FKE in Print: Wedding Bells

One of my business goals of 2014, was to have some of my work featured in print.  Well, 4 features later, I would say that it is safe to say that when you put your goals out there, and are willing to work hard to achieve them, anything is possible!  The most recent feature, is in the current issue of Wedding Bells (it’s their anniversary issue, and oh man…it is a good one, so make sure to pick yours up!), and features Karly & Matt’s Fairburn Farm wedding.  It’s full of charm, love, and gorgeous images (courtesy of Christie Graham Photography), and perfectly sums up this wonderful day.  Thank you so much Wedding Bells, for the feature!! It is truly a career highlight, seeing our name in your magazine!cover1

Last summer, on the hottest (seriously) day of the year, Karly & Matt got married.  And oh, it was lovely!  I had been working with this sweet as can be couple, for over 18 months, and seeing everything come together just as they had dreamed it would, was so special!   When the planning first began, all we really knew was that they wanted a venue that felt like home.  Somewhere that they could relax with their family & friends, and celebrate in a space that truly felt like them.  When we discovered Fairburn Farmstay, we knew that the hunt was over, and the planning all just fell into place after that!

With a vintage palette of blues, peaches and purples, the decor was kept soft and romantic, through the locally grown flowers, simple table settings and small touches of glamour.  Lavender was found throughout (and was sourced locally here on the Island), and the lavender bridesmaid bouquets were just too pretty for words!  Simplicity at its best!  This wedding day was one of many laughs, beautiful moments, and the most perfect setting, and I am honoured to have been a part of it.  And here’s a look at some of my favourite pieces of the day, all made possible by the following amazing vendors:

Photography: Christie Graham Photography
2nd Shooter: Kelly Brown Photography
Planning/Design: French Kiss Events
Venue: Fairburn Farmstay
Florals: Cartref Gardens
Catering: Food For Thought
Vintage Rentals: Simply Sunday Vintage Rentals
Beauty: Belle Amour
Wedding Dress: Ladybelle Bridal

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The Weekend Roundup…delayed part 1

Well folks, I have officially come to the end of my wedding season (more to come on that next week!), and I would be lying if I said that the last month and a bit wasn’t tough.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved every. single. minute. of it…but as anyone who is involved in the wedding industry will understand, August is crazy!!  lol! Some reflections, and an official roundup of the whole season is going to be on the blog later next week, but for now, I am going to be catching up some very late (better late than never, right?!) Weekend Roundups.  My last 3 weeks of weddings were just too good not to share with you all!

First up, the weekend of August 24th was spent at the always spectacular, Birds Eye Cove!  A personal favourite venue of FKE, this one was special!  I have absolutely adored working with this couple over the past year, and helping to design the wedding of their dreams.  Everything from the food, to flowers, to music, was utter perfection, and with a seriously amazing team of vendors (The London Chef, Clare Day Flowers, Conscious Hair & Beauty and Style by Erin Bradley, to name a few), this is definitely one of the top weddings of the season!  Only negative of the weekend: my inability to walk properly, thanks to a bruised knee that lasted me the rest of the season lol!  Oh man…the hazards of dog walking…  But thanks to my incredible team of FKE ladies, we were able to pull it off like champs!


And thank you SOOO much to the lovely Steph, of Centric Photography, for these gorgeous sneak peek’s!!  I can hardly handle it!!!!

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Kristy & Matt

The wedding of Kristy & Matt is special to me in so many ways!  Not only was it my first wedding at the stunning new(ish) venue of Birds Eye Cove, but it was one of those amazing weddings where my inspiration for the wedding & the couples personal style meshed together so perfectly, that wedding magic was created!!  It was the small details in this wedding, that mattered the most.  The mismatched vintage china serving platters, the record players for cocktail hour entertainment, the natural linen tablecloths, and the hand stamped escort cards, are just a few of my favourite details!

I also had the rare opportunity of working alongside some of my favourite people in the industry, and still cannot get over how beautifully it all went together!!  Thank you so much, Kristy & Matt, for having me be a party of your wedding!  You guys are two of the most authentic people I have had the privilege of working with, and I will treasure your wedding for a long time!!  Thank you also to all the fantastic vendors who worked alongside me, to create this stunner: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique (those dried flower napkin blooms killed me!), Food For Thought, Conscious Hair by Elena, Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry, and of course, the AMAZING Ameris, for the drop dead photos below!!

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