JUNE 18, 2016

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - REAL WEDDINGS -

FROM SA­MAN­THA: Chris pro­posed early one morn­ing while we were on va­ca­tion in Hawaii. We drove to the top of Haleakala, a vol­cano on Maui, to watch the sun­rise. It was windy, rainy and freez­ing cold, but we stuck it out to see the sun come up through the clouds. Just as it was be­gin­ning to rise, Chris found a per­fect, quiet spot, got down on one knee, and asked—of course, I said yes! The beau­ti­ful venue, Sage­wood Farm, in­spired our rus­tic­chic theme. We wanted to blend my city up­bring­ing with Chris’s coun­try back­ground, so we com­bined the laid-back feel of our venue with mod­ern de­tails. Blush pink, sage green and cream were the main colours in our pal­ette, but we in­cor­po­rated a wide va­ri­ety of hues through the brides­maids’ dresses and other as­pects of the decor. All the flow­ers were ex­quis­ite. In­stead of an ar­bour, we placed two rus­tic doors at the end of the aisle as a back­drop. The florist, Co­rian­der Girl, dec­o­rated them with the most gor­geous, lush, flo­ral ar­range­ments—they were just breath­tak­ing. Our wed­ding song was “’Til King­dom Come” by Cold­play. We had lis­tened to hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent songs, wait­ing for one that re­ally spoke to us as a cou­ple. Once we heard this song we knew it en­cap­su­lated ev­ery­thing we felt about one an­other.

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