Angela and Bryans love story starts how every good love story should start...jumping out of planes. After meeting on Tinder and casually chatting for a couple days, Angela and Bryan crossed paths in person when Angela took her dad skydiving for his birthday and low and behold Bryan was one of the licensed instructors there! Feeling it was fate, they decided that an official date was in order. Fast forward two years and their romance was in full swing and now they are both licensed skydivers and spend their summers jumping out of planes and any other crazy adventures they can get themselves into.
Their intimate wedding was a true reflection of them. A day filled with family, friends, laughter (so much laughter)! Set on the beach in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario they said their I do's as the birds chirped and the waves gently lapped the beach. After the ceremony we went down the road to the beautiful Sandbanks provincial park for their photos and then back to the resort to finish off their night with dancing, sparklers, and donuts. Every detail from the reception from the paper cone backdrop to the smore party favours were DIY'd by Angela and her bridesmaids.
We were hoping to achieve a relaxed and fun environment for the wedding which we felt would really capture who we are as a couple! We wanted a venue where our guests had that "one stop shop" feel, this was important to us so that everyone could have fun and relax. The waterfront and fire pits were such a bonus that really tied it all in for us. The inspiration for the decorations came from peonies. They are one of my favorite flowers and I knew I wanted them in my bouquet so everything really stemmed from there.
The pavilion itself was a large area and it was important for us to use the decor to help to make the space feel more intimate while keeping in line with the rustic wooden feel. We used a lot of wood, greenery and floral accents to achieve this. Most of our decor was DIY, a Pinterest wedding if you will. We did rent some of the pieces from Your Moment Rentals to help pull it all together. My favorite decorations were definitely the hanging floral chandeliers. Those were DIY and I am so proud of them!
The centerpieces were a simple baby's breath arrangement. We purchased these in bulk from Costco. The bouquets and boutonnieres were silk flowers that one of my bridesmaids mother actually created for us. I loved them so much and feel like they really tied it all together. Peonies were my inspiration for the pink theme of the wedding so these really had to be just right!
We assembled boxed of smores for all of our guests as wedding favors. Smores are one my my favorite snacks so I loved that I could incorporate this into the day. We had a fire pit outside with the sign saying "Roast a 'mallow and party smore" with roasting sticks and encouraged guests to make their smores and enjoy a little treat.
My thoughts: you only get married once! I wanted to go for the drama of the big chandelier earrings! Its the one day I felt like I cant really overdo it. The veil was my favorite part of the whole outfit, really made me feel bridal. I always swore I wouldn't have the bride "moment" when dress shopping, but to my dismay, the moment I put this dress on, I cried like a baby in the fitting room with the sales attendant. It was love at first site! Made me feel classy and showed off the curves. Bryan was adamant that he have suspenders and a bowtie, it was his one big ask for the day. I thought it suited him perfectly!
Bryan and I actually met on Tinder. But what really solidified it for us was skydiving. Bryan was a licensed skydiver and I had just done my first tandem jump and was hooked. Our love for the sport and the adrenaline cemented it for us and we haven't looked back. We now have over 500 jumps between us!Bryan proposed at the lighting of the Christmas tree, in my mind, the kick off to the Christmas season. He knows how much I love the holiday, and even more how much I love fireworks. So when the tree light came one and the fireworks started, he got down and one knee and asked me to marry him. I don't think I even answered before I said YES!
We were both really looking forward to the reveal. We struggled with the decision to have a reveal or keep it more traditional but in the end, felt that the reveal would really set the tone for the day. I was so nervous for us to see each other for the first time in our big day but could not have been happier with the decision. Instantly, seeing him took away all the nerves one experiences on their wedding day and we were able to have fun and have some really intimate moments leading up to the ceremony.
I know its been said a million times, but really really, don't sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong, but it wont even matter to you anymore at that point. The day goes by so fast, try as much as you can to just take a step back, enjoy all the work you put in and all the people there to celebrate your love!