Um, hi! I’m going to preface this simply… I forget how to blog. Soooo, it’s been a while since I last wrote… haha, ok ok… “a while” could easily be an understatement. To be exact, it’s been 508 days. That translates to 1 year, 4 months and 3 weeks (admittedly, I had to google that – math and I do not get along)! I could easily blame it on “being too busy” but that would be a sincere cop-out. At least I recognize that, right? I think every year I say that one of my new years resolutions is “to blog more.” What does more even mean in that context? By more does it mean “more than last year?,” “more than the amount of pizza slices you eat per month?,” “more than you want to…?” (haha, come on, the last one there was funny) – either way, I think starting again now means that I’m well on my way to resolution success, don’t you? Let’s just say yes, to avoid any awkwardness, and move on to the story of Carla and Richard.
I first got to work with these two love birds at their engagement session, at Paletta Mansion in Burlington, and right away I could tell that their love was the kind that fairy tales were based off of – pure and limitless. The simple way their eyes connected would be immediately followed by blissful smiles and I would find myself thinking how genuinely head over heels for one another they are. This made me so incredibly stoked to be apart of their wedding day.
From the day they booked me, Carla and Richard’s wedding felt like it took forever to arrive. This is probably due to the fact that I was SO excited to be apart of this couple’s special day – I knew it was going to be so perfect. However, when I found out it was Honda Indy weekend, I got
really nervous terrified (Trevor, from Trevents Wedding Planning, can vouch as I sent him a scatter-brain message 2 hours before arrival time telling him I was on my way from Milton and nervous I was going to be late). They say nothing is perfect, so I knew if anything was going to go wrong that day, it was going to be me being late because I was stuck in the mess of Toronto traffic… well, I ended up arriving 45 minutes early. THANK GOODNESS!
The afternoon was super relaxed as I hopped from room to room to get different aspects of their day as it began to unfold. Once ready, they had a first look reveal, but not before Richard surprised his bride with a horse-drawn carriage to arrive at Queens Quay, with her parents and closest girls, in style. From there, a short walk before it was all aboard Captain Matthew Flinders of Mariposa Cruises! It was a beautiful and intimate evening witnessing Carla and Richard exchange vows in the middle of Lake Ontario, surrounded by only their closest family and friends. And to top it off, it ended up being that the day was perfect… completely flawless in every aspect! So, for those that say it doesn’t exist… well, how can I put this simply – they’re liars!