Monthly archives: May 2009

Speaking of Destination Weddings, back in February I met Karen from MyWeddingAway.com at Canada’s Wedding Expo in Toronto.  I was really thankful Karen introduced herself to me because I was able to learn more about what this website is and how awesome it’s becoming!!

MyWeddingAway.com is the Ultimate Guide to Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and is a great resource tool for Canadian Brides.  Destination reviews, tips on planning your wedding away, a list of wedding vendors and much more!  You will definitely want to sign up for MyWeddingAway.com’s newsletter:

http://www.myweddingaway.com/newsletter_signup.php

As a bonus, you may create a stunning wedding website at MyWeddingAway.com – free of charge!

http://www.myweddingaway.com/freewebsitelogin.php

MyWeddingAway.com is a new website and will be growing over time before your eyes.  Be sure to visit and bookmark this site as a new favourite for your destination wedding planning needs.

Jenn and Jimmy (01.16.08 – Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, D.R.) are featured on WeddingBells.ca this week! Check out the article “Scottish Flair” at their “Real Weddings” section:

http://www.weddingbells.ca/articles/slideshow/scottish-flair/

  1. Julie Lepage said:
    Congratulations for your couple featured in WeddingBells! Your work is amazing and you deserve it. Keep up the good work! :)
    May 28, 2009  12:38 pm
    Reply

Wow!  So that (finally!) wraps it up for my 2008 season!  This year I promise not to get so far behind in blogging!

Here is a summary of my 2008 season if you care to reminisce!

WEDDINGS:

  1. 01.11.08 – Amy & Allen – Grand Palladium Resorts, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  2. 01.15.08 – Mylagh & Rick – Ocean Blue Golf and Beach Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  3. 01.16.08 – Jenn & Jimmy – Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  4. 01.26.08 – Jenn & Yuron – Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  5. 04.12.08 – Katie & Pat – Thunder Bay, ON
  6. 04.19.08 – Jen & Francesco – The Match Restaurant, Woodbridge ON
  7. 05.03.08 – Kearin & Brian – Talisman Mountain Resort, Kimberley ON
  8. 05.24.08 – Melissa & Mathew – Collingwood, ON (Ceremony) and The Georgian Bay Club (Reception)
  9. 05.31.08 – Pauline & Chris – Delta Rocky Crest Resort, MacTier, Muskoka ON
  10. 06.07.08 – Deanna & Scott – Severn Lodge, Port Severn, Muskoka ON
  11. 07.12.08 – Mary Ann & Kevin – Maxwell, ON
  12. 07.19.08 – Sheri & Geoff – Blue Mountain Resorts, Collingwood ON
  13. 07.26.08 – Jackie & Chris – Priceville, ON
  14. 08.08.08 – Katie & Brady – Lion’s Head, ON
  15. 08.16.08 – Katy & Rob – Drayton, ON
  16. 08.23.08 – Melanie & Jeremy – Blue Mountain Resorts, Collingwood, ON
  17. 08.30.08 – Candace & Mark – Zurich, ON (Ceremony) & Fire Rock Golf Club, Komoka ON
  18. 08.31.08 – Amanda & Ben – Fairholm Island, Muskoka ON
  19. 09.06.08 – Andrea & Dave – Waterview on the Bay Resort, Wiarton ON
  20. 09.20.08 – Chrissy & Guy – Collingwood, ON (Ceremony) and Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay, Thornbury ON (Reception)
  21. 09.27.08 – Sara & Chris – Kincardine, ON
  22. 10.04.08 – Natalie & Sandy – Durham, ON
  23. 10.11.08 – Jennifer & Geoffrey – The GreeneStone Resort, Bala, Muskoka ON

TRASH-THE-DRESS SESSIONS:

  1. Amy & Allen
  2. Mylagh & Rick
  3. Jenn & Jimmy
  4. Jenn & Yuron

“REHEARSAL DINNER” COVERAGES:

  1. Melanie & Jeremy – Part 1
  2. Melanie & Jeremy – Part 2
  3. Andrea & Dave

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS:

  1. Kearin & Brian – Bloor West Village, Toronto ON
  2. Pauline & Chris – Goderich, ON
  3. Melissa & Mathew – Eugenia Falls, ON
  4. Sara & Chris – Eugenia Falls, ON
  5. Chrissy & Guy – Eugenia Falls, ON
  6. Andrea & Dave – Guelph, ON
  7. Natalie & Sandy – Eugenia Falls, ON
  8. Katie & Brady – Lion’s Head, ON
  9. Jennifer & Geoffrey – Eugenia Falls, ON
  10. Jillian & Ryan – Eugenia Falls, ON and Old Baldy Conservation Area, Kimberley ON
  11. Tosha & Jamie – The Village at Blue Mountain, Collingwood ON

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS:

  1. Josiah
  2. Zachary
  3. Rachael & Joshua
  4. Nancy & Meredith

BOUDOIR SESSIONS:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Andrea

Back in December I got together with Nancy and her younger sister Meredith for some…..Sister Portraits! We did a one hour photo shoot during an absolutely freezing cold day (like minus 30 Celsius with the wind chill), but N and M were troopers and survived the hour without perishing.

