Sutro Forest Wedding

Nicole + Jon: Sutro Forest Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 13, 2015

Nicole and Jon met nine years ago at the Grant MacEwan library.

The Proposal

During a trip to Jon’s hometown of Twillingate, Newfoundland, the couple took a hike to a lighthouse where Jon stopped to carve their initials into a cliffside lookout. By the time Nicole realized he had carved “JS+NS” rather than “NW” for her maiden name, Jon was already down on one knee.

The Big Day

Imagine standing in a lush forest, surrounded by the scent of eucalyptus, and marrying the love of your life there.

“It’s difficult to describe it as anything but magical,” Nicole says of her intimate wedding ceremony. Nicole and Jon said their “I do’s” in Sutro Forest, a 100-year-old eucalyptus forest in the heart of San Francisco. They shared the moment with their two closest friends as witnesses, their photographer Gabe McClintock, and Jon’s brother–who is a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces–as officiant.

A reception party was later held in Edmonton at The Parlour, Nicole and Jon’s favourite restaurant.

Favourite Moments

Nicole: “When Jon passed me a post it note with a happy face on it before he read his vows (an inside joke). That and dancing with my dad.”

Jon: “Saying “I Do” to my wife”

Engagement Ring Cut

Cushion Cut Halo

First Dance

‘Smack Into You’ – Jon Mclaughlin

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)

‘Walk With You’ – Edwin McCain

Advice from the Newlyweds

“Hire professionals that you trust to be apart of your wedding. Jon and I were relieved of any planning stress because we hired professionals that we love and gave them free range to do what they do best. From decor, to florals and even the exact ceremony location in Sutro forest- we let our team of professionals choose what they thought worked best.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

“The past nine years have brought us so many amazing adventures, we look forward to sharing many more together.”



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