Natalie & Mitch's wedding was one of my favourites from last Fall. Who doesn't love a wedding that is full of elegance and sports a vintage VW bus, complete with all of the hippie embellishments? Natalie & Mitch were lucky to be one of the last couples to enjoy their wedding at the historic Hiram Walker Canadian Club Brand Centre. Although the Club is no longer hosting weddings, many couples throughout the years can adorn their homes with memories from the beautiful building.
After tying the not at the Canadian Club Brand Centre, we went to Malden Park for something a little different. Mitch's Dad's Vintage Volkswagen Bus was the perfect prop!
Congratulations you two! You are so fun and it was a pleasure spending your day with you.
Photography, Karitas Photography
Second Shooter, Joe Symchyshyn of Symchyshyn Photographic
Venues, Hiram Walker & Fogolar Furlan
Dress, Promises & Lace / Designer, Pronovias
Decorator & Florist, Diva Floral Designs
DJ, A friend
Cake, A friend
I've been wanting to blog this wedding for some time now. It was the perfect finish to my 2017 wedding season because I LOVE authentic people and offbeat weddings. Brittney & Jared are just that, authentic and so perfectly adorable. They truly love one another and they're just real. You know what I mean? A little bit of an out of the box wedding but still with tons of class.
I love weddings in quirky locations, doing regular things. This wedding was held in the White Room at Water's Edge Event Centre. They somehow manage to make a basement look fabulous! Perfect for an offbeat wedding. Then we wandered around Walkerville for their photos, making everyday locations our targets.
Make sure to scroll all the way to the end for Brittney & Jared's Vendor list and link to their engagement session.
Photography: Karitas Photography
Second Shooter: Kerry Trepanier from Kerry Trepanier Photography
Venue: Water's Edge Event Centre
Brittney's Dress: Bridal Couture (Allure)
Jared's Suit: Moore's
Hair: Bosley Hair Co., Ryan Bosley
Makeup: Bosley Hair Co., Jeff Bosley
Decorator: Gail's Flowers and Event Decor
Flowers: Flowers by Freesia
DJ: Corbett Productions
Caterer: Smashed Apple
Wedding Cake: Susan's Specialty Cakes
Want to see more of Brittney & Jared? Check out their engagement session here!
Such an amazing September Wedding with Chanthorn & Sreang. This gorgeous wedding and amazing couple will stand out to me for years to come. Their love for one another is so inspiring and it was such an honour to tell their story!
Their wedding was the perfect blend; they had every stylish detail covered and their two sons add the right amount of adorable to top it off.
Congratulations Chanthorn & Sreang!
Photographer - Karitas Photography
2nd Shooter - Kerry Trepanier
Hair - Suzi Ngan & Liz Thong
Makeup - Lisa & Tina from M.A.C. Cosmetics
Dresses - Bridal Couture, Flower Girl Dresses - Target
Suits - Moore's, Boys Outfits - H&M
Officiant - Pastor Ron Nelson
Decorator - Olivia Wedding Creations
Catering - New Kirin Eatery Chinese Restaurant
Photo Booth - Modern Settings
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