Well, the first full year of operating Jodi Marie Events is coming to a close. It has truly been an amazing year, and I'm amazed at how my dreams and expectations have been completely surpassed. Today, on this last day of December, I am sharing a few of my favourite wedding moments and memories from 2015. Enjoy! <3
J & S - My favourite memory from their wedding was the cake cutting. The groom is a very outdoorsy guy (I mean, his proposal to his bride took place in the middle of a forest on a bench that he built from a tree that he had just chopped down). At the start of the cake cutting at the wedding, the groom suddenly appeared with a chainsaw. He fired the chainsaw up and then poised to cut the cake with it. Right before he dug into the cake with the chainsaw, he turned it off and flashed a smile at everyone. It was a really funny moment, and one that won't easily be forgotten!
J & S - The one memory that sticks out in my mind from this wedding was the excitement that everyone shared. The bride, groom, bridal party, and all of their family and friends were beyond thrilled for this beautiful couple. The day included loud cheers, endless hugs, and one of the longest receiving lines I've ever seen. The sense of community was astounding, and I know that this couple will receive an endless amount of support as they venture on in life.
D & M - The beautiful details from this wedding are something that I will always remember. The bride went to great lengths to ensure that every detail of the wedding was thought of. This included amazing florals and decor, a signature cocktail, handmade wedding favours, and fully-loaded goodie baskets in each of the washrooms.
J & O - The speeches at this wedding were absolutely memorable. Each speech was heartfelt, concise, hilarious, and meaningful. The 'speech-givers' were so honouring of the bride and groom and I left the wedding feeling like I knew the bride and groom on a whole new level.
D & A - This car was one of my favourite memories from this wedding day. It made for some really fantastic photographs, and perfectly fit the bridal party as they drove the the various photography locations. Another special memory from this wedding day was how smooth it all went. It was one of the most seamless weddings I've ever had the opportunity of coordinating, and it really was a special day.
S & A - I will never forget how conscious this couple was of ensuring that their guests had a great time at the wedding. They had beautiful wedding favours, endless amounts of food and alcohol, an upbeat DJ, and a "selfie booth" to keep guests happy and entertained. They even included the bride's Granny in the wedding, who unfortunately had passed on before the wedding. They did this by wearing a watch and ring that had been gifted to them by her. <3
A & L - The mountaintop photographs that were captured at this wedding are my absolute favourite. The day was clear and sunny, with soft wispy clouds. This view and the beautiful sky was the perfect backdrop for taking photographs atop a mountain.
R & A - My favourite memory when I look back at this wedding is how the couple took time to revel in the fact that they were newly married. They spaced out the day in a way that allowed for breaks, as well as moments to mingle with friends and wedding guests. During their first dance, the bride and groom were so entranced with one another that it was as if there were nobody around watching them.
J & M - This wedding was beautifully put together, and that it was I remember most about it. The decor and details were almost entirely DIY, as put together by the bride. The reception room was STUNNING. The bride prepared so many details, including a gigantic flower wall and lovely floral centrepieces. It was wonderful to see it all come together, and I'm grateful to have been a small part in the setup of it.
Thanks for all the love in 2015! Here's to an amazing 2016!!!
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