Three years ago to the day they wed, Sean and Ryan met:
“Our meeting was pure luck, and not just because it was on St. Patricks Day. Sean was on a scavenger hunt and needed the shamrock beads that Ryan was wearing. He won the hunt and scored Ryan’s number!”
They’ve been together ever since.

Madly in love, Sean and Ryan are also incredibly kind, and generous. From the moment we met, they immediately felt like friends. With hearts such as theirs, they planned a grand celebration — with 200 loved ones! Yet as one of my largest weddings to date, the day felt sincerely intimate.

Sean and Ryan began their day getting ready together — which if you know me, then you know I squealed with happiness over this choice. Getting ready together allows for those tender, quiet moments before the day starts; memories you’ll forever hold onto. Further, they got to spend their entire wedding day with one another!

After a quick drink and boutonniere pinning, we ventured off for portraits, where we made the local news, and Yahoo style. Thankfully no one was hurt, so we visited their sweet grandpa, and then went off to the ceremony. The Bell Event Centre is an immaculate, gorgeous, awe-inspiring venue that made for the perfect backdrop. And so, surrounded by countless candles and the warmth of their family and friends, Sean and Ryan spoke their vows, exchanged rings, and became Mr. and Mr. Johnson!

The evening was sealed with an extraordinarily fun reception, complete with personalized “roast” introductions (beyond hilarious and highly recommended, future couples), a lovely first dance, heartfelt and funny toasts, sweet mother/son dances — where Sean and his mother dressed and danced to ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and ended with glow sticks and a dance party.

It was truly a day of luck and love.

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Sean + Ryan, I am so grateful to, and for you.
Much love, friends.

VENDORS

Venue: Bell Event Centre | Wedding Coordinator: Brooke Hiller at BEC | Officiant: Ranee Hinton
Florist: Fellow Does Flowers  + Yellow Canary | Hair: Bella Rey Salon | Makeup: Brideface
Catering: Bell Event Centre | Stationery: Creative Invites and Events | DJ: Hey Mr. DJ Entertainment
Sean’s Outfit: Bonobos (Suit) + Ferragamo (Shoes) | Ryan’s Outfit: Ted Baker (Suit) + Hugo Boss
Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co. (Sean) + Cartier (Ryan) | Second Photographer: Seriously Sabrina Photography

Two humans madly in love, coffee, a record playing during a game of Pandemic, two sweet pups,
and gorgeous golden light. This is the recipe for the most perfect engagement session.

This next series makes my heart explode every time. PS: Isn’t Sarah’s smile infectious?!

Can’t wait for your wedding in November, lovebirds!

Emily + Emily Grace. So perfect for one another, they even share the same name.

As Emily is currently living in Germany and home for the holidays, we snuck in some time together for a chilly, yet incredibly romantic, engagement session. These two are head-over-heels in love, always laughing and giddy with excitement; they simply can’t take their eyes off of one another.

My favorite part about this session (besides simply spending time with these incredibly kind souls)?
Grace + Emily’s rawness in front of the camera.
They let their guard down, and their love shine. That, my friends, is when the magic happens.

And so, for my last blog of 2016: a wonderful winter engagement in the city.

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So very grateful for you two, for such a fantastic end to 2016.

Much love.

Love creates strength. It teaches us that when we hold this precious feeling in our hands and hearts,
we don’t need anything else.

This truth runs deep through Arden and Amanda, and I’m so grateful to have witnessed it.

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Thankful to be invited into your home and the sacred space you share. Much love, friends.