Now that the snow has melted, it is so nice to look back on a lovely winter day. I truly enjoyed every minute of April and Mark’s beautiful winter wedding and to top it all off…we got free Starbucks!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: elegant, vintage, warm, cozy, fun!
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Right before walking down the isle. I was so excited. I remember catching a glimpse of Mark and couldn’t wait to get to him. Also being in the limo right after the ceremony with all our closest friends.
Groom: Watching April walk up the isle. And being with our wedding party between the ceremony and reception.
Best wedding related decision: Getting married in February. It turned out beautifully and we loved having the celebration in the “off” season. So many of our friends and family were able to join us.
Favourite detail: The colour orange and lots of candles
Advice for future brides & grooms: The best advice I got over and over was try to soak it all in. Take time to stop and appreciate what is happening. My matron of honour was really good at getting me to pause and appreciate each part of the day.
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We had some sound issues at the church, so maybe get that ironed out before hand. But I believe every wedding has it’s “mishaps” and it certainly didn’t ruin our day. Everything was beautiful.
Best surprise of the day: Free Starbucks for the wedding party (and HRM)! We stopped to take a couple shots outside of a Starbucks and one of the groomsmen ran in to ask for a beverage for the bride and groom. They did one better and invited the whole party in for complementary drinks. It was so much fun.
Anything else you’d like to add: Thank-you to HRM for managing our large wedding party, families, different photo locations and the elements so well!! Lindsay did an awesome job getting great shots and keeping us on time.
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Kingsview Free Methodist Church | Reception Location: The Old Mill Inn & Spa | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Dave Drinkwalter | Cake: Just Temptations | Dress (designer and/or store): Jasmine Couture purchased at Best for Bride | Wedding Planner: Mark and me | Flowers/Decorator: N’Dezine | Hair/Makeup: Cinelli on Bloor | Caterer: The Old Mill | DJ: Just For You Entertainment
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Love is Waiting by Brooke Fraser | Recessional: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland | Entrance: Forever by Chris Brown | First Dance: When You Got A Good Thing by Lady Antebellum | Parent Dances: Father/Daughter: Walk With You by Edwin McCain, Mother/Son: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): oh so many to chose from! I’m going to say for me it’s #218. It was taken right after we walked down the isle as husband and wife (and unaware of any onlookers). It was a really great moment of realization and pure joy (below)