Jacqueline & David’s beautiful wedding was back in 2017. They were married on David’s family farm and it was just perfect. It was fun looking back and reliving the day, and here is more about Jacqueline & David’s wedding in their own words.
BOY MEETS GIRL
We met in high school, shortly after I, spotted David on stage as he accepted a wrestling award. We were high school sweethearts. Sadly, we had to say goodbye as David moved away to pursue his wrestling career and continue his education. We stayed in touch here and there, but were truly on separate journeys during this time. Roughly ten years later we reconnected and feel that it was truly meant to be.
BOY FALLS IN LOVE WITH GIRL & PROPOSES
David brought me to a conservation area nearby for a photo shoot claiming that his cousin, a new photographer, was looking to expand his portfolio. Although I had an inkling that this just might be the time, as they took more and more photos, that hope began to fade. Suddenly, his cousin stepped away on a call, David bent down to tie his shoe, and then he was on one knee and pulling a ring box out of his sock. It was a beautiful proposal and he had set up a picnic for afterwards by the water.
VENUE & LOCATION
With David’s family farm being such an amazing property for weddings, it was a dream of ours to make it a part of our special day. So much went in to preparing the property in order to make our ceremony something of our own. David and his dad built an amazing and grandiose archway out of one hundred year old barn beams. We were so thrilled to be the first couple to be married under this beautiful opening looking out at the fields and under the trees.
JACQUELINE & DAVID’S FAVOURITE MOMENTS
It’s so hard to choose a few favourite moments as the day as a whole was true perfection. A moment that stands out to both David and I is when the best man dropped one of the rings as he was asked to hand them over. At the time, this brought great laughter to all and is something we will never forget. Even more amazing is the fact that Kris caught this on camera and we now have, frozen in time, the ring dropping in mid air.
JACQUELINE & DAVID’S FAVOURITE MOMENTS
The beautiful setting and details of the ceremony were beyond anything we could have imagined. The enormous and gorgeous flower arrangements on each side of the archway, the greenery, the candles and lanterns on tree stumps, the trees in the background reaching high above, it all came together to create the perfect pictures, literally. One of our favourite pictures from the day is one that was taken in the barn at the Tremblay Farm. We’re sitting on a bench, there’s a throw blanket that picks up colours from my flower bouquet and there’s such a stunning light peaking through the cracks between the barn boards.
The unique colour of my dress is also captured so perfectly in that lighting. The magic of that moment and of the entire day is really summed up in that picture.
David says it’s important to enjoy every moment and roll with the punches. He says not everything will be perfect, even though in our mind, our day seemed to be. You need to keep in mind what is most important to you both, as a couple. Remember that this is a day for celebrating your love. I think you need to make sure you are organized and on top of things in your planning. When faced with tough decisions about your wedding, always come back to what is most important to you both. Definitely make capturing the day on camera a priority, as what everyone tells you is true, it will fly by and you will want to look back on every moment, often.
WHY JACQUELINE & DAVID CHOSE US TO CAPTURE THEIR LOVE STORY
Having seen your beautiful work and the photos from David’s sister’s wedding, we knew we wanted Artisan Photography to capture our special day. Your photos truly stand out as unique and we absolutely love your style. Nicole and Kris each bring their own perspectives, techniques and approaches to photography and make an amazing team. We also found it was important to not risk missing any of the important moments of our day. Having both of you there to take pictures at different times and locations was wonderful.
We felt comfortable with you immediately. It was as if we were meeting up with old friends. We thought it was a great approach on your part to get to know your clients a little better at the engagement session. We can see how the relationship between you and your clients is important and that is something that stands out to us as being significant.
The excitement of looking at our pictures for the first time was unexplainable. Going through every picture was like reliving each part of the day, minute by minute. There were details captured that we hadn’t given much attention to but turned out beautifully. Seeing our pictures brought and still brings so much joy. They all capture the beauty and magic of our day. There are so many creative touches, unique perspectives and certain ways you went about capturing our wedding that make our pictures so precious. Our album is put together beautifully. Although it was so difficult to choose what seemed like only a few photos, the book as a whole is a great tribute that summarizes our day perfectly. You both worked so well together to capture the charm and grace of our day.
Hair Stylist: Ashley Thomson and Kristen Lebrun Flower crown by Yvette Tremblay
Makeup Artist: Jem Glam Organic Spa-Emilee and Brigitte
Bridal Gown: It’s Your Day Bridal Alterations by French Lace-Linda Tremblay
Bridesmaids Dresses: French Lace- Linda Tremblay (David’s mother) She made the bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl’s dress as well as the ring bearer’s outfit.
Portrait Location: Tremblay family farm
Ceremony Location: Tremblay family farm
Reception Location: St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Hall in Belle River
Florist: Yvette Tremblay
Caterer: St. Simon St.Jude Parish Hall Carrots n Dates ( It was important to Jacqueline, as a vegan, to provide quality plant based meals to their vegetarian and vegan guests).
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Revenge Bakeshop Saskia, the owner, was amazing to work with. The vegan cupcakes of many different flavours were so delicious. We also ordered just a small cake for our ‘cake cutting’ and to freeze and enjoy on our one year anniversary. It was still delicious even then!
Decorator: Iron Kettle Events-Ginette Leblanc-Beaudoin (David’s sister) Anything and everything-Lorraine Rodriguez
Band/DJ: PJ the DJ
Transportation: WE Trolly Tours
Officiant: Carmen Danner from All Seasons Weddings It was important to us to have an officiant who was bilingual.