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Happily Ever After: Lucie and Jeff


Lucie and Jeff

An Enchanting Elopement
May 15, 2015

Compiled by Lyndsay Ruck
Photos by Elenora Luberto of Jemman Photography

An impulsive comment on an online dating site was the start of Lucie and Jeff’s happily ever after.

With their rst date lasting over nine hours, Jeff knew he had met the one. A little over nine months later, he asked Lucie to be his wife. But not before receiving the blessing of those nearest and dearest to the couple – Lucie’s mother, her two children and Jeff’s four children. As Jeff held a three-prong bauble representing the couple’s past, present and future, Lucie said “yes” to the love of her life in the presence of loved ones.

Three weeks later, a ceremony built for two was planned at a small country setting in Oxford Mills, Ontario. The rustic venue with a country vibe was the perfect setting for these nature lovers.

Despite the short timeline, Lucie and Jeff created a picture- perfect outdoor setting featuring several sentimental and symbolic touches. Handmade stationery, nods to Jeff ’s Navy background, cowboy hats and boots and fresh-cut owers were all integral parts of this couple’s private ceremony.

The bride donned a simple yet elegant Mori Lee halter-strap design by Madeline Gardner, found at Alliance Bridal in Moose Creek, Ontario. The groom’s light purple shirt and tie (the same hue Jeff wore on that rst date nine months ago) complemented the bride’s purple, pink and white oral bouquet.

The couple exchanged vows in the entrance of a rustic wooden barn with only the of ciant and photographers as witnesses. Upon saying “I do,” the intimate party enjoyed a bottle of bubbly and the couple took a stroll around the luscious green grounds of the farm.

For their rst dinner as husband and wife, Lucie and Jeff made their way to the Brigadoon Restaurant – a quaint and rustic nearby dining establishment in Oxford Mills. At a cozy table for two, the newlyweds were deservedly spoiled by the generosity of strangers, who offered up glasses of celebratory port and impromptu gifts – all the makings of that quintessential small-town charm.

When planning the most special day of your lives, sometimes the meaning of the moment can get lost along the way. We think this couple got it just right. W

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