see the magazine here… The Wedding Planner GTA magazine
Brides – if you are planning a Cambridge Mill wedding, here is a link for you! We have compiled a gallery of our favourite Cambridge Mill wedding moments from the past 3 years. Totaling over 300 images – this gallery will show you every nook & cranny of the property and surrounding area, every picture perfect place. So go ahead – have a look, and know that it is totally acceptable to borrow ideas from former brides & grooms, who got married in fabulous Cambridge Mill style.
Well – this was the first wedding in a long time that I truly thought I would not be able to make photo magic happen. The roads were closed from a crazy winter blizzard & I was pretty sure that I was going to be stuck in the ditch multiple times as I punched through huge snow drifts on my drive to the brides country home near Freelton. And that was just me… the bride, groom, wedding party, families, all the other wedding vendors had to cope with the same blizzard conditions, on a route that included stops in Cambridge, Oakville, Burlington & Hamilton. I really believed that this wedding day was in jeopardy. However, it is amazing what people can do when their heart is set on it, and as always – the setbacks seem to make everything so much more wonderful when it all fell perfectly into place.
I hope you enjoy this couple’s particularly expressive photos, and note that the outdoor photos were minus 20 degrees, with a windchill of minus 40 billion. Yes – car battery killing weather. And yet this couple was all smiles all day long, gorgeous, happy, wonderful people<3.
photographer … Anne Edgar Photography
ceremony … Appleby United CHurch
venue … Beverly Golf & Country Club
dress … Heirlooms Boutique, Dundas
flowers … Brant Floerst
cake … Karen King
this was a pretty one…we love that Wedding Bells thought so too, check it out… http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/a-romantic-foodie-wedding-in-guelph/
what happens when you post this on your facebook page?
Well naturally you end up with not one, but 5 gorgeous recent brides, 3 set stylists, flowers, cakes, stationery, accessory vendors, 2 hair stylists, 2 make up artists, and 5 photographers.
Published today on Project Wedding Blog… woohoo! This was an amazing colaboration & a fun day, a huge thank you to everyone involved!
This shoot was a beautiful collaboration of some truly amazing Southern Ontario wedding vendors. We focused on bringing the Canadian charm of water, woods, & rustic stone ruins together with the soft elegance of ribbons, flower bouquets of peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, lily of the valley and more, vintage touches, and hints of soft pinks, grays, teals and golds. All this surrounded by nature was absolutely stunning!
The location selected was the old Harris Mill Ruins in the heart of Rockwood Conservation Area (Rockwood, Ontario, Canada). It gave us the space we needed to create five vignettes and show brides that something out of the ordinary can make a unique reception location.
Our beautiful models, Emily, Erin, Jamie, Katarzyna, and Teresa, were all recent brides of our vendors. Each had completely different weddings and they were extremely excited to be a part of a styled shoot. A chance to wear your wedding dress again… why not! Each bride wore their own gown, shoes and accessories. Makeup stylist Rebecca gave her brides a soft whimsical appeal, while makeup stylist Tamala created a hard edgy look. Our hair stylists Michelle and Kaitlyn created pretty styles incorporating ribbons or flowers.
The first vignette portrays a more decadent, romantic side with the beautiful stone walls, fresh flowers and vintage décor, a flash back to great grandma’s vanity. A gold mirror was hung by strands of ribbon. Lavender and pink roses filled mini metal urns. Teal ribbon and a sprig of fresh lilac finished off vintage books stacked on the corner of the vanity. Tea cups were great resting places for earrings and rose heads. Rebecca even painted her candle holders and old chair to match the colour theme. The chair was wrapped in ribbon and finished off with a handmade tissue paper pom pom adorned with a vintage brooch. An old mantel clock, one of many used throughout the shoot, had time standing still for each of our brides.
The Cake Table
An antique buffet was set as the cake table, using the ruins stone archway and walls as a backdrop. Handmade tissue paper pom poms were strung behind the table creating a unique little DIY twist, one of our brides Jamie had a little fun with those pom poms. The stunning cakes were designed in a vintage theme and finished off with ribbons, sugar flowers and placed upon metal cake stands. Tiny tins filled with pale pink roses and lollipops were set upon a tiered cake stand, in the signature colour, to finished off the look.
The Park and The Ruins
For these two vignettes – we really let nature and the surroundings do the talking. Water, rock, sky, & trees… an ideal backdrop! To keep these vignettes simple, our stylists set up a prop table for our photographers with various bouquets, piles of ribbon, vintage items like jewelry, mantel clocks, china, old fur shawls… oh can’t forget the blue canoe! (Only thing missing were the ducks!) The photographers were able to work with each bride using whatever they chose from the table to capture some totally stunning images. Who doesn’t love the simplicity of nature?
Using old wooden crates, vintage and rustic decor pieces like old suitcases, china plates, tea cups and tarnished silver sugar bowls, this vignette was like a little flea market with the prettiest stone backdrop. Beautiful invitations, fresh flowers, a wedding cake, shoes in blue and pink, an old clutch, and a colourful pashmina (that just popped up out of nowhere!) just had to be used.
We hope you find an abundance of inspiration in this shoot, from the ridiculously pretty floral designs, romantic stationery pieces to the amazing cakes, our talented stylists, makeup & hair stylists and of course our amazing photographers.
