Cora and Joshua are Married

I was really looking forward to Cora and Joshua’s wedding, after their fun engagement session at Legends Comics and Books. They added a lot of personal details to their wedding, including some geeky comic book themed touches for Joshua, while still keeping things classy to work with the style of the Empress Hotel.

Like during the engagement, Cora and Joshua were full of smiles, and some people even got a little (or a lot) emotional. I loved how they kept the guest list small, creating a more intimate feel for the wedding and allowing them to actually spend time with their guests.

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Cora clearly loves sparkle, as do I, as evidenced by her shoes and the brooch bouquet she made herself (seriously, how awesome is that?) – thanks to Gwen Ewart for the bouquet photos. I also adored Cora’s short-sleeved dress, which couldn’t have been more perfect for her.06 12 0002

The next few photos are the getting ready photos I live for: the bridesmaids fanning Cora with anything they could find (like a tissue box and package of nylons), Cora checking out her brother’s fancy tux, and Cora and her brother swaying gently to calm her down before the ceremony.06 12 0003 06 12 0004 06 12 0005 06 12 0006 06 12 0007 06 12 0008 06 12 0009 06 12 0010 06 12 0011 06 12 0012 06 12 0014 06 12 0015 06 12 0016 06 12 0017 06 12 0018 06 12 0019

Thanks to Gwen Ewart for most of these detail photos (except the cake topper close up). Many of the details were hand made by the bride, including the paper flower centerpieces and comic-themed table markers. I love the Batman and Wonder Woman cake toppers.06 12 0020 06 12 0021 06 12 0022 06 12 0023 06 12 0024 06 12 0025 06 12 0026 06 12 0027 06 12 0028 06 12 0029 06 12 0030 06 12 0031 06 12 0032

Ceremony Venue: St. Ann’s Chapel
Reception venue, cake, and catering: The Empress Hotel
Bridal party bouquets: Kenmar Flower Farm
Hair and/or make-up: Fish Hair Salon
Officiant: Iain Hooey
Bride’s dress: Victoria Bridal Boutique – Moonlight collection
Bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal

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Kristine and Travis are Married

I was so excited to hear from Kristine about her plans to marry Travis in Victoria this past April. I met them both back in March of 2012 when they were in town for Travis’s brother Jonathan’s wedding to Alexandria. Jonathan and Alex were the last people I expected to get a referral from, since they live in the Northwest Territories, so this was an awesome surprise.

Kristine and Travis had their wedding ceremony, following by a brief reception, at St. Ann’s. They added a bit of Scottish flavour with the exchanging of tartans, and one of the guests even wore a kilt. We took a few quick photos in front of the chapel, before a horse and carriage whisked them away.

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For the garter retrieval, they blindfolded Travis and led him over to a bench where Kristine sat next to a guest in a kilt. Of course, he went for the exposed, hairy leg first. 06 11 0016 06 11 0017 06 11 0018 06 11 0019 06 11 0020 06 11 0021 06 11 0022 06 11 0023 06 11 0024 06 11 0025 06 11 0026

And here’s Alex and Jonathan, from their wedding in 2012 (left) and from Kristine and Travis’s wedding (right). 06 11 0027

 

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Michelle and Vincent are Married

Michelle and Vincent came from Toronto to get married in Victoria just before Christmas. They were in a great mood, despite the wind and the cold. Michelle gave plaid shawls to her bridesmaids, which they made good use of.

We started the day at Michelle’s parents gorgeous house, where there were some sweet family moments. I love the photos of the sister pep talk. All of the girls got emotional seeing Michelle in her dress, then Michelle joined in and out came the Kleenex box.

The ceremony and reception were at Open Space gallery, which provided a very cool blank canvas for these artistic people to style. The wedding had a bit of a Christmas-y feel with red, black, and white decor and some greenery. The toasts were some of the most fun and funny of the year, with people telling stories of questionable veracity, along with some hilarious video and slideshows.

The dance floor was lively, with some mama’s partying it up to Mamma Mia, standing cuddle piles, some killer moves from the wedding party and their dates, and the bride and groom being totally adorable together.

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Venue: Open Space
Caterer: Food for Thought
Pie: Ruth and Dean
Florist: Brown’s The Florist
Hair and make-up: Erin Bradley
Videographer: Paper Heart Films
Officiant: Cathy Lavoie
Bride’s dress: Robert Bullock from Sash & Bustle in Toronto
Car: provided by Victoria Police

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