September 2013 was where it all began for them. Serena & Alex met during their first undergrad year at the University of Ottawa. In Serena’s words, “they found chemistry in chemistry” (seriously, HOW CUTE is that)! Fast forward to the present; they now have been together for almost six years, have finished/are finishing up graduate and professional degrees, and are now just a couple of months away from their wedding.
It was such a joy to finally get to meet Serena and Alex in person for their engagement session. The moment we read their first email we could tell that these two had such a deep and passionate love for each other. As we got to know them throughout the session, it was obvious that their love wasn’t just present in the words they had written, but also in the way they carried themselves and how they treated each other with such admiration, kindness, and respect. Serena said, “we count our lucky stars that we found eternal love with one another at such a young age.”
(Honestly, every email or text I’ve received from Serena is filled with emotion and so much of her beautiful soul, it’s so hard not to love her and see love through her eyes.)
Serena and Alex, we have loved every moment getting to know you two! We are so happy that you two have found a true partner in each other. We cannot wait for your wedding, but more importantly, we can’t wait for you to be married. To spend the rest of your lives together. To continue to make memories and share your beautiful hearts with the family you’ll create in the future.
March 4, 2020
When Brenna from Wild Honey Weddings asked me to be the photographer for her “Winter is Coming” styled shoot (inspired by the TV show, Game of Thrones), I couldn’t say no! Game of Thrones was one of my favourite TV shows (before the last season though, let’s be honest)! Brenna says,
“This shoot, titled Winter is Coming was designed to celebrate the coming launch of the newest Game of Thrones season. We wanted to show brides that it is possible to incorporate a theme into your wedding without sacrificing the sophistication and class of your event. To achieve this, we decided to avoid emulating the aesthetic of the popular tv show, but rather make subtle references to the storyline to maintain an elegant atmosphere.
Perhaps the most obvious of these references was the quote from Game of Thrones weddings “from this day, until the end of my days” which adorned both the banner above the fireplace and bands of the stationary. We also utilized glass chalices, protea, and glassware resembling dragon eggs, regal jewellery, a custom gown, and an icy blue palate. Reference was made to the theme song of the series by adding burning fire to the background of the bridal portraits.
What really gave the shoot it’s edge though, in my opinion, was the importance of strong posing. By using regal body language, our model was able to portray and embody the strong female characters in Game of Thrones.”
I loved Brenna’s vision for this shoot. I’ve seen so many GOT-inspired editorials, but never anything so classy and bright! Check out the feature on Dear Bride, which was posted on the weekend of the series finale!
The amazing vendor team:
Styling + Co-Planner: Wild Honey Weddings | Co-Planner: Maguire Events & Co. | Photography: Ariana del Mundo Photography | Videography: Beau Films | Stationery: Red Bicycle Paper Co. | Calligraphy: Lettering by Mehak | Hair: Sara-Lise Jaworski | Makeup: Makeup by Elisha | Gown: Lilac Bridal | Jewellery: luxe.zen | Model: Cacie Carroll | Venue: Cellar 52 | Cake: Flour Petal | Florals: Thuya Floral Arts
February 10, 2020