Shoot Coordinator: Anne – Anne Edgar Photography
Anne ~ Anne Edgar Photography http://www.anneedgarphoto.com/
Carla ~ CGE Photography http://cgephotography.com/
Laura – Vision Photography http://www.vision-photography.ca/#home
Erika ~ Ten to Ten Photography http://www.ten2tenphotography.com/
Lyn ~ Lyn Ismael http://lynismael.com/
Rockwood Conservation Area http://www.grandriver.ca/index/document.cfm?Sec=27&Sub1=130&sub2=0
Pam – Flourish Florals http://www.flourishflorals.com/
Yvonne at The Cake Box http://www.cakebox.ca/
Afzia ~ Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination http://www.styleandelegance.ca/
Tracey ~ Little Details http://littledetails-wedding.com/
Rebecca ~ High Gloss Weddings http://littledetails-wedding.com/
Rebecca ~ High Gloss Weddings http://littledetails-wedding.com/
Tamala – Through Your Eyes http://www.throughyoureyes.ca/
Michelle & Kaitlyn ~ Pino’s Salon http://www.pinosalon.com/
Tracey ~ Little Details http://littledetails-wedding.com/
Accessories & Shoes:
Simona at Urban Bride http://www.myurbanbride.com/About.html
Models and Recent brides: Emily, Erin, Jamie, Katarzyna, and Teresa
exciting news – this pretty wedding is set to be published in Wedding Bells magazine in December. Stay tuned… we will totally be showing it off come Christmas time<3
… the details …
… first look …
… the ceremony …
… time alone …
… the rest …
… from Brittany & Mike …
How we met:
Mike and I met at a country bar called the Stampede Corral 6 years ago on my first night working there. It was a popular bar for people that we went to high school with. Mike and I went to the same high school but never met until that night. I was serving a group of people that I knew from high school and the question of whether or not I had met Mike yet came up. I quickly responded that the name was familiar and that that was a popular question for the evening but I had no clue who he was. I then went to ring in a food order for my friends by the bar and when I walked up to the computer, a guy that I sort of recognized came walking up to the computer from the other direction. He immediately asked me if I was Brittany and I in return asked if he was Mike. From there on we kept talking through out the night whenever we crossed paths. Mike was a DJ at the time so we only got a chance to talk when the band was playing. At the end of the evening he asked me if I would like to go to the market with him the next morning. He was in school to become a chef and wanted to buy herbs for his garden. So the next morning he picked me up and we call that our first date.
Mike had called me on my way home from work to let me know that he had prepared dinner for us. He made snow crab legs and steaks and we ate them on our deck. Afterwards we made a fire and sat around it drinking a bottle of wine. Mike asked me to get more wood to stock the fire so I set my wine glass down on the table and headed to the shed. I came back, stoked the fire and then went to retrieve my glass of wine. When I got there I saw a glimmer in the darkness and when I looked closer I realized there was a ring in a ring box. I picked it up and turned around to ask Mike what the ring was, and he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
We had a couple of themes throughout our wedding. I really love spring and flowers so I really wanted the room to have a soft, natural, fresh feel with a bit of an antique flare. We also wanted to incorporate our love for food into the wedding so we used fresh herbs in lace pots and antique tea cups filled with flowers for the centre pieces. We also set up a special menu with the chef to make sure that all of the herbs we used on the tables were incorporated into a dish and that each course had one herb that would stand out. (eg. our dessert was a lavender and honey creme brule)
We had the staff at Cutten Fields pass glasses of sparkling wine while we were signing the marriage license so that the officiant could present us to our guests through a toast. It took longer than we had anticipated but we are grateful for that because it gave us time to look at all of our guests sitting there supporting us. We will never forget seeing all of those faces in the crowd and being so happy that these people were there to celebrate with us.
Only you can love me this way by Keith Urban
Keith Urban’s music played a big role in our romance since we met in a country bar and all so it had to be a song by him. But the words in this song really represent a lot of things we went through and want to go through for each other. It just seemed really fitting.
Favourite Wedding Detail:
Our flowers. Christine at the Pink Poppi blew us away with her attention to detail. She captured the feel of the wedding perfectly in her arrangements. She blended fresh herbs and spring flowers beautifully, the first thing Mike did when he got his boutonniere was eat one of the fresh pink peppercorns.
Mike and I spend three days in Toronto on a culinary adventure. We ate at some really great restaurants including Bar Isabelle (twice lol), Caplaski’s Deli, and Bar Volo. We plan on saving up for a more extravagant honeymoon in Paris in 2015.
When magazine editor Carmelina contacted us a few weeks ago to inquire if she could publish a few photos in the upcoming issues of The Wedding Planner GTA magazine, and on line at their site http://theweddingplannermagazine.webs.com/, we were excited and naturally we said ‘YES’! But when we received the request for 47 photos – well we were a wee bit shocked – in a happy way. Usually magazines request between 1 – 5 images. Hello 47!
The first few of these 47 photos are now available in the summer issue of The Wedding Planner GTA, hot off the presses. Click the link below & see if you can spot the Anne Edgar Photography brides & grooms.
I’ll keep you posted when the next batch of images get published. 2012 brides you will want to check back – odds are good you will be in a magazine!
The Wedding Planner GTA will be sold after June 1st, at all Chapters and Indigo stores across Ontario, pick up your copy!