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Cherish.

Happy snoozy Sunday to you all! I have a distinct lack of a day filled with snooze myself as I plan to share some gorgeous and rockin’ trash the dress sessions with you (and knowing me probably more!)

I’m going to start with the hot shoot sent in by the very lovely Jeffrey Chan of I Cherish You, a photographer from Toronto. The location of the shoot is pretty awesome huh? The shoot took place in the abandoned Kodak building which is now apparantly a very popular shoot zone for local photographers.

Thanks to Jeffery for sharing these with me!

Credit:  I Cherish You

Vibrant.

Dave & Pam sure let their imagination run wild with their gorgeous wedding at Canada’s Kopje Regional Park. The Bride is particular loves bright colours and so decided to reflect that in their day by organising and designing the whole thing herself.  Her dress was by Maggie Sottero and the awesome stripey cake was made by Wedding Cake Creations.  For the flowers they relied on the expertise of Art Knapp Plantland & Florists, which meant they got the perfect pink, orange and red (who says they don’t go together!?) flower combo to compliment the rest of the decor.

I love their completely non-boring group shots too! The photographers wanted to find something different and were worried that they might not in such a small town. However when driving one day, the spotted the a mechanic’s garage on the side of the highway and after asking a pretty confused owner permission to use the site they had found their perfect spot. The antiquey sofa and the fun masks add a great finish to the shots and transform them into something that is anything but dull.

Thanks to photographers Emmy & Aaron for sharing this hot damn gorgeous wedding with us!

Credit: E/A Photography

Spectacular Glamour

Glamour. Pure unadulterated glamour. From the gorgeous Bride and her girls all in their stunning custom made hairpieces from Heather Mandin to the Groom and his boys arriving at Grouse Mountain (the Peak of Vancouver) in a helicopter, the whole day just screams magnificence! It goes without saying that the locations is spectacular, but it’s the ridiculous fun they look like they had that does it for me.

Thank you to photographer Gracci for sharing the love with Rock n Roll Bride.

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!