Intimate Outdoor Vow Renewal

Dec 01, 2015 | Weddings
Our mission over here at Wedding Sparrow HQ is to provide our amazing brides with inspiration for not just their wedding day, but inspiration for the beginning of their relationship and what it means to be wife. Today we're thrilled to feature a sweet vow renewal, captured by Heidi Lau Photography, in which we catch a small glimpse of "after the wedding". Lauren and Matt have already had their wedding day, but they're just as in love, and even more than that day. The organic and natural styling by Big Love Wedding Design & Styling Shop feels authentic to the simple, yet big love that Lauren and Matt share.... From film photographer Heidi Lau: "Love like most things change over time and what we originally thought we loved eventually evolves and becomes something different over time. All the things that we thought used to matter, don't as much anymore and we value things that we didn't see before. This is what inspired this vow renewal shoot, we wanted it to reflect our couple's life and love together after being married over 9 years. Unlike the beginning of their relationship when their love was exciting and fresh, now it was sweet and nurtured for many years. They valued the little things about each other, the familiarity and comfort of being around each other. We focused on keeping the vow renewal simple, intimate and authentic, so it was really about them and how far their love has brought them. It needed to feel genuine and casual, which is where we brought in the standing ceremony and family style for the celebration after. We wanted the details to compliment them and not distract from this special milestone for them." calligraphy - wedding rings - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography vows - vow booklet - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography wedding sparrow - vow renewal Heidi Lau Photography bridal headpiece - wedding sparrow - vow renewal Heidi Lau Photography vow renewal - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography groom - bridal bouquet - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography From the bride: "We met distantly for the first time when I (Lauren) was about 13 and Matt was 18 and in the same grade as my older sister at our high school. But we didn't really connect until much later after I had graduated when we reconnected through mutual friends (small world). It was cute because we both remembered each other from years ago and noticed each other even as kids. We became friends for awhile and then quickly became more.  It was so nice to be apart of the renewal shoot because we got married so young (I was 21 and Matt was 26) and I feel like now we are just so much more confident and comfortable with ourselves and each other. We only had a family friend do our photos from the day and always wished we had more professional ones to give to our friends and family to remember the day. Matt and I really felt like the renewal day was redeeming and truly the whole team made us feel so special. We were married on the Friday evening of August 4th, 2006 at an old historic beautiful bank converted into a venue space on Main Street in Winnipeg, Canada.  Also my flowers arrived at the venue the day before the wedding in bunches of each variety, un-arranged. Which was not at all what I was expecting needless to say. So my family and I frantically went around trying to put them together nicely! Maybe thats what sparked my love of flowers, who knows (Lauren, now works at one of Toronto's best floral design studios, Sweet Woodruff)!" wedding sparrow - headpiece - vow renewal Heidi Lau Photography lace wedding gown - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography wedding sparrow - vow renewal - bouquet Heidi Lau Photography vow renewal - wedding sparrow Heidi Lau Photography heidilau_vrf_lm-085 Heidi Lau Photography heidilau_vrf_lm-095 Heidi Lau Photography heidilau_vrf_lm-092 Heidi Lau Photography heidilau_vrf_lm-059 Heidi Lau Photography
Vendor Details
Photography: Heidi Lau Photography | Film Lab: Film Box Lab | Design & Styling: Big Love Wedding Design & Styling Shop | Venue: Angus Glen Golf Club | Models: Lauren Sellen & Matt Wiebe | Make Up Artist: Fiona Man | Wedding Accessories & Jewelry: rented on LUVYT Shop | Flowers: Sweet Woodruff | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Cakes & Sweets: The Cocoa Cakery | Custom bowtie & pocket square: TYTAN Ties | Gowns: Sash & Bustle | Gown Designers: Truvelle and SAJA| Specialty Tabletop Rentals: Plate Occasions

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