Loreanne & Kelvin’s wedding was a beautiful summer celebration. Featuring a soft color palette and elegant details paired alongside greenery, white and pink florals it crated a captivating look and feel for their day! Enjoy an equally sweet story from the couple that you can read below.
We really felt drawn to the White Wren as it celebrates romance, marriage with a beautiful fine art aesthetic. We celebrated our wedding on August 26, 2021 in at Whistle Bear Golf Club and pictures at Langdon Hall at Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. We have been together for a total of 12 years now, but only got married last year. I (Loreanne) went to medical school overseas three years into our relationship and we were long distance for over 4 years. Since then we have also encountered a number of family tragedies and multiple setbacks but our commitment to one another never wavered. Even having “just” got engaged at the start of the pandemic, did not stop us from getting married. Kelvin has followed and supported me through my challenging career path, and now we are currently expecting our first child due in October! We would love to be able to share our love story with the White Wren audience. -Loreanne
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? We met through mutual friends at a party in late 2010. We sat across the table from one another, and ended up chatting the whole night. Sadly, we did not end up exchanging contact information. We met again, 6 months later at another mutual friends’ party, while I (Loreanne) was just arriving late to the party and Kelvin was about to leave. We met at the door. Let’s just say Kelvin did not end up leaving and the rest is history.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship! Over the 11 years we have been together (before marriage) we accumulated so many inside jokes and we really enjoy teasing one another. Between the both of us, I (Loreanne) am more of the crier and I think I have only seen Kelvin cry once. At our first look, Kelvin couldn’t stop crying, and I on the other hand couldn’t stop laughing!
Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning. We had to overcome a number of challenges during our almost 11 year relationship prior to marriage. The most challenging was when we had to keep a long distance relationship. I (Loreanne) went overseas for school for four years while Kelvin was in Canada. We are so blessed to have had the technology to communicate, because our parents (who also did long distance in the 80s) did not!
What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another? Loreanne: The best thing I learned from Kelvin is to relax and not sweat the small stuff. I tend to fuss over little details, but Kelvin sees “the forest, not through the trees”. I do think though our views end up complementing one another.
Kelvin: Loreanne introduced me to Christ. She challenged a lot of the world views that I held for so many years. She asked me to read book of John and it opened my heart to the Gospel message and my life has not been the same since.
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? Loreanne: For me, the most important part of our wedding day was to have a Christ-centered ceremony. We see marriage through a biblical view, and so it was very important to incorporate the meaning of marriage in Scripture, worship songs and the Gospel message in our ceremony.
Kelvin: Being married to Loreanne of course! It was important that we lifted high the name of Jesus during our entire day.
Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day? Having a father-daughter dance with my (Loreanne) late father was something I looked forward to since I was little, and so it was very painful to not have that opportunity. What we did however was play the dance with my dad from my 18th birthday party (Filipino Debutante ball) on the big screen, while my mom and I shared the dance. We played “Dance with my Father” by Luther Vandross. Let’s just say there was not a dry eye in the room!
What is your favorite thing about each other? Loreanne: My favourite thing about Kelvin is how thoughtful he is. He’s very mindful of others, and kind. I can truly be myself with him. He also is incredibly resourceful, clever and might I add, a great chef.
Kelvin: My wife is funny, caring and fiercely loyal to her family. I love how she is always willing to help and serve others.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? The most favorite part of planning our wedding was, in essence, the preparation for our marriage. We we were mentored by more mature couples from our church and went through a fantastic marriage preparation book called “Catching Foxes” by John Henderson. During our marriage preparation we were asked very difficult, and often uncomfortable questions, but working through them only made our relationship stronger and better equipped for the challenges that marriage can bring. For myself personally (Loreanne), I really enjoyed the whole creative process of designing my wedding. In particular, I loved designing my wedding gown with the team at Leaann Belter Bridal. It was absolutely a dream come true seeing my wedding dress come alive throughout each step of the whole design process.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? It takes months, even years to plan this one day, so savour every single minute and morsel of it. We intentionally set moments in our wedding day timeline to just sit and bask in the day, and just enjoy it.
A wedding day has so many moving parts to it, there will always be something that can and will go wrong. (Pro tip: hire a coordinator!) Even if something does go wrong, just KEEP SMILING – honestly, no one else will notice that blip, unless you show it on your face! You will soon forget that little blip happened, and you’ll focus on what is truly is happening, and that is that you are marrying your best friend.
What is the most honest thing you can say about love? As Christians we believe that God is love. As the Bible says, we love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). God loved us so much that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for the sins of the world.
Photographer: Katie Nicolle Photography
Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club + Langdon Hall
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Rainbow Chan Weddings
Floral Designer: Forever Wildfield
Dress Boutique: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
Dress Designer: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
Cake Designer: Mademoiselle Vanilla
Makeup & Hair Artist: Ford Beauty + Fiona Ip
Mens Formalwear: Atelier Munro
Rentals: Cre8ive Studios + Simply Beautiful Decor
Stationery: Flourish Calligraphy + Brooklin Paper Co.
Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints
Cinematography: Venture Films
Bridal Robe: By Catalfo
Bride’s Mother’s Dress: Perez Rubio Bridal
Rings: Mark Lash Jewelry
Hair Accessories, Earrings: Atelier Elise
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Ringbox: The Nova Boxes
Ribbons: Stella Wolfe Co
Wax Seals: Artisaire
DJ Emcee: @djmcchriszoleta and @TheDJCo @hellothedjco
Photo Booth: SDE Weddings
Filipino Cord and Veil
Violinist: Yegee Lee