My most favourite colour combo is grey and yellow. In fact, I just decorated our master bedroom with those colours and I am SO happy. I just adored the combo for Sandra and Shawn’s wedding- they blended the two so well: from the converse to the socks to the handmade bags from Etsy to the floral arrangements from Blue Hydrangea in Inglewood. The attention to detail was magnificent on this beautiful fall day. Sandra and Shawn chose to do their creatives prior to the ceremony which included one of my wedding day favourites: the first glance. For those that may not be aware, the first glance is when the bride gets to surprise her groom (however she likes) and together they get to share an extended first moment together. It certainly is not traditional, and it is not for everyone, but I do think that if “the moment” is something that is important, then a first glance can definitely document it to it’s fullest. The moment when the bride and groom see each other is wonderful no matter what, however a first glance can take away any jitters as well as offering the opportunity to be alone in an intimate setting; often it’s just me and the couple.
After the first glance, we had a terrific creatives session utilizing some location gems I’ve found along the way. When I look outside and all I see is ice and snow, I yearn for the bright sunlight and brilliant leaves of this wedding. I attend a lot of weddings and at the very end of the ceremony, Sandra and Shawn had a little ritual that I have never heard of, nor seen. It is called the winebox ceremony. In a wooden box are two bottles of wine and at the end of the ceremony, they placed a letter for the other in the box and closed the lock. They are to either open the box, drink the wine and read the letters on their 5th wedding anniversary OR during a time of extreme relationship duress. I loved it and wish I had heard about it so I thought I’d share it here. Sandra and Shawn’s wedding ended my summer season and it was a great one to go out with. Enjoy! x
Shawn’s one and ONLY request was this shot. Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. You’re welcome Shawn!