Editorial With Brianne Gabriel Cakes

Scans By: Photovision Prints | Styling: The Well Styled Life | Florals: Virginia Rose Events
Co-ordination + Cakes + Dessert: Brianne Gabrielle Cakes | Calligraphy: Art and Alexander
Bridal Salon: Delica Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Rakhee Utarid for Blushed Beaute 
Rentals: Special Event RentalsGathered Table Supply, and Cellar Door Vintage + Rentals
Model: Isabelle of Numa Models | Gown: Truvelle 


A note from Teal, the photoshoot stylist: 

Brianne Gabrielle Cakes came to me with a beautiful and unique vision in mind; the desire to blend elegant and timeless pieces with organic and natural elements. On this unique occasion, the design was born from the beautiful and artistic cakes that creator, Brianne Gabrielle, made for the photoshoot. Handcrafted dahlia florals with individual petals perfectly carved and crafted with meticulous detail (you’d think they were real) set the tone for a design that was to mimic natural elements in an elegant setting.

The table-scape was created on a solid wooden harvest table adorned with a silk runners layered on top of each other to create depth and movement. Intricate dinnerware with delicate detailing, rose gold cutlery and gold rimmed glassware balanced the raw and natural wooden elements with a sophisticated and stylish edge. Hand calligraphed place cards, personal blooms on each setting and a raw cut napkin kept true to the timeless and organic vision. 

Tucked underneath a beautiful mature tree stood a bar cart atop a vintage floral rug dripping in cafe au lait dahlias. An elderflower rose champagne cocktail, bold and bright summer fruits and white and pink chocolate bonbons adorned with real gold flakes graced the bar. 

Particular attention of the design incorporated dahlias throughout all elements of the shoot. It is said that the dahlia flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It symbolizes a commitment and bond that will last forever --Almost too coincidental and  perfect when used as a flower in weddings! 

The Truvelle gown with it’s feminine and soft falling shoulder detail gave way to the celebration of femininity and elegance and the beauty team produced soft waves and a fresh face as to allow the natural beauty of the bride to speak volumes.

All in all, this shoot was a celebration of the merging of timeless and organic, elegant and natural, feminine and radiant where bride-to-be’s will be able to relate to and pull inspiration from as they enter into their celebration of marriage. 

Outdoor Golf Course Wedding

Scans by: PhotoVision Prints | Venue: Trestle Creek Golf Resort | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Hair Stylist: Kimberly Kropielnicki at The Color Box | Makeup Artist: Amy Robertson | Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Eddy K | Stationery: Ruby Ridge Studios | Bridal Party Attire: Maison Jules from Macy's | Grooms Tux: RW & Co | Floral Designer: Brides Bloom & Bliss Flower | Favours: Beau-coup

A few words from Brea about the big day:  I woke up to lightning and pouring rain on the morning of our outdoor wedding and I was devastated because it was always my dream to get married outdoors and I did not want to do it in a tent. Eventually the rain stopped and the sun shone brightly and with the help of some of our wonderful family and friends we were able to set up in time for the wedding. We had a very personal ceremony on the island green at the golf course followed by our reception, which took place tucked away in the back of the driving range. It was really important to us that our guests felt comfortable and so we included favors such as sunglasses for the ceremony in the sun and blankets for late night at the reception and we also had several little areas at our reception that we called “conversation areas” which were benches and couches for groups to sit back and chat. One of our favorite moments from our reception was a video that our bridal party made including clips and well wishes from them and all our siblings, and to top it off they surprised us by including a video clip of my Grandmother (who has advanced dementia and was not able to be at the wedding) wishing us Congratulations. We finished the night with a poutine bar, which we highly recommend other couples consider as their late night snack because it was a favorite of our guests. We truly could not imagine a more perfect day and it was all because of our wonderful family, friends and vendors. 

Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Justine Milton, Calgary based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2016 & 2017 dates! We book weddings all over the world & love to travel so no matter where your wedding is taking place, if you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me

Elegant Estate Wedding

Scans by: PhotoVision Prints | Venue: Kingwood Center, Ohio
Day of Event Coordinator and Styling: Birds and Honey | Event Coordinator: Umbrella Barrel
Catering:  Blue Ribbon Catering & Mazah Mediterranean Eatery
Floral: Bride’s Family and Friends | Videography: Little Tree Studios
Cake: Blanca Guerra | Wedding Bands: Store5a | Bride’s Makeup: Columbus Wedding Makeup
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Isaiah Wu, Daniel Wu, Stephan Spottswood 
Henna: Bindu Verma, Creative Calla Corner | Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy

About the lovely couple, from the bride, Madison: I met Michael in the 7th grade, I must have just turned twelve.
Michael walked in the side doors at our church group and I knew he was new. He had big “mushroom” like hair and a lanyard out of his cargo shorts. I welcomed him to the group and left before he was swarmed by the other middle school girls. That was the start of our friendship.
My Teta, grandmother, told me once that the beautiful relationships start as buds and then bloom. I can tell you she was right about ours, except that maybe the blooming part took a little longer than Michael might have liked.
Michael and I’s relationship consisted of me dodging his throws during dodge ball (unsuccessfully) and visiting Steak and Shake on Wednesday nights until my parents sent me to Worthington Christian for high school. Michael was one of the two people I knew at the school. Michael walked me to class on my first day and nearly every day after that.
During our first class together (Spanish), we talked about guitar, Michael told me how he only played electric and he’d never sing in front of people. I told him that I liked acoustic and he should sing and play, I told him I’d play with him. A week after, Michael was playing acoustic and singing “Better together” with me before school… I should have known.
Slowly, we became best friends. We studied together, challenged each other, distracted each other in class, called one another with broken high school hearts, sang in choirs, planned each other’s dates, debated theology, played in bands, attended each other’s sporting events, grew to love the same friends and ate lunch on the floor of the hallways together.
Michael and I were teased by everyone in the school. The girls on my soccer team would spot us and giggle. At our senior gala  everyone clinked their glasses as a friend started a toast by saying, “Dearly beloved we are gathered here today…” (I was so embarrassed that I can’t remember the rest). It didn’t help that I wore a white dress and Michael a black suit… (Note: Michael asked me to spring gala the first day after Christmas break).
Two days before graduation, as we were sitting on the front of my car after his baseball game he looked at me and told me he “loved me and wanted to marry me”. I responded by telling him I didn’t feel the same way and I wanted to forget he’d ever said anything so we could just keep being friends (ouch, I know. Michael doesn’t remember this so either he blocked it from his memory or I thought it instead of saying it out loud. You might say that moment is a bit of a blur for both of us.)
… Yes, graduation was awkward.
Michael says this phase in life should be titled, “The escape from the friend zone”.  I’m stubborn but Michael is persistent. Soon flowers would show up in my dorm room, letters would be sent, and no matter what function I went attended – Michael would be there too.
The phrase “distance makes the heart grow fonder” couldn’t be more true.
Michael moved to Terre Haute, Indiana – 254 miles away –  our first year of college while I stayed in Columbus. Before the first month of undergrad was even over, I realized I missed him terribly. Michael became a constant pixelated face on my computer screen. (Sorry, Amber (my college roommate)). We’d talk till 2 in the morning, meet each other’s new friends, and of course – study. Michael played baseball at his university and I made a visit to him in Indiana. When I got there to see him, he picked me up and spun me around, I knew something had changed.
November 23, we starting dating outside of La Chatelaine, thus began our four year long-distance relationship. (And there was much rejoicing by all of you). During those four years, Michael grew a beard, cut his “mushroom” hair and learned to eat spinach. I finally got my A in calculus and learned an umpire wasn’t called a “ref”.
We studied on Skype for hours on end (sorry for all of you who’s internet connection suffered as a result). We decided that we wanted to love Jesus most and each other second. We drove to each other’s universities for weekend trips. We had picnic dates on the river bank in the summer. We started ONELIFE, now POINT, together. We hiked. We grew with the Lord. We danced on top of the roof. We lost loved ones. We (I) tried to make Michael mad at me, but it never worked. We invested time on our campuses. We jumped the fence and snuck onto the baseball field after dark. We valued our friends. We built things, Michael a robotic foot- me a company. We learned about each other’s cultures. We looked at mountains we wanted to visit. We began to love each other’s families. We traveled. We learned how to cook.
We wrote letters. We prayed together. We fell in love.
Remember those mountains? On the morning of my birthday, Michael gave me a map with the mountains circled in it. We headed out to Colorado a month later. There on the last day of the trip, in a valley quite like the photos we exchanged in college he said, “Remember I told you I loved you and wanted to marry you? I mean it more today” and with that he asked me to marry him.
(And obviously I said yes, though I just stood there in shock for a few seconds and forgot there was a ring involved). (And yes, he asked my dad first).
Growing up together is an odd thing. The boy I met in middle school isn’t the man I’m marrying today. And, I’m positive I’m not same girl either. This has been our first year living in the same city as a couple. Michael is back in Columbus at Ohio State for his doctorate in biomedical engineering and I’m trying to change how society connects with charity through a social media app.
We are more than happy to have put Skype to rest and be 10 minutes away from each other again. This year we’ve ran races, hosted dinner parties, made business plans, explored Columbus, planned our wedding and best of all – seen each other every week. (EEP!)
So when you see us walking down the aisle, I hope you feel the Lord’s blessing as we do.

