Saturday, we happily celebrated with Jillian and Duncan at their wedding. (You can read about their February stag ‘n’ doe here). Jillian’s Dad, Jeff, is a very close friend; plus, he lives in the unit right under our Condo Casa – remember when we went to his annual Super Bowl party?!).
In terms of writing both a blog post and a wedding recap, I am inspired today by the documentary I saw last weekend about Bill Cunningham. (He’s the photographer for the New York Times columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.).
What better occasion at which to capture high fashion and a festive atmosphere than at a wedding?
First, in honour of “On the Street,” our theme is “Wedding Finery.”
Chic accoutrements were sighted at a May 28th wedding reception at the new Tannery Event Space. Of note: sky-high heels, satin fabrics, florals with pop; and mega-watt smiles of genuine affection on the faces of friends and family.
[I am now totally delirious over stilettos. Like I want to run out
right this moment tomorrow and purchase a pair. I can't walk in heels, so no clue as to what I'd do in 6" towers, but they. look. amazing].
Now, in honour of “Evening Hours…”
The Tannery Event Centre, Kitchener. This elegant, historic building, featuring a soaring ceiling, exposed brickwork, and state-of-the-art sound and visual systems, provided the chic backdrop to the evening wedding reception for Duncan W. and Jillian K.
One hundred and twenty guests mingled in the lobby of this recently renovated building before progressing to the main hall for a sumptuous four-course catered dinner.
Miraculously, the rains held off until after dark. The evening was a joyful celebration of true love and the twining of two hearts.
[In my attempt to be a social photographer, I learned a few lessons: 1) it is very hard to capture people who are talking or presenting without their mouths open, eyes, down, and with complimentary facial expressions 2) lighting is tricky to work with when you have a point-and-shoot camera 3) you really have to snap a TON of photos to edit through and find the best ones (I did not do this!) 4) photographing special events is fun! I'd like to do this more often!].
(photos and recap are shared with permission)
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When was the last wedding you attended, and how did you know the newlyweds? I can’t even remember the last wedding I was at before Duncan and Jillian’s!
Can you recommend any fabulous fashion-oriented blogs? Seeing all the glam dresses and heels last eve has awakened my inner fashionista, and also, I’m looking to expand my blog-reading horizons; so please let me know if there’s a style blog out there that you really enjoy!