LONG DISTANCE LOVE: JEssica & Johann
Planning a wedding is never easy. But if you met in Halifax and lived in Toronto before moving to Calgary to be closer to family in Vancouver. the task can be mind-boggling. For Jessica, a freelance journalist, and Johann, a masters student in environmental design, a cross-country network of friends and family was both a challenge and an advantage.
They quickly settled on Toronto for the wedding location. The groom's attire was purchased in Calgary, while the bride found hers in Halifax (a hand-made birdcage veil from her aunt) and Toronto (gown and bridesmaid dress). Their décor came from across the country.
Like their colour choices (deep, vintage red with peacock feather accents) Jessica and Johann wanted a wedding that was both formal and fun. They had an early, outdoor ceremony set to live performances of Bach and Chopin. Church bells from the nearby St. James Cathedral rang in their vows. A champagne reception followed, with dancing. After a quick photo session, their fifty or so guests sat inside for a three course lunch.
The bride and groom, along with their siblings and cousins, then drove three hours east to the Kyser family farm. There, an additional 75 of their friends were waiting under a large white tent, hung with red paper lanterns. After a buffet dinner and a few speeches, the serve-yourself bar and a large sound system provided a nightclub-like atmosphere for dancing. A campfire, closer to the lakefront, allowed for star-gazing and guitar playing. A complimentary shuttle ensured all guests arrived home safely at the end of the night (or early the next morning).
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