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The Official Wedding Photos

While Kim and I were away in Hawaii, our friends Jamie and Rosie of Photocaptiva were busily working on the countless photos they took of our rehearsal and wedding day. Much to our delight, they were finished before we returned. You can see the results in the above slideshow.

Kim and I are blown away by how well Jamie and Rosie captured this time in our lives. We had a really good feeling about how the wedding photos would turn out after our engagement session with them, but this is above and beyond all of our expectations. I doubt you would believe me if I told you that ours was their first wedding shoot.

We would like to send out a big thank you to Jamie and Rosie for their hard work and the care that they poured into these photographs.


Wedding Photos Courtesy of Jon

As well as making a video of Kim dancing with our flower girl, Karylton, Jon also caught many great moments in stills. All this on top of being a groomsman. Many thanks to Jon.

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Bride and Flower Girl Busting a Move

A big thanks to our groomsman, Jon, for capturing one of Kim’s favourite moments of the evening.

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The Day Before

Tomorrow is the big day, but as you can imagine the excitement has been ramping up for some weeks now. I’m writing this during a pocket of time that I imagine is the calm before the storm.

Don’t let anyone tell you it’s stressful or difficult to plan a wedding. This was a piece of cake. Seriously.

Speaking of storms, there is the possibility of rain tomorrow. Not to worry though. Although we’re planning to have the ceremony outside we have a contingency plan that will let us have it inside the reception hall. All the bases are covered.

Right now Kim and her bridal party are out at the spa and then going to lunch. I’m hanging out with my sister’s boyfriend, Mike, and wrapping up some last bits of work.

Kim and I will be heading out to Ajax this afternoon to check into the hotel and bring some stuff out for the wedding.

We will be gathering with the wedding party tonight at Deer Creek for the rehearsal and dinner.

And then comes the big day…


Stag: The Pictures, The Triumph, The Glory

Last Friday my dad and best man got a bunch of my family and friends together to celebrate my bachelorhood/freedom/what have you.

We started at the Jason George. Then we went to the Upfront to show them how karaoke is done. Then there was a Chinese restaurant. I don’t remember much from that point on.

Thanks to everyone for coming out. And thanks to my dad and Jamie for taking pictures.

Great times, they were.

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April Showers

My bridal shower, thrown by “the bridesmaids”, was this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  My Maid of Honor organized some really cool games… yes, I said cool shower games.  The cake was a mini wedding cake, which was also delicious.

The shower was held at Havanna Nights in Ajax where they literally rolled out the red carpet for us.  The food and drinks were great, and the company even better.  Thanks to everyone who made it, and thanks for all of the gorgeous gifts!  I have included a few pictures in this post to better illustrate just how great a day it was.





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The Invitations Have Been Mailed

Mailing the Invitations

Coming soon to a mailbox near you!

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Invitations: Stuffed, Addressed and Stamped

Preparing the Invitations

Kim and my Mom spent the afternoon preparing the invitations to be mailed… twice!

Apparently once they were done stuffing them the first time, they realized that they had forgotten to put stamps on the RSVP envelopes. So they got to un-package them all and do it over again. Good times.

We will be mailing them out tomorrow.

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Invitations, Rings and Dresses

Wedding Invitation

After a break on wedding preparations, Kim and I got back into it in full force this weekend.

We picked up our invitations. They turned out exactly as we expected. Stephita did a great job on them.

Next we went shopping for our wedding bands. Mine took about 2 minutes to pick out since I knew exactly what I wanted. Kim was more discerning. She ended up trying on about 100 rings before finding the perfect one to sit next to her engagement ring.

And if that wasn’t enough, Kim and her bridesmaids went out today to finalize the bridesmaid dress situation. From what I hear (correct me if I’m wrong), it was a delightful affair which resulted in everyone agreeing on a dress style. Kim is very relieved to have that piece of the puzzle out of the way.

All in all, quite a productive weekend.

Update: By popular demand, here’s a shot of the interior of the invitation:

Wedding Invitation Interior

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Meet the Parents, Our Photographers


Jamie and Rosanne Parent are going to be our photographers.  They are not only our photographers, but also good friends.  I worked with Jamie a couple of years ago at 3DNA and have kept in touch since then. The last name Parent suits this couple well, as they have seven beautiful children.

The Parents recently launched their new photography website called Photocaptiva.  Be sure to check it out. Their art is fantastic.  Rosanne has a very creative eye and captures the moment from a unique perspective every time.  Jamie is very technical and seems to enjoy developing his shots.  We are very grateful to have them taking our pictures.  The care and professionalism that both Jamie and Rosanne exude is refreshing.  It has become clear to us that having people we know and trust is going to make a big difference in our pictures.

We spent the day with Jamie and Rosanne this past weekend so that Rosanne and Kim could meet each other and for everyone to get familiar with the surroundings we will be in on the big day.  We had a great day, and there is an entire album of stunning pictures as a result.  We spent a few hours at Deer Creek walking the grounds and the halls.  It was sunny and beautiful outside and although bright sun is not a photographer’s preferred lighting, Jamie and Rosie took advantage of it and shot great engagement photos for us.

Jamie and Rosie also have great ideas for wedding day photos.  We can’t wait to see how those turn out.


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