Jacqueline & Darryl A Tropical Oasis at Copper Creek Golf Club

To call these two a power couple is truly an understatement. Both Jacqueline and Darryl hold double undergraduate degrees. Jacqueline who now is in law and Darryl who started in biology, both met while they were studying industrial engineering at the University of Toronto. After 10 years together, they finally made it official.

Darryl runs a popular blog called HousePlantJournal where he teaches people how to care for house plants and it only made sense that they incorporated this in to their wedding. My favourite part was when I opened the box of boutonniere to pin on to the groomsmen and Darryl says “I call the Ionantha”. Myself along with the photographers and groomsmen all gave him a blank stare and then he realized we didn’t know which one was which. Who knew there are so many species of air plants!

As part of their ceremony, Jacqueline and Darryl did a unity planting where they both removed a spiderette and re-potted them in a new pot to symbolize the joining of two lives. It was truly a magical moment and one completely unique to them. Their lovely wedding is featured in the current issue of Wedding Bells so be sure to pick up your own copy or read more on Wedding Bells Blog

Captured Beautifully by: Lisa Bang Photo

Karine & Vincent at Paradise Banquet Hall

Ever wonder what it's like to plan a wedding for a wedding planner? Well I got this opportunity with Karine and Vincent as Karine is a wedding planner herself in Hong Kong. Working with her was absolutely amazing as she understood the ins and out of wedding planning. Everything was communicated very well and not one detail was missed.

Inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast their decor was not only beautiful but magical as well. It was as if we were dining right inside the story book. My favourite part was when the couple paired the iconic song “Be Our Guest” with dinner service. And with the help of some wedding planning fairies they live happily ever after ;)

Beautifully captured by: Eric K Choi

Lena & Stefan at Grand Victorian

One of the benefits of living and working in a multi-cultural city is being able to witness the many marriage customs. As a planner it gives me the opportunity to experience different wedding traditions from the Chinese tea ceremony to the Korean kunbere ceremony and now to a Hindu ceremony. Like many South Asian weddings, Lena and Stefan's wedding spanned across multiple days. 

Their ceremony space was decorated beautifully in red and gold from the drapes to the pillars lining the aisle to the chairs. Most guests attended in colourful Saree's as they took part in the traditional Hindu ceremony. In contrast to the first day, they had a western reception with a floor to ceiling backdrop, a floral wall and a personalize dance floor with their initials. Mixing silver and pink into the room created a more modern feel. They even had a fire show performer that definitely turned up the heat. 
 

Beautifully captured by: Pop N Shot Media

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Hyal & John at their private home

Hyal and John's intimate wedding on their private property was a perfect example that beautiful things happen unexpectedly. With a full outdoor ceremony and luncheon reception set up the day before, mother nature had other plans for their wedding day. Instead the couple and their guests were greeted by a rainy Saturday afternoon. I absolutely love how the photos turned out both indoors and out and how dreamy the fog made everything. These kind of backdrops don't happen often and are moments like these that make life and love so beautiful.

Beautifully captured by: Will Shin Photos

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Laura & Jesse at King Valley Golf Course

With Laura and Jesse living in California the majority of this wedding was planning through skype and emails. This was a unique situation as this was the couple's third wedding, and because of this a lot of wedding elements that are usually involved in a wedding was omitted. Instead, the couple opted for a relaxing afternoon filled with photos of family and friends. 

They brought their California-vibes to this wedding with lots of bold colours. The pops of maroon and orange against the desert greens and shimmer of gold created a very classy setting for the reception. This theme was carried throughout with a naked 3 tier cake with matching flowers. The cake even had real gold flakes from the hometown in Japan of the mother of the groom. They gave out mini succulent cupcakes and the groom even had a succulent as his boutonniere. 

Captured by: Knight Image Photography

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Jenny & Yu Ching at The Manor

I had a lot of fun planning Jenny and Yu Ching's wedding and till this day I refer to them as my most epic couple yet. They wanted to make sure that the day was packed with surprises and fun activities for their guests and "boring" was definitely not on the itinerary. 

As the groom is a huge Maple Leafs fan, we made sure that while we were choosing all the instagram worthy details, hockey somehow had to be included. The couple had personalized Mr and Mrs. jerseys printed with his last name and gold spray painted pucks as holders for their escort cards. For their kissing game they had mini hockey nets which required their guests to shoot and score for a kiss. Lastly, the most iconic hockey reference was their 2-sided Stanley cup wedding cake; yes you read that correctly, the cake was 2-sided.

They ended the night by having their first dance outside on the patio and surprised their guests with fireworks. It was definitely a night to remember.

Captured by: Eric Cheng Photography

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