Feb 2014

Pía + Iván

A Spanish White and Red Winter Styled Shoot in the Forest

Paula contacted me with this winter styled shoot, and I instantaneously fell in love. It made me also realize I hadn’t posted anything winter related yet, so my decision was quick! This styled shoot took place in the mountains in the region of Basque Country in Spain. I love the contrast between the intense red in this dark green forest, the beautiful details of the tables and how beautiful Pía & Iván look together! Photography by Paula G. Furió, design and setting by Popelin Happy Weddings.



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The word of the photographer.

It was a styled shoot in Basque Country, with Pia and Ivan. They are a cute, young and deeply in love couple. All the concept, locations, styling and deco was in Maialen’s hands. She’s the owner of Popelin Happy Weddings. We were all day working on the top of a mountain in Izarraitz, so it was a hard logistic work. But we are so proud with the result!
Jan 2014

Melissa + Jay

Fabulous Wedding at the Toronto Fermenting Cellar

I fell in love with Melissa and Jay’s wedding. The venue they found in Toronto is just perfect: a vaulted ceiling, rural stone work & wood trusses (see? you don’t necessarily need a barn); the atmosphere created with the lights in this place blew my mind; finally, this couple is both beautiful and fun – I also used the tag “hot” for the first time, I guess you’ll see why. I almost forgot to mention the fabulous pictures by Applehead Studio, the icing on the (wedding) cake. So, what do you say?



The wedding took place on October 18, 2013, at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here’s an anecdote of how the bride met one of her favourite singer on her wedding day.

We both love live music. One of Melissa’s favorite singer/songwriters forever has been Craig Cardiff. Since day one, she’s said that her wedding wish list item was to have him sing at the wedding. We made it work for the ceremony portion, and although she was ecstatic, she was a bit disappointed that she’d only get to hear him sing a few quick hazy moments walking down the aisle. Craig was gracious enough to work in cohorts with Jay to pay Melissa a surprise visit while she was getting ready on the wedding day. The photographers knew of the stunt and when Craig knocked on Melissa’s door, the images say it all – she was pretty shocked. Craig sat down and played a private concert for Melissa and her bridesmaids in her hotel room, playing some of her favourite songs. Craig’s special gesture has meant the world to both of us, and will forever be remembered as a very special part of our day and our relationship. We were lucky to then have our family and friends hear him welcome guests to the ceremony and sing Melissa down the aisle.


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Name one thing you regret…

We had initially regretted that we did not get a videographer – until we saw our wedding photos. The fact that Applehead Studio managed to capture all of our important “moments” throughout the day truly blew us away. It is true what they say, “a photo is worth a thousand words.”


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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

We couldn’t be more proud of our photos.  We think they tell the true picture of how beautiful our favourite day was. From the prep work to the beauty of the entire venue, and the party we had, our photos tell that story in the way wanted it too! Super proud that they show a true love story and people genuinely “getting after it!”
So many loved ones came from far away to share this day with us. The majority of people travelled from Nova Scotia and they went out of their way to join us and make our day very special.
We’re also proud we drank the venue out of rum. Don’t judge us – it’s a badge of honour.
Overall, we’re most proud of the fact we look back and say “we wouldn’t have changed a thing.”


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Nov 2013

Rachel + Donnie

Beautiful and Simple Wedding in the Woods with a Ceremony by a Pond

Rachel says they wanted a rustic camp feel with budget friendly inventive DIYs for their wedding. With this location in the woods, the ceremony by the pond nearby, and all the homespun crafts with texture and color, I guess those two had their dream wedding! So you may now take your shoes off and relax, because I guess that’s the best way to enjoy the images below. Photography by Amanda & Nate Howard for The Shalom Imaginative.


Donnie and Rachel wanted a place that wasn’t the typical wedding venue. A place they could make their own. The wedding took place on September 7, 2013 at Camp Nawakwa, Lac Du Flambeau, northern Wisconsin, USA. Here are a few stories about the wedding from the bride:

My wedding dress didn’t fit. I never thought it would happen to me but it did. Big wedding dress shops had a one month turnover to complete the job of putting in a lace up panel.  I found a lady out of her home who did it in one night and half the price!
Another humorous thing is things will not go according to plan. We had a unity jar in our ceremony that the wedding party was to write a special message.  Well the jar went missing so we had to skip that part of the ceremony, but someone delivered it down to the beach before it was over!

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Name one thing you regret…
One thing we regret. Finding a food caterer that cared about our day, as much as we cared about it. They were an hour and a half late!
Not sleeping in the morning after our wedding or just enjoying coffee by the lake with just the two of us. Donnie had to run in town and get donuts. Even though that wasn’t coffee by the lake, donuts are a close second.


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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of. 
How much our families pitched in to help decorate, organize and make the day possible. Whether it was putting on table cloths, painting signs, or cutting pies, all hands staying the weekend at the camp were willing to help!


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The word of the photographers.

Donnie & Rachel wed in the midst of the Northern Wisconsin woods at a Summer camp. Every last detail designed & crafted with their hands. The whole day shouting their personality.
Our favorite part of telling their story was how open they were with us. they were fully present in their day. they laughed with us. cried with us. & told stories of when they first met & jumped in puddles together. the day burst with beauty & life.
More beautiful pictures of this wedding can be found on the photographer’s blog.
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