18.9.12

so this happened...


...and I couldn’t be happier with how the day went (this is just a quick snap from my phone, which has already been posted to Instagram). It was a fairly wedding-y wedding, traditional and large and decidedly not the small picnic we had intended to have years ago, and I loved it. It was totally worth not eating in restaurants for nearly a whole year and giving up lots of other things to save up for it! Plus it was really incredible to be surrounded by so many people I love all day. Just so much love.

In case you’re wondering, here are some details. I have had details floating in my head for months so I want to share/spill them out! All of the people below were a dream to work with and I cannot sing their praises highly enough. I feel so lucky to personally know so many laid back, creative people that I could just email and ask, “Hey, you are a working professional who I respect. Are you free September 15? May I please hire you?”

My dress was designed by my friend Kristiann of Victory Patterns (you may also know her from workshops at The Workroom), and all 15 yards of silk chiffon + vintage beaded appliques were sewn by her. The back is my favourite part of it, so beautifully draped. I wore See by Chloe sandals and was comfortable all day long.

My headpiece was a custom creation from Lou Lou Loves You. It isn’t too visible here, but it has white and pale pink roses throughout and ties in the back. I have to admit that I nearly chickened out of wearing it because it is such a statement! But I loved wearing it and I got so many compliments. A little girl at the wedding pulled roses out of the centrepieces and put them in her hair because she wanted to look like me. I wore a pretty Twigs and Honey veil for the ceremony, though.

Geoff’s suit was custom made for him by Brooklyn Tailors, and it too was perfect. I highly recommend their suits, especially if you’re looking for a slim cut, modern suit. Daniel and Brenna are the kindest people; I hope we can meet them when we visit New York (which should be soon)! Geoff has never owned such a nice suit and we know he will get years of use out of this one. His shoes are Brooks Brothers and his tie is J. Crew Factory. I made the little pocket square. I had started to make the ties, but it was too time consuming, and the Factory ties were silk and only about $10. So yeah.

The flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, centrepieces, etc.) were done by Alison at Coriander Girl. I trusted Alison completely, let her do her thing, and she went above and beyond with the flowers, which were one of the parts I cared about the most. I cried when I saw them, for real.

My hair was done by Ana Sorys and my makeup by Mary at Eye Love. I was thrilled with everything they did, and they are both so lovely. Everyone was so lovely!

Our photos were by Celine Kim, and this is probably the first time in my life that I am excited to look at pictures of myself!  The cake was by Nikole Herriott, and it was so beautiful. So so beautiful (of course).

One last shout-out goes to our DJ, Justin from Indie Wedding DJ. Having a super fun dance party was really important to us, and we didn’t trust ourselves with an iPod playlist, equipment set up, etc. Justin was amazing (I really appreciated it when he would mix out songs that I had insisted he play that just were not working). Our friends who remained past 1AM booed when he had to stop playing. I made an 8tracks mix with some of the songs he played during dinner and for dancing. The first track was our first dance, chosen for prettiness/sentiment/short length/my history with it (I have loved Mojave 3 since they were Slowdive in the 1990s).



I guess I am married now! It doesn’t feel real yet. I love you, Geoff!


68 comments:

  1. beautiful! congratulations anabela and geoff! it sounds like an amazing experience...so many pretty details!

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  2. One of the few weddings I've ever been truly excited about. I love it and you both look like the beautiful people you are!

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  3. congrats lady! looks like everything came together so beautifully.

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  4. I REALLY LIKE YOU GUYS! Very happy for you. You both look amazing and I can't wait to see more photos. Congrats times a million!

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  5. awww, congratulations!

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  6. This is so amazing! Congratulations! I love this photo. xx

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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  7. Aah I love this, I'm not into weddings at all but this is pure perfection! Congratulations to you both xx

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  8. Anabela, it was such a beautiful wedding! You really pulled a bunch of lovely details together into something wonderful, and I can't wait to see Celine's photos of everything! What a great day.
    xoxox

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  9. EEEEEEE!!!
    Congrats to you both - you kids are stunning. ;*

    xoxoxo

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  10. congrats, Anabela and Geoff!!

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  11. Congratulations and thank you for sharing that photo with the blogging world! You both are glowing in that photo, I wish you both a long and happy life together as man and wife!

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  12. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!

    x

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  13. Awwww, congrats to you both! You look exquisite and the flowers are so effing good.

    X O X O X O X O X O X O X O

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  14. eeeee! congratulations you cuties!

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  15. you are sooooooo beautiful, lady! and your fella is so dapper! loved looking through the details, gorgeousness!! so happy for you, going to listen to your playlist now. woohoo!

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  16. Wow! Congrats! What a beautiful couple!

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  17. yay! i'm so happy for you guys.

