Ian and Jessica were together for 9 years before Ian popped the question. “We got engaged the day before Christmas Eve,” Jessica shares. “I was never a fan of Christmas and I believe this was Ian’s way of making me love it.” After dinner and watching a play at the theatre, the couple stopped in a park to admire a lit-up Christmas tree, where Ian got down on one knee.
The couple wanted to keep their theme soft for their summer wedding, but added a pop of colour to their light pink and ivory palette with dusty blue. The flowers were definitely a favourite detail, especially the hanging floral arrangement above the head table. “The flowers hung so perfectly, when you sat down and looked up you felt like you were in a fairytale,” Jessica says.
One special moment came the morning of the wedding day, when Jessica opened her gift from Ian. “I had made him a memory book after our fourth or fifth year anniversary that held a collection of our favourite moments,” Jessica says. “He had taken the same book I had made him and filled in the rest of the pages with all the memories we made all the years later.”
Jessica Areias and Ian Buist, June 22, 2019, Port Perry, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of John and Samantha.
Venue: Nestleton Waters Inn
Bridal gown: Blue by Enzoani from Pearl Bridal House
Hair: Kroma Hair Salon
Makeup: All Things Pretty
Flowers: The Purple Peony
Decor: Annie Lane Events & Decor
Stationery: Peartree and Clover
Cake: Sweet Couture Cakes by Adele
DJ: Best Music Services
Transportation: Century Transport