After crushing on Rodney for four months, Emma finally mustered up the courage to ask him out. When it came to popping the question, Rodney did the asking in the comfort of their home with their dog by his side.
For their wedding, Emma and Rodney choose Hacienda Sarria, a luxurious property with Spanish flair. "It was the perfect place to have our wedding," Emma shares. "You truly felt transported to another world." To complement the Hacienda's rustic feel, the couple opted for a muted palette of beige and blush with gold and burgundy accents.
When it came time for the couple to recite their vows, Emma says she was especially emotional. "I didn’t anticipate that I would cry but as the words flowed out of my mouth, I knew they were from my soul and spirit," she shares.
Their first dance was another sentimental moment for the couple, who chose "One and Only" by Adele. The song captured Emma's feelings for Rodney during those four months before their first date. "This song carried over into our relationship," she adds. "It was the perfect song for us."
Emma and Rodney also cherished the speeches given by their loved ones. "Our family and friends couldn't have said better words to unite our families and celebrate our love," she adds. "A mixture of laughter and tears was so validating."
Emma Blake and Rodney Phillips, September 26, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Andrew Mark Photography.
Ceremony and reception venue: Hacienda Sarria
Wedding planner: Claudia Francescutti from Hacienda Sarria
Bridal gown: Augusta Jones from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay
Groom's tux: EPH Apparel
Hair: Negar from Salon Parastar Spa
Makeup: Kate Nadon ([email protected]) Caterer: The Charcoal Group
Cake: The Cake Box
Flowers: Blooms & Flora
Music: Juneyt Yetkiner
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas (invitations), Shutterfly (save-the-dates and thank you cards) Favours: Donation to the WRSPC
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