I love when couples decided to infuse elements from their lives together into their wedding day. Whether it be favours that include some of their favourite things, or personalized vows that include inside jokes and stories, making your wedding day your own really sets it apart from any other wedding out there. And I absolutely adore the ways Shannon + Kevin decided to make their wedding day their own by infusing parts of their proposal story and even how they met into the main events.
Shannon + Kevin’s relationship began when they met on a blind date arranged by their friend, Ariane. Not that uncommon a story really, but it really comes full circle as they decided to start their marriage off on a similar note by having Ariane act as their officiant during their ceremony. I just think that is the greatest thing ever and I love how it pays tribute to someone who was (and still is) very important to them.
Another little detail that we ended up capturing during their wedding day nods back to their proposal story. In a manner very fitting for the couple, Kevin proposed to Shannon with their initials carved into a tree behind their house. I love this because it is a beautiful proposal full of thought and also because that tree is something that will grow alongside their marriage.
From the moment I met these two, I knew this was going to be a great day. Their wonderfully sunny personalities, and kind dispositions made the planning process a breeze and that of course carried over their wedding day too. The day was stunning in every way imaginable: the weather cooperated so nicely, the venue was a great backdrop for the day, the wedding party was not only great looking, but also absolutely hilarious, but what was best of all was of course Shannon + Kevin themselves. These two are absolutely one of the cutest couples we have gotten to work with and the smiles and sheer joy they brought out in each other were so magnificent. It was such an honour to capture the start of their marriage, and the continuation of their lives together. (Also, just a quick warning as their photos start off with a fairly large amount of detail shots as I just couldn’t choose between them when putting together this post)
A huge thank you to all the amazing vendors who helped Shannon + Kevin make this wedding so freaking awesome!
Wedding Photographers: Stephanie Beach Photography (us!)
Wedding Videographers: Matt & Kat Films
Bride’s Preparation Location: Chateau Cartier
Venue: Gatineau Golf & Country Club
Bride’s Dress: Renewed With Love
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Moore’s
Florist: Melissa Lafrance Events
Band & DJ: The Young Bucks