April 29

Summer Wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

This summer wedding is the perfect combination of classic elegance and southern charm. We are swooning over the light, creamy and peachy wedding color palette Alex and Nick chose for their big day. We are absolutely loving everything about these intimate ‘I,do’s’ captured by J&D Photography.

From the Photographer…

Alex and Nick had a stunning summer wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek. Alex blew everyone away when she walked down the aisle in her form-fitting all lace wedding gown. She rocked that dress! The blush pink bridesmaid dresses and florals enhanced the romantic feel Alex was hoping for.

There were some sentimental touches to their wedding day ranging from hand-written vows to an exchange of love notes before the ceremony to a table honoring loved ones who are no longer with us. Alex + Nick are just the cutest couple! Nick’s face lights up whenever Alex is close by. They share a love of exercise and health. They are both such caring people, and the outpouring of love they received on their wedding day only made it that much more evident what a strong couple Alex + Nick are.

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up close of lace hanging wedding dress on personalized hanger

bride in lace dress looking into gold mirror getting ready

close up of bride chest down holding cream and pink bouquet

groom in grey tux with peach tie

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bride and groom standing holding hands at wedding ceremony with tall tan rock wall in the background

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peach cream yellow and green wedding bouquet lying on rock wall

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Photographer:  J&D Photography // DJ: Choice Entertainment, LLC // Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Caterer: The Mill at Fine Creek // Reception Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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April 29

Glitz & Glam New Years Eve Wedding

Today we are smitten to share this New Years Eve wedding inspiration. Saying ‘I, do’ surely makes for  a beautiful way to ring in the new year. This regal wedding brings out all the glitz & glam that we adore. Think cream and gold wedding colors, a three tiered cake that makes a grand statement and fun New Years Eve props. The iconic Brown Hotel blends old world elegance and a chic modern feel and provides a one-of-a-kind back drop for Jenny and Darren’s big day.

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photo of groom chest up wearing bow tie and white boutineer

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black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands and laughing at the end of the aisle

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Story From the Groom…

Our story begins in the place where all of the most magical, fairy tale love stories begin…under a bridge next to a giant troll. I first met Jenny, very briefly, at the Troll Pub under the bridge after a game one night in Louisville, Kentucky. I left that chance meeting thinking that I had met someone intriguing and strikingly beautiful. Jenny, as I would later learn, has a hard time remembering names, left thinking that she had met a guy in glasses named Derek. Unknown to either of us at the time, we had many common friends, and thus we found ourselves time and again in the same social settings. For more than a year, we were little more than acquaintances, but in hindsight, the signs of a great chemistry were plenty and obvious. We began to recognize the sparks in December 2012, and went on our first date on the 27th. The conversations flowed easily, the connection grew strong, and after taking a year to go on our first date, dates #2 – #20 happened in the span of a month. We fell hard and fast, and it didn’t take long for us both to realize that a long term future wasn’t just possible, it was inevitable.

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gorgeous three tier white and gold rimmed wedding cake on table

bride and groom kissing under hand painted arches

bride and groom laughing with mouths wide open while making a toast

grand three tier white and gold rimmed wedding cake with bride and groom standing behind

bride and groom sharing first dance on huge white dance floor

just married couple holding each other in the middle of friends and family wearing new years eve props

black and white photo of bride and groom with fun new years eye glasses on

bride and groom wedding exit with glitter and glasses walking through friends and family


Photographer: Blue Martini Photography // Venue: The Brown Hotel // Submitted by Two Bright Lights

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April 27

Pink and Gold Wedding Theme Ideas for Spring

Shades of blush, ivory and gold reign supreme over the day, complementing every detail, right down to the most important: an utterly romantic dress—the stuff dreams are made of. These colors are great for any time of the year, but we are swooning over this theme for spring! Great for your wedding, or a lavish bridal shower.

pink and gold wedding inspiration ideas

Image Citations: Pinterest

The perfect invitation will not only fit your wedding theme, but also your personality. We love this Bubbly Affair design, featuring luxe, foil-stamped artistry for an added POP! to your big day. It’s a lively (and lovely) choice to get the party started. And it lends itself perfectly to a champagne tower for your reception, especially with a glam-pour over classic glassware.

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For those with 14-carat taste, a gorgeous cake with gold-leaf accenting is truly a feast for the eyes…one that will make a big (and delicious) impression on every guest. Sweet floral centerpieces and settings of regal gold cutlery complete the look. Cheers to ever-after!


April 27

A Canadian Mountain Wedding at The Fairmont

Today, we are so thrilled to be sharing this epic Canadian wedding with you all. Jenny and Josh were married at the top of Whistler, in Roundhouse Lodge.This mountain wedding will make you swoon!

They got ready at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and had their first look out in the gardens at the base of Whistler Mountain. They went to Rainbow Lake for their portrait session, because it’s one of the best locations to get a full view of the mountain landscape. Jenny had a long, pink veil which added a special touch to her attire! Their ceremony was outdoors, on the patio of Roundhouse Lodge, and they had a live performer sing music while they walked down the aisle together.

Everyone headed down the gondola to their reception at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, in Whistler. Their reception was in a round room in the cultural centre. Josh is an RCMP so he dressed in uniform for their first dance, where they also had a live band, Soul Stream, singing up a storm and keeping the dance floor full all night.This sweet couple planned a fabulous, fun party!

Photography Credit: Will Pursell Photography

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bride and groom's facial expressions after they said I DO

smiling bride and groom on a mountain top

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bride and groom holding each other on a lake

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sunllight streaming through a first dance between husband and wife

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Ceremony: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Catering Company: Whistler Cooks
Reception: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center
Florist: Celsia Floral
Musicians:Colin Bullock
Heirlooms and extras: Noon Creative
Band:Soulstream Band
Wedding Cake: Sugar Momma Pastries


April 23

A DIY Rustic Wedding at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Today, we are so excited to be sharing one of the most rustic wedding venue locations in British Columbia! Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a waterfront resort, located on the Sunshine Coast. It’s right on the ocean with massive rock cliffs, a forest, and rocky beaches. I

Andrea and Tyler wanted to have a DIY wedding, so Andrea and her family made all of the amazing details throughout the entire venue, from the centerpieces, to all of the signs throughout the venue. Explore rustic wedding invitations to match your big day!


Words from the Bride:

Rockwater is very special place for us. Tyler’s parents have a second home just minutes away, and we boat by Rockwater fairly often too.  During our first few months of dating, we stayed at Rockwater on our first trip to the Sunshine Coast, and I had thought it as a perfect wedding location.

Tyler proposed (it was a total surprise) while we were out on a nearby walk at Smugglers Cove. He had already made plans for lunch at Rockwater (knowing it was a top choice for the wedding). We were sad at first, realizing the resort had a buyout policy all summer-  which we knew wouldn’t be possible when we wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding.  However, we were so lucky- they had a Sunday exception they could make work! I made nearly every decor item by hand, with the woodwork help of my handy father and grandfather. Together, we built and painted items including: lawn games, chalkboard signs, driftwood signs, re-sized wine boxes, a photo booth with props, crates, etc. I was determined to make my dream wedding fit within the budget!

Photography Credit: Will Pursell Photography

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bride and groom dancing under a chandelier


Dress Store: Lisa’s Bridal

Shoes:Lords Shoes

Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Moores Clothing For Men

Reception Venue: Rockwater Secret Cove

Bridal Makeup: Lux Beauty

Flowers: Potted Plants, from Sunnyside Nursery (Tsawwassen, BC)

Flowers: Fresh Buds, from Claytons (Sunshine Coast)
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