April 9, 2014 · Personal

♥ Peonies ♥




It's my favourite time of year when the first peonies start appearing in flower shops. I couldn't resist picking up a few blooms to bring home when I stopped into Willow Flower Co. today. There is something so perfect about flowers wrapped in kraft paper with a simple twine bow.

What are your favourite flowers to bring home?










April 3, 2014 · Personal

♥ Thank you for the thank you notes! ♥



I
want you to know that when you send me a thank you card and tell me what your wedding photographs mean to you it means the world to me. I've been saving thank you cards in a cherished handmade orange box. I've wanted to have the cards on display for a while, to be reminded of the weddings I have been lucky to witness and the kind words that you have shared with me.

Today I set up a card rack and I took out each card from my cherished box and read them all. I was flooded with happiness and good memories. Every card brought a smile to my face and filled my heart with gratitude.

I wanted you to know how much those thank you cards mean to me.












April 2, 2014 · Personal

♥ My vintage orange typewriter ♥




Say hello to my newly acquired vintage orange typewriter. All I need to find now is a new ribbon and I'll be typing notes on this. If you receive something from me that is typed you can now visualize my typewriter.










April 2, 2014 · Weddings

♥ Banff Fall wedding - Kelly + Doug ♥



K
elly and Doug held a heartfelt, stylish and love filled wedding at one of our favourite locations in Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge. What really stood us was how close they are to their families and how loyal they are to the friends who love them. A long distance relationship kept them in separate countries for years so their wedding in Canada symbolized the beginning of a life together in the same home and country. Their day had a beautiful ease to it. Every part of their day was crafted by friends and family. Kelly's mom took care of the decor. A family friend brought his alp horn to celebrate. Doug's father is a wine enthusiast so he worked with the lodge's sommelier to choose the wine for dinner.

Kelly and Doug chose the same wedding day that Kelly's parents have and they were thrilled to celebrate their anniversary with them. Kelly and Doug even surprised Kelly's parents by playing the song that they danced to on their wedding day to honour their anniversary. Friends traveled from all over the world to be there for Kelly and Doug and they intimate mountain wedding is one we'll remember fondly for years to come.

Kelly and Doug's wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty Canada so you can visit the blog for more detail photographs by clicking here.


We started their day with a bride reveal. Doug stood facing tunnel mountain while Kelly walked up from behind. I told Doug that he couldn't turn around until he felt Kelly touch him. It was a beautiful start to their day.











Kelly's mom was so excited and came over after the bride reveal to say hello.





Kelly's brother played guitar for the ceremony which made it really special.










A family friend played his custom made alp horn during cocktail hour to celebrate. It seemed like the perfect instrument for a mountain wedding.








I asked Kelly for some advice for future brides and she shared some really good thoughts.

1. Find a dress that is beautiful, represents you and is comfortable. I danced the night away in mine!
2. Delegate, if you can. It avoids stress and confusion on the day of the wedding.
3. Don’t forget to brief your wedding party on all the minute details (give them a guidebook with vendor details and contact information if you can) so that they know the plan and if there is any confusion, they can jump in and help.
4. Only focus on the small details that matter to you. We hand-made some small items to add a personal touch to the décor, but recognized that it was a slippery slope and were better off keeping things simple. We ditched some traditions like cutting the cake.
5. It’s not for everyone, but we loved having a small wedding. Sure, the guest list was challenging, but in the end we were so surrounded by love that nothing else mattered.










March 27, 2014 · Published

♥ Featured on Style Me Pretty Canada! ♥



C
ongratulations to Cassandra and Chris whose magical Lake Louise winter wedding is being featured on Style Me Pretty Canada!!

What a perfect way to celebrate their recent 1 year wedding anniversary! I was thrilled to know that they got to return to Lake Louise to celebrate their anniversary.











 
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