Friday, October 9, 2009

My Little Wedding Post

It's at long last that I finally share some of the photos from my wedding just over a month ago - time just flies when you're having so much fun! :)


Our beautiful wedding photographs were taken by my very talented little cousin Rebecca Christink who worked so artfully to capture so many beautiful images.



Our ceremony began early evening, performed by our favourite priest, Father Murray. It was such a special experience to be surrounded by so many loved ones, and such profound, meaningful words. Andrew's Aunt Marcey and Ambuya (Grandma) rose in song from their seats, offering a blessing in Shona, followed by an Irish love song Andrew's grandfather used to serenade his grandmother with.
{There were a few tears.}



Immediately after the ceremony, cocktails and appetizers were served (Andrew's mum's famous rum punch). The room was decorated in all white with Tiffany blue accents and lace. The centrepieces were small hedges adorned with butterflies I'd cut out of iridescent velum (they glow in candlelight...). On each place setting was a Thank You note with a special message from Andrew and I to all of our guests. Our lovely favours with homemade Molasses Cookies from my Nana Ruth's recipe (a family favourite she'd brought home from Zimbabwe).


We were lucky enough to have wedding cupcakes made by my favourite new bakery in town, Desmond & Beatrice - they were absolutely heaven - perfect, buttery richness, and even with a little sparkle! My husband was asking for them on our way to the hotel after the reception. If you live in Toronto - place your order quick, quick, quick!


At the end of the day, it was a magical, memorable experience.
Thank you, thank you for everyone who made it such a special day! x


20 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh that first image is so magical! beautiful wedding! hope you have a lovely weekend! xo

Kristin said...

I absolutely love that shot with the balloons. So gorgeous!

Maria Felix said...

You looked beyond lovely. And everything was very you! It was awesome to see a lot of your aesthetic translated in reality for the wedding.

:)

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Oh the last shot of you holding the balloons is so artistic and lovely! What an inspiration for those of us with upcoming weddings---thank you so very much for sharing your special day.
XXX Kate

samiya said...

what a lovely wedding.. everything looks gorgeous and has been captured very well.. congratulations on your D day.. and the treats look holly tempting as well.. what a perfect day it seems

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Yay! I've been waiting for these!! Everything looks just beautiful, Shar! I knew it would given what great taste you have. I really love the last photo of you two and the balloons. Congratulations (again!) and thanks for sharing your day with us.

Rebecca June said...

Gorgeous! That is no surprise though. I especially love the last picture!

xoxo

Rebecca June

Adrienne S. said...

Your wedding looked absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the cupcakes and the bridesmaid's dresses.

Aerelonian said...

Congratulations on your wedding. Everything looks wonderful!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Congratulations!!!!! Your wedding looks like it was nothing short of magical and a great evening of fun and love!

Enjoy your weekend, xo Crystal

Heather -Gathering Spriggs said...

wow. what a lovely wedding. thanks for sharing. it sounds like it was meaningful and memorable.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Thank you all so much for so many lovely, kind comments! It truly was an unforgettable day.
xo

Josie - JP Event Design said...

beautiful! love the decor!

Sarah Klassen said...

Wow, Shar! So pretty -- I'm so glad you used balloons. What an elegant and whimsical addition. (pic 01 is awesome!) I love your choice of colors, textures, and decor. What a beautiful and memorable day :)

{xo}

Have a lovely weekend...

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I MUST have more! These are simply divine---have you had them published on any of the wedding blogs? They are are gorgeous! (And i love the black and white shots with the balloons that you posted earlier. seriously, I want to see them ALL!)

Down and Out Chic said...

gorgeous, everything is gorgeous! that last photo of you two is fantastic and those cupcakes are making me drool.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much! You flatter me! Your comments completely made my day!
Anne - no, I just have a few up here :)
So glad you all approve ;)

Daniella said...

Ah! Lovely!! Those balloons worked out so well... aww great pics!

m.e (Cathie) said...

dreamy images! definitely looks like a very special day. i do love the cupcake pic.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Thanks Daniella - the balloons were some of my favourite shots.
Thanks Cathie - wish you were closer, I'd give you a cupcake!

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