We have been blessed these past ten years with a story that has turned into the most beautiful bloom.

Blue Meadows Wedding

Scans by: PhotoVision Prints | Venue: Blue Meadows | Rentals: Special Event Rentals

A few words from Lisa, the bride: The girls started the morning with mimosas, getting our hair and makeup done in our home. It was a nice relaxing morning. The boys got ready together while having a beer and hanging out. The boys met us across the park from our house where Ryan and I got to see each other for the first time. One of my favourite moments because it was just us. He looked so handsome in his dress uniform.

The girls and boys got their one limos where we had some drinks, relaxed and took some photos in the River valley. The weather was perfect for the day. Sunny and warm with a early morning sprinkle of rain - just a little good luck for the big day!

The ceremony was our absolute favourite part! It was a little grass nook under some trees with an aisle lined in flowers and all of our loved ones. We were so lucky to have our friend Derrick play the bag pipes as the boys entered and Ryan's Uncle Paul and cousin Brie Sweet on the piano and trumpet playing our song 'Come to me' as the girls walked down the isle. On my Dad's arm I walked to Ryan where we said our "I do's" with the help of the Edmonton police Chaplin Lawrence.

The rest was was history. Beautiful photos of Ryan and I in the valley at Blue Meadows by Justine Milton. A love filled reception MC'd by Ryan's cousin Adam Sweet. Delicious food by my cousins catering company K&K catering. Dancing and celebrating till the early morning.

The wedding is more than we could've have ever imagined. Ryan and I are so fortunate to have so many wonder friends and loving family that could spend the day with us.

 

Rustic Outdoor Alberta Wedding

As seen on: Style Me Pretty & DIY Weddings Magazine
Floral Design: Panda Flowers | Ceremony Venue: Deer Valley Meadows | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Victoria Lane Brides
Catering: A-1 Catering | Mens Attire: John’s Men’s Wear | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Couture

Claire & Tyler were married on a  sunny afternoon in July. In central Alberta, not too far from where they grew up in Stettler, they had the most gorgeous outdoor ceremony! The campground where it was held was such a gorgeous space, right on the Red Deer river valley, surrounded by bushes of  wild roses, tucked behind the trees was a gorgeous space, set up with wooden chairs & personal touches from Claire & Tyler for their special day! The aisle was lined with bible quotes and they had a gorgeous wooden arch for the altar. My favourite detail was the wooden barrel as the marriage licence signing table! I also loved that the two of them left their ceremony to “If You Ask Me To” by MacKenzie Porter, when Claire was telling me all about their wedding she mentioned how young they were, and that its common in Tyler’s family for them to marry young. She told me that she’s the first of her siblings to get married, and even though they are really young they are so in love & have known each other since grade 5! So cute! If you love DIY things & especially if you are planning to DIY your own wedding, browse through the stunning details in this wedding! Be sure to check it out in the other publications for more details & advice from the lovely couple on doing-it-yourself!

Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Justine Milton, Calgary based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2016 & 2017 dates! We book weddings all over the world & love to travel so no matter where your wedding is taking place, if you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me

Vintage Vancouver Wedding

Scans by: Richards Photo Lab

Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding somewhere in Canada? Justine Milton, Calgary based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2016 & 2017 dates & we travel all over Canada for weddings! If you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me