Leah and Adam were just Facebook friends when they bumped into each other at a music festival. “We both like to think somehow the stars aligned that day,” Leah recalls. “Little did we know as we watched Mumford and Sons and danced away to ‘I Will Wait,’ the wait was actually over. That was the song we chose to start playing as we said our I dos and made our way back down the aisle as husband and wife four years later.”
As self-described hopeless romantics, Leah and Adam wanted a warm and timeless wedding theme. They chose a soft palette of taupe, white, grey, and green to achieve the look. These colours were accented with peach and caramel florals, which were among the couple’s favourite details. “Perfectly soft and romantic, loose in that gorgeously whimsical way, we, and everyone else at the wedding, were blown away,” the couple says. To enhance the whimsical feel of the wedding, a beautiful chandelier was hung over the spot where the couple exchanged vows.
During cocktail hour, Leah’s maid of honour and best friend of 30 years surprised the couple with the gift of a lifetime: Paul Dolgov, who was there to paint the wedding. “The result was a gorgeous one-of-a-kind acrylic painting of our first dance, and a piece of art that captures the day perfectly and we will cherish for the rest of our lives,” Leah describes.
Amidst the celebrations of their big day, Leah and Adam cherished a quiet moment alone. “We had the opportunity to finally, for the first time that day, take a breath and absorb that we were now husband and wife,” Adam recalls.
Leah Richardson and Adam Steinhoff, September 16, 2017, Cambridge, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Scarlet O’Neill.
Ceremony and reception venue: Roseville Estate
Wedding planner: Laura Olsen Events
Bridal gown: Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge
Bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s tux: The Dirty Inc.
Caterer: Indulge Natural and Organic Kitchen
Flowers: Forever Wildfield
Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations
Cake: Marc Richardson
Hair: Fancy Face Inc.
Makeup: Nikki Strachan
Music: DJ Harvard Pang
Videography: Nick Marlatt
Rentals: Guelph Tent and Event Rentals