WOW our first ever WinMyWedding.ca contest was insane! We had no idea it would be as huge as it ended up being – nearly 15,000 people voted for their favourite couples – and though we wish we could say everyone was a winner, we only have a first and second prize for the couples with the MOST votes. Without dragging things out even more (a month was a very long time to keep everyone waiting while the votes kept rolling in!) here are the winning couples!
FIRST PRIZE: Princess & Nigel | Colours, Cats & Candy | Total Points: 8,157 (WOW!)
AWESOME PRIZE: All-day wedding coverage with 2 photographers
500+ digital, retouched proofs in an online gallery
2 gorgeous coffee table books of their wedding photography
Private online galleries of their wedding and engagement photos for at least one year
DVD of all their high-res/edited/printable images
Engagement Session + DVD of images
SECOND PRIZE: Valerie & Michael | A Vari Symbolic Pink Wedding | Total Points: 5,581
AWESOME PRIZE: A free SmileBooth (now renamed to PartyBooth!) rental for their big day!
Check out more about our PartyBooth’s online at www.PartyBooth.ca
SURPRISE THIRD “RUNNER UP” PRIZE: Alishia & Christine: A Modern Day Love Story | Total Points: 4,349
AWESOME PRIZE: $200 Print Credit
We can’t say THANK YOU ENOUGH to everyone who participated, everyone who voted, and to everyone for listening to all of us telling you to go and vote LOL!
Stay tuned for an announcement for a possible second contest later this year!
CONGRATULATIONS PRINCESS & NIGEL – can’t wait to work with you both!!
Here’s their inspiration board:
And here’s their entry that gained the MOST POINTS (calculated by number of votes x average vote, out of 10)
Hi there! My name is Princess (yes, that is my real name). My fiance and I met at nerd camp back when we were in our senior year in highschool.
We are getting married in July 2011 in the exciting town of Milton! We just moved to Milton about a year ago and we want our wedding to be meaningful so we want it to be in the place we call home.
Our ceremony will be outdoors in the garden/park area by the town hall. Our cocktails/reception/dancing will be held at a local restaurant in Milton, possibly the Barn at Country Heritage Park! Our pictures will be taken all over the awesome landmarks of Milton…like in/on the streets of downtown Milton, the Milton information booth on across from the Petro Canada on Steeles, the Bronte train tracks, Rattlesnake Point, outside the Milton Animal Hospital…and yes…even inside the local Supercentre!
Nigel and I are going to have a very unique and colourful wedding (if it is not already apparent). I am a very bubbly person and I love colours! I had a hard time narrowing down my colours to just one or two….as a result, my colours will be fuschia, vibrant purple, canary yellow, green apple and turquoise. I know it has the extreme potential to be a hot mess! But I am under the guidance of my practically colour-blind fiance, loyal dog (also the ring bearer) and 3 kitty cat companions (2 feline flower girls & 1 feminine ring bearer). Comforting thought, eh? Nah…I do have 3 bridesmaids and 1 matron of honor who are fairly opinionated and will provide their two cents.
Our theme will be candy. Nigel has Type 1 diabetes…sugar has the capability to save and make him really sick…and so, candy is a good way to describe my effect on him :p Our wedding will be a DIY wedding. We will be doing our own invitations, favors and flowers…so there will be a lot of creativity, time, blood, sweat and sugar involved! Hopefully not all together…that would taste either too salty or metallic?
And so……..this is why I need the artistic talents of Renaissance Studios. I need photographers who do more than just take photos, I want them to capture the fun, emotional and quirky/dorky moments of the day. I want my wedding photos to be art…memorable art that we can cherish for the years to come. Plus, I would also like to win this contest so that I can spend more of the budget on the cute little outfits that my furry animals will be parading about in I know…these are the words of a future crazy cat lady in training.
Thanks for taking the time to consider our story!