Lions + Flowers + Handlettering (Oh My!)
DISCLAIMER:* We rewrote this first paragraph more times than we can count. Why? I mean, partially because we were really distracted by a new Netflix series (is anyone else watching Riverdale? Turns out Archie + crew are a lot less innocent than we used to think). But mostly because there was so much to say, where do we even start? Do we start with the fact that it seemed like every blush bloom east of Winnipeg was brought to Halifax for the wedding? Or a comment on how two seals pulled an Owen Wilson + Vince Vaughn and crashed the outdoor ceremony? Perhaps a nod to how the bride spent a year vintage shopping for all of the wedding decor and shipped eight extra large bins of handpicked candelabras, vases, and champagne coups across the country (shout out to her Hali bestie for doing the same in Halifax and letting her/us raid his stock too!) . Or, maybe, just maybe, we start with a note about how we vehemently recommend getting a spray tan after getting an eyebrow wax (not the other way around. Definitely not the other way around.).
See how we had a hard time choosing?
L+R met in London and got married in Halifax, but our love affair with them began here in YYC. L was a girl after our own hearts (the glitter portion of Lindsay's and the perfectionist portion of Steph's - and a whole other portion dedicated to puns + alliterations). We've said it once and we'll say it again, our favourite thing is when our couples incorporate themselves into the wedding - and L+R put themselves into every detail.
They held the ceremony on the rooftop of the Seaport Farmers Market in Halifax and topped it off it with a popcorn and champagne bar complete with a nod to Bey + Jay with drunk in love monogrammed cups. The reception played host to gold flatware (be still our hearts), guilded animal place card holders, hand lettered escort cards and menus, and gorgeous farm tables. But it didn't stop there - there were flower crowns, signature cocktails (a Randizzler, anyone?) and personalized thank you notes written by the bride + groom which were placed in cloches at each place setting.
ALL of the pretty things (and a bit of our heart + soul) below!
XO - L+S
A Note From L+R:
"Before unabashedly gushing about their abilities as event planners and wedding stylists, we want to start by saying that L + S are two of the loveliest people you could ever have the pleasure of sharing time with. Their positivity and passion for what they do is infectious and will immediately put you at ease. There is an infinitely long list of all the ways L + S took the stress and worry out of wedding-planning for us, so in the interest of time and space, we’ve chosen just a few points to highlight how much they helped us. Despite both fancying ourselves as type-A, organized, detail focused people, Randy and I quickly realized we were out of our element trying to coordinate a long-distance wedding. Even for a small wedding like ours there were so many moving parts, vendors, and questions we did not have the expertise to answer. The prospect of trying to tackle wedding planning with full-time careers was daunting to say the least. L + S swooped in and instantly became our fairy wedding godmothers. The peace of mind they gave us was invaluable. They thought of everything we wouldn’t have. They had answers, suggestions and solutions for every scenario we could dream up. The wedding day flies by in an instant. It’s over before you know it. Having L + S there in the lead up and on the wedding day allowed Randy and I to focus our energy elsewhere and to take in all of the special moments with each other, our family, and friends. I also need to add that in addition to being the queens of organization and coordination, they have an impeccable eye for style and design. Our wedding aesthetic was incredibly important to me. L + S somehow took all of my disjointed Pinterest pages, rambling emails, screen captures, eclectic DIY projects and extra-large containers of décor, and created a magazine-worthy wedding more beautiful than I ever imagined was possible. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without L + S (and we wouldn’t want to - they are seriously the BEST!)"
Ceremony Venue: Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market / Custom Dress: Laura George / Custom Jewellery: CoutuKitsch / Florals: The Flower Shop / Hair: Zipora Hunter Hair / Makeup: Alicia Melanson / Photography: This is Photography / Planning + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Reception Venue: Lot Six / Rentals: Make Merry Events, Halifax Harvest Tables, Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals / Stationary: Art + Alexander