i loved every minute of this beautiful halloween wedding! being that michael has a thing for numbers, october 31st was the perfect choice for them, as it was 20 days after ivy’s birthday and 20 days before michael’s. i loved how they made this day unique to them, not worrying about what others might say being that it was on halloween day.
i loved the way he looked at her, made her feel safe and brought out the best in her during the portraits. you can feel their love just by being around them.
the details were carefully thought out and executed perfectly! from the attire to the centre pieces and halloween inspired details, the colors were vibrant and bold and of course the fall leaves as our backdrop could not have been more perfect. as everything was mostly DIY (do-it-yourself) ivy was so thankful for having her friends and families support and assistance getting everything ready for their day. they plan on sharing their items to future bride+grooms because that is just what kind of people they are, loving, thoughtful and giving.
the ceremony started at the chateau cargill and then we headed to the kirkland house for the reception, both perfect locations that fit the theme of the day!
it was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and capturing your day!
wishing you lifetime of love, passionate kisses and big smiles…
Venue Ceremony: Chateau Cargill
Venue for Reception: Kirkland House
Dress Designer: Custom made, designed by the bride, including fabrics Purchased/Custom Made: Bliss Bridal
Bridal Party Attire: Corsets from Deadly Couture, various stores and some handmade
Bridal Hair: Donna Marsh
Bridal Makeup: Lianne Shaw, Bride’s friend
Bridal Shoes: Payless, american eagle/Groom: Geox brand dress boot
Bridal cake: Dianne Wirsz cupcakes, Donna Marsh (friends)
Flowers: DIY! Arranged by bride using flowers from Safeway
Groom’s Attire: Coat is from Balsam, the vest, pants, hat, pocket watch and shirt from Venus and Mars
Wedding Song: instrumental version of “still alive”
Caterer: Donna Marsh and Robyn Thomson (friends) candy bar set up by bride+groom
Marriage Commissioner: Pauline Glover “Weddings I Do”
Song walking down the aisle: zelda 25th anniversary symphony edition
something old: earrings given to her by micheal the first year they were together
rings: tattoo’s by black rabbit bands made and designed by: Shirl of Lichen and Lychee
Second Shooter: Brianne Admas
can you believe she actually designed her own wedding dress!
this below shot was ivy’s idea, being that her name is ivy and surrounded by ivy and all! loved how it turned out!
DIY bouquets! beautifully done!
Love these center pieces!
sometimes things do not go exactly as planned…. but with the help of friends, a sense of humor and “tide to go” they saved the day!
These custom made tattoos, from black rabbit tattoo studio, say “soulmates” in sanskrit…
they took the time to get photos done at the kirkland house just before entering the reception. with an old fashion, victorian vision in mind, i loved how they turned out!
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Michael + Ivy’s Wedding from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.