Archives for October 2010

Intimate Outdoor Wedding: Krystin + Evan

Krystin + Evan had just the sweetest wedding. You can’t help but smile when you look at their photos! :) I love her gorgeous Sarah Seven dress + fun Emerson Made necklace – and their son, just the most adorable little man! Thanks Krystin + Evan for sharing your day with us. From Krystin: I looked at a lot of wedding blogs, including Green Wedding Shoes, as inspiration. We knew we wanted a small outdoor wedding. We wanted to incorporate vintage + DIY elements with a whimsical feel while being true to our unconventional way of life. We didn’t want the process to be too overwhelming as we were busy moving into a new home and enjoying our sweet baby boy, so we were lucky to have a lot of help from friends, family and our coordinators Emma & Slavita.

sarah seven wedding dress

outdoor wedding

3 parts: When Evan got choked up while we were saying our vows. He never cries. 2nd, when Evan's dad got choked up while he made his speech. He never cries either. 3rd, immediately after the ceremony, hand in hand Evan and I made our way to a small area secluded by trees to have a moment to ourselves (we had no idea where we were supposed to go and we both hate being the center of attention so we needed this). We held each other in awe that the day was finally here and we did it! Everything came together, it was more beautiful than we could have imagined, everyone we loved was here for us and we were husband and wife!

groom bow tie

groom bow tie sarah seven dress

bride and groom in grass

groom with glasses

cute wedding cakes

backyard wedding decor

wedding couple with son

Enjoy every moment of your wedding day, even if it doesn't turn out to be just what you imagined. The day goes by so fast and the little imperfections are what add to the charm that makes it you! There is no right or wrong way of doing things. Be untraditional and do what makes you and your fiance happy. Get help from coordinators, family and friends. You would be surprised at how many of your friends want to help.

Evan and I have known each other since kindergarten. We are high school sweethearts and seeing the beauty we created in our son Linus confirmed what we already knew, we were made for each other. We feel so lucky to have had such a perfect wedding filled with so much love. To look around and see everyone we love and who loves us, friendships from different times in our lives, all in one place. It truly is the best feeling. So many of our guests have shared with us that it was the most beautiful wedding they had been to and I truly believe it's because of the amazing people we have in our lives. We want to thank our wonderful family and friends for all the help, our coordinators Emma & Slavita, and Green Wedding Shoes for providing us with inspiration.

Venue: Cecil Green Park House on UBC campus, Vancouver, BC
Photography: Lucida Photography
Wedding Dress: With All My Love dress by Sarah Seven
Hair and Makeup: Hair and makeup done at Gloss Salon.
Shoes: Gold sandals with Emerson Made flower shoe clips.
Hairpiece + Clutch: Emerson Made
Groom Suit: J Crew
Event Planner: Emma & Slavita of Elements Weddings
Floral Design: Oasis Flowers
Invitations/Paper Goods: Bird & Banner
Cakes: Slavita of Elements Weddings
Cake Topper: Goose Grease
Catering: Wescadia

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Real Wedding: Amber + James’ Romantic Summer Wedding

A lovely romantic summer wedding photographed by Noa of Feather love Photography. I just love her photography style – so so  dreamy. Amber also shared some details into her lovely day – thanks Amber! “I’d have to say, the only real inspiration for the wedding was summer. Glorious, sunshiny, laid back summer nights where you get together with your friends and stay out all night just because. There’s nothing quite like California summers…” I couldn’t agree more Amber!

bride with flower in hair

father and daughter walking down the aisle

How perfect is her dress! Just love it. From Amber, Oh Alix and Kelly, how I adore you. They were so wonderful and accomodating, and beautiful people on top of it. They have an awesome little space in LA, with racks of perfectly simple, perfectly beautiful dresses to try on. I tried on two, and bought the second. First and last store I went to :)

an arch of trees down the aisle

Most memorable moment? Saying our vows. I was so very nervous leading up to them, and thought I’d for sure mess them up. Turns out, he did :) And we all laughed and had a redo. I really loved our vows. We worked on them together and came up with a mix of things that worked for us. Things we really meant, and could live by. Things I felt were very important to voice. Because how many times in your life do you really just look your other half straight in the eye and tell them exactly how much you love them, and how there’s nothing that comes even close to the love you feel for them? Not many. It was an awesome feeling :)

outdoor wedding ceremony

featherlove wedding photography

featherlove wedding photography

shades of pink bridesmaids dresses

dancing under the trees

Any advice for those planning now? Have an officiant you know, and who knows you. Ours was one of his best friends, and it made everything so much better. He made us more comfortable, he was at ease (or at least appeared so!), and the things he had to say about us weren’t from an interview we did the week before. I can’t tell you how many people came up to us and told us what a wonderful job he did. That was one of our big things- we wanted to have the person who married us be someone who actually cared about us. And it didn’t take much effort to become an ordained minister. Dave got his license online- easy and free!

Be sure to check out more loveliness from this wedding on the Feather Love Blog!

Venue: Hartley Botanica Gardens
Photographer: Feather Love Photography
Flowers + Decorations: Friends
Makeup: Angelina Tam (At Makeup Pro)
Food: Command Catering
Dress: Alix and Kelly

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Aubrey Joy Photography

Today I’m excited to share the work of photographer Aubrey Joy. Aubrey loves shooting quirky, diy, vintage and fun lovey dovey weddings! :) She does a great job capturing all the sweet + intimate moments on the wedding day as well as capturing gorgeous portraits. Aubrey photographs weddings all around Seattle + Southern Cali, but is also available to travel world wide.

aubrey joy photography

aubrey joy photography

aubrey joy photography

aubrey joy photography

bridal party

Also, if you book a wedding with Aubrey Joy, mention GWS and you will receive a complimentary hard cover photo album of your wedding photos. Thanks Aubrey! Be sure to check out more of her work here on her blog.

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