I have had the pleasure of getting to know “Cousin Kate” through Heather over the past 6 years and she is one beautifully funny lady. As long as I have known Kate, she has also been waiting for her fella Kirby to finally pop the question so that they could celebrate their love. They are such a perfect match and I am soooo happy that they finally tied the knot!
My favourite moment of the day was arriving at Kate’s hotel room to capture her buzzing around the room while she was getting ready. It was a little surreal and I was still on a wedding high from my own wedding just two weeks earlier.
This was such a fantastic wedding and I was so honoured to photograph all of the little (and big) moments. It was especially nice to see Heather in party mode with her family as well.
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Timeless love
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: It’s so hard to choose; the whole day was just… perfect! I guess I’d have to say that my most favourite memory of the day was the moment I walked in to the ceremony and saw my fella standing at the top of the aisle waiting for me. Of all the moments that I had looked forward to about my wedding day, that was at the top of my list! What made it EXTRA special was to have my Mother walk me down the aisle and get to share the moment from the same vantage point as me.
Groom: Hands down, when Kate was walking down the aisle with her Mum. Waiting for her to walk in the room felt like FOREVER, but the moment I saw her, I knew that the rest of the day would be fantastic!
Best wedding related purchase: Our lovebird wedding cake (as well as the miniature one that we presented to his parents to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary)
Favourite detail: Surprising his parents with an official letter from their local counselor congratulating them on their 40th wedding anniversary (which happened to be on the same day of our wedding!) Dad’s a man of few words, so when he took to the microphone and did an impromptu and heartfelt speech, you could’ve heard a pin drop in the room!
Advice for future brides & grooms: Make sure to take a moment to step back, breath, and take in every detail, but most importantly, EAT SOMETHING!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I would have taken more time to write my wedding speech and would have remembered to thank my uber talented Cousin, Sarah, for the amazing water colour painting she created for us for the front of our invitations!
Best surprise of the day: When one of my best friends, Emilie Claire-Barlow, took to the microphone to sing a song that her Mum wrote that was inspired by the day that Kirby proposed.
VENDORS: Ceremony – Hart House, UofT (Debates Room) | Reception Location – Hart House, UofT (Music Room) | Officiant – The Reverend, Brian Rowe | Cake – Bakerbots baking | Dress – http://fashioncrimes.ca | Wedding Planner – Stephanie Kern (Hart House) and me! | Flowers – Quince Flowers (www.quinceflowers.com) | Hair/Makeup – Hair = Sarah (Civello Rosedale). Make-up = Shelby Thwaites (email@example.com)
Processional – Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles)
Recessional – Upbeat and funky instrumental
First Dance – Old Souls (From the Phantom of the Paradise sung by Jessica Harper)
Heather surprised Kate with a picture frame for her bouquet which held a photo of their Grandparent’s wedding day
Kate’s personality shines through as she puts on her stockings…
Enough of the serious photos. Kate and her maid of honour test drive a couple of their signature photo faces.
One of my favorite ceremony photos of all time!!
Kate and cousins Heather & Sarah – they all wore one of their grandmother’s rings (Kate chose one for her wedding band)
Heather snuck in the shot on the right…
We’re hoping that wedding bells will be happening sometime soon for Ian & Amanda (no pressure Ian!)
All the ladies!
We’ll be photographing Maya & Matt’s (bottom right corner) wedding next May!
Lindsay, Heather & lovely little Iris!