Hannah and Derek’s July Wedding

I have been so excited to show you these photos by Simon Reid Photography! Hannah and Derek were married in beautiful Murray Harbour, PEI at the Ocean Acres Campgrounds. Marsha Weeks officiated the ceremony which also included a sailor’s knot. Hannah chose deep burgundy, nude and ivory for their colour palette and wore a gorgeous sleek lace dress. She also wore a beautiful rhinestone belt that tied at the back with burgundy ribbon. I really love all of the beautiful trees at this venue too! I think Simon Reid captured the day perfectly, don’t you?

 

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“Simon is amazing! He and Shannon were such a delight to work with and all our photos are beyond beautiful. The whole day was perfect. Ocean acres was a great location with so many of our guests traveling from off island and being able to stay right there on site. The bouquets were everything I had imagined and then some! The most special parts of the day were having our first look pictures taken at Derek’s Grandparent’s and being able to include our son Rowan in the sailors knot portion of the ceremony. Thank you again for your beautiful bouquets!”

– Hannah Johnston

 

 

Katrina Kuzminer Photography – Local Weddings

For a while it seemed like I would find Katrina photographing almost every wedding that I was decorating! Needless to say, I soon got to know Katrina very quickly and had the pleasure of creating the bouquets for her own wedding this past summer.

Katrina’s talent and passion for her work stands out in every photo. I just love how she captures such a bright and airy feeling in each shot! Browse below to find more photos by Katrina Kuzminer Photography.

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Along with wedding photography, Katrina also loves doing portraits, family photos and other lifestyle photography. To check availability or see more photos by Katrina, visit her on Facebook.

Styled Shoot by Sarah Kierstead at Hazelbrook Homestead

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I recently had the pleasure to work with an amazing group of female entrepreneurs on this end of summer styled shoot. It was all planned in a very short time frame (about one week!) and yet everything just fell into place so perfectly.

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It all took place at one of my top favourite wedding venues – Hazelbrook Homestead, an intimate venue full of old world class and charm. It also has a small lake of it’s very own, multiple barns and a huge white fountain that makes me dream of the fairytales from my youth.

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The photographer, Sarah Kierstead, has such a candid and unique style. Each photo evokes a feeling of both warmth and mystery, drawing you in for a closer look. Not to mention I am so in love with all of these deep, rich and earthy tones!

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Katrina Tuttle – who knew at the age of only six that she wanted to be a fashion designer – created this gorgeous dress by hand. All of her bridal gowns are custom designed specifically for each bride, no tailoring or alterations needed!

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The gorgeous model, Meredith Langille, was adorned with a beautiful handmade hair comb by one of my favourite Etsy vendors Oh Dina! and make-up by  Savannah Belsher-Maclean. Savannah also happens to be the owner of Hazelbrook Homestead and Swoon Creations where she creates elegant handmade jewellery and accessories.

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A big thanks to all of you for letting me take part! Your creativity and passion for what you do is evident in each and every photo! xox

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Photographer: Sarah Kierstead   Venue: Hazelbrook Homestead
Gown: Katrina Tuttle Bridal
Makeup: Savannah Belsher-Maclean   Hair comb: Oh Dina!   Model: Meredith Langille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janelle and Kris – A Beautiful Garden Barn Wedding

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Janelle and Kris were married outside on the Montague river bank in PEI under a pergola style arch that Kris constructed for them. The arch was dressed with an asymmetrical garden styled topper of roses, amaranthus and various other floral accents.

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Photographed by local PEI photographer, Danielle Gillan Photography, Danielle captured their day perfectly with the feeling of a warm summer romance, evident in each and every photo.

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The reception took place in a beautiful barn at the Dundas Plowing Match near Montague in PEI. The guest tables were dressed with loose stems of seeded eucalyptus and freshly picked apples along with bud vases filled with boxwood foliage, cutely packaged party favours and jars of preserves that Janelle’s Mother made.

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The head table was adorned with a luscious garland, vintage brass candle holders, and vases of boxwood, while two floral wreaths dressed the rafters above.

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The bridal bouquet featured a warm summery mix of hot pink garden roses with white and peach accents while the bride wore a crown of miniature roses and ranunculus.

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From the floral arch decor, hanging wreaths, foliage table accents and flower crown, this wedding was certainly a garden lovers dream!

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Lauren and Jeremy – The Best is Yet to Come

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Lauren chose a pallet of deep blush, ivory and gold for their wedding. Lauren’s favourite flowers right from the beginning were these ‘Romantic Antique’ garden roses, and although I really can’t choose a favourite flower, I think they may also be my favourite flower too. (Shhhh…).

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The reception took place at Belvedere Golf Club in the heart of Charlottetown, PEI. The guest tables were dressed with golden plates and foliage accents on each of the napkins. Raw wood slices were used as chargers under two mason jars filled with garden roses and hydrangea. Then large golden table numbers that Lauren made by hand were placed on each table.

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A long foliage garland was draped over the head table and spilled to the floor while gold candle holders were placed among the foliage. Golden glass vases were added to hold the bridesmaids bouquets upon their arrival. Miniature lights were then added along the foliage garland which played up the head table even further.

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Guests were welcomed with a wooden greeting sign filled with foliage and accent tables were set up around the reception space including a guest welcoming table, gift table and a gorgeous display of mouth watering treats. Lauren and Jeremy’s gold initials were also added as decor while the card box was dressed with a grapevine wreath of eucalyptus.

