Columbia. “The biggest expense was our photographers, Nordica, because we know our photos would be the one thing to jog our memories of our wedding day when we are too old to remember”, he said. “We knew Nordica would document the day they way we saw it, and that was well worth the money. However we saved money because we were able to supply our own alcohol at the venue.”

tattooed hipster wedding in vancouver_nordica photography (39)

Continue reading

Butterfly & Peacock Themed Barn Wedding: Kalli & Brandon

Jess_Shields_Photographer_Creative_Portraits0066

Kalli and Brandon were married Knollwood Golf Club Old Barn in Ontario, Canada. Theydidn’t set out to have a themed wedding, but there were a definite butterfly, peacock and nature motifs throughout the day.

Jess_Shields_Photographer_Ceremony0007

“We struggled with deciding on a theme for quite a while”, Kallie began. ” We had so many ideas and things we liked we couldn’t settle on just one so in the end we kind of went with an ‘anti theme’ in a way. We just went with everything we liked. I tried to incorporate as many personal touches as possible instead of focusing on a particular theme.”

Jess_Shields_Photographer_Butterfly_Release0005

Continue reading

Rainbow Wedding in the Heart of Niagara: Amanda & Briar

Amanda and Briar 1000 wide -25

Amanda and Briar were married at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Their ceremony was in the local chapel and their reception at a nearby barn. Their whole wedding was bright and colourful! From their flowers to the bridesmaid’s dresses (all from David’s Bridal) and shoes, this was an awesomely bright love-fest!

Amanda and Briar 1000 wide -17

“Before our engagement we would spend hours hiking in Balls Falls”, they explained. “During our hikes we would talk about the future and envision our wedding in the quaint chapel. The beauty of nature and the historical buildings provided a gorgeous backdrop to our day. We wanted simple beauty in our choice of venue. We complimented the subtle colours of nature with our vibrant colour palette. The wild flower bouquets created a stunning display against the colourful bridesmaids dresses, tying in with our natural theme.”

Amanda and Briar 1000 wide -47

Continue reading

Vancouver Winter Wedding in a Tattoo Studio: Jamie & George

Tattoo_Parlour_Wedding--Shari+MikePhotographers-265

Jamie and George were married on 13.12.13 in Vancouver. Their wedding day kicked off with them getting ready together at home, their legal ceremony was in a tattoo studios where they then got matching ‘Til Death’ tattoos on their ring fingers, and ended with a handfasting ceremony and a big massive party for all their friends and family.

“As a super design nerd our wedding date was actually something I thought about when we were picking it”, Jamie explained. “I knew I could play with the numbers on any of our printed items and make it look fabulous. Also, that it was Friday the 13th and all the vendors were available even on short notice. Because, Friday the 13th. Oh yeah.”

Tattoo_Parlour_Wedding--Shari+MikePhotographers-148

“Our theme was very East-Vancouver, and very us. Mechanic-meets-webdesigner-meets-city-meets-metal-meets-grunge-meets-winter-meets-elegance. Trashy elegance. And we loved every detail.  George is a mechanic and can’t wear rings. I inherited my late grandmother’s (whose portrait I haver on my left arm) wedding ring which she had custom made from a pair of her late mother’s vintage diamond earrings. Even though we were not going to exchange wedding rings, George and I really wanted to do something symbolic to represent our union. So we had the quick, dirty, and official ceremony at Gastown tattoo parlour where Mitch immediately tattooed the words “Til Death” on our ring fingers. SOOOOO enjoyed that!!!”

Tattoo_Parlour_Wedding--Shari+MikePhotographers-209

Continue reading

Extravagant Alice in Wonderland Wedding: Rachel & Raymon

calgary-alice-in-wonderland-wedding-sarah-pukin-photography43

Rachel and Raymon based their wedding on Rachel’s favourite childhood book and film – Alice in Wonderland! They had oodles of personalised and special details including the mismatched chairs, the vintage door seating chart, having clocks as table numbers and their chequered dance floor.

calgary-alice-in-wonderland-wedding-sarah-pukin-photography10a

“I met Ray through my older sister”, began the bride. “Her husband had been close friends with Ray since high school.  We hung out as a group a few times then Ray finally asked me out for dinner. Being the protective older sister that Victoria is, she didn’t approve at first since Ray was three years older than me.  Long story short, everything worked out and we all couldn’t be happier that we can call each other family!”

calgary-alice-in-wonderland-wedding-sarah-pukin-photography29 Continue reading