Breck & David – August 22, 2020

Breck and David got married on a beautiful August day in Durham Region in a wedding hosted by David’s parents. Their home is beautiful, and the gardens are spectacular! David’s mom spend all of her waking hours puttering in the garden all summer long and her love for her plants certainly shows! I arrived early so I could take some photos and get ready for the ceremony!

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Because of Covid we were still keeping weddings small and intimate so the garden was the perfect place for the ceremony and celebration! David’s parents had tables set up with lovely linens and flowers! You can see the pond in the background!

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Can you see the fish in the pond? We were also counting the frogs as well! Such a lovely feature to have in a backyard! ProTip – if you are having your ceremony near running water or a fountain, turn it off from the time people are arriving until the ceremony is over or everyone will be doing the peepee-dance before we even get started!

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I couldn’t resist taking lots of pics – every where I looked was another cute piece of garden decor – David’s mom has quite the collection!

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The ceremony site was all set up when I arrived – my office for the day! I know many couples are trying to get married in a way that is beautiful as well as meaningful and now is the time to think about gardens and backyard and how you can set up chairs and a backdrop, altar, or arch for your ceremony. Don’t forget about creating shade for those super hot summer days!

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I love that there were little bouquets at every turn, making each spot in the backyard special! I found these gorgeous pink roses at the signing table when I was prepping the licence and marriage register for the ceremony!

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A close up of the flowers – an easy bunch of pretty flowers can come together in no time! Be sure to use a really good florist like A Thing of Beauty by Del to make sure you are getting the very best flowers out there – you want them to last the whole day and survive the trip home with your guests who want a memento! Don’t forget to save some for yourself to dry or press in your wedding book!

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Roses come in so many different colours and you don’t need a lot for big impact! The contract in this bouquet is absolute perfection and was the perfect pop of colour in the green gardens!

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Fun fact – I always let my couples decide where I will stand in my photo with them – they almost always want me in the middle! My heart!

Congratulations Breck and David! Thank you for inviting me to write and perform your ceremony for you – I had such a lovely time with your and your families!

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