September 18, 2013Rustic Wedding | Scott’s Barn, Cobourg OntarioPosted in Weddings

Hello Everyone!

“Busy” is the unequivocal descriptor of contemporary life. If you are busy, you are succeeding at life . . . full stop. Space and time are frontiers to be filled and conquered. At least that is what we are constantly reassuring ourselves and others of.

Virginia Woolf has this great little book entitled “A Room of One’s Own.” She argues that without “A room of one’s own” a woman could not possibly create meaningful fiction. What if we took Virginia’s idea a little less literally? And we said, without space and time, a person can not create meaningful works of art. What if we went one step even further and said that, YOU are that work of art. Then it would necessarily follow that, without “room” for personal growth and reflection, you yourself will feel incomplete.

Do you ever find yourself feeling that you aren’t living up to your full potential, that you are incomplete? If you feel that way then this Rebecca Solnit quote is something you should hold closely to your heart:

“The Self is also a creation, the principal work of your life, the crafting of which makes everyone an artist. This unfinished work of becoming ends only when you do, if then, and the consequences live on”  – Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

What I find so beautiful about this is the idea that we are “unfinished” and that is something we have to make peace with. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should settle into complacency, that’s not what I mean by making peace. Rather, I see this sense of incompletion – something we all feel – as a call to add to ourselves in a meaningful way every day. This should be an insatiable drive in everyone of us. Being “busy” can distract us from this inner call, and dilute that hunger. Being busy, can drown out this amazing part of what it means to be human.

Don’t be busy, be present.

Make some space and time in your day or week to work on the beautiful masterpiece that you know you can become.

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If I could apply one descriptor to Miles and Jason on their wedding day it would be “present.” These are two guys that soaked up every moment of their rustic wedding day, and surrounded themselves with,  “an amazing constellation of people” (Miles’s words) who were right there with them. No surprises here, Miles is a Life Coach. His vocation is to help people with “the principle work of [their] life,” the creation of self. I hope you all enjoy the photographs of this beautiful rustic wedding at Scott’s Barn, Cobourg Ontario. And I hope to be present at many more weddings filled with so much love and heart.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Natalie Where is this? This is exactly the kind of venue I'm looking for! {August 25, 2014, 03:51pm}
Angela O'Heir I keep finding photos of this venue and have been looking everywhere online under "scotts barn" but have yet to get any information to know if its actual venue, where the location is, contacts and or the pricing. Any help would be great. {July 17, 2015, 11:11am}
Jr The barn is in Cobourg Ontario. Or more so grafton, Ontario. It's called Scott's barn from being on Scott road {September 02, 2016, 03:00am}

Rustic Wedding | Scott’s Barn, Cobourg Ontario | September 18, 2013

March 26, 2013Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario | Spindle Tree GardensPosted in Let Them Eat Cake,Weddings

Happy Tuesday,

As you may have seen Winding Violets styled and photographed a wedding editorial for Kingston Life Weddings Magazine. One of our photos even made the cover. How cool is that? As I understand, this was also the best selling issue to date. And we have two lovely, driven, and forward thinking people to thank for that, the former Editor of Kingston Life Weddings Jane Deacon & current Art Director Wendy Treverton. We would also like to express a special thank you to Susan Meisner & Tom Brown the owners and architects of the finest of all Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario, Spindle Tree Gardens. And who can forget our wonderful models Lisa & Luke Heney aka Lily & Archibald. Thank you both for playing a “key” role in this shoot. Four years ago Melissa and I were married in this very spot, we hope you love looking at it as much as we do. Featured below is the cover of Kingston Life Weddings 2013.

