Local. Eco. Green. Whatever label you put on it, the point is that Tom & Kait planned and executed a beautiful, meaningful ceremony with the smallest environmental impact they could manage. In fact, it was the first Bullfrog Powered wedding in Atlantic Canada! (As a Bullfrog Powered photographer, I heartily approve.)
From Kait’s dress of hemp and eco-silk to the rings forged new of other rings donated by family members. From the bouquets and boutonnières of native snapdragons to the dulce that graced the reception tables (not to everyone’s delight). The invitations that were printed locally on recycled paper, the food was vegetarian/local salmon. And can we talk about the cake? Three layers: one vegan chocolate, one gluten-free lemon, and one vanilla.
But this wedding was much more than how it was tricked out. It was two fathers, singing to their children. It was family and friends, many having travelled quite a distance to be present (and they brought their hats!). It was a dog, paw prints, and a Tide pen. It was toasts, laughs, and slideshows. It was… let’s admit it… questionable family portrait rituals. It was kilts and killer dance moves. It was, in the words of – I believe – Tom’s father, “the wedding of two people who desperately needed to be married.”
Big shout-out to Kait’s aunt Allison, who was my point woman on the family portraits!
The decor theme was “enchanted forest” and wonderfully executed by Sylvain Pitre of W.E.D.S. It took my breath away.
Local showband Vinyl2bits rocked! People started dancing immediately… I love it when that happens!
Venue: Delta Fredericton // Hair: Heavens the Salon // Menswear: Tip Top Tailors // Bride’s wear: Heather, Sable on Blond // Officiant: Sally Wells with Fr. John Jennings and Peter Joyce // Florals and Decor: Sylvain Pitre, W.E.D.S. // Catering: Delta Fredericton // Cake Artist: The Happy Baker // Ceremony Musician: Stephen Peacock // Reception Band: Vinyl2Bits // Rings: Erica Sullivan, Terra Inspirations // Photography: Kandise Brown.