selena & chris gathered together with their families & closest friends at the gorgeous poets cove resort on south pender island to celebrate their walk into marriage. They met working on cruise ships & wanted a venue that spoke both to their love of nature & their connection with the sea. And they found a perfect match with the oceanfront beauty of poets cove. On top of that, many of the details of their day were hand-crafted by selena & family or purchased on etsy – the cake toppers, the cards & seating tags, the wooden supports for the flowers, the cut coasters, twine wrapped mason jars. There is a lot of support & talent in these families & the reception room just glowed with it all. Selena is a performer, a singer with a beautiful voice, & chris is a naturalist & a writer. We were all blessed to hear their talents, belted out in sweet song & spoken in eloquence. Such gifts. It was a perfect day, warm sunshine, gentle ocean breeze & lots of joy & love abounding in the space.
selena & chris, it was a delight & an honour to capture some of the magic & spirit of your day. May all that love, warmth & happiness travel home with you, full in your hearts, as you begin this next chapter together.
venue – Poets Cove Resort and Spa, www.poetscove.com
bride’s dress – Allure Bridals, purchased at Chrysalis Bridal Salon in Orange City, IA
bride’s shoes – heels, Nine West – sandles, Le Chateau
groom’s hat – Bruce Field Accessories, found in Arhus, Denmark
florist – Jan Palko, Flowers and Gardens, Pender Island
cake – Nora Brulotte, Pender Island Bakery Café
Hair – Nicole Payer, Hope Bay Hair Salon, Pender Island
Marriage Commissioner – Mary Lottridge
Invitations and other paper design (name/table #, tags tied to lavender, itinerary in welcome bags) – Graphic Design
wooden table accents – made by bride’s father & grandfather, table cloths made by her mother, garlands of lights & mason jars made by bride & groom, design consultation with www.nicgraphicdesign.com
bird cake toppers – Love Birds Cupcake Cake Toppers from Morgann Hill Designs on Etsy.com (name of shop – braggingbags)
personalized wedding card banner for card basket and personalized heart tags on bride’s bouquet both from River Road Rustics on Etsy.com