Nancy and Meredith wanted unique portrait prints to give to their family as Christmas gifts – here are just a few from the session:

“Anytime Sessions” are always a great gift to family members on any occasion!

Guess who is the featured couple for this week on the WeddingBells.ca “Real Weddings” section?

Jennifer and Geoffrey!!!

You may check it out their story and photos here:

http://www.weddingbells.ca/articles/slideshow/muskokan-elegance/

For those of you who aren’t completely familiar with Weddingbells – it is the big kahuna of wedding magazines for Canada, the number one source for Canadian brides!

Jen and Geoff will be the feature couple until next Friday – enjoy!

Meet Tosha and Jamie. You may recognize them from Katy and Rob’s wedding last August. Tosha was one of Katy’s bridesmaids and Jamie was Rob’s best man.  Tosha is a very talented graphic artist – she designed Katy’s invitations, ceremony programs and many other items for their wedding day.

We got together on October 15 for their engagement photos at Blue Mountain Resorts in Collingwood.  Here is a snippet from their session – enjoy!


Tosha has a great smile (and really nice teeth!).


My fav of Jamie.


Loooooved this one!


We went to Sunset Point Beach for a few photos too – but it started to pour rain.  But we did get a few photos there.

Welcome to the grand finale of Jennifer and Geoffrey’s wedding day – their reception!


As I mentioned before, Jennifer is a graphic designer and a very talented one. This was the most unique seating arrangement board I have ever seen. Look at all the cute little animals.  The turkey is my favourite – he is very plump, perfect for Thanksgiving : )


Each guest received one of these lovely baskets and it was full of goodies such as jelly beans, a nice candle, playing cards, a bottle of water with a custom designed Jennifer and Geoffrey label, etc. 


The table favours – a candied apple with everyone’s name. So cute and clever.


First Dance.


More creative artwork by Jen.


Geoff cracking a funny.


How cute is this dessert?


The official cutting of the cupcake.


We went out after dinner for a few more photos.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Geoffrey!

If you missed Part 1, you may view it here.

If you missed Part 2, you may view it here.

So that wraps it up for my 2008 wedding season.  23 weddings.

Stay tuned for a couple more portrait sessions from 2008 and then on to my 2009 wedding season (which started last Saturday).

Taa Daa! The Grand Finale for my 2008 Wedding Season!

Jennifer and Geoffrey had an absolutely FANTASTIC wedding day on Thanksgiving wedding. The weather was super warm in the mid 20’s (Celsius) with lovely blue skies and puffy clouds.

J & G along with their gang were so fun to work and you will enjoy their wedding day below!

Who: Jennifer and Geoffrey
What: Their Wedding Day!
When: Saturday October 11, 2008
Where: The GreeneStone Resort, Bala, Muskoka

Engagement Session: Click here to view Jennifer and Geoff’s E-Session


The Muskoka region is always one of my favourites because the scenery is so amazing.  As a bonus, it is always such a peaceful drive (as long as you don’t get lost in the Muskoka maze.  So many roads and sideroads and sideroads of sideroads – it is certainly a beautiful place).


This is the GreeneStone – super cute building.


I was blown away with how beautifully decorated the reception room was.  The attention to detail was top-notch.


Not only was Jennifer the bride, but the wedding planner and decorator too! J is a graphic designer and you will see all the amazing details throughout the day that were all of her creative talent – like the cute turkey above.


Geoffrey and boyz.


GQ Geoffrey.


Nothing but style.


The birdcage veil was perfect for Jennifer.


The fall colours at Bala were fantastic.


Jen’s dress was totally WOW!!  Like really wow.


The girls’ chocolate brown dresses were perfect for fall.


Since it was so warm out no one was cold.


Jen’s awesome shoes (and the leaf that was conveniently stuck to the bottom).


My absolute fav of Jen.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned for J & G’s ceremony, reception and plus de detail photos.