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So what does it mean to stylize and editorial anyway? Basically stylizing means that you are in charge of the editorial concept: the who, what, where, when, and why. If Winding Violets was going to plan a wedding, this is what it would look like. When we were coming up with our concept I came across a copy of Frances Burrnett’s classic novel, “The Secret Garden.” I spent a few dewy summer mornings sitting in my backyard drinking coffee and taking in Burrnett’s tale. I was immediately struck by the idea of a forgotten and hidden garden, a sanctuary, a lost paradise…a secret garden wedding. After sharing my vision with Melissa, she immediately suggested we shoot at one of the most beautiful Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario, Spindle Tree Gardens. For weeks we sourced tea cups, antique keys and locks, tables, typewriters (what the novel would have been written on), the suit, and of course that gorgeous Ines DiSanto couture gown: the Lissome. The idea was to tie in as many artifacts from the novel into the stylizing of the wedding. The result, a “Secret Garden Wedding.”

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

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All in the Details: Published by Kingston Life Weddings Magazine, Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario – Spindle Tree Gardens, Lissome gown contributed by Ines DiSanto, men’s suit contributed by Chris James, all floral arrangements & chair swags by L.S.P. Designs, All stationary (invites, escort cards, guest book, & menus) designed and pressed by Everlovin’ Press, Badgley Mischka shoes contributed by Cybil Scott, Cake design by Rebekah Jeffries, Earrings contributed by Sterling, hair by Liz Amorim at Echo, Make-up by Jazlyn Stoness.

Ashley These pictures and the wedding set up are completely elegant charming and enchanting beautiful photos beautiful wedding setting! this is stunning and it made me feel swept away when I looked at them wow ! is all I can say! {March 28, 2013, 02:01pm}
TheViolets Thank you Ashley, that is a lovely compliment. We really wanted to create something inspirational and aspirational. I'm glad you are inspired Ashley. Have a wonderful day! {March 28, 2013, 02:18pm}
Jocelyn This is breathe taking!! exactly how I invision our special day to be 05/15/15!! {February 07, 2014, 12:56pm}

Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario | Spindle Tree Gardens | March 26, 2013

March 19, 2013Lovebird Bridal Boutique | Wedding Dress Shops in Kingston, OntarioPosted in Events,Weddings

Bonjour mon ami,

And happy Tuesday. Spring is in the air, even though there is 6 inches of snow on the ground. And you know what that means…another wedding season is upon us. This year we are starting the season off with something special. As many of you may already know, a new wedding dress shop opened up in the neighbourhood. Michelle Pilon is the owner of a stunning little wedding dress boutique in downtown, Kingston. Yep you guessed it, Lovebird Bridal Boutique. Winding Violets and Lovebird Bridal Boutique are teaming up for the first time ever. On Saturday March 23rd, meet us down at Lovebird to receive a beautiful photograph of your engagement ring to show off on Facebook – compliments of Winding Violets and Lovebird. This is our way of welcoming Michelle to the neighborhood, so please show your support and come on down. Even if he hasn’t “put a ring on it.”

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In the meantime here are a few bridal portraits that we made in Lovebird Bridal Boutique last week. These photos show case a few of the dresses Michelle currently carries, but there are many more to try on I assure you.  A big thanks to our model Sarah Trottier. This shoot was initally intended as a “screen test” for an upcoming editorial we are styling and shooting. But the photographs turned out too nicely not to share. Hope you enjoy. We’ll see you on Saturday, March 23rd at Lovebird Bridal Boutique – 172 Ontario Street. We’ll be shooting from 10am – 4pm.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Lovebird Bridal Boutique | Wedding Dress Shops in Kingston, Ontario | March 19, 2013

August 28, 2012Charlsie & Andrew | Prince Edward County Wedding, Fields on West LakePosted in Weddings

Good morning Everyone,

Fall is in the air, and while I am sad to see summer go autumn is by far my favorite season of all. We are saying goodbye to the humidity and hello to fresh fall air; we are putting our shorts and t-shirts aside and putting on our beautiful sweaters, jackets, and shoes; the green verdure gives way to amazing autumn tones and foliage; and my personal favorite, the golden iridescent light of sunrise and sundown! We have lots of fun stuff in store for the blog in the upcoming weeks, including an amazing editorial that features a couture Ines DiSanto gown, a gorgeous couple, and an absolutely stunning location!

