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May 30: Matthew & Stephanie

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Couple: Matthew & Stephanie
Wedding Date: May 30
Wedding Coordinator: A Modern Proposal
Photographer: In Focus Imagery *photos below are by me*
Florist: Coral’s Design
Ceremony Venue: Convocation Hall
Officiant: Debbie (groom’s aunt)
Reception Venue: Day’s Inn (west end)
Wedding Cupcakes: Bake-Me-A-Cake
DJ: Platinum DJ
Rentals: Special Event Rentals; CJ Chair Covers

Stephanie and Matthew have been planning their special day for a very long time and the effort Stephanie put into every detail is just astonding. She is a very craft and creative women!

The ceremony took place at the University of Alberta’s Convocation hall. It was built in 1924 and is one of the oldest buildings in Edmonton. The attention to detail in the wood and stone work in the building is magnificant it’s no wonder she choose this beautiful location to be married in.

Stephanie was accompanied by four lovely ladies dressed in all different styles of green dresses (which matched the sash on her dress). Her colors were Green & Yellow, and a semi vintage theme to the wedding. The girls carried boquets of green hydrengeas and yellow and cream roses. The aisle was lined with a custom runner bearing the monogram design that was designed for them.

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They were also fortunate enought to find someone willing to pick them up in a beautiful vintage Belair. How cute are they?

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Instead of using the traditional inserts for a guest book, Stephanie printed off her own. They are most definately something she would look back, what a fabulous way to document her guests at her wedding!

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Bridesmaids bouquets

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The largest and most diverse candy buffet I have ever witnessed! A huge hit with the guests!

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If you are going to have a toonie bar, why not have the world’s cutest bar tickets? Stephanie ordered them through Vista Print.

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To demonstrate more craftiness, she handmade this absolutely adorable cake topper!

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Wendy - June 1, 2009 - 2:15 pm

Steph! You look AMAZING!
Your day looked flawless!
Aw so adorable!

melissa - June 15, 2009 - 10:53 am

Great work Julianne!

LOVE the unique guestbook idea – they look sharp.

May 23: Ryan & Victoria

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Couple: Ryan & Victoria
Wedding Date: May 23, 2009
Theme: Damask with Purple and Green
Wedding Coordinator: A Modern Proposal
Photographer: Ashley Champagne
Florist: Best Buds
Ceremony Venue: Bride’s Grandmas
Officiant: Carillon Cameron
Ceremony Musicians: Romantic Strings
Reception Venue: Petroleum Club
Wedding Cake: Deliciously Different Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Carrie’l
DJ: Jody Arnett
Rentals: Elegant Touches ; CJ Chair Covers

What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple! The weather cooperated so well this weekend, in comparison to the snow it provided last weekend! Victoria’s grandparent’s and parents transformed an ordinary looking ‘trailer’ shed into an elegant looking ceremony site. I do have to mention that the night before when we were having rehearsal there was a very big surprise. Vicky’s mom and dad renewed their vows! I really wish I had my camera. Vicky’s mom and dad celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on May 21, but were busy helping Ryan and Vicky so her dad decided to ask Carillon to assist in renewing their vows. I had some pretty good tears!

Please note the photos below are taken by myself . Photographer’s photos to follow.

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The bridesmaids were all wearing black cocktail dresses alternating in sash colors (green & purple) and carrying a simple hand tied bouquets of three white calla lilies, the groomsmen were well suited with black suits alternating in ties and packet squares – of course matching their corresponding bridesmaids! Vicky had a beautiful bouquet with a mixture of deep purple calla lilies and stargazer lilies, Ryan a matching purple calla lily.

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Vicky looked stunning and very classy wearing grandma’s pearls, they suited her so well!

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The centerpieces are all handmade. Yes all of it from the vase to the flowers in the vases. They looked stunning and filled the space beautifully. The damask (brocade) printed table clothes were on every other table and it was the perfect balance of texture and pattern.

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How cute are they, really?

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Ashley Champange assisted with these awesome and adorable table numbers. The photos were taken during their engagement session. They held up a blank piece of paper and Ashley digitally edited them. Each table had a different photo, it was uber cute and reflected the personality of Vicky and Ryan.

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The cake was a show stopper that Ryan was very excited for. Each layer was a different type of cake, I had the lemon poppy seed which was very delicious!

