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Jessica & Cameron’s Sneak Peeks
Jen and Scott first met at a local bar in Newmarket. Scott saw Jen, and right away knew that he had to talk to her. Jen was sending a text message, and Scott peeked over her shoulder and said “you text message a lot.” Jen’s first thought was “Who is this creeper watching me?”. She looked up at her friend, who gave her the go-ahead to turnaround (because Scott didn’t look like a weirdo, haha). When Jen turned around, she thought to herself that “this guy is pretty darn cute!”
Thanks to all the wedding vendors who made Jennifer and Scott’s wedding the perfect day that it was!
Ceremony venue: The Doctor’s House
Reception venue & caterer: Hazelton Manor
DJ: Extreem DJ Entertainment
Hair artist: Hair Envy
Make-up: Sigi Bloomberg
Florist: Kim Janse
Cake Artist: Baker’s Crush
Favours: Donation to the Canadian Cancer Society
Invitations: Shutterfly (Previously “Wedding Paper Divas”)
Dress boutique: Saratina Bridal
Wedding dress designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy Group Dresses
Bride’s engagement ring: Spence Diamonds
Wedding bands: Peoples Jewellers
Bride’s jewelry: Emily’s Silver Collection
Bride’s shoes: Le Chateau
Videographer: SDE Weddings
Vaughan wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography
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So, everyone has seen the photo circulating the internet of the T-Rex chasing the wedding party. And of course everyone is now doing “their version” of it. WELL, I hopped right on that bandwagon too! haha.
Kate’s family is extremely outdoorsy and rustic, and very into hunting. SO, instead of a dinosaur, Kate thought it would be great if there was a giant moose chasing them. Kate’s brother actually shot a HUGE moose with a bow and arrow, and the GIGANTIC moose head is hanging in their parents’ living room…. along with a deer. ANYWAY. As I like to customize my photos to the likes and style of my clients, I said “No problem, let’s do it!”
The wedding party did an awesome job at being terrified and running (you guys are awesome!), and here is the final result. I couldn’t find any moose photos where the moose was angry and running towards the camera (who would have thought that would be so hard to find!? I mean, really.), but this one does the job pretty well I think!
I actually did some research on a few different kinds of moose, and most of them seem to be able to rest their mouths on top of a human’s head – so this moose is probably a bit bigger than an actual moose would be, but I think it adds authenticity to the terror value of the wedding party’s expressions.
Anyway enough of my chattering away, here’s the photo you opened up this blog post to see!
Kate and Holt got married this past Saturday, and it was without a doubt, the definition of a “rustic vintage wedding”! There were TONS of beautiful details – Kate thought of everything! And it’s not a surprise really, she’s been planning this wedding since she was 18 years old (before she even met Holt!). It all started with this vintage off-white purse she found. She bought it and decided she was going to use it for her future wedding – and she did!
Originally when I was picking out photos for this blog post, I narrowed it down to 29. YES 29 photos!!! Usually I post somewhere around 3-8 or so teaser images after a wedding, but Kate had so many unique and awesome details, I wanted to post them ALL. But alas, I’ve restrained myself. There will definitely be a future blog post featuring lots more images from Kate & Holt’s beautiful wedding though! Maybe a whole separate blog post just for the decor. (I especially loved the vintage cameras on all the reception tables! Kate also does some photography, so it was totally fitting!)
Kate did a lot of DIY (“do it yourself”) stuff as well. She picked the flowers for her bouquet herself in a field, and then bought some daisies and arranged and bundled it herself. The canvas and twine was PERFECT for the rustic feel of the wedding! Her mother hemmed her dress (perfectly might I add!), and did all the cooking and baking for the reception. Kate went to a lot of thrift shops to find all the decor (apparently all the teacups were the hardest to find – but it was definitely worth it!) She also made her own wedding invitations, and she made smores as wedding favours for her guests!
Some other unique details I really loved were, instead of having a traditional wedding guestbook, guests had to type their names on an antique typewriter. There were real deer antlers around the cake, and so much more! (You’ll have to wait for that “Kate & Holt’s Wedding Details” blog post later!)
NOW, let’s talk about Kate, Holt, and their wedding party!
Kate and Holt had been dating for 2 years (knew each other for 4) before they got married – and during that time Kate was away at school in Australia for an entire year! It must be true that absense makes the heart grow stronger, because Kate and Holt were totally IN LOVE! When the vintage wooden doors that were set-up in the field opened and Kate appeared, both Kate and Holt’s eyes welled up with tears. So did the bridesmaids’ eyes as well, and I’ll admit, I got a little misty. It was so beautiful just how happy they were!!
I of course took many pictures of the whole wedding party, but one photo in particular is especially awesome and hilarious – so much so that it deserves it’s own blog post. So look for that soon! (This special wedding party photo will take a bit of editing, which is why I have to work on it a bit before I post it!) But the bridesmaids and groomsmen were all super fun, and they all got bonus points for not disappearing during photo time! (Haha).
During the ceremony, the pastor did a reading about the ceremonial foot washing. It was really moving – and I’m not an overly religious person, so that says a lot. The foot washing ceremony symbolizes selflessness, and serving your spouse. Kate and Holt performed the foot washing ceremony, and they read the private vows they wrote to each other which only they could hear. (There was a band playing at this time, so they could sort of be “alone” with their words.).
It was really intimate and beautiful. I bet a lot of people wouldn’t think washing feet could be beautiful, but I’m telling you it WAS! When they were speaking to each other and looking into each others eyes, and just emanating with joy… really, there are no words.
The last thing I will say for now is, Kate specifically asked me to edit her photos in a muted-tone style (which is why you may notice that these photos aren’t my usual bright punchy style) – but I think this editing style actually really goes with the whole feel over the wedding perfectly!
CONGRATS Kate and Holt!!!! You guys are MARRIED!!! And since today is also Kate’s birthday – Happy Birthday Kate! 😉
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