Samantha + Christopher
How did you meet?
We met at the bar I worked at after university. He lingered around until the lights came on and asked me for my name and number.
When did you know they were the one?
Our first date. He showed up in the cutest dress shirt and blazer with his classic little smirk. I knew right then and there that he was going to be my husband!
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
He is the most supportive, the most thoughtful, and he always makes me laugh!
Who proposed and how?
He proposed to me. It was a Sunday night before bed and he dropped down on one knee in his boxers!! It was simple and perfect and so us!!
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I was at a bridal boutique near my house, I had already tried on many dresses. The minute I put on the Riley Luxe, I didn’t want to take it off!! It was light and airy, sexy yet sophisticated, and just felt so ME! I tried on a couple other dresses after that and only wanted to put the Riley back on.
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
Oh wow, it’s so hard to say. Our wedding was absolutely perfect- everything we could have dreamed of and more. Our original plans were cancelled due to COVID but we wanted to continue with our wedding no matter what. I truly loved walked down the aisle to my future hubby.. and I also loved our first dance. It was just us two (plus videographer/photographer) in an open field. It was so romantic and special!
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
How laid back I was. I’m very type-a but with this wedding I was very relaxed. All I cared about was marrying my man!
What advice would you tell other brides?
Everything will work out. Also, on the wedding day, make sure to take time for just you and your partner. Make sure you truly are in the moment and enjoy every second of it.
What did you do differently?
I think our whole wedding was different because of Covid. We had a very, intimate, relaxed wedding with our closest friends and family. We had late night pizza delivered and we had a batting cage!! I even got in there in my wedding dress.
I also want to highlight that I was 16 weeks pregnant at our wedding. The Riley Luxe was the most comfortable ALL DAY LONG!! Even with my itty bitty baby bump.
It was so special to not only get married in the backyard of my childhood home, but we also had our own little bundle with us!!
Parents backyard where I grew up.
Make up & Hair:
Mix and match
Taylor Clark Photography, Kingston, Ontario, Canada