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Roy & Laura’s Wedding
Hey there, future wedding stars!
Kotsy’s the name, and capturing love candidly is my game. Today, I’m diving into Roy and Laura’s unique wedding celebration. Deciding to skip the antiquated idea of a proposal, they leapt straight into a more relaxed approach of planning their big day. If your wedding vibes are all about blending natural elegance with heartfelt warmth, buckle up!
Edwards Gardens: Where Love Blooms
First stop, Edwards Gardens! Roy and Laura, a duo that turned their work friendship into a beautiful love story, chose this spot for its lush vistas. And boy, did it deliver! Imagine saying your vows under a towering tree, surrounded by sprawling greens with the soft whisper of the wind as your ceremony soundtrack. That’s exactly what they did. Even the on-again-off-again light rain didn’t stand a chance at dampening this afternoon’s celebration.
Laura’s walk down the aisle with her parents while a two piece musical ensemble performed was one of her fondest memories of the day. And the vows they penned for each other? Both of them couldn’t help but tear up while the other delivered them in front of their closest friends and family.
After the ring exchange and legal signings, the rain brilliantly came to a stop as “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles began for their exit. You can’t make this stuff up! Capturing these moments against the lush backdrop of Edwards Gardens was a photographer’s paradise as much as it was for a bride and groom.
Nature’s Beautiful Photo Studio
Cozy Digs With Central European Eats
Roy and Laura wanted a place that felt like a warm hug for their reception – and The Prague Restaurant & Cafe was just that. Nestled in Scarborough, this gem serves up delicious Central European dishes that warm the soul. But it’s not just about the food, their beautiful deck offered a perfect spot for guests to mingle under the sun and stars. It wasn’t just a big win for guests, but also a way to keep the nature theme going for the entire day.
The vibe at the reception was all about cozy elegance after Roy and Laura made their entrance to Taylor Swift’s “Daylight”. From the chicken schnitzel and beef burgundy that had everyone wanting seconds to the heartfelt speeches, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Every detail at The Prague was a reflection of the bride and groom’s journey together.
And the first dance? Hardly one in the traditional sense as Roy and Laura decided to do it their own way again. In place of a first dance was their music playlist for the night starting with the upbeat Tears For Fears’ “Head Over Heels” while inviting everybody to the dancefloor.
Capturing Moments, Making Memories, Eating Cake
Roy and Laura’s wedding was a day filled with unforgettable snapshots. From the serene beauty of Edwards Gardens to the intimate warmth of The Prague Restaurant, every photo told a story of love, friendship, and fun. Their favorite shots? Those quiet, stolen moments amongst the greenery of the gardens. Here, their fun personalities and love for each other was as palpable as the beauty around them.
Speaking of beauty – their wedding cake was delicious as it was easy on the eyes. They went with a vanilla white buttercream cake with berry filling on one tier and orange flavoured icing on the other. And let’s not forget the DIY décor that spoke volumes of their relationship – a ladder adorned with photos, games, and a Polaroid guest book that provided them with even more captured memories to look back on.
Planning A Day To Remember
As you dive into planning your own big day, remember this wisdom from Roy and Laura. Keep the wedding true to you, be decisive and don’t fight about family while focusing inward. Laura, with her type A personality, actually had a lot of fun planning the wedding. Her main focus was the small details while keeping everything budget friendly. And the most challenging part? The guestlist and seating arrangements. Definitely something you don’t want to leave to the last minute!
Want more wedding planning tips? Head on over to this blog post.
Capture Your Love Story
Feeling the vibe of Roy and Laura’s non-traditional yet utterly captivating wedding day? Whether you’re dreaming of a garden ceremony with cozy restaurant reception or something grander, I’d be thrilled to document it!
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Here’s to love, laughter, and the perfectly captured moments that you’ll treasure forever.
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Ceremony Venue: Edwards Gardens
Reception Venue: The Prague Restaurant
Bridal Gown: Valencienne
Hair & Make-Up: The Blush Parlour