What a gorgeous freaking day! Steph & Spencer's wedding was held on her family property in the Blue Mountains. It was the perfect blend of country chic and classy simplicity. There was meaning incorporated into every detail of their day; from the first look in the same place Spencer proposed (which Steph narrowly avoided wearing sweatpants to haha), to photos on the little foot bridge he built, to the ceremony that took place on the newly landscaped steps that their family and the whole wedding party spent a weekend of hard labour on! It was absolute perfection.
Read some of Steph & Spencer's love story below <3
Wedding Dress: The Modern Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Wedding Band: Attic Gold
Florals: Sideroad Farm
MUA: Kevin at Civello
Hair: Hair By Alys
Invitations: Salty Beach Custom
Dessert: Thornbury Bakery
Catered: The Flying Chestnut Kitchen
One Man Band: Jamie Williams Entertainment
ONCE UPON A TIME
The story of how these two love birds met starts in 2011 when Spencer and Stephanie were in third year at the University of Guelph. Both of them happened to attend a party hosted at Steph's university house. Steph saw Spencer first and asked him for his name. After drinking games and fun, Steph was having a *little* trouble remembering Spencer's name... Was it James? Sebastian? Needless to say, Spencer was a little put off that "this girl" couldn't remember his name.
They met a number of times after that and Steph kept forgetting Spencer's name! (Steph says that drinking never played a role in that ....)
Finally Spencer decided enough was enough and sent a message to Steph saying "ITS SPENCER AS IN DIS-SPENCER!" After that, the two went on dates and quickly fell for each-other.
Six later and they've been on a number of adventures together! They have traveled the world together while Spencer was working in Germany and Steph was teaching. Living together and most recently, buying a house! It has been a crazy and amazing adventure!
THE BIG DAY
Did you have an engagement photoshoot? How did that prepare you for your wedding photos?
Yes, in late fall at the Guelph Correctional Centre (see the photos here) which my mom told me was fitting for a ball and chain lol. It helped us feel more comfortable with each other and staring into each others eyes for awkward long moments.
Describe your inspiration for your wedding.
I wanted to feel comfortable and at home so we had it at my home! Wanted it to feel natural and part of the outdoors.
What were some personal touches you included in the wedding and what did they symbolize?
Being at my parents home, very personal touches and having local people help makes it feel like one big happy family.
How did you feel on your wedding day?
Amazing, like I was on a cloud and didn’t want to come down. I was so sad when it was over!
What are each of your favourite moments from your wedding day?
My favourite moment would be all the speeches and amazing words people said, as well as the dance party at the end! Oh and actually getting married was pretty cool experience too haha!
This is the little footbridge that Spencer built!
Look closely and you'll see the drone that crashed lol
Was there a particular moment you are glad to have memorialized your photos?
When we snuck off and took some more intimate photos before the end of the night!
Do you have any advice for other couples planning their weddings?
Make sure you remember the day and take a moment for yourselves to say you did it!! And enjoy it!
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
What are your plans for the future?
Home Reno’s, permanent job, babies and puppies!
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