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Leanne + Taymaz | Married

You may remember Leanne + Taymaz won last year's engagement shoot during my winter contest, I was so thrilled that they were exactly as lovely all of their family and friends had said they were (everyone who had entered their names). I was even happier to photograph their wedding day - at the stunning la Gare Viger; a huge effort by so many talented wedding vendors.

It was not what I would call a normal day, with Hurricane Harvey having reached us bringing buckets of rain. But it's as I tell all of my brides and grooms in the event of a wet day, there are always options; beautiful photography can be born in low light which we may not have used otherwise. The main thing is to remember why you're all there. If rain bothered L+T, I did not notice it even for a second. The venue did not disappoint, the place was decked floor to ceiling in gorgeousness.

I saw moving moments between their friends and family that only a wedding can bring out in people. It was a pleasure to be present for it! Thank you endlessly L+T for a beautiful day!

Special thanks to Bianca Diorio for the help shooting with me!

Wedding Planning and Coordination | Le Wedding Mill

Florals | Benjamina Inc.

Calligraphy | Someday Art Co.

Venue | Gare Viger

DJ | Lymetyme

Rentals | Joe’s Prop House

Invitations | Pixel Couture

Video | Villa View Cinema

Hair | Blome Dry Bar

Makeup | Amanda Houle Makeup

'Espresso Your Love'

I'm thrilled to announce the project that has been a true labour of our love for months. Myself and a brilliant team of creatives banded together to generate an unforgettable vision heading into 2017. Our beloved espresso inspired event takes shape in this entry.

Katrina Schaller of Deka Events speaks on it's concept: '‘Espresso Your Love’ captures the pure essence of a country themed brunch wedding with a boho and modern edge. Located in the heart of Hudson, Deka Events conjured up local entrepreneurs and artists to collaboratively showcase their talents while creating the epitome of the coffee lovers’ dream. Accented with bold and rich coffee coloured tones and complimented with copper elements throughout; it is reflected from the table top accessories, to the delectable desserts, all the way down to the thoughtfully designed stationery.'

Our locally renowned barista, Elizabeth Glazier of Mikko Espresso & Boutique writes, ‘Our mobile services will meet your next event with a coffee menu designed to suit your tastes. From corporate events to weddings or seasonal fairs, enjoy a range of hot and cold espresso beverages, served by our passionate baristas.'

Also proudly showcased: Handmade boutonnieres, Mr. & Mrs. coffee cozies, a wildly spirited florist, beauty team’s opus, down to the savvy craft beer brewers.  All this charm took place in the rustic atelier where many old and unique items are given vitality.

2 Barn Owls: Location & Decor

Boutique J'Adore: Wedding dress

Brasserie du Bois Blanc: Local Craft Brewery

Cakes Par Haute Couture:  Cake

Deka Events: Design, Planning & Coordination

Doughnats:  Doughnuts

Joelle Cote Makeup: Makeup Artist

Kroon Upcycled Designs & Creations: Artist & Designer

Linen Chest: Tabletop Accessories

Mikko Espresso Boutique: Mobile Coffee Bar Services

Pine Street Studios: Stationery, Calligraphy + Illustration

Que Passent Les SaisonS: Florist

Terri Creagan: Hairstylist

Special thanks to our models: Melissa Drover + Luke Elliott