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From the romantic pink, ivory and gold pallet to the long garlands of lush foliage, this gorgeous wedding mixed rustic, romantic and classic themes perfectly. Cheers Lauren and Jeremy, may the best be yet to come!!

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Heather and Bob’s Art Gallery Wedding

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Photographed by Dustin Hall Photography, Heather and Bob shared their vows in the art gallery at the Confederation Centre of the Arts located in downtown Charlottetown.

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Heather’s initial colour for her wedding was a bright hue of mint green, so she chose gorgeous flowing mint green skirts for her bridesmaids and paired them with ivory lace tops. As a pretty compliment to mint green, we decided to use monochromatic purples for her floral bouquets and decor.

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Her bridal bouquet used classic ‘Ocean Song’ lavender roses, deep purple lisianthus and hydrangea with accents of seeded eucalyptus, purple trachelium and dried lavender. All of the bouquets were then finished with our hand made silk ribbon, using ‘Latte’ for the bridesmaids and ‘Cool Mint’ for the bride.

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The reception took place in Memorial Hall, a romantic sky lit room with tall ceilings at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The head table was dressed with with a long floral centrepiece in colours of ivory and purple. Heather created the table numbers herself by hand painting floral designs on clam shells that she had collected along the beach.

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The boutonnieres and corsages for the wedding party and families were made with dried lavender tied with silk, while the stems were left exposed to match the bouquets. For the groom we used a single ‘Ocean Song’ rose from Heather’s bouquet along with green lisianthus buds and touches of trailing green amaranthus.

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From the mint green bridesmaids skirts and the hand-painted shells, to the airy art gallery venue, Heather and Bob’s wedding was the perfect mix of classic beauty and artistic style. Congratulations Heather and Bob!

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Vanessa and Ryan – A Summer Beginning

 

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Vanessa and Ryan shared their vows at Shaw’s Hotel in Brackley Beach, PEI. This picturesque heritage hotel is nestled on the shore of a small ocean inlet, just minutes from Brackley Beach National Park.

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Photographed by Paynter and Company, the couple start their day getting ready with their friends and family. The bride and her bridesmaids are busy with hair, make up and dresses, while the groom and his men are buttoning sleeves, fixing collars and tying ties.

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The bride’s main wedding colours encompassed a pastel pallet that ranged from ivory and blush, to cooler hues of slate, lavender and grey. For her bouquet Vanessa chose a loose garden style with soft nude pink roses, large white peonies and lots of foliage, all hand-tied with handmade ivory silk ribbon.

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The outdoor ceremony is framed by large shady trees that over look the gentle ocean waves of the inlet. The couple soon says ‘I Do’ and then with many big smiles and teary eyes, they leave to spend the afternoon on on the bright sandy beaches of the North Shore.

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At the reception, a thin garland of mixed foliage and light pink wax flower ran the length of the head table where large white vases were placed to hold the girls bouquets. On the dance floor, round glowing lanterns illuminate a rafter ceiling while a large lighted sign depicting XOXO accented the wall.

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With the idyllic ocean view venue, pastel colour pallet and whimsically lit dance floor, this wedding certainly celebrated a story of true love, and marked the beginning of those first days of Summer, beautifully.

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Winter Romance – Emily and Andrew

This gorgeous winter wedding was all class and romance.

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Emily shared the same variety of ivory roses that her sister Jenny had in her June wedding, but with a romantic warm winter feel. For Emily’s bouquet, arranged in a bed of crimson culrly willow branches, I used a mix of cream roses, champagne roses and and scented ivory roses. Big cranberry red hypericum berries and winter foliage like pine and cedar served as this bouquets accents.

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The bridesmaids bouquets blended her cranberry red and champagne colour pallette with the addition of deep red roses, all wrapped with ivory lace ribbon.

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For the Grooms boutonniere, a large scented ivory rose was showcased with various winter greens and berries. It was then wrapped with cranberry ribbon and thin copper wire that was reminiscent of the willow branches in the bouquets.

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The groomsmen boutonnieres used deep red roses to match the bridesmaids and were slightly smaller versions of the grooms boutonniere.

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An ivory white 1950’s vintage car awaited the newly-weds and escorted them to their photo shoot at Province House before heading to their reception.

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At their reception, The Haviland Club enhanced the warm romantic feel of this wedding with it’s crackling lit fireplaces, tall ceilings with heritage decorative mouldings and hardwood floors.

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As a special gift for Emily and Andrew, I created a floral tapestry with some extra stems from her wedding bouquets to hang on the wall of the dining area.

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Don’t forget to check out Brady McCloskey’s website here, or check out his blog for fun ideas for your engagement photo-shoot and some great tips on preparing for a rainy day.

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Heather contacted me just last week about flowers for her wedding. She told me she loves tulips and that her wedding colours were ivory, deep green and grey.

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For her bouquet I used white tulips with a mix of ivory candy scented roses and created a mock-cascade with trailing asparagus plumosa foliage.

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Using white tulips, she asked me to create something simplistic for her centrepieces. I decided to create asymmetrical arrangements by layering tulips, which created a little more movement and flow in the centrepieces.

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As a little thank-you, I found a large rectangle vase in my studio, and with some remaining white tulips and foliage, I made a larger scale version of the centrepieces.

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I usually always try to do a little something extra for weddings when I can. After all, it’s a celebration that happens once in a lifetime. Why not do what you can to make this day extra special for the bride and groom?

May Flowers – Heather and Luke