Cindy Howes and Michael Chabior met at a meditation retreat, it seems only fitting they would choose such a beautiful, serene, location for their wedding, the The Pond at Fields on Westlake in Prince Edward County.
Photos by Tied Photos & Films: and words from Cindy and Michael.
Your best moment of the day:
The wedding ceremony. We truly felt like we were embarking on an adventure of a lifetime together. The overwhelming amount of love and support we felt from our friends and family is beyond words. We’ll never forget that feeling.
Favourite wedding detail:
The burlap and vintage lace table runners. Since we had 30ft harvest tables to accommodate the family style communal meal, we made custom runners. All in all, five 30ft runners for the guest tables and two 10ft runners for the head table. They came out beautifully and were perfect for the rustic vintage look we were after.
Photographer: Kristie & Brenden of Tied Photos & Films:
Ceremony and Reception location: The Pond at Fields on Westlake, Prince Edward County
Bridal gown: Bridal Suite
Bridal party attire: Each bridesmaid chose their own (BCBG, H&M, Winners, Want Boutique)
Cake: We went cakeless and opted for an array of gourmet pies by Urban Herb and homemade polish desserts by the grooms family
Caterer: Urban Herb Catering
Wedding planners: Fields on Westlake
Music: Guitarist for ceremony John Lemme
DJ: Paul Martin
Hair and makeup : Hair: Suzie Hegadorn Makeup: Shannon Martin (make-up genius)
Flowers: Jong Young Flower Market (Avenue Rd. Toronto).
Stationery: Invitations were homemade with flower pressed paper
I love this photo shoot, why?… because it’s not and engagement shoot or a wedding it was inspired solely by love.
Here is the story as told by Laurel…
“Graham and I met at Bar Neon. Graham kept coming into the Bar and chatting me up and being really charming and sweet, I would say: “Graham you are my favorite person”, finally he asked me out. Our first date was a drive to Winnipeg, a 4 day date! It went REALLY well, we fell in love and continue to love every minute that we’re together.
We met Toronto photographer Niv Shimshon through friends and asked him to take a couple photos of us. We had him shoot us in our natural environment, Bloor st. west Toronto, at our local diner, sharing our love of coffee, and in Graham’s inspiring art studio. It was a lovely day, a beautiful love, and now we have wonderful photos to reminisce about days together”