Giulia & Shawn
This wedding took place at a family cottage in Bobcaygeon, in front of 45 guests. Here, the bride, Giulia, tells us all about the big day.
Tell us a bit about your love story: Shawn and I have been together for 10 years. We met a few times before I finally gave him my number since he wasn’t pulling the trigger. We have done a lot in our relationship, including travelling the world together for 10 months. Shawn is my rock and brings out the best in me. When the time finally come to say yes, it was an obvious answer and we couldn’t be happier.
What were your original plans for your wedding day? I come from a large Italian family so there was going to be about 100 people from my side alone. Needless to say, the final thing was definitely different than the original plans. We actually moved our date up a few weeks so that we could do it outside and be sure to have nice weather.
When you had to change your plans, how did you feel before and after? I was a mix of emotions. We changed our minds about 17 times before making a final decision 7-ish weeks out from the wedding date. Once we finally decided to go through with it and had a plan, we felt such relief and don’t regret changing course one bit.
Will you be having a larger celebration in the future? We might have a house party in our backyard with some live music but nothing formal.
What advice can you give to couples planning a wedding? It’s normal to feel uncertain, but don’t forget to put the important things at the forefront. Years down the road do you think you’ll remember the details of the venue and flowers, or do you think you’ll remember how that day felt and all the emotions that came along with it? Try to think bigger picture, change can be hard, but it can also be beautiful.
Photography: Cacie Carroll Photography
Videography: Eksena Films
Florals: Lace & Birch
Gown: Morilee, Madeline Gardner
Makeup: Kristi Lauria Artistry
Cupcakes: Mackay’s Bakery
Music: Double The Pleasure
See the bride jump off the dock in her wedding gown at this cottage wedding.