Sabrina and John first met when both were starting new jobs at the same company in 2012. “It was so nervous that I arrived 30 minutes early on the first day, and parked in front of me was John, also anxiously waiting,” Sabrina recalls. “We didn’t actually speak that day, and it took a few days of sitting through training and picking seats near each other to actually muster up the courage to introduce ourselves.” Connecting through their love of music, the pair immediately hit it off.
For their wedding, the couple chose the Stonefields Estate just outside of Ottawa as their venue, which provided the perfect backdrop for their white, airy wedding. “We wanted to focus on natural greenery, especially eucalyptus, and spring colours to add a pop in my bouquet, the head table arrangement, and the dessert table,” Sabrina explains.
Instead of a multi-tiered wedding cake the couple opted for an expansive dessert table. “My mom and aunt brought homemade desserts from recipes used by family members from generations past, my aunt included one of my favourite childhood recipes I hadn’t had in years, and John and I prepared some desserts together just before the wedding,” Sabrina says. “It was so sweet—pun intended—to have a personal touch to every item on the table.”
An extra-special detail was Sabrina’s father’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air, which had previously served as her parents’ getaway car at their wedding, as well as her sisters. “We used it to get to the ceremony; my dad drove the bridal party toward the farmhouse,” Sabrina says. “It was such a beautiful way to honour my family.”
Sabrina Joly and John Moore, May 11, 2018, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Grace & Gold Studios.
Ceremony and reception venue: Stonefields Estate
Bridal gown: Pure Magnolia from Norde Bridal
Bridesmaid gowns: Sorella Vita from With Love Bridal Boutique
Groom’s tux: L’HEXAGONE
Flowers: L’Orangerie Floral
Cake: Serendipity Cakes
Hair: Michelle Vo
Makeup: Anusha Sahgal
Favours: Canvas Pop
Ceremony music: David Milliken
DJ: Quality Entertainment
Officiant: All Seasons Weddings
Videography: Boxtop Film