Alphabetical destiny played a part in the love story of these ladies. Sarah and Sara were both interviewing for medical school at Queen’s University, and ended up in the same waiting room as their last names were alphabetically close together. “My mom, who’d come for moral support during the interview process, wouldn’t stop talking about the other cute Sarah who’d been in the waiting room,” says Sara. “When it turned out we’d both decided to go to Western’s medical school instead it was as if fate and my mother were in cahoots and we had no choice but to fall in love!”
While the Sara and Sarah had discussed marriage, the proposal still came as a surprise. One Halloween, Sarah asked “trick or treat?” When her girlfriend selected “treat”, Sarah pulled out a ring she had made when she was 15 and proposed.
The couple’s beautiful outdoor celebration featured a sage green and true blue colour scheme reflective of spring and their stunning natural venue. Each bride donned a floral wreath headpiece and flowy white strapless gown and their ethereal nuptials took place beside the water at Fanshawe Conservation Area, under an arch made of branches. Whimsical elements of nature were incorporated into the reception as well with garden-themed favours and a cake topped with two intertwining trees.
“The best moment was dancing at the end of the day – our families suddenly started blowing bubbles over us!” says Sara.
Sarah Dungavell and Sara Edwards, May 12, 2012, London, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of HRM Photography.
Ceremony and reception location: Fanshawe Conservation Area
Bridal gowns: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe and Lady Di’s Consignment Bridal, Dressmaking & Alterations
Cake: Homemade by Sarah’s Aunt Cecile
Caterer: Elite Catering by Design
Hair and makeup: DIY by bride Sarah
Flowers: DIY by the brides’ families
See all of the photos from this enchanting spring wedding.