This morning we have a beautiful rustic wedding that took place against the lovely backdrop of Prince Edward County. Photographing Prince Edward County weddings is such a treat; for all of you 2013 couples out there make sure you don’t overlook this gem when planning your big day. Charlsie & Andrew selected the always gorgeous and stylish Fields on West Lake. Congratulations you two love birds, we loved spending the day with you and have been looking forward to sharing your beautiful wedding with our amazing audience, that’s you! Hope you enjoy.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Angela This dress is stunning..and the pictures are incredible. Any idea who the dress designer is? Thank you {October 08, 2012, 12:58am}

Charlsie & Andrew | Prince Edward County Wedding, Fields on West Lake | August 28, 2012

July 31, 2012Fort Henry Wedding, Kingston Ontario | Catherine & MattPosted in Weddings

Happy Tuesday!

Fort Henry weddings, you’ve got to love them and this was one for the books. Catherine’s gown was simply gorgeous. The jeweled belt was an addition that her mother made by hand, a beautiful accent to the gown. Most of my brides already know this, but I’m a sucker for big dramatic veils; they can really add motion, softness, and a sense of drama to photographs – love it! Matt had his suit made custom, from the fabric right down to the cut, and it fit him like a dream: now that’s a suit fellas. Also, I love that the classic tux, replete with bow tie is making a come back…classic. Needless to say, these two were a dream to photograph. Congratulations Catherine and Matt; thank you for inviting us into your very special day.

Bon appétit,

The Violets

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Gerry Absolutely stunning! Great work as always, guys! {July 31, 2012, 03:06pm}
Ashley stunning as always!! {July 31, 2012, 07:47pm}
Leanne parcher Wow! Wow! Wow! You two did a fantastic job..wow!... did I say that already? {July 31, 2012, 08:19pm}
Michelle Mader WOW WOW WOW!! You look stunning Cat. I love the way you wore your hair. To the photographers - excellent job (from a fellow wedding photographer in Australia). While having gorgeous subjects like these guys help - your work is superb! {July 31, 2012, 08:58pm}
Joe Gorgeous work, guys! Really well done! {July 31, 2012, 10:52pm}
Claire Dam Hey! I was doing some online scouting (for a wedding I'm shooting in Sept) of this location and found this post. Just really impressed--super crisp, clean images, but with drama and tons of emotion. Love your play with lighting too. Very nice. {August 08, 2012, 11:31am}
Jill These are some of the best wedding photo I have ever seen locally. Wowza. You guys outdid yourselves on this one! Amazing, amazing work. {March 17, 2013, 08:39pm}

Fort Henry Wedding, Kingston Ontario | Catherine & Matt | July 31, 2012

July 24, 2012Engagement Session at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club | Andrea & FraserPosted in Weddings

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone is getting out in the sun and enjoying these beautiful summer evenings we’ve been having. We set a Winding Violets record this month: eight weddings in three weeks! We are just blown away by positive response Winding Violets has been receiving; we feel truly blessed. Over the past three weeks we have shot at the Senior Staff Mess at R.M.C. twice, Renaissance Wedding Venue twice, Fields on West Lake & Waupoos Winery, both in beautiful Prince Edward County. Melissa and I are so fortunate to be able to spend our days amidst of so much love, romance, and excitement. Every morning before photographing a wedding Melissa and I have a little ritual. We visit the Starbucks nearest us, for our quick little caffeine fix, and take a walk along the Kingston Waterfront. During the walk we always start our conversation by telling ourselves aloud, “this is someone’s very special day.” As we walk and talk, we remind ourselves of what is unique about our couple and the plans they have for their day. The reason for this is that, as soon as we pick up our cameras, and enter start telling a wedding story photographically, we want to feeling the love and excitement right along with our couples…just through our cameras. I can’t emphasize enough the positive impact this has had on our photographs, and what a well-spring of positive energy it brings with it.