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I had to throw this one.

Note to every bride, you must keep hydrated when partying!

I wish you both all the best and much deserved happiness, I was truly honored to be a party of your beautiful special day. I also enjoyed the company of the most generous and absolutely sweet families. And thank you to the groomsmen and bridesmaids who followed direction very well!

Cheers!

 

Stephanie Thompson - May 27, 2009 - 2:50 pm

The Cake is absolutely amazing! Just love the purple and green together, very different colour combo. Congrats to the couple!

Joanne Kucera - June 12, 2009 - 1:55 pm

This was an utterly lovely day and Julianne can take a lot of the credit for that. Her assistance was invaluable. She left me without anything to get stressed over and made it impossible for me to do anything other than relax and enjoy being “Mother of the Bride”.

Thank you.

adding a personal touch

To add a very personal and special touch to your save the dates, invitations, and thank yous, why don’t you take one of your engagement photos and order stamps? It has become increasingly popular and very easy to order stamps with an image selected by you.

Two of these examples from Zazzle the american source for stamps, for Canadian’s here is Canada Post’s link.

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Well a couple of weeks ago I meandered into my favorite store Ikea. We all know the classic $1.99 vase that appear at quite a few weddings but what else do they have to offer? Tons. I found so many cute little items that could make their way into your beautiful wedding.
How about these little lanterns? They would make a beautiful aisle, or center piece. How about in a row lining a shelf, alternating with some small vases with single stems? So chic, simple, and in expensive! ($3.99 CAN)

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These are some absolutely adorable little vases that I had to keep from making their way into my basket. They come in some fun colors too! Cluster three together in the centre of a table with different colored flowers. Simple and again so beautiful!

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There are also these small bowls found in the kitchen section that come in the same white, green, and I thought I had seen them in a dark purple that could easily serve as a vase for a floating flower. If you have rectangle tables place these in-between larger arrangements that run down the middle or candles. 

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And how about using something a little bit more unique than your standard clear tea light holder. They have super fun colors and designs in that could brighten up your evening. Ikea tea lights.

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May 9th: Sheldon & Victoria

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Wow what a fabulous day! Sheldon and Victoria were married on May 9th at Blue Meadow’s and their reception was also held.  It was an absolutely gorgeous facility, and the day held out fairly well for the wedding. Victoria’s uncle built the stage and gazebo especially for the wedding in her wedding colors of brown and cream (rustic theme).  Elegant Affairs Catering provided the fabulous  meal. The stunning yet simple cake was created by Sheldon’s very tallented sister. But the talent in the family didn’t stop there,  Sheldon was very creative in creating the beautiful candle holders constructed from basic logs creating a rustic and simple center pieces.

Victoria was adorn with Sheldon’s grandma’s pearls, which suited her very well. Her shoes were absolutly stunning as well, but alas I do not have a photo of them! Jaidyn, their very beautiful and adorable little girl, was in a cute little dress tied with a brown ribbon. She  was involved the in ceremony to celebrate them coming together as a family – a truly beautiful family! I can’t believe how much energy she put out near the end of the night parting harder than most of the adults! Moby Disk provided the music and entertainment that kept the couple and their guests on the dance floor till close!

Sheldon and Victoria couldn’t stop gleaming with huge smiles! They are a truely beautiful and loving couple that deserve the very best, and I wish them all the happiness in the world that they truly deserve!

Couple:  Sheldon & Victoria
Wedding Date: May 9
Wedding Coordinator: A Modern Proposal
Photographer:  Sean
Florist:  Michael’s
Ceremony Venue:  Blue Meadows
Officiant:  Geffory
Ceremony Musicians:  Moby Disk
Wedding Cake:  Lyndsy
DJ:  Moby Disk
Rentals:  Sutton Hotel

 The following photos were taken by myself, and the photographer’s photos will follow shortly!

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elizabeth - May 10, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Beautiful wedding!

Sheldon & Tori - May 12, 2009 - 6:35 am

hey julie, just wanted to say a big thanks for everything you did to make our day perfect. you were absolutely spectacular in helping us prepare for the BIG DAY….we really couldn’t have done it without you and we look forward to seeing you when we get home!

thanks again from the bottom of our hearts
Mr. & Mrs. Setter (Sheldon & Tori)

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