Rebecca & Stu’s wedding was simply beautiful with a color palette of blush, blues & variety of creams. This well-styled wedding is sure to inspire with classic details that are graceful & stylish. Industry talent from came together to make magic & it was captured beautifully by the photographer. You can see such connection & love that flowed naturally from Rebecca & Stu, drawing in focus to what the day is really all about!
Rebecca and Stu’s wedding was one that stood out, Rebecca’s attention to detail and cohesive planning made it an absolute joy to photograph, but even more so, working with this sweet couple was wonderful. The connection they have, and the joy they bring to each other is something that shows in the imagery. The energy in the room during the reception was joyful as family and friends shared stories and connected with each other, the stunning venue, Whistle Bear, allowed light to shine through the celebration filling the room with warmth. The music they picked was not your typical wedding playlist, and was a real Canadian element, with indie tunes setting the mood. Yes, this wedding has magazine worthy details, perfect planning and a stunning couple, but it also has connection, love and memories that will last a lifetime. – Whitney Heard Photography
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!
Stu wanted a suit that was classic, his only request was to make sure it wasn’t hot! (ahah) He chose a suit from Harry Rosen with a subtle texture, and shoes with a fun fabric panel instead of all leather. It’s a good thing we bought Stu’s suit instead of renting because during a “how low can you go” challenge he busted a seam! We all had a great laugh, and it’s one of my favorite memories while on the dance floor.
Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?
My somethings old and borrowed were two special items tied around my bouquet. The first was a gold heart shaped pendant from my grandmother, and the second was a gold pin from Stu’s side of the family. The pin has been borrowed by every bride that joins their family, and was gifted to Stu’s great grandaunt in 1871.
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
We met in a McDonald’s line up! Yup, you read that right! Stu was standing behind me (Rebecca) in the line up, eavesdropping on my conversation with my friends. He jumped into the conversation in true Stu-fashion and asked for my number. He thought I was cute, I thought he was cute, so I decided to give it a shot, and see where it went. Fast-forward 9 years, and here we are! If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that the most happenstance moments in life can be the most promising ones of all.
Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.
I think every couple learns to navigate what compromise really means when planning a wedding. Most importantly was agreeing on the big aspects of the day, like guest count, venue, and the date. The rest we worked together on what each of us prioritized and what would make our day ours!
What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?
Stu has taught me how to focus on the big picture! I can get wrapped up the the details of things and sometimes that makes it hard to sit back and realize what really matters. We’ve been together for a long time, and every day I’m grateful for his positivity especially over the past 1.5 years!
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?
Our vision for our wedding day always started with how can we make it feel romantic and timeless, but also like “our” day. A lot of our decisions were based off of what made us happy! One of our first steps was picking an officiant that could tell our story, and Michelle painted a beautiful picture of our growing relationship, which started 8 years ago. Our favorite ceremony detail was the Wine Box Time Capsule, that my brother lovingly hand crafted for us. Stu and I wrote love letters to each other containing our thoughts as we begin this new journey of marriage, and on our 5th wedding anniversary we will open the box and reminisce about our wedding day.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
I really loved planning our wedding! Despite the usual wedding stress, I was so excited to see how everything would come together on the day-of. One of my favorite processes was working with our officiant, Michelle. She asked Stu and I to answer questions about each other and worked our answers into our ceremony so we were each surprised! It reminded me why we were planning a wedding in the first place, our love for one another.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
It’s not about every planning decision you have to make, it’s about building a day to remember for the rest of your lives! Invest in your photographer – they will capture your day like you couldn’t believe. Even if the day doesn’t go according to plan, you will have beautiful images to remember this special day.
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
Love is ever-changing. Embrace the changes that come with loving someone, and never stop growing that love for one another.
Photographer: Whitney Heard Photography
Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Sara Baig Designs
Floral Designer: Lena’s Floral Design
Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Cake Designer: Yes Dear Cakes
Makeup Artist: Mobile Makeovers
Hair Stylist: Bridal Hair Collective
Men\’s Formalwear: Harry Rosen
Linens: Around The Table
Accessories / Decor: Plate Occasions
Film Lab: Goodmanfilmlab
Invitations: Brooklin Paper Co.
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Veil: Blair Nadeau