“This, our closest friends, our family, sitting comfy on the prettiest of beaches. Wine, craft beer and home cooked dishes and all of our lives stories to talk about until the sun sets beautifully over the lake and we wrap up in thick blankets to watch the stars until we fall asleep. This is my dream…” Dayelle Bartow

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are always inspired by the love stories of the couples we work with. There are so many different stories, past histories and future dreams that each person brings into a marriage. The love that binds, the hopes and dreams that keep them focused on the future together. This gorgeous anniversary beach styled shoot on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie was inspired by one such story, a quote that came across our desk. A soft romantic dream of love, togetherness, and shared memories of lasting friendship. The SGD team along with Leslie from Warehouse 84 and Danielle from Shaw Events created a summers evening setting for our couple, Shannon & Gary to celebrate their fist year anniversary with their best friends. Eventful Niagara provided the natural setting of the beach. Its tucked away secluded location allowed for a relaxed atmosphere for the couples to reminisce and enjoy each others company with the passage of the afternoon. Our beautiful florals in rich hues of plums, marsala, soft peaches, and greens were in sharp contrast with the natural beauty of the shore line. But together with the detailed elements that help tell this story, the flowers were simply perfect. Sharleen from Sweet Celebrations created the ethereal cake so perfectly framed in a birch frame tee pee. Hand made stationary with calligraphy by Post Calligraphy. Wardrobe was provided by Hawk and Sparrow, with hair & make up by Glow Hair & Beauty. Custom hand made jewellery by Hattitude Jewels. Luxury Plate Setting, glassware and silverware by Plate Occasions. Bringing to life the essence of Dayelle Bartows dream was Reid from When He Found Her. We have fallen in love with every single image and we know you’ll fall in love too. 0022-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0057-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0034-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0045-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0031-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0030-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0019-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary0016-WhenHeFoundHer-TheAnniversary

Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring our amazing story.


Conception, Styling, Fresh Florals SUE GALLO DESIGNS | Planning, Styling SHAW EVENTS | Planning, Styling, Furniture & Prop Rentals WAREHOUSE 84 | Photography WHEN HE FOUND HER | Confections SWEET CELEBRATIONS | Vintage Wardrobe HAWK & SPARROW | Hair & Make Up GLOW HAIR & BEAUTY | Venue Location EVENTFUL NIAGARA | Stationary POST CALLIGRAPHY | Jewellery HATTITUDE JEWELS | Luxury Plate ware PLATE OCCASIONS

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