Ken and Amalia are a creative pair (she’s actually a designer + brand manager for a line of bridesmaid dresses) so it’s no surprise that they took on the planning + design of their wedding themselves. The bride’s motto: If it can be done by hand, it will be. So when scrolling through the photos by Jonathan Kuhn Photography, pay special attention to the paper, favors, place settings, décor, and even the cake—it was all handmade by either Amalia or close friends during their 9-month engagement.
Amalia’s bridal bouquet by Adelina Design had mostly foliage like olive branches and eucalyptus along with a few garden roses.
Their wedding style: natural, organic, minimal, and rustic. Amalia says, I have a creative personality, so I rely heavily on intuition and my gut, and my gut told me that Adelina Design was the place. We loved how raw and beautiful the whole property is, and that it was family run. The venue was even under renovation when we saw it, but we still saw all the potential that it had.
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I heard about Jonathan Kuhn Photography through working at The Handmade Bride. They’re good friends of the shop, and I knew I liked them early on after we had done a couple photo shoots with them. But I knew for sure that I wanted them to photograph my wedding in 2014 when we did a big wedding showdown called Best Day Ever, and they, along with their work, just blew me away.
Like we said, the cake was whipped up by a friend too.
The bride’s tip: Don’t think you have to follow any wedding traditions you don’t want to. There are no rules in weddings, just what people think is supposed to happen. For example, we didn’t have things like a garter toss, cheesy introduction, or drawn-out speeches, we just had things relaxed and simple because that’s what we wanted, and I think that was refreshing for our guests.
Cheers you two!
Photographer: Jonathan Kuhn Photography / Venue & Floral Design: Adelina Design in Val-des-Monts, Quebec / Hair: Em Elser Hair Design / Makeup & Stationery: Bride / Cake: Bride’s Friend / Catering: Urban Element / Rentals: Party Time Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Truvelle from The Handmade Bride / Shoes: Dune London / Bracelet: Eugenie Bee / Ring: Grandmother’s Ring / Lipstick: Limecrime Cashmere with NYX Natural Lip Liner / Eyes: Tartlette in Bloom / Bridesmaid Dresses : Jenny Yoo & Adrianna Papell from BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Custom from Surmesur / Shoes: Cole Haan / Ties: Handmade