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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!

Tropical inspired wedding invitation

Tropical bride, tropical bouquet, tropical cake.

Tropical Bride

Intimate wedding at Mark's Caribbean Kitchen

Tropical table decor for tropical wedding

Tropical menu cards and table setting

Tropical wicker chair and tropical wedding invitations

Tropical wedding cake by Refined Sugar Cakes

Tropical table setting in restaurant

Table decor for tropical wedding

Tropical wicker chair

Bride with tropical seating cards

Bride with tropical wedding table

Wedding at Mark's Caribbean Kitchen

Bride in tropical wicker chair

Tropical table setting

Tropical cake

Earrings by Keona Boutique

Tropical menu cards

Bridal portraits in tropical themed wedding

Tropical table setting

Colourful mural bridal portrait. Tropical inspired bouquet.

Kitchener wedding bridal portrait photos

Bride with tropical cake and bouquet

Colourful wall in Downtown Kitchener

 

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

Tropic Wedding Inspiration | Mark’s Caribbean Kitchen | Downtown Kitchener

Another year has come and gone. A year full of love and fun and cherished memories. Our #ADMCouples are the best and we are truly blessed to be able to serve them. I love making this recap blogpost because it brings such amazing memories we had with some of our favourite people!
Our #ADMBrides & #ADMGrooms laugh lots and love fiercely; they work hard and play harder; and they serve others because they have the kindest, most beautiful hearts. They love their family and most often than not, “family” includes more than just blood. They welcome people into their circle and are a blessing to those who know them. They crave community. They are encouragers and supporters. They make a difference in the lives around them.
Our #ADMBrides are total #bossbabes.
Our #ADMGrooms are absolute sweethearts.
They are loyal.
They support each other’s dreams.
They are excited about their wedding, but even more excited to be marrying their best friend.
But we didn’t have to tell you that. You can see all the love and the excitement for yourselves below!

We have the best job in the world because of them!
{we did a mix of selfies & #delMundoSandwich photos this year}

December 31, 2018

Best of 2018: Weddings & Engagements

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!

Location | Dundurn Castle
Skirt | Mr Pretty Skirt
Flower Crown | Blooms & Flora
Hair | Wedding Beauty & Style
Makeup | Faces By Nadeen
Shoes | Call It Spring

 

 

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown

 

August 1, 2018

Happy 3 Years to Us! | Anniversary Session at Dundurn Castle |

Anniversary in Blue Tulle Gown