Hot off the press today, we have an engagement session at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto Ontario. I have spoken of this once before, but it’s worth repeating, you haven’t seen the beauty of Toronto until you’ve seen it from the Toronto Harbour. I used to be one of those skeptics that had a hard time seeing the beauty in “The Big Smoke,” but I’m definitely a convert…what a view! I would have loved to show off the Royal Canadian Yacht Club building in these photos, the Yacht Club itself is a lovely piece of architecture; however, there was a 300 person Western themed party dominating the front lawn and veranda. I believe I even spotted, amongst the many sheriff costumes, someone dressed as a horses ass. Must have been a fun party, but not the most desirable backdrop. No matter, the property itself provided us with lots of lovely options and I think we made off with some lovely imagery. I’ve spent some time getting to know Andrea and Fraser, and they were even kind enough to invite into their beautiful home in the Annex, what great people. Andrea and Fraser it was an absolute pleasure working with you, and I’m so looking forward to capturing your wedding day. Congratulations on your engagement!

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Engagement Session at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club | Andrea & Fraser | July 24, 2012

July 11, 2012Shabby Chic Wedding at Fort Henry, Kingston | Sarah & RuanPosted in Weddings

Happy Wednesday,

WOW! Five weddings in two weeks. We’ve been absolutely run off of our feet so far this summer. Melissa and I couldn’t be more pleased with the reception and love Winding Violets has been receiving, keep it coming. A big thanks to all of our beautiful brides and grooms of 2012, and all the interest from the future brides and grooms of 2013 and even 2014! Melissa and I were able to take a few personal days to reflect and decompress. We spent one on Wolfe Island, enjoying a beautiful view of the Kingston waterfront over a few bevy’s and dinner…what a lovely evening. The other day was spent cooped up in a movie theatre watching the Katy Perry documentary, “Part Of Me.” She’s been a big inspiration to us, over the past little while. Her message of inspiration, individuality, being authentically you, and even embracing “your personal weirdness” is incredibly spiritually uplifting. If you haven’t been to see the film yet, you may be saying to yourself: “isn’t she the ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it” chick?” Well yes, but she has much more to offer than provocative song lyrics and stage appeal. “Firework,” “I’m Wide Awake,” “Part of Me,” “E.T.” & “Who Am I Living For” are chalked full of beautiful messages and inspiration. I’ll let you go see the flick for yourselves though.

Today we have an absolute stunner for you. Weddings at Fort Henry are one of the reasons I love being a Kingston Wedding Photographer. Where else can you have a wedding in a military fort built for The War of 1812? Sarah and Ruan designed a gorgeous shabby chic wedding held at Kingston’s historic Fort Henry. The light, feminine, and suggestively french aesthetic, contrasted beautifully against the hard and markedly masculine feel of the 19th century military fortress. Their table dressings, center pieces, floral arrangements, and vintage touches were right up our alley. The actual ceremony took place at the backside of Fort Henry over looking Lake Ontario…what a gorgeous vista! Congratulations Sarah and Ruan, your day was a dream to photograph, you really out did yourselves…love it!

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

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All the deets: Sarah’s gorgeous lace gown is by Pronovias. All the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets are by Leanne Parcher at L.S.P. Designs. Shoes by the fashion icons, Badgley Mischka. Rings from TresOres, in collaboration with the imagination of Ruan Hall. That deliciously pretty wedding cake is by Krista Veryzer of Cakes by Krista. Wedding Venue, the historic Fort Henry in Kingston Ontario. Event styled by the newly married and talented Ruan & Sarah Hall.

* for more information on any of the specific vendors featured in this editorial, simply click the business name. All links are active! 

