July 26, 2012 In photography, weddings

v lounge restaurant wedding: cristi&chris

one of chris’ groomsman reminisced¬†about the first time he heard chris mention cristi. so i met this girl. she’s amazing. and i cannot screw this up. cristi’s mom likewise remembers cristi’s first mention of chris. the two had grabbed a quick coffee at starbucks one day and the “sparkle in cristi’s eye” that evening was unlike anything her mom had seen before. [i’ve learned moms have a special sixth sense when it comes to love and their daughters. they know when it’s right. and they know when it’s wrong.] cristi’s mom aggie and her dad doug knew chris was the one for their daughter.

on monday, i had the complete honour and pleasure of watching cristi and chris become husband and wife. i had yet to meet these two until the wedding day, but we hit it off immediately. by the end of the evening, they felt like friends. i was close to tears right alongside their family and hanging onto every word of their friends during speeches. these two planned a flawless day — unique and meaningful, relaxed but still formal in decor. monday was about the marriage, not the wedding. it was about their relationship and their two lives becoming one. and i love that.

cristi’s heart is so special. she made me feel at home the entire day; from our first hug to our goodbye. she came to check that we were fed & happy half-way through the dinner. during our short conversation, she expressed how 1) she can’t wait to put comfy pajamas and 2) how excited she is to wake up tomorrow and start their marriage. so cute. that’s chris and cristi — they are excited about every day to come. chris’ heart is steadfast and true. i can see it in the way he looks at cristi. after the first look, as cristi put on his boutonniere, chris couldn’t stop looking at his bride. during the speeches, his hand rested gently on her back. through all of cristi’s health complications, chris has been her rock. cristi walked down to their favourite song together, a cover of i want to hold your hand — an ode to the many times chris’ hand has held much comfort for her.

hair & makeup: citrus salon
ceremony location: brix restaurant
reception location: V Lounge
officiant: darian kovacs of young, hip & married [the BEST. if you need an officiant, look no further.]
stationary: anna michelle cards
wedding band: seababe jewelry
earrings: spirit joy designs
necklace:  friedasophie
DJ: beyond sound [also incredible. fabulous music choices.]
dress: bought from craigslist and altered [changed the straps, brought it in below the hips, etc. so amazing.]
cake: baked by cristi herself!

ps. cristi is the coolest. you have to see her blog: my dog’s teeth — and check out her etsy shop: tippyknits.

  • You’re riiiigghht! He does look like The Boy :) Super cute wedding and fabulous pictures!

  • These are beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. :)

  • BEAUTIFUL!! I’m inspired! :)

  • wow…these photos are breathtaking! Cristi – you are GORGEOUS! what a babe. You did such an amazing job with the decor, colours…so good. I can feel the emotion and love just looking at the photos…and I totally teared up reading the blog entry…ahhh….I love it. xo

  • Cristi

    Thank you Jamie! You captured everything so beautiful! I feel as if I am living my wedding day all over again! You and Candace were amazing! xo

  • Spencer

    What a good-looking couple! Those photos are fantastic, Jamie… I especially like the close-up of the bride immediately after they get married, as well as the one of the groom’s hand on the bride’s back at the head table. Beautiful.

  • Sarah Penner

    Love the ceremony venue. Amazing courtyard light!

    Her bouquet is very similar to mine, except mine was blue and yellow. I had those thistles and it just made it so cool looking.

  • Amazing, just amazing. I wish I knew how you did it Jamie. All your shoots are fabulous.

  • Charrcharm

    It’s Darian!

    This really made me cry and make that face where the bottom lip is half way up to your nose and eyebrows all twisted in an ‘aaaw’ formation.

    Super beautiful. All the best to the lucky married couple!

  • love love love this!!!!! One of my FAVS of yours!!!!!

  • Dale McGauran

    Cristi and Chris – ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! What a gorgeous couple, beautiful pictures, great to see how much fun you had at your wedding. Love the setting, great backgrounds but most of all – your dress Cristi – I LOVE IT!

    I loved seeing your Dad walk you down the aisle Cristi! Thank you so much for sharing – this is very special and I am thrilled you sent them to me.

    Wishing you a lifetime of wonderful memories.
    Love Dale

  • Paula Walker

    Absolutely beautiful wedding and pictures. May you have a long and happy life together

  • amazing work AS ALWAYS jamie!