I still remember how amazing their day turned out. It was raining all day and we were all 99% sure the ceremony was going to be moved indoors. But the rain died down to a drizzle shortly before the ceremony started, so outdoors it was. Steve and his groomsmen hustled hard to bring the chairs back outside for the ceremony right before Amy got there. He knew how much it meant to Amy to have the wedding outside, so the first opportunity they got to do it outdoors, he went for it.
As if the lessened rain wasn’t a miracle enough, the moment everyone started walking down the aisle, the rain completely stopped. The ceremony was so perfect. The reception… holy smokes, it was a PARTAYYYYY.
Instead of clinking glasses for a kiss, there was double dutch!
Instead of cake, they cut a tiered pizza!
Instead of sunset photos, we did firework photos!
Instead of your typical sweet speeches, the sweet speeches were accompanied with hilarious things as an ode to some of Amy’s life decisions.
Her maid of honour brought a funnel for Amy & Steve to use to chug in front of their guests — an ode to that one time Amy brought a funnel to a party they went to. Amy’s older brothers made them toast with warm apple juice — something Amy used to love when she was a kid.
The whole wedding was such a hoot and definitely one we’ll never forget!
Now here we are at their one year wedding anniversary. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to watch them continue to grow in love. They welcomed the cutest baby boy to their family a couple months ago.
Our #ADMCouples are the definition of kind, down to earth, hardworking human beings who have fun, laugh loud, know how to party, put each other first, and live to make a difference. Amy and Steve are exactly that. We serve the best human beings ever!
August 25, 2019
Brooke is from Ontario, Jason is from Texas. Over 2371 kilometres away from each other and yet their paths still crossed. They met while attending school at Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho.
Being “married in the temple” is what you might commonly hear from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple wedding ceremonies are not like regular wedding day ceremonies. The sacred ceremony is held inside the temple, typically no more than 20 people. LDS members believe that when they are married, or “sealed“, in the temple, they are married/sealed together for time and all eternity, not just “till death do you part”.
Brooke & Jason promised forever to each other. It’s an incredibly beautiful thing.
They decided to get married in Ontario before the next semester started for them, charging into the school year as a newly married couple. It was an intimate gathering of the ones they loved. Despite growing up in two different countries, their closest family members were present to celebrate them. This was the first temple wedding we photographed that was purely just the closest family awaiting them to exit the temple. No bridesmaids and groomsmen either. Just the two of them were enough. The pure joy that lit up their faces says it all.
Happy Anniversary, Brooke & Jason!!
We hope you had an amazing year learning and growing together. We wish you so many more to come.
Lots of love, Ariana & Alex
August 4, 2019
Danielle from Danielle G. Events is the planner behind this tropical wedding editorial. It was hosted at Mark’s Caribbean Kitchen in downtown Kitchener, a restaurant that serves food influenced from the West Indies. You won’t just get the vibe of the Caribbean through their food, but through their restaurant interior design as well! Danielle wanted to create a bridal editorial hosted at Mark’s Caribbean Kitchen to encourage brides that it is possible to have a small, intimate wedding hosted at a local restaurant, and still have all the decor and details of a tropical-inspired wedding.
The table setting was set up near the front entrance of the restaurant, which had a large window for beautiful, natural light. Jessica from Jessica Hobson Event Artistry did the stunning tropical floral arrangements for the table, the bouquet, the wicker chair, and the cake. The palm leaves and the large, colourful flowers are what made the tropical vibes come to life! The cake, made with white and orange buttercream to keep with the tropical theme, was created by Julie from Refined Sugar Cakes.
The invitations were hand painted and printed by Krista and her husband at Team Gee Designs. The lush botanical images were perfect for the tropical soiree. It’s so important your invitations hint at the theme of your wedding! It sets the vibe and expectation for the guests you’ve invited. You wouldn’t wear a full suit to a tropical themed wedding, #amiright?
Since we were in the heart of downtown Kitchener, it wasn’t hard to find beautiful backdrops for the rest of the bridal portraits! Most wedding venues have various locations on site for wedding portraits. When you have an intimate wedding at a restaurant, not so much! If you’re willing to go out and explore what’s around you, there are plenty of opportunities everywhere!
Full Creative Team
Planning and Coordination | Danielle G Events
Photography | Ariana del Mundo Photography
Floral and Décor | Jessica Hobson Event Artistry
Flatware/Glassware/Chairs/Chargers | ABC Party Time
Hair Stylist | Meatherall Makeup
Makeup Artist | Faces by Nadeen
Pillows | Go Fluff Yourself Designs
Cake Design | Refined Sugar Cakes
Videography | Carol Spooner Portraits
Venue | Mark’s Caribbean Kitchen
Stationary | Team Gee Designs
Dress | Camilla Rose Bridal
Jewelry Designer & Model | Keona Boutique
Table Linen | AWE Events
July 20, 2019
I (Ariana) first met Alysha & Bradley when I was hosting model calls for my Engagement Session Style Guide. They were one of the many couples that applied. Originally, I was only going to pick one couple for the shoot, but from all the applications we received, there were four specific couples that stood out to me – Alysha and Bradley being one of them!
One cloudy summer evening in 2017, I met Alysha & Bradley at the Southend Community Park in Guelph, Ontario. The moment I met them I knew instantly why they stood out to me before meeting with them. They were the absolute sweetest with each other! They were so tender and in love in everything that they did – when they talked, when they listened to my directions, and as they laughed and were playful with each other. Watching them made my heart so warm and fuzzy!
A few months later Alysha reached out to me to ask if we would be able to document their wedding in Lincoln, Ontario. You can probably imagine how excited I was!!
Their wedding day was celebrated with their closest friends and family. The wedding was small and intimate, but filled with so much love. As the day went by I saw so many of those tender and loving moments between Alysha and Bradley that I had recognized just the year before at their engagement session; little actions of affection that symbolized a lot of love. The way these two look at each other with so much love and awe for one another is so beautiful. I really don’t think I can express it more simply than that. Here are the pictures to prove it.
Happy Anniversary, Alysha & Bradley!! We hope you had an amazing day celebrating one year of marriage with each other. May your love for one another continue to shine.
Lots and lots of love,
Ariana & Alex
June 9, 2019
Not only were each of the dresses beautifully picked by each of the bridesmaids themselves to match the colour Erika had requested, but the blooms on the temple grounds happened to match their mauve palette as well! The blooming bushes created a stunning backdrop to compliment Erika & her bridesmaids perfectly!
Being “married in the temple” is what you might commonly hear from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple wedding ceremonies are not like regular wedding day ceremonies. The sacred ceremony is held inside the temple, typically a small gathering of 10-20 people. LDS members believe that when they are married, or “sealed“, in the temple, they are married/sealed together for time and all eternity, not just “till death do you part”.
Erika & Nathanael promised forever to each other. It’s an incredibly beautiful thing.
We have loved watching their marriage adventures, from achieving travelling to each of their dream destinations (Istanbul & Rome!!) to supporting each other in their education & careers.
Erika & Nat, we hope you have an amazing day celebrating 365 days of your eternity together!!
With lots of love,
Ariana & Alex del Mundo
June 7, 2019