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Shabby Chic Canadian Wedding

Real Weddings, Rustic Weddings

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Sophie, the bride, sent over her wedding to share with you all and it is so gorgeous! A really cool fact that I love: both the bride’s sister’s band and the groom’s band played at the reception! Many gracious thanks to Evan McMaster for the wonderful photographs!

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From the stylish bride, Sophie: We wanted a very relaxed feeling something that felt like a family picnic. The style we aimed for was vintage meets shabby chic.

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 vintage new brunswick canada wedding
 vintage new brunswick canadian wedding

We didn’t have a color scheme per se but we were sticking with creamy colors like ivory, peach, light seafoam green, those types of colors. There were lots of DIY projects for our wedding, we made two large monogrammed letters (S for Sophie and L for Laurent) that hung from two large barn doors; we made all of the bridesmaids bouquets; we also made all the utensil packages.

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We also made the bunting banner that hung behind the head table; we made all the flower arrangements on the tables; we made the photobooth sign; all the cakes on all the tables were homemade by different friends and family; our wedding cake was made by one of my best friends; the table markers were another DIY… the list goes on.

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Wedding Vendors (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada):

Ceremony and reception location: Middle Sackville Baptist Church,  The Music Barn / Event Design and Styling: Lace & Twine Event Styling / Florist: Maggies Flowers, Costco / Photographer: Evan McMaster / Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera, Garden Party/35806 from Preowned Wedding Dresses / Bride’s Accessories: Noaki JewelryAldo / Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Salon Boheme, Fresko Beauty / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s suit:My Custom Tailor / Ties and Bowties: Me and Matilda / Cufflinks: dfuss / Groom’s shoes and belt: Cecil D’s / Videographer: Gilles Doiron

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Royal Steamline


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I am excited to introduce you to a great sponsor – Royal Steamline! They offer many invitations to suit the needs of vintage brides, from 1800s to 1940s styles and beyond! How adorable is this customizable “telegram” style invitation for a 20s or 30s inspired affair?

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Below, to the left, is the new By George, a British Regency follow-up to the popular Victorian design they call Steamside, and is just the first of many new vintage designs you’ll see this Fall. They’ve even teamed up with to offer free wedding websites to match the theme of your vintage invitation!

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For even more Royal Steamline products and new designs, check out their blog!

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Backyard Tennessee Wedding

Garden Weddings, Real Weddings

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This sweet wedding shot by Natalie and Dan of Watson-Studios makes my heart skip a beat. Bailee and Reggie had the most adorable Southern wedding on Bailee’s parents’ farm. The details of their wedding were to die for – like the vintage fabric handkerchiefs for the groomsmen and A&W Root Beer floats with classic matching mugs!

From the bride: My husband and I thought my parents’ farm was the perfect place for our reception; we both felt that my lifelong church was perfect for the wedding ceremony and both places would give us the freedom to do anything we wanted.

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The first purchase we made after the engagement was my wedding gown. My mother and I found it at an antique store located about 2 minutes away from our home and we originally thought it was a tablecloth! We quickly realized it was not a tablecloth at all, but a beautiful 1940’s wedding gown and it fit me perfectly!

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 groom in seersucker suit and pink bow tie with yellow pocket square
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There were certain things I knew I wanted from the very beginning, like ice cream and apple pie instead of the traditional wedding cake, and homemade strawberry jam as guest’s favors and then there were other things just happened like the color palette of blues and pinks, and those unplanned things are some of the most special.

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We had tons of DIY projects and all of my girlfriends would come over to the house and help me with constantly. I made all of the groomsmen handkerchiefs out of vintage cloth and they were all different.  We made all of our centerpieces and anything else that we could do ourselves.

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Advice for brides still planning their wedding?  Have PLENTY of time to plan! We took a solid year. Be nice to everyone. Your closest family and friends will be the ones there to come through for you and ultimately make your day the very best, so NO bridezillas! After all they know you the best and can please you better than anyone!

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Wedding Vendors (Knoxville, TN):

Ceremony Venue: First Apostolic Church / Reception Venue: parents’ home / Photographers: Watson-Studios / Veil: Birdcage Veils / Groom Suit: Express / Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew / Groomsmen Suits: JCPenney / Caterer: Whitts Barbeque / Rentals: Campbell’s Tent and Rentals / Stationery: Hello!Lucky, BPI Design Group

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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