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Published In: Style Me Pretty

Even though Cassidy and Dayna both played on the varsity ice hockey team at the University of Vermont (UVM) they never could have imagined how their love story would play out. While great friends at first, they both quickly realized there was something much deeper to their connection.
Eight years later, with many ups and a few downs, Dayna proposed to Cassidy on the dock of her family cottage on Big Rideau Lake in Ottawa, Ontario under a setting sun with nobody else around, just the two of them.

Two Brides Special Day Under A Lush Display of Babys Breath & Roses

February 25, 2023

Same sex brides kissing as they are married at Evermore Weddings and Events

Today on the blog we have the bride sharing some of her favourite moments of her love story!
“We met on Tinder – we were both about to delete the app but gave it one more chance & instantly connected. We texted all day and night for about a week before our first date where we bonded over our shared love of pizza at Tennessy Willems. Since meeting we became inseparable and moved at lightning speed moving in together in five months and getting engaged the following year – it was only the pandemic that slowed us down!

A Romantic Le Belvédère Summer Wedding in the Cliffs of Quebec

January 30, 2023

Lauren and Justin worked closely with Michael Donovan from WEDECOR to plan their dream fairytale wedding at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Set to a classic palette with soft blush and white tones, their wedding was a beautiful pairing of timeless elegance.
The morning of their wedding day was spent in the downtown core getting ready with the wedding party. Together Taryn Miller and Parla Hair completed Lauren’s bridal look with glamorous makeup and hair, leaving the bride feeling incredible on her wedding day.
WEDECOR created the perfect floral pairing for their wedding visions using garden and spray roses, listhanthus, hydrangeas and ranunculus with various greenery to tie in their design. This aesthetic was carried through the ceremony space with a lush arbour where the couple exchanged their personal vows in front of their closest family and friends.

A Modern Fairytale Wedding at the National Arts Centre

January 27, 2023

Published In: Today’s Bride

It was love at first sight for Jessy and Melinda. Melinda shares their love story below:
Jessy walked into the gym one day wearing neon green shorts; I spotted him as I was climbing on the stair machine, and he spotted me, too. In his words, “The sun was beaming down on you like an angel.” His friend left a note with the front desk with his Instagram handle and a note that said, “Jessy has a school boy crush on you.” The rest is history. The proposal was December 30. I was blindfolded and brought to the rooftop of Brookstreet Hotel. I was greeted with 30 dozen roses lining an aisle with fairy lights, an arch full of pictures of us throughout the years and gold foil letter balloons that said, ‘MARRY ME’. Despite being blindfolded, my brain did not register what was happening and I cried instantly when I saw Jessy standing at the end waiting for me.

Aquatopia Conservatory Wedding with a Perfect Fall Palette

January 25, 2023

Never have I ever visted a place where I immediately felt like this is where I was meant to be. Everything about the Cotswolds felt like home. It is everything that I am trying to create for my family in Canada. I wish I could pinpoint just one thing that made it feel so special to me but it truly felt straight out of a childhood dream. From the slow paced life with focus on quality foods, community, and rich history it felt wholesome. They romantisize their daily lives which felt refreshing in a world that seems to be hyperfocused on the negative. The personalized cottage names with the lush English gardens bursting with my favourite blooms at every turn fed my creative soul. I was smitten. A week was certainly not enough and I will surely be back.

Cotswolds, United Kingdom Will Always Have My Heart

January 20, 2023

Jessica and Taylor selected the bright and modern Majestic Elegance resort in Costa Mujeres, Mexico for their tropical destination wedding. The couple invited their closest friends and family to celebrate with them for a week this past November.
The resort is everything a destination bride is looking for. Majestic Elegance is a newer resort that features beautiful modern decor, multiple indoor and outdoor locations for photo opportunities as well as variety of ceremony location options. With their timeless colour palette selections paired with the bright and airy setting, their wedding visions came to life in such a gorgeous way.

Majestic Elegance Seaside Wedding in Costa Mujeres, Mexico

January 19, 2023

Now that our 2022 wedding season is complete, I will be spending the next few months reliving the incredible season we had. I am so excited to share our first wedding of the 2022 season today here on the blog!
Hillary and Neil’s Royalton Riviera Cancun Beach Wedding was an absolute dream shared with their closest friends and family. It’s always a treat when we get to photograph a gorgeous oceanside wedding, and their wedding was no exception. Hillary and Neil are truly a beautiful couple and their day was perfect from beginning to end.

Royalton Cancun Destination Wedding

January 15, 2023

Royalton Resort Beach Wedding Cancun, Mexico

After waiting precisely 592 days because of a couple of postponements, Jennifer and Devin were thrilled when they were able to finally tie the knot as they envisioned with their closest family and friends. Jennifer and Devin had a classic wedding at Stonefields Estate in the countryside of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Set to a very Spring-like colour palette of soft blush, white and greenery, their wedding day was the perfect pairing of timeless elegance and cozy countryside charm. Jennifer’s bridal party wore satin blush robes while they got ready in the on-site farm house which looked wonderful while they exchanged gifts and enjoyed the morning together. As they got ready, they transitioned to beautiful soft blush bridesmaids gowns to keep her visions as cohesive as possible. Together Selena Marchand and Top Knot completed her bridal look with glamorous makeup and pin-curled hair, leaving the bride feeling incredible on her wedding day.

A Lush Spring Wedding at Stonefields Estate

January 12, 2023

Published in: Destination I Do

From the bride:

“Mark and I met in 2010 when we both started working at a grocery store in Ottawa. We were friends for 4 years before we started dating in 2014. In November 2020, we moved into our first home and the first night in our new home he proposed! We were celebrating with some champagne when he popped the question! It was already such a big day for us and after the proposal, it was even more special!

I Do in the Dominican Republic

October 11, 2022

Published In: Style Me Pretty

Like many young girls growing up, Jenna always dreamed of her wedding day. Shen never missed an episode of any wedding dress show or movie and was constantly adding to her Pinterest boards.

Stonefields Estate Wedding : Bride Hand Beads Her Own Gown and Shocks Guests with Helicopter Grand Entrance

September 1, 2022


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