Friends, Ive been dying to share this wedding with you since the day it happened. Karen and Arts story will forever go down in the wedding planner highlights of my career.
This time last year, I received a sweet little note from our Groom Art, stating that he was eagerly anticipating proposing to his beautiful Girlfriend Karen. The ring had been purchased, the blessing had been received and now it was simply a matter of waiting for the right moment.
Art had spent many hours listening to Karen gush over her Nova Scotia dream wedding and as an engagement gift, wanted to have all the pieces and key players in play from the moment he popped the questions.
We set to work. We determined the ideal date for their August Benjamin Bridge Winery wedding. There was no doubt the wedding would be hosted here. Karen was an avid member of the BB Wine Club, Art a a connoisseur of fine wines himself and one of the couples favourite pastimes consisted of exploring vineyards around the world and sipping fine wines. It was a venue match made in wedding heaven.
We quickly assembled Karens dream-team of vendors and started pulling inspiration for the day. One of my favourite moments was when Art sent me a compilation of photos and links to wedding blogs he was able to find in true 007 style from Karens many wedding inspiration folders.
Fast forward five months, May 24th to be exact, and the first time I heard from my sweet Bride directly
I just cant believe it. I cant believe Im engaged. I cant believe that Art pulled this off. And I cant believe Im getting married in less than 3 months!
If that isnt the sweetest and most exciting morning email to wake up to, I dont know what is.
3 months, a trip to Nova Scotia, a LOT of wine tasting, and countless emails later, the most perfect of all days unfolded.
Writing about and reflecting on Karen and Arts story still gives me chills. I cant believed how blessed I am to get to be part of such special chapters in my couples lives.
2016 was pure magic and being apart of this day was certainly a highlight.
I hope you enjoyed reading this story even just a fraction as much as Ive enjoyed telling it. Karen and Art is a couple worth celebrating and two souls I feel very fortunate to call friends and to have had the pleasure to work with.
What a day.
Enjoy your last minute shopping and preparations for the upcoming Holiday season. It truly is the sweetest time of year.
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