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I first met Chelsea and her amazing family at her brother’s wedding back in the fall of 2009. Ivy didn’t have the chance to join me as she was in Vancouver preparing to work at the Olympics the following year. I can tell you however that she was jealous of not being able to photograph all of the amazing details! When Chelsea messaged me on facebook to let us know that Scott had proposed, and she wanted us to photograph their wedding, we were both excited! Turns out Scott’s family is just as nice and caring! From the details that Chelsea chose, the Champagne Highland Dancers acting as ushers, and then having three performances during the reception, and the absolute abundance of emotion throughout the day. The most memorable moment to me was Chelsea’s reaction as Scott stepped out to reveal he was wearing a kilt. Chelsea’s Scottish roots are important to herself and her family. Scott’s effort into bringing in a kilt bearing her family’s Tartan was a sign of just how much he loves Chelsea!
Ivanette and I had met Su and Leo well over a year ago at a bridal show. We loved how easy going and down to earth they are! Their wedding was held at Code’s Mill in Perth, Ontario, and it was the perfect venue for their simple, yet elegant wedding.
I had a pleasure meeting their families, who were full of emotion.
Preparations: Grey Gables Manor
Gown: Paloma Blanca
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Makeup: Studio Leslie Anne
Reception Venue: Germania Club
Decor & Floral: Creative Edge Studio Inc.
Kristin and Clyde held Pembroke’s wedding of the year last weekend, and it was a treat to be involved and capture the memories of two wonderful families joining together. As you may remember, we shot their engagement session a while back in some of the coolest spots, all with significant sentimental value to them for the family history.
Kristin and her girls got ready at the gorgeous Grey Gables Manor, and Shirley was so very gracious to give us a little tour and history lesson when we arrived. The home was built in 1911 by a wealthy lumber baron, A. E. Dunlop, and converted to a Bed and Breakfast in 2004. It’s Library Room, a century old oak library with a large original fireplace and windows made the perfect backdrop for the preparations.
I arrived at Clyde’s house to find things just getting started, so it gave lots of time for some great shots! You may remember Louie the Dog from the their engagement photos, and as Clyde’s constant companion, it was only fitting that he have his portrait taken too!
The wedding car was The Blue Goose, an impeccable LeBaron belonging to Kristin’s dad, and that also served as the wedding car when her parents were married as well…
I’m so in love with those delightful pink Louboutin’s!!
The Germania Club in Pembroke was made gorgeous by Steve Hanniman and his team of Creative Edge Studio, and it looked amazing! Yes, those are floral balls and crystal drapes hanging from the ceiling!!
I am always brought down by wedding day tears, but the following set of images literally made me cry when we opened them after the wedding…
The Blue Goose was looking pretty cool in the dark, rainy night…
We had a wonderful time at Kristin and Clyde’s wedding, and both families were so exceptional to work with–thank you to all involved for allowing us to be a part of the wonderful celebration you hosted in honour of an amazing couple!
Ivanette and Brian
We first had the opportunity to meet Heather a few months ago at a Starbucks in Ottawa for an initial consultation. She had had a long day interviewing vendors for their wedding, but despite us being the one of the last meetings of the day, that “connection” we all hope for with clients was evident from the get-go. She told us about her chance first meeting with her fiance Tom, and even while regaling us with the hilarious details, her genuine love and adoration for him shone through.
Last night we had the honour of attending the grand opening of Ashton Station Bridal which is located a short drive west of Ottawa in Carleton Place. As you may know there is another prominent bridal shop located in the quaint town, however Ashton Station Bridal is much different. They are the only Rivini exclusive boutique in the world.
They are located at 17A Albert St, Carleton Place, in a historic church. They have done an amazing job of renovating their space to create the most relaxing wedding gown shopping experience! From the antique doors that were formerly part of Luigi’s childhood home, to the charming architectural touches, it’s an amazing space.
The concept at Ashton Station Bridal is also different from most bridal shops. They are open by appointment only. During the two hour appointment, the bride and her entourage are the only ones in the boutique, receiving the utmost care and attention from the shop owners. We love this concept, because it’s based on personal service, much like our philosophy.
As some of you may remember, approximately a month ago we posted an ad looking for a couple to photograph as part of our profile video; as creating a video of how we work is very complex and time consuming, we didn’t want to take time away from one of our actual weddings, and we figured why not help somebody out in the process? So we ran a contest asking people to tell us why they would like to have their wedding photos retaken. We were expecting a few applications, however in the first week, with a simple post on Facebook, we had over 10 couples apply. We were initially surprised at the number of people who weren’t totally happy with their photos, and it was a hard decision because many of the stories were compelling. In the end we chose Heidi and Travis, who were married in September 2009. With the excitement of the day, the photographer captured some nice images, but Heidi and Travis didn’t have any photos of them alone that they liked. We hired Leslie Ann Hook to re-create Heidi’s hair and makeup, and the video was shot and edited by Sylvain and Caroline of Reno Video Productions. We posted the video earlier this week, and would like to give you a chance to see some of the photos we captured for them.
Well, what a party! We had the honour of being Jamie & Matt’s official wedding photographers this past weekend in Carleton Place. Jamie has been Ivanette’s esthetician since we moved to Almonte and has become a great friend since. Matt and Jamie have been together for seven years, so when he proposed to Jamie last October she called us to make sure we were available for her wedding. Matt is a volunteer fireman with Carleton Place, and well, us firefighters can sure throw a party! I’m sure the good folks over at the Carleton Heritage Inn are going to need a break after two firefighter weddings in a row!
Here are some shots from Jamie & Matt’s wedding:
So it seems the boys had a little difficulty getting ready and had to rely on Jason’s expert knowledge to put them together!
Jamie and Matt had a wonderful service held at the Carleton Place United Church, where lots of laughs were had in a gorgeous relaxed ceremony!
After the ceremony, Jamie and Matt made their exit in first class, aboard Carleton Place’s ladder truck complete with lights and sirens! There were many congratulatory honks as they traveled up the main street…
We had a great day over at Riverside Park with lots of fun formals!
Once dinner was over, it was time to party, and Carleton Place’s Ocean Wave Fire Company sure knows how to get a party going!
And of course to finish the night off, the members of the Ocean Wave Fire Company had to gather in to get a photo with the gorgeous bride!