Real Bride

Real Bride | Kelsey + Greg's Wedding Day!

Well here we are already at the third week of April.  Today we get to journey through Kelsey + Greg's wedding day.  They got married on February 10th, 2018 at Windermere Manor.  Let's dive into their wedding day story.

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What did your (now) husband think of your dress?

It was a beautiful dress that was unique to her.

What's your favourite memory from your wedding day? 

We both loved getting ready with our wedding party, as well as hanging out and dancing during the reception. I also sang to Greg during the ceremony after taking SIX MONTHS of singing lessons in secret. No one had any idea what I planned except for the vendors and I will never forget the look on Greg's face as I sang to him.
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Who were your favourite vendors from your wedding day?

It's hard to choose! Can we say all of them?
Our day would not have been possible without them.
Michelle A Photography, Through the Lens Productions, Unmistakably You, Caleb from DJ Alpha, NJS Designs, Jim Anderson Flowers, Studio 83 Hair Design, Catherine Krahn (makeup), Invited by Dani, Jeff Hicks (officiant)
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We have loved taking this journey with Kelsey + Greg and we wish them many, many years of a happy marriage.  May you look back on your wedding day as the beginning of your next chapter together.

Wedding Gown + Bridesmaids: Once Upon A Time Weddings

Photography: Michelle A Photography

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Blog | Advice From A Past Bride

This is one of our favourite segments on our blog.  We interview real brides who have been there, tied the knot & we ask for all their best advice from their wedding.  

Today, we're featuring Logan Hill's best wedding day advice.  Logan purchased her gown from OUTW & got married on September 12, 2015.  She looked amazing in her gown and we cannot wait for you to read her words of wisdom. 

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What is the biggest piece of advice you would give a newly engaged bride-to-be?

Don't sweat the small stuff! Whatever is not done by the day of, is not important and no one will notice, and/or care.

Easier said than done :)  But worth trying, for sure!

What is the best advice you would give for a bride-to-be who is searching for her dream dress?

Just try on whatever they suggest. Even if you hate it, at least you tried, and it may be a style that actually looks good on you.

What is the best advice you were given as a bride-to-be?

To just enjoy the day. It goes so fast

What is something you regret when wedding planning?

Listening to everyones ideas and opinions. It makes it confusing and frustrating. Just do what you want.

What is one thing you're glad you did when you were planning your wedding/engaged?

Made all the centre pieces myself. Then It was what I wanted and if they didnt look great it was my fault. Knowing how hard I worked and having some not turn out made it easier to just " meh oh well". Its just a centre piece...it's not the end of the world.

Is there anything else you'd want to tell a future bride?

Have good food, good music/dj, and a dress you feel great in. That is all anyone remembers. The food, the fun, and the dress.
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Some wise words from Logan.  Thanks for sharing with our brides-to-be!  We love sharing advice from real brides who have already walked down the aisle.  If you'd like to share some click here!

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Photographs by Alisha Martens Photography.

March Real Bride | Doerbecker Wedding

Today, we finish out our journey with Real Bride Heather + Husband Jamie.  They tied the knot on a beautiful fall day last September 16, 2017.  Let's dive into the story of their wedding day...

Their ceremony was at Coldstream Conservation Area + their reception was at Coldstream Community Centre.

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Who were your favourite vendors from your wedding day?

Our caterers BBQ Feast were amazing! Latte productions did a beautiful job capturing our day and got so many pictures. We did a lot of our own decorations with the help of our parents, family, and family friends. Our DJ was a family friend who did a great job keeping everyone on the dance floor. Our florists from Bloomingdale's did an amazing job incorporating purple and red flowers into our bouquets and centerpieces. We had one of our uncle's bake the desserts which were a huge hit! Jamie and I helped bake some the desserts as well which was a lot of fun.
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Any other unique details or stories about your wedding/love story you want to tell us?

We loved being able to have the first look before the ceremony, it helped us calm our nerves and give us a chance to have a special moment just the two of us. We met as orientation leaders and have been together 5 years, we got married close to our 5 year anniversary (a day earlier).
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What's your favourite memory from your wedding day?

Heather's: My favourite part of our wedding day was everything it was perfect! We had the perfect weather and the perfect day. I loved being able to marry my best friend and celebrate with our family and friends  
Jamie's: I really enjoyed hearing all the speeches, it was nice to be able to look back while also looking forward to our new life together.
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What did your husband think of your dress?

I was speechless when I was finally able to see Heather in her dress at our first look. She was absolutely beautiful and it was a great look on her.
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Heather + Jamie's Wedding Vendors

Photography: Latte Productions

Caterer: BBQ Feast

Flowers: Bloomingdale's

Gown: Once Upon A Time Weddings

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