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Getting to know Marissa and Mike was an honour. Our meetings always went longer as we talked about mutual interests and life experiences, and they are truly two of the sweetest souls you will ever meet. Unfortunately, they both lost their father’s which only heightened the emotion of their wedding day. However, they were kept close, and I believe that they were without a doubt present. It was most definitely a day of tears, but primarily those of joy and laughter.

From the very beginning, their focus was on celebrating their love and ensuring that everyone had a great time. Being naturally social and always entertaining, this made perfect sense. Rustic and simplicity were the two focal points of this design, while also adding a hint of modern geometric touches. The ceremony was a perfect example of this mix - the classic concept of an arch, but in the shape of a hexagon. We took it up another notch by using their two tone kitchen island as inspiration to create a piece that was even more unique to them. Keeping with the feeling of home, the reception was cozy and comfortable. Gatzke Orchards is a venue that doesn’t need much, but beautiful harvest chairs and gold flatware were a must. White and blush florals added a touch of femininity and plenty of texture. One of Marissa’s favourite smells is lavender, so we placed a sprig into each guests napkin. Also on the napkin were marbled place cards - another element inspired by their home. Though the decor was beautiful, the sound of guests connecting and talking about how perfect Marissa and Mike are for one another was the most beautiful part. This day felt alike many others, except this time they were able to host a party for all of those who matter most in their lives.

Photography: Tara Peach Photography

Wedding Planner and Designer: Kaitlyn Ellis Events

Florist: Kaitlyn Ellis Events

Makeup Artist: Bri Stein Artistry

Hair Stylist: Jenna Jones Beauty

Venue: Gatzke Orchards

Officiant: Marjolein Lloyd

Dress: Made With Love Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Park & Fifth Co.

Hexagon Arch, Harvest Chairs, and Linen: Perspective Event Design

Votives: Modern Luxe Rentals

Himmelli Ornaments: Mod Lode Canada

Gold Rim Charger Plates: Defining Decor

Gold Flatware: All Occasions Party and Event Rentals

Vintage Sideboard: Blushing Pear Vintage Rentals

Stationery: Ginger Creative

Baker: Sugar Sweet Cake Company 

DJ: DJ Don Juan