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  18. This is SO wonderful. Many congratulations to both of you!

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  19. Congrats and Hooray! You make a beautiful pair. <3

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  20. You two look incredible and your flower crown...! xoxo

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  21. congratulations! you're both incredibly beautiful!!

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  22. A huge and heartfelt congratulations to you both! You look absolutely beautiful!!

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  23. I seriously CANNOT WAIT to see Celine's photos and all the details!!! Huge congrats, I love you two crazy kids.

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  24. Congratulations! That flower headpiece is rad.

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  25. Oh man, congratulations, Anabela! You and Geoff look marvelous (I'm so happy that you were brave enough to wear that headpiece - you're rocking it so hard) and so happy!

    All the best.

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  26. so so exciting.... and U of T is so so beautiful, what a great use of a toronto space.
    CONGRATS!! you guys look elated :)

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  27. i'll add my congratulations to the pile - congrats, congrats, congrats!! it sounds like your wedding was a blast AND beautiful.... just a double dose of greatness.

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  28. wow! you look super gorgeous and geoff looks great. i'm glad you had a great wedding!

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  29. Congratualtions Anabela and Geoff, you both look like movie stars! Thank you for sharing in such details all the creative professionals you worked with on your wedding. An absolute dream team! I'm so happy for the both of you!!

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  30. I couldn't possibly be happier for you Anabela - a million congratulations!!
    xoxo

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  31. By the way, I looked at your dress and thought: Jane Austen. Superb.

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  32. you guys make a beautiful couple! congratulations to you both!

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  33. congratulations, anabela and geoff! you guys look stunning.

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  34. congratulations! you look stunning. all of the details are so charming and thank you for sharing them. your headpieces is definitely a star.

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  35. SO SO BEAUTIFUL. Congrats, you two!

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  36. Congratulations!

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  37. Congratulations!!! You both make a beautiful couple :)

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  38. Congratulations Anabela and Geoff. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! What a beautiful day!

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  39. aww! congratulations!! i know i said it on IG, but you guys are so perfect for each other! i know you'll have so much happiness together. :)

    on a materialistic note, i can't wait to see the flower/crown shots...they look like they will be gorgeous!

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  40. A million congratulations! You both look so so great! <3

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  41. congratulations! you both look lovely

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  42. everything sounds so wonderful. congratulations!
    and i'm so glad you wore the headpiece because it looks amazing!! :)

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  43. big congrats!
    you both look stunning in this photo

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  44. that little end bit made me tear up a little. congratulations to you both! you can truly see how much you two love each other just by looking at this photo!

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  45. So many congratulations to you! You look so stunning!

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  46. Congratulations to you both! I feel so lucky to have been able to spend the entire day with you and Geoff. I learned so many more wonderful things about you both. Your first dance and speech made me smile from ear to ear. I can see how much you both love each other. It is so real, it hurts. Love you guys. xo

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  47. everything sounds really lovely! congratulations!!
    good thing music turned out the way you wanted cause it's really one of the keys for a wedding I think, isn't it?
    kisses

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  48. Hurray and congratulations! That headpiece is so brilliant, and you are a beautiful pair. XO

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  49. Congratulations! We're so happy for you guys. Can't wait for more pics ;)

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  50. Wow you look absolutely stunning! Congratulations to you both! Wishing you lots of love and happiness.

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  51. You guys are such an inspiring couple, on all levels. I'm so happy to have been there for your special day. So much love and loveliness! xox

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  52. This is completely.beyond.gorgeous.

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  53. You two make such a lovely couple! I'm so happy for you both!!!! Congrats!!!!! <3 -Myra

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  54. You both look amazing! Congratulations....

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  55. congratulations, you guys! you both look fabulous! i hope we get to see more of the wedding:)

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  56. So happy for both of you and your beautiful day!!!!

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  57. I am quite late commenting but you two look so lovely and the day sounds dreamy! I love the bit about the little girl with the flowers in her hair. Congratulations and welcome to married land! I hope you'll share more - can't wait to see!xx

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  58. you guys are crazy beautiful. i feel like i've said it a whole bunch, but congratulations again!!!

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  59. congrats - sounds like a beautiful day and you look stunning.

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  60. perfect, just perfect! Congrats and many happy days!

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  61. You two lovelies were the happiest people ever! It was such a beautiful day and I'm so SO happy for the both of you and I'm so glad to have been there for the magic xoxo

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  62. It looks so dreamy and wonderful and full of love. Congratulations to the both of you!

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  63. Congratulations! You both look amazing. Wowee! xo

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  64. Congratulations... you're both stunning. Sounds like it was a lovely dream of a day!

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  65. Congrats! It sounds like a beautiful wedding!

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