Kate Bryson Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures! {July 11, 2012, 09:00am}
Cherie What an amazingly gorgeous wedding! Fabulous photography, beautiful bride and groom, lovely colors, dresses, decor ... just perfect! Congrats! {July 11, 2012, 09:21am}
jenny shepherd jaw-dropping GORGEOUS!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! <3 well done friends! :) {July 11, 2012, 12:08pm}
Stephanie Muloin Absolutely gorgeous! This was a sweet, elegant, and charming wedding Sarah..just like you. I wish for you and Ruan a long life of joy and health. (I could not wait to see the pictures because I just knew you would do it fabulous and right!) Stephanie {July 11, 2012, 04:54pm}
Amanda I knew you were "blog worthy" Sarah!! Beautiful pics of a beautiful wedding. {July 11, 2012, 05:35pm}
Shereen Incredible photos! Love the crisp colours and style. I was wondering what your prices are for wedding photography? Do you shoot in Toronto? {March 18, 2014, 01:42pm}

Shabby Chic Wedding at Fort Henry, Kingston | Sarah & Ruan | July 11, 2012

June 19, 2012Kimberley & Robbie | Centennial Building Wedding Venue | Oshawa Wedding PhotographerPosted in Weddings

Bonjour mes ami,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was spent cruising the Toronto Harbour in a tall ship with the moniker “Kajama.” A very good friend of mine, and his family, organize a private cruise every year; this was the 39th annual, and good times were shared by all. One of the highlights was the Toronto skyline. To be honest, I had never really realized how beautiful the Toronto skyline could be; if I were to recommend a view, take the Toronto Harbour aboard the “Kajama!” A big thank you to Mike and his family for their amazing hospitality and for making me feel so welcome. Looking forward to the 40th!

We recently had a a bit of a website meltdown. Our site has been loading at a snails pace for the last two weeks. Apologies to any and all parties that had difficulty with the Winding Violets blog. We are all fixed now and ready to go, thanks to our amazing new site manager Dvorjac. So please feel free to share our work with anyone you know who is getting married. We are always excited to meet newly engaged couples and hear their love story.

This morning we have a little peek at a “surprise wedding” we photographed last November. A “surprise wedding,” as you may recall from a few months back, is when a bride and groom throw a big bash with all their friends and family, and then, Suprise…they get married! Being a part of Kimberley and Robbie’s wedding day was amazing. There were lots of great emotions, beautiful moments, all topped off with…a big Surprise!  Congratulations you two pranksters, thanks for making Winding Violets a part of your lovely day.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Kimberley & Robbie | Centennial Building Wedding Venue | Oshawa Wedding Photographer | June 19, 2012

June 5, 20121000 Islands Ivy Lea Club Wedding | Arden & TomPosted in Weddings

Happy Tuesday,

Well it’s June, and that means all engines ahead for another beautiful wedding season here in historic Kingston, Ontario. We really are fortunate to be Kingston Wedding Photographers; we have beautiful waterfronts, pretty parks, lovely Victorian architecture, and rustic rural landscapes. Melissa and I are looking forward to creating stunning and romantic wedding imagery against all that Kingston has to offer. You can look forward to weddings taking place at Fort Henry, Renaissance Event Venue, The Senior Staff Mess at R.M.C., and many more of Kingston’s lovely wedding venues. We’ll be bringing all our imagery back to the Winding Violets blog for you to enjoy. Make sure you stay tuned; Tuesday is “blog day” here at Winding Violets Head Quarters. The Winding Violets blog is all about browsing the pretty, and we encourage “perusing” heartily, but we also love comments. If you really enjoy our posts please leave us a few words (at the bottom of each post), it let’s us know we are being heard and that folks are enjoying our content.

*As an aside,  did you know that William Shakespeare invented the word “peruse” ?  In fact, Shakespeare is credited with having invented over 1,500 english language words! This is the sort of thing that happens when an English Language and Literature Major becomes a wedding photographer slash blogger…bear with me.

