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A VILLA WEDDING IN MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA

Written by Jessica - Posted March 1st - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

 

Once upon a time a girl named Stacy walked into a restaurant to inquire about a summer job as a waitress. The restaurant was owned by a boy named Ari. Stacy got the job. But 2 weeks later Ari fired her. He was smitten with Stacy and wanted her to be his girlfriend. She was smitten with Ari too. They fell in love, got married at beautiful Punto de Vista in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and are well on their way to living happily ever after.

Stacy and Ari’s wedding ceremony took place at the villa as well – with a stunning view of Manuel Antonio beach and the ocean. They got married under one the of the prettiest chuppahs we have ever seen. Ari’s Grandfather was around for the Holocaust and had been taken into hiding by a brave non-Jewish family. Many decades later Ari’s father visited with this family to thank them and they had knitted a truly gorgeous table cloth for him. This beautiful piece became the chuppah under which Ari & Stacy said I do in front of their family and friends. We were so taken with the meaning and beauty of the chuppah – we just had to capture a silhouette of the couple in front of it. Three cheers to the 2 wedding guests who held it up for us in order to capture this image. Couldn’t have done it without you!

The rooftop deck at Punto de Vista was beautifully transformed by Wedding Planner & Designer extraordinaire Larissa Banting and her crew of magical elves at Weddings Costa Rica to create a stunning and sparkly reception.

Guests then danced the night away in true style on the main floor of the villa. The room was filled with love and laughter and loads of great dance moves. A perfect night for this love story.

 

MAGICAL BARN WEDDING AT CAMBIUM FARMS

Written by Jessica - Posted February 6th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

Kat & Thomas met at McGill University (yeah for my alma mater!) and have been together for many years. But they have been busy bees – Kat is doing her residency and will be an incredible doctor and Thomas is a pilot. And somehow in the midst of their busy lives, they planned a picture perfect fall wedding complete with DIY awesomeness.

They said I do this past fall at one of Ontario’s newest and sweetest venues – Cambium Farms. Just a short 45 mins outside the hustle and bustle of Toronto lies an incredibly rad barn and farm. That will make you feel you are a million miles from gridlock traffic and smog. We shoot quite a lot of barn weddings – but they are always in New England – typically in Maine. So to have a barn wedding in Ontario – so close to Toronto – we say three cheers for Cambium Farms! They stole our heart and it is one of Ontario’s most unique wedding venues.

Their ceremony took place outdoors amidst the forest and the pines with their favorite people in the world surrounding them. Yup, it was just as lovely and amazing as it sounds.

The look and feel was all done by Kat – the decor was rustic and allowed the wonderfulness of the barn to shine. The sparkling lights in the evening made it very magical as they hosted 170 guest. We adored that Kat opted for a short and super sweet wedding dress and birdcage veil. She looked timeless and the dash of red on her lips was perfection. The old vintage doors that acted as the seating chart for their guests were gorgeous and really set the mood. And as if she didn’t have her work cut out for her with all the design and decor – Kat also made the wedding cake herself too. It looked and tasted delicious!!

Kat’s mother actually embroidered each and every blanket with the wedding monogram which was a perfect thank you gift for their guests. Plus they came in wonderfully handy to snuggle up in once the sun went down.

So there you have it my Torontonian friends – one of Canada’s loveliest wedding venues is less than an hour away. We are also thrilled to say that Wedding Bells magazine will be featuring this magical barn wedding at Cambium Farms in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue. Hip, hip, hooray!

Summer Cambium Farms wedding | A Brit & A Blonde: […] truly did a spectacular job of creating such a marvellous and magnificent space. Check out here another wedding we shot at the barn to see more of this great spot – it was also featured in WeddingBells magazine and on Wedding […]