do you hear the bells?

Remember that time one of our beautiful weddings was printed as a feature in Wedding Bells magazine?! We do! Now available on newsstands across the country, the 2018 Spring/Summer issue of Wedding Bells features the details of our clients Ashley and Mitch's journey in planning their "East Coast" (aka. Townie) wedding :) My work was primarily with Ashley via email leading up to her big day. She came to me with a great color palette and lots of ideas for the decor and together we designed a pretty little set up for their celebration at Yellowbelly Public House on Water Street here in St. John's, NL. Some of our rentals, paired with her projects, and accented with beautiful florals by the talented folks at the Flower Studio, all came together to create this little piece of Newfoundland magic. 

Now let's talk about Miss Sandra Lee shall we? Sandra Lee Photography took all of the photos that you will see in high gloss print on page 104 & 105 (btw). You've already picked it up and are thumbing through the pages now, right? Right?! ;) She's got skillz that are so chic that one of the editors from Wedding Bells sent us both a message asking permission to use them for a feature in an upcoming print issue. We squealed with delight and connected her with the bride for all of the dazzling details behind her inspiration for planning a East Coast wedding from the big smoke (the couple is currently living in Toronto, Ontario).

What fun it is to see your very own handy work in a national publication. It has been a dream of mine for quite some time now and has been just phenomenal seeing it come to fruition. I am beyond grateful for beautiful clients like Ashley and Mitch that trust our skills and expertise to bring their wedding day vision to life, and of course to the true talented of amazing local photographers like Sandra Lee Photography for making them shine in the best way possible. Thank you to my amazing team that pulled together this fab look while I was across the street working on another wedding at the Merchant Tavern that same day, and thank you so much to Kim and all of the Wedding Bells team for showing what our beautiful province has to offer and for highlighting local vendors such as ourselves and the following list of everyone else who was involved in this wedding. xo ~A 

Who Did The What Now? :

Pics - Sandra Lee Photography 

Sweets - Ivy Teresa

Face Beat & Hair - KQS Studio

Mad Movie Making Props - Tin Bird Productions Inc. 

Officiant - Jane Morgan

Floral Dream Team - Flower Studio

Venue - Yellowbelly Brewery

authentically YOU

Confession time…I remember asking my best friend a few months before her big day, “Coley, are you going to dye your hair before the wedding?” (I know, I’m an asshole) and she just looked at me, ever patient as she is and replied, “nope”. I pushed on, “Are you sure? These pictures are going to be around forever. I think you should give it some thought. Same colour, just to cover the greys.” Guys, I know, I am rolling my eyes at myself while writing this - so hard that they might pop out of the socket. 

Here’s something you should know about this beautiful friend of mine. Nicole is quite possibly the most beautiful human I know. Inside and out. She is one of those friends that will stand by you through literally any and all of the stupid shit a girl does in her lifetime. She will just sit and wait for you to figure your shit out, pick you up when you fall down, dust you off, and set you back out there with the pep talk of a century in order for you to make your next attempt at doing things right. So it shouldn’t surprise me that she didn’t snap on me and drop a couple of F bombs when I asked her that foolishly hollow question. Instead she simply said “I have some grey hairs. Andrew met me when I had grey hairs and asked me to marry him with my grey hairs. So, I think I’m going to keep my grey hairs and look back at our wedding pictures and remember how happy we were and how much love was around us on that day.” 

There are two beautiful lessons to learn from this: 

   1. I am vain. 

   2. On your wedding day, be you. It’s okay to use the amazing talents of The Studio Make Up & Beauty Bar and Sarah Nolan Hair like Nicole did (they’re SUPER), but accentuate YOUR beauty, YOUR features. If you’re a girl who usually wears blush and concealer, put down the smokey eye shadow and the dark lip and ask your team to make you look like a slightly more polished version of yourself. Your fiancé asked YOU to marry him/her and be the woman he/she spends the rest of his/her life with. I think you’ll both be happy with your decision. 

And Nicole? You were right. 

 

Photo cred: Michael Blanchard Photography      Florals: Flower Studio

Photo cred: Michael Blanchard Photography      Florals: Flower Studio

romance on the river

i knew the moment i sat down with natasha that we were going to hit it off. newly engaged and excited to talk all things decor she excitedly shared her ideas with me and we sat together to hatch a plan to bring a white sequin wonderland to the west coast of our beautiful province. 

with three other events in the books in st. john's on the same weekend, and the assistance of the amazingly efficient staff at Humber Valley Resort, i decided to make the trip out on my own for the set up. the room was initially set for natasha and colin's intimate ceremony with family and friends, and then transformed into the reception set up for the bevvy and boogie portion of the evening. 

candace & dru kennedy photography

candace & dru kennedy photography

candace & dru kennedy photography

candace & dru kennedy photography

borrowed & blu 

borrowed & blu 

borrowed & blu

borrowed & blu

i was just cluing up my work when i heard rumblings of the bride and groom making a very special entrance to their reception. so i decided to stick around to get a couple snaps and boy am i glad i did (even if I was late for my dad's birthday dinner - sorry Dad)!

candace & dru kennedy photography

candace & dru kennedy photography

borrowed & blu

borrowed & blu

candace & dru kennedy photography

candace & dru kennedy photography

every now and then you get the pleasure of working with a client who feels like an instant friend. thanks to natasha and her handsome new hubby, colin for entrusting their wedding design to us here at Borrowed & Blu. cheers! 

candace & dru kennedy photography 

candace & dru kennedy photography 

  • Venue: Humber Valley Resort 
  • Florals: Jennifer's 
  • Favours: NL Chocolate Company 
  • Design & Decor: Borrowed & Blu 
  • Hair: Sarah Nolan
  • Make Up: Sarah Peach 
  • Photography: Candace & Dru Kennedy
  • Officiant: Jacqueline Carey
Uploaded by Andrea Hounsell on 2017-07-17.