When I first met Holly + Kristjan you could just tell they had a mutual love of everything and anything. Especially music and family. Their wedding was the best combination of both those things. So many awesome friends that are also performers that they technically had their own concert. Pure LOVE. Epic. FUN. Tons of images here – but it’s worth the wait.
The “Home Sweet Home” comes back later in the night, during an amazing tear-jerker of a speech…
Kristjan got a little emotional seeing Holly’s little sister come down the aisle. Laura has schizencephaly – it manifests itself in a similar way to asperger’s syndrome or high functioning autism, and she did so amazingly well! She just beamed coming down the aisle and looked so beautiful.
Sometimes I ask crazy things of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as whispering in each other’s ear something neither have you have heard the other say before. And most of the time, it ends up with results like these next few images:
Remember the shoes? Here’s where Holly says in her speech to Kristjan: “You are my home, sweet, home.” (Insert heart emoji here.)
This next image? The best part of the whole day. The power went off while Saturday Night Jive was playing (a few times actually.) Did that stop them? HELL no. They kept on playing without (literally) missing a beat. Cell phones came up to light the dance floor up, and it was a non-stop amazing party. (The power eventually came back on, but it did go off a few more times!)
Bride’s Dress • Nicole Miller
Venue • Puck’s Farm
Florist • My Luscious Backyard and Holly’s sister-in-law Kate
Invitations • The Bride
DJ • String Trio, Francois + Joel, Dave McArthur, Saturday Night Jive + Ketch Harbour Wolves
My Sandra. She is a dear friend of mine. We went to University together (design), but didn’t really get to talking until 4th year. We both decided together we wanted to do photography and together, we went to Sheridan and took a handful of courses. Together we started our businesses (here’s her site!) and together we kicked arse.
So no pressure when another photographer asks you to photograph her and her family right? Luckily they are just so darn amazing and adorable it was easy. We ended the evening with just Sandra and her hubster.
LOVE this fam. Thanks for the amazing adventures Sandra. And I’m gonna miss you big time when you move to Cali…
There’s always Skype, right?! Or visits!
Then we switched things up. The LIGHT AND LOOOOVE!!!
Do you spot a little something in the meadow?
Loved hanging out with these two at Ward’s Island. We wandered, played golf frisbee and I got attacked by red ants (where I later found out I was allergic to!)
Brian is actually the brother of an amazing pal of mine – Janice – who I went to University with. So when I met her bro, I knew he would be equally amazing (and he is!) And Chantal? Exactly the same. You’ll just have to wait for their wedding post to hear how Brian proposed to Chantal. (Hint: what’s the nerdiest computer program you know?)
For now, enjoy our little adventure together. Just SEE how much they adore one another.
I seriously have a crush on these two. I think I mentioned it before? These two met at work, where Alex was the hot intern and Mark worked as a web developer. Mark caught her eye and suddenly all her technology failed. She needed his help fixing her laptop, printer, even her USB keys and asked for his help. As Alex puts it, “I got mine in the end.”
She knew it was coming because he’d asked her input on the engagement ring he was designing, but it wasn’t ready yet before they left for a trip to Cuba. They were in Vinales, a rural part of Cuba. Where they just spent an afternoon drinking Cuban beers and watching street traffic from rocking chairs on a porch. It was almost sunset, Mark plucked a flower and spent half an hour “creepily” looking at Alex. She later found out he was trying to fashion it into a ring. In the end, as he proposed, he tied a piece of grass around Alex’s finger and it couldn’t have been a better ring.
Their first look absolutely melted my heart.
LOVE these two.
p.s. you also need to check out Mark’s interactive children’s book. CHOOSE your own adventure + interactive = freakin’ AWESOME.
Carlissa and I first crossed path’s at her friend’s wedding (Brian + Kate!). Little did I know, that less than a year later we would be seeing each other again for her own wedding taking place at Lookout Point Country Club.
A gorgeous day, filled with some equally gorgeous people, loads of laughter, and a ton of love.