Tag Archives: Theme Wedding

A Vintage Masterpiece

If Ginny & Ed’s vintage wedding isn’t featured on every wedding blog out there I will eat my..well, hat. Does photographer Josh Goleman get the best clients or what?! Remember these guys for example? Yep…amazing!

Although my automatic reaction is usually to be against the idea of asking guests to dress as per the theme of your wedding, I have to admit the effect of everyone vintaged-up together is phenomonal to say the least. I am literally dying of excitement to share these!

Credit: Josh Goleman

Rock Stars By Name Rock Stars By Nature

Alysha & Javi are one of those couples that just sound so rock n roll that I wouldn’t expect anything less then a wedding just like this one.What is so great though is that despite the rock n roll persona, this wedding still has so many gorgeous and super personal touches. The car that took them to their wedding was actually the car they had their first date in and all the flowers were based on the same arrangements the Bride’s Grandmother had at her wedding. 
The Bridesmaids look awesome in their sexy black jumpers and pencil skirt combo and the Bride looks seriously amazing..and her shoes..oh the shoes! They are by Betsey Johnson and are just gorgeous!

Thanks to photographer Shannon for sending me these.

I will catch you all tomorrow (or on Twitter later, I am crazy addicted!), have you entered the contest yet? There is always space for you!

Credit: Shannon Moore 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!

Credit:Tara McMullen

Nautical But Nice

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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!

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Oriental Obsession

Ever since our honeymoon in Japan, I have been crazy about all things Japanese – whether that be Hello Kitty, the ridiculously scary horror movies, the food (my friends will vouch for this one – I don’t think anyone has a sushi obsession like me) the fashion or just all things generally kawaii!

This Japanese influenced wedding was sent to me by photographer Aaron Spicer, and with an oriental obsession like mine, how could I say no? He describes the day:
Kyle and Nicole were married on Sunday May 17th, 2009 in Richmond, VA at Maymont Park in the Japanese Gardens. The ceremony took place by a rustic Japanese pagoda that neighbors a Koi pond. Everything that could be done DIY, was.  Nicole’s mother made her dress and all of the bridesmaids dresses. Kyle and Nicole handmade over five hundred origami cranes, and gift boxes that included wasabi peas, ginger candy and other Japanese treats. Nicole’s sister designed the wedding programs, as well. The bridesmaids all carried parasols, and the groomsmen all wore red Converse All-Stars to match Nicole’s red shoes. Nicole carried purple lilies. The reception was held in a tent on the grounds of Maymont. It was decorated with origami cranes, lit votives and Japanese lanterns. The night concluded with a traditional money dance set to a polka dance. 

Yep, Japan is definitely amazing. I want to live there please!