Wedding Guests Form Heart Shaped Love For Bride & Groom In Farmer's Field In Keene

Chris Bryan and Ashleigh Blinkhorn—who both grew up in Keene—married there on August 26th on Ashleigh's parents farm near Peterborough.

Ashleigh & chris

Ashleigh & chris

It was a beautiful day for a wedding on the Blinkhorn Farm.

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What the made the day even more special was the idea for the guests to form a heart shape in the field after the ceremony to symbolize their love for Chris and Ashleigh.

Here are the guests taking their positions...

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Aerial imaging photographer Mack Evenden captured the moment for the couple using his drone, and explains to PTBOCanada how it went down:

"The idea came sooner, but we didn't actually work on making the heart until two days before the wedding when my friend, and Chris's cousin, Mike Raymer (an engineer and now a full time firefighter in Ajax), actually calculated out the perimeter of the heart needed with roughly 150 guests with each person taking up roughly 3 feet of space sideways."

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"Once they spray painted the heart with their calculations, they cut the grass so that it was easier for the guests to know where to stand and the spray paint wouldn't show up in the picture," Evenden tells PTBOCanada.

"I was given 15 to 30 minutes to round everybody up and take the shot. We made an announcement directing everybody where to go, and they all lined up. The photographs and video were taken in less than 20 minutes. Having the heart shape cut out of the grass greatly reduced the amount of time needed for people to get into position."

Here is what it looked like from the sky, with guests forming the heart around the bride and groom...

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And here is a closer up view of the love...

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Here is Evenden's drone capturing the wedding guests afterward as they ran into the heart to gather around Chris and Ashleigh...

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One thing's for certain: This is one summer wedding these guests will never forget.

Watch the drone video footage here...

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7th Annual Kawartha Spring Bridal Show Sunday, April 9th At The Venue

The Kawartha Spring Bridal Show is returning to The Venue on Sunday, April 9th for its seventh year.

There will be more than 25 local vendors and over $5,000 in prizes donated by the 2017 sponsors. The event will include a fashion show featuring gowns from Antoinette Bridal Boutique, suits from Moores Clothing, and model hair and makeup provided by Euphoria Wellness Spa.

The prizes up for grabs include: a $1,500 Honeymoon Travel Voucher from Carlson Wagonlit Travel to be used towards any travel with them, including departures from the Peterborough Airport; $1,500 towards a wedding dress from Antoinette Bridal Boutique; a Wedding Day Bride Package from Euphoria Wellness Spa; and a Reception Hall Rental from The Venue. There will also be many more door prizes from the Bridal Show Vendors.

Catia Skinner, CEO of the Kawartha Entertainment Group Inc., owner of The Venue, says they will be donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the ticket sales to the Easter Seals Peterborough. “The Kawartha Entertainment Group Inc. is a strong supporter of giving back to the community—the Easter Seals Telethon is an important fundraising event for us because of their commitment to helping children and youth with physical disabilities,” says Catia.

The wedding show goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Venue (286 George St. N.) April 9th. Tickets are $10.

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Peterborough Couple Both Finish In Top 50 In International Photography Competition

A Peterborough couple has received a tremendous honour: Hugh Whitaker and Jennifer Moher both finished in the Top 50 of an International wedding photography competition that JuneBug Weddings ran of the Best Wedding Photos of 2016.

The competition was judged by esteemed press from across the world. There were submissions from over 50 countries and more than 9,000 images were entered. Hugh and Jennifer were one of only 5 photographers from across Canada in the Top 50.

Hugh & Jennifer

Hugh & Jennifer

"They just announced the winners at the beginning of this year," Hugh Whitaker tells PTBOCanada. "We’re really happy to each have one of our images amongst those selected. It’s a huge honour for us to be listed amongst so many inspiring photographers."

Here is Jennifer's image that finished in the Top 50 in the world...

And here is Hugh's image that finished in the Top 50...

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A Peterborough Bride & Groom Had Epic Stanley Cup Wedding Cake Made By Cake Artist

Peterborough couple Jeff and Natalie just tied the knot last weekend, and the bride and groom had an epic Stanley Cup cake created for their nuptials.

We're not kidding, look at this Cup cake...

The Stanley Cup cake

The Stanley Cup cake

"They are two huge hockey fans, with hockey being the main link that brought them together to this special day," Peterborough cake artist Margaret Camp tells PTBOCanada of creating this winner. "It just seemed fitting then, that they should have the ultimate prize for their favourite sport as their wedding cake."

Natalie and Jeff kissing the Cup cake after their wedding win

Natalie and Jeff kissing the Cup cake after their wedding win

"We are both huge hockey fans and players," says Natalie, who is currently honeymooning in Hawaii. "We have played internationally many times together with a doctors hockey team. Jeff cheers for San Jose—and was very happy they won on our wedding night—and I cheer for Montreal."

The couple just graduated as doctors from medical school and are both originally from Peterborough. They are going to be doing their residency training in family medicine in Brantford for a couple years, and hope to return to the Peterborough area after the rest of their training.

The bride & groom are huge hockey fans/players

The bride & groom are huge hockey fans/players

The hockey themed wedding also included a half San Jose/half Montreal garder, and Jeff being officially introduced to Natalie's family with a custom Montreal jersey from her brothers.

"It was such a thrill to put this cake together from scratch, and it's the tallest cake I've made to date!" Margaret tells PTBOCanada.

Margaret Camp with her Stanley Cup cake creation

Margaret Camp with her Stanley Cup cake creation

To learn more about Margaret Camp's epic cake creations, visit her Hello Sweetie Cakes Facebook page here.
 

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Tom's Surprise Rooftop Wedding Proposal To Tori In Downtown Peterborough

Tori thought it was just going to be a fun photo shoot in downtown Peterborough with her boyfriend Tom. But Tom—and photographer/co-conspirator Chance Faulkner—had other plans.

Market Hall clock tower makes for a beauty backdrop...

It's time for the proposal!

For more pictures of the wedding proposal and photo shoot, go to chancefaulknerphotography.com.

***Related: Chance Faulkner is the photographer behind the amazing People of Peterborough photo series.

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Look At Stunning Photos Of A Peterborough Couple's Elopement In Morocco

Peterborough couple Kymberlie Dozois and Geoff Ludgate eloped to Morocco for their magical wedding on March 21st.

The couple decided to have wedding photos taken in Ouarzazate followed by an exchange of vows and rings up in the Atlas mountains.

The results are nothing less than stunning. Check out some of the beautiful pictures from the wedding day shoot below by photographers Hugh Whitaker and Jennifer Moher.

To view more of Hugh and Jennifer's photos of the elopement, click here.

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