January 23rd, 2012

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The 25 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers Of 2012

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The definitive guide to our favourite Canadian wedding photographers of the year from coast to coast.

We scoured our archives for the prettiest real wedding photos and narrowed the field based on reputation, attention to detail and the overall quality and creativity of the shots. Scroll through our top 25 list to find a photographer that perfectly suits your taste — we’ll fill you in on who they are, why we picked them, where you can see more of their work and how you can get in touch to make a booking.

Know any photographers that aren’t on our list but should be? Have them submit a real wedding to be instantly entered into the running for next year.

See also: The 25 Most Inspiring Photographers for 2013.

From Bouquets To New Traditions, 6 Real Wedding Ideas We Love


We’ve been looking at some truly amazing weddings as we put together our special issue, Weddingbells Weddings, which hits newsstands on February 20th, and we couldn’t help noticing some hot trends that kept cropping up over and over again. Of course, we couldn’t wait to share them with you, so here are six of our favourite new trends. May they help inspire your wedding planning!

Want to know what else is hot for 2012? We recap 12 of the year’s hottest trends here.

A Romantic, Elegant Wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba2

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Candice and Jeff had known each other since junior high, but it wasn’t until years later that Jeff finally asked Candice out. “I figured, why not take a chance on a nice guy?” she reflects.

The couple eventually tied the knot on June 22, 2013 in front of over 300 of their friends and family members.

The bride and groom had their first dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” This song was particularly special because the first time Jeff had Candice over for dinner, Al Green was the soundtrack for the entire night. Candice says she was in awe over her entire day, but was especially happy with the decor. She chose the colours charcoal grey, purple and pink to decorate her reception and ultimately she loved the romantic feeling the colours gave. The DJ was also a huge hit with their guests, with everyone packed onto the dance floor well into the night. Candice always envisioned her wedding day filled with lush, beautiful arrangements and her florist Diane made that dream come true. The arrangements were breathtaking, but the show stopper was the bride’s bouquet of peonies flown in all the way from Holland.

Candice Lindsey Holden and Jeffrey William Appler, June 22, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of BEK Studios.

Ceremony location: Lutheran Church of the Cross
Reception location: Fort Garry Hotel
Bridal gown: 7th Avenue Fashions
Bridal party attire: Wedding Elegance
Groom’s tux: Aldo Formalwear
Music: Crystal Sound
Hair and makeup: Makeup Expressions by Rimpal
Flowers: Diane Friesen – Safeway Florists
Stationery: Shutterfly
Wedding planner:
A Dream…Wedding & Events

See more of this romantic, elegant wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba

A Modern Music-Inspired Wedding In Moncton, New Brunswick

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Erin Couch-Sampson and Josh Maillet, September 10, 2011, Moncton, New Brunswick.

Photography courtesy Julie Whitlock Photography, (julieawhitlock.com).

Ceremony and reception location: Ramada Crystal Palace
Hair: Amanda Sampson Hair Studio
Makeup: Debby Clements
Dress: Felicity Bridal
Groom’s tux: Gucci
Favours: Donation to the local SPCA
Bridal party attire: Any dress of their choosing
Cake: Cake Box
Flowers: Silver Rose, bridal party bouquets made by the bridal party
Stationery: Big Bad Marty Band and DJ Dan Arsenault


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