This is the first blog post to officially launch the return of the Love Always blog. So, welcome! Thank you for being here and wanting to be inspired and read about others journeys. It is our hope that this blog will be a place to gain inspiration, solve problems, and share love stories.
We all come from different walks of life but so often our milestones and the celebrations we create around them are what bring us all together. We are blessed to be apart of these moments and to document them is more fulfilling than words can describe.
So, without further ado, here is Ivana & Daniel’s story. A perfect start to this blog as they are dear friends of ours and if you know us well you will spot Sarah in the bridesmaid lineup.
Decor and Linens: Latkat Linens, Hair and Makeup: Honor Beauty, Florist: Dubravka Balaban, Cake & Sweets: Reni’s Creative Cakes, Stationery: John Enaje, Wedding Gown Boutique: Sophies Gown Shoppe, Wedding Gown Designer: Allure, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church
Ivana and Daniel’s love story sounds as if it is out of the pages of a romance novel or movie. Daniel works as a pilot and as you can imagine that allowed him to play host to some amazing dates and experiences for Ivana. He took her up in a plane and flew them to a romantic dinner. He even walked into their bridal shower dressed in full Top Gun attire, a surprise that had every lady in attendance with tears in their eyes.
Their wedding day was a large celebration with many friends and family, some who travelled great distances to be there. They beautifully represented the traditions that mattered most to them and found ways to incorporate their personalities and story into the decor. From the Croatian band parading the groom down the street to pick up his bride, to the airplane themed wedding cake and a pop of pink for Ivana the day couldn’t have come together better.
They chose to have a church ceremony, with the reception being held at the church hall. We visited Erchless Estate on the water in Oakville for their photos. The property there lends itself so well to romance and we love working there.
Here are a few favourite images from the day.
Are you getting married? We would love to chat!