WHIMSICAL WINE COUNTRY WEDDING WONDEROUSNESS

Written by Jessica - Posted May 2nd - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

Hands down the most whimsical of wine country weddings we have ever had the pleasure to shoot. Cave Spring and the Inn on the Twenty were the backdrops for all this loveliness. Miranda & Jonathan’s vision brought to life by the mad hatter genius wedding planner that is Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions.

The insanely amazing decor of red and pink and black and white – all tied together in a giant bow of ridiculously rad. I mean can we just take a moment to slow clap for the red chivari chairs. The florals alone put any Kardashian wedding to shame – flowers were done by Stemz. The black and white stripped candles – I bow down before them in awe.

The truth is there were so many incredible details and decor items (including a candy tree!) – that Pinterest would likely self destruct with all the inspiration ideas. We would have loved to showcase the million and one images but the awesome folks over at Vineyard Bride – actually did a most marvellous job of featuring all the delightful deets. You can check out their Inn on the Twenty wedding feature here.

We are lucky enough to now call the Niagara wine country region home. We moved here last summer and love being amongst the vineyards and wineries and wonderfulness. Looking forward to many more weddings in wine country – bring on the summer season!

A LIGHTHOUSE LOVE STORY IN POINT ABINO, ONTARIO

Written by Jessica - Posted December 31st - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

We hear tons of incredible “How we met” stories from our couples. But I think Scot & Mary’s story is fit for a Rom Com featuring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams. It is the classic tale of Boy meets Girl. Boy tries to find Girl on Facebook. Boy sends an FB message to the wrong Girl with the same name by mistake. New Girl writes back to explain the error and they start chit chatting. Boy and Girl go on about their lives. Boy and Girl both meet people and get engaged. Boy & Girl’s engagements both fall through. Girl messages Boy out of the blue many months later to ask a question about turbulence since Boy is a pilot. Boy and Girl start chit chatting again, love blossoms and I do’s follow. It would be a box office smash hit. I just love that there is a Mary out there that has no idea that she was the catalyst for such a match!

Now cut to their wedding day – set in one of the most incredible spots in Ontario – Point Abino. Scot & Mary’s big day took place at Scot’s mother’s cottage – at the very edge of Ontario right on Lake Erie. And overlooked by a picture perfect lighthouse.  Seriously the makers of Love Actually – are you not writing the screenplay for this now or what.

The ceremony took place outdoors with friends and family from far and wide as guests. And the reception under a lovely tent on the lawn in case of rain. It did drizzle here and there – but Scot & Mary embraced it wholeheartedly – at one point Mary just goes for it, hikes up her dress and dances in the rain impromptu. It made for one of our favourite images ever – since it was such a free spirited moment captured. That image was also featured in Pop Sugar’s Best Wedding Photos of 2015. There you go Paramount Pictures – you already have your trailer – perhaps set to music by The Shins or Air or some other band that always rocks a great whimsical movie soundtrack.

The seating cards for their guests were awesomely painted wooden airplanes that Mary and friends DIY’d – seeing as Scot is a pilot and it was turbulence that brought them together in the end – this could not have been more perfect. They looked so great and were such a unique touch to the day. If we can just take a moment again to talk about the lighthouse and the backdrop of Point Abino – it was beyond incredible. One may even say… cinematic. Amirightfolks. Now if only Ben Stiller would let us use the title There’s Something About Mary…

Mary & Scot – we are so happy you found each other. To quote probably the best Rom Com of them all When Harry met Sally – “When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible”. Wishing you an incredible 2016! And keep an eye out for those movie scripts in the mail ;)

scot: What a nice and funny story Jess! Thanks to You, Jase and Emma. The professionalism, style and beauty you provided that day and the days before and after was impeccable. I only wish that day lasted a week and time would slow down a bit during a wedding. Happy New Year! Love, Scot and Mary