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
December 31, 2018
Today we celebrate three years of marriage and the only quote I want to post is one I’ve shared many times: “we don’t just get to grow old together, we get to grow up together-and that is the real adventure”
My parents were best friends. Growing up, all I knew was I was “supposed” to be best friends with whoever I was supposed to marry. There was supposed to be history. There was supposed to be time together before we started a new adventure. If you know our story, then you know 3 things: one, we dated for 3 months; two, we were engaged for 3 months; and three, we met online and I knew before I even met him in person that I was going to marry him. That was a really scary thing to know when you were taught your whole life to marry your best friend.
And so even though I had never met him, I knew where it was going to go. He knew it, too.
So maybe we didn’t have years together like my parents did or his parents did. But we have three years. Three years of adventures, three years of making and reaching goals, three years of hard work, three years of learning, three years of happiness, three years of tears, three years of cooking and dancing in the kitchen, three years of late night movie watching, and three years of SO MUCH FUN. And we have forever to go.
Remember, your legacy of love does not start or end with you (refer to my post from my parent’s anniversary). My fraternal grandparents’s legacy of love shows in how we dance together as a family. My maternal grandparents’s legacy of love shows in the way that no matter what life throws, we stick together. My parent’s legacy of love shows in the way we spend time together. And i hope that one day our children will see that our legacy of love is shown in the way we trust each other and the way we trust God and His timing
Here are some of our favourite photos from our anniversary session with Micaela Joy Photography!
August 1, 2018