Real Wedding | Morgan + John

It’s classic! Morgan and John’s traditional wedding celebration was perfect in every way. These high school sweethearts said “I do” in a charming, historic church and then followed the ceremony with cocktails, dinner and dancing the night away. Morgan’s dress is classically beautiful, too. Her strapless organza gown is simply elegant and has a timeless appeal. Congratulations to this happy couple!

Morgan & John |  August 14, 2010 | Burlington, Ontario, Canada

How they met

Johnny and I met in high school – were high school sweethearts!

The Ceremony

We had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint John the Baptist Parish – one of the first churches in existence in the city of Burlington – constructed in 1861. After the processional and greeting, the service followed with prayers, readings, and a sermon to the bride and groom.  We then exchanged vows and rings…after sealing our vows with a kiss John and I were pronounced husband and wife!

The Reception

Our wedding reception took place at the Spencer’s at the Waterfront Observatory.  Encased in glass, the space offered panoramic views of parkland, water and sky allowing our guests to enjoy blue skies and sparkling water by day and a spectacular reflection of the moon across the lake by night.

Cocktails and d’orduerves were followed by dinner and dessert. After John and I cute the cake, we enjoyed a few speeches and toasts from loved ones and then shared our fist dance as Mr. and Mrs! Once the DJ started, our guests danced until the wee hours of the night!

The moment her wedding that Morgan will never forget

My favorite moment of our wedding was when John and I danced to the last song of the night – ‘Sparks’ by Coldplay.  Our guests had lit sparklers and formed a circle around us – it was truly magical.

What was it about your wedding dress that made it “The One”

I had gone dress shopping on two separate occasions, after trying on 15 or so dresses at various stores in Toronto, I went to Pearl Bridal House as they carried the Christos brand.  It was my sales associate that picked out ‘Francoise’ for me.  As soon as my mom zipped up the back of the dress I knew it was ‘the one’ – I stepped out of the dressing room, looked in the mirror and felt like a million bucks!

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

I LOVE my wedding dress but know I will only wear it one day.  I hope someone else will be able to enjoy the classic beauty of this dress as much as I did!

Morgan’s Wedding Dress: Christos:Francoise

Photography: Laura Jane Photography