Amanda & Curtis | Boho Blush Wedding in Spruce Meadows

Remember the couple who I had mentioned that he had saved her life? Thats this lovely couple, Amanda & Curtis, and this last weekend they officially became Mr & Mrs Billsten!

They met while working together at West 3 years ago, he was a bouncer who had a crush on her and she was a bartender. One evening she had went in to the woman's washroom to do a quick clean up when she had slipped on water (we have all seen how bar washrooms can get trashed) and ended up slicing (yikes!) her arm open. She laid in a pool of blood when Curtis came in and rescued her. It wasn't until 6 months after they had both left West that they reconnected. Amanda messaged Curtis to thank him for saving her life and they ended up going on a date to Famoso. Curtis thought she was quiet and Amanda said she was thrown off by his love for Country music and how romantic (I think she actually said 'sappy' haha!) he was (said with the cutest smirk.)  

From there they had a bit of a crazy start, the timing was off with Curtis transitioning careers and going back to school and finding time for each other was hard.  They ended up breaking up and they were both heartbroken, trying to push forward with their lives. But one day Curtis wrote Amanda a letter saying he couldn't move on. He loved her and couldn't stop thinking about her. So they ended back together, stronger, and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together. He proposed last September on a birthday trip in Kelowna and on August 5, 2017, the man who saved her life, held her hand and promised to spend the rest of his with her. 

It was the most wonderful day, despite their limo service being off by an hour Amanda and Curtis were unfazed, they took it in stride, and even welcomed the downpour of rain during their family formals as the best omen they could have for their day together. Rain after all is good luck! And according to Kim, Curtis's mom, it had rained on his parents wedding day as well. Nothing could keep these two apart, not a near-death experience, not a break-up, not a little rain, or limo being late on their wedding day, nothing could dampen the incredible joy, love, and the determination they have for one another and the life they plan to create.  

Congratulations again you two! Thank you so much for rolling with the punches with us and for sharing your incredible story with us. Love conquers all.  xo


VENDORS

Second Shooter / / Landon Anholt
Ceremony / / The Pond at Spruce Meadows
Reception / / The British House at Spruce Meadows
Catering / / Great Events
Rentals / / Great Events
Cake / / Emma Moss
Hair / / The Pretty Haus
MUA / /  The Pretty Haus, Zen Beauty
Dress Boutique / / Novia Mia Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer / / TBU*
Suits / /  Moores
DJ / / Jahna Kelland



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August 4, 2017

The first look! <3

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Stephanie & Darcy | Elegant White Spruce Meadows Wedding

The moment Darcy met Stephanie, he fell in love with her beauty and her smile. He quickly realized that this blue-eyed beauty also had a heart of gold, from the love that she holds for her family, her loyalty to her friends, but also her tireless energy to tending to children and their families as a nurse. When I asked Stephanie what would surprise me about Darcy she said how funny he can be. Darcy has such a soft demeanour, more quiet, but as the wedding day unfolded I started to see more and more of his silly side come out- the slideshow of hilarious pictures, the 'ice' moment,  and his best mans speech really soldi

Stephanie had her two sisters and three best friends stand by her. They were all so doting, sweet, and kind to offer a hand or a big glass of water in the 27+ weather. They were all quick to tears when hearing Stephanie's father, Dominic, talk about a story he never told about a hockey-rattle and what it takes to be a father of girls. 

It was such a special day. It was such a HOT day. And everyone had the most amazing time celebrating their vows. I am so excited for them as they embark on their honeymoon soon and move in to a new home so close to Stephanie's parents! 

Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Nielsen! To a lifetime of strange foods, adventures, and holding each other so closely. 

xo

 


vendors

Second Shooter / / Landon Anholt
Day of Coordinator / / Hera Weddings

Videographer / / Stephen Sander
Ceremony & Reception / / Spruce Meadows
Catering / / Great Events
Rentals / / Great Events & Chair Flair
Cake / / Handmade Cake Company
Hair / / Avenue Beauty
MUA / /  Jen, Something Borrowed Beauty
Dress Boutique / / Embrace Bridal
Dress Designer / / Stella York
Suits / / Calvin Klein, Moores
Florals / /  Occasional Bloom
DJ / / Pez Productions
Violinist / / Jin hee Park



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* Stephanie's dance with her Father was this song and yup- I cried! * 


July 22, 2017

The First Look !!!

The Ceremony, Spruce Meadows