Today we are sharing the first Winding Violets wedding of the season! Arden and Tom were married in Gananoque in late April of this year. They reception took place at the very elegant Ivy Lea Club on St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands. Although it was our first time photographing a wedding at The Ivy Lea Club, we hope we’ll be returning soon. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and right on the edge of the St. Lawrence River. Their gorgeous loft dinning room has custom hand milled hardwood floors and timber frame rafters. The highlight is definitely the view of the 1000 islands, something you can easily enjoy from your table. Excellent choice Arden and Tom! What can we say, you two were a pleasure to work with. Thank you for inviting Winding Violets into your beautiful and intimate occasion. We hope you, and everyone reading, loves the way we saw your day.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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Alex Beautiful, of course! Congrats Arden & Tom! xoxo {June 05, 2012, 09:52am}
j Superb, as always! I love the pearls in the first set, and how you've captured such private moments in a way that ensures that the feeling of the photos remains one of sacred tenderness. Beautiful! {June 05, 2012, 10:06am}
TheViolets Thank you Juliet! Those are some mighty meaningful and kind words, especially coming from an author :) {June 05, 2012, 10:45am}
TheViolets Oh Alex, great to see you commenting! We hope you and Matt Boles are both doing well. I can't believe it's been almost two years since your wedding, how time flies. {June 05, 2012, 10:49am}
Harry and Carole Cook Arden and Tom. That was so beautiful I filled up with tears of joy for you. Totally awesome. Love Both Aunt Carole and Uncle Harry Hugs!!!! {June 05, 2012, 02:09pm}
Ashley MacDougall Great Job Violets! As always you have captured the beauty of the day and the joy and love the couple share. Looking forward to the posts this summer (going through a little wedding planning withdrawl here and your beautiful work makes me smile). All the best guys :) {June 05, 2012, 02:45pm}
TheViolets Thank you, thank you Ashley! Such beautiful words and observations. Wedding Planning withdrawal you say? You should start your own planning business; your day was certainly lovely. {June 05, 2012, 02:53pm}
Joe Exquisite, as always! {June 05, 2012, 09:12pm}
Tommy Great shots, great smiles, and great venue! {June 05, 2012, 11:12pm}
Carolyn and Glenn These photos took my breath away. They are magical and dreamy. Winding Violets know how to make everlasting memories! Love you, C & G. {June 06, 2012, 10:35am}
Lindsey What is the name of the church that the ceremony took place in? it is stunning! {March 06, 2013, 05:43am}
TheViolets Good Morning Lindsey. Did somebody get engaged!? I would love to work with the Greatrix's again, so please keep Winding Violets in the loop. To answer your question, the church is located in Ganaoque and is call St.John the Evangelist. You're right this old Catholic Cathedral is quite beautiful. Here is a link to the Church's website: http://theggc.ca/stjohnsgananoque.ca/ {March 06, 2013, 09:23am}

1000 Islands Ivy Lea Club Wedding | Arden & Tom | June 5, 2012

March 30, 2012The Spring Wedding Show at The Drake Hotel | The Wedding Co. | Toronto Wedding PhotographersPosted in Engagement,Events,Weddings

Good Morning Everyone,

Boy, this is an early post for me to be writing…7:30am! Don’t fret, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this “rise and shine” post. Melissa and I are minutes away from leaving for NYC, yes again. Before we leave though, we just wanted to take a minute to share a little bit about The Wedding Co.’s Spring Wedding Show.

 

The Wedding Co. is hosting a very special Wedding Show at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. The Drake show is perfect for brides and grooms who want to add some unique and creative flair to their wedding day. Last year, during our visit to the Spring Wedding Show, we  chatted with a girl who rented eclectic pieces of china, another who made felted animal cake toppers (sooooo cute!), and a shabby chic florist.

The event is headed up by the lovely Catherine Lash, owner, operator, and inventor of The Wedding Co.. Catherine has a terrific imagination, she is professional, a lovely person to chat with, and is a driving force behind Toronto wedding culture. And this year, she invited yours truly to be a part of  the Spring Wedding Show! The Spring Wedding Show showcases many talented vendors, and we are so happy to be counted among them. As a bonus, Winding Violets is contributing a gift certificate for one lucky couple! Just click on the “Featured on the Wedding Co.” badge to read more about our gift certificate and the “Spring Wedding Show” badge to read more about this truly unique Wedding Show. We hope to see you there…off to New York City!

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

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The Spring Wedding Show at The Drake Hotel | The Wedding Co. | Toronto Wedding Photographers | March 30, 2012