A wedding day is what you make it; the significance in its detail can only be realized by those who craft it. So, when today’s lovely pair, Stephen & Amy, set about the beautiful work of organizing their wedding day, they chose one very strong and incredibly significant pulse by which to shape it: family. Not only was their day replete with their kin, nor it’s venue hold the tenderest sentiment, but they even enlisted that fierce tribe of theirs to help feed their guests — PEI-style!
A word from photographer, Jo-Anne Haley of Haley Photography:
“Stephen, originally from Prince Edward Island, travelled for his job as a photographer to the City of Toronto. Using a dating app Stephen came across a girl with a bright smile, a gemologist who used to work in the iconic luxury jewellery house, Tiffany & Co. that led her to Toronto to start her own business as a Dimond Concierge (Bijoux by Amy). Together they built a home in Toronto and Prince Edward Island and continue to travel between both homes throughout the year.
Their wedding took place on Amy’s parents’ family horse farm which her grandfather owned and holds a strong sentimental meaning to Amy. The morning started in an Air BnB church-converted-home with Stephen’s four brothers (Stephen also has three sisters!) Getting ready with Amy, she wanted a couple of first looks before the ceremony: one with her dad and one with her soon to be husband in the apple orchard where Amy’s late grandfather would spend many hours picking fresh fruit. The excitement and emotions of both moments where very visible by the reactions on their faces!
The ceremony was extra special because Amy’s mother is an ordained minister! After the ceremony the couple was able to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests; they served oyster straight from Stephen’s hometown in Prince Edward Island! Family members helped serve guests by shucking, and really giving each guest that East Coast food experience. The horses enjoyed the guest feeding them carrots too!
Heading into the evening, guests enjoyed a casual rustic barn buffet and the COOLEST live band, Southbound Soul, really had the crowd partying right up until the evening sparklers and fireworks — a perfect way to end a magical and romantic evening!”
photographer: Haley Photography / venue: Private Home – Wahldorf Farm in Corbyville / stylist, planner, and designer: The Bride / floral designer: Minim Designs / dress boutique: Kleinfeld Canada / dress designer: Maggie Sorrtero / cake designer: Homemade / men’s formalwear: Ted Baker / rentals: Encore Tent Rentals / decor: Avondale Flowers and Gifts / live music: Southbound Soul / bridesmaid dresses: Azazie / groom’s ring: Cartier / women’s jewelry: Bijoux by Amy / film lab: Richard Photo Lab