Cameron + Maddy by Sarah Burnette Photo

As they went from friends to dating to married, that feeling only ever got stronger. Maddy was always the person he was going to spend his life with.

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love…

Both Maddy and Cam are designers by trade–graphic design and industrial design. They have a mutual love for colour, good food, travel, and their black and white cat, Chilito. Maddy is also an illustrator, and Cam has taken to sewing and block printing. They love cooking, laughing, and crossword-ing together.

How/where/when did you meet – and what were your first impressions?

The couple met at college on the very first day of class–something told them they should sit next to one another. The couple was friends for years until they both decided that friendship just wasn’t enough and that there was something more between the two.

Maddy’s first impression of Cam was that he was an incredible artist and made her laugh the very first day they met, and she has continued to do so.

Cam’s first impression of Maddy was that she was beautiful and funny and that if he was going to have to sit through class, he was going to do it sitting next to her.

When did you first realise that this was someone you’d like to spend the rest of your life with?

For Maddy, it’s a somewhat indescribable feeling. In her vows to Cam she described a story of visiting the southwestern United States and being taken aback by the incredible desert landscape that made her feel present in the moment, comfort, and warmth. It’s a feeling she wasn’t sure she would ever feel again–but she finds that feeling in Cam every day.

There was never a specific moment for Cam, every moment with Maddy has just felt right since they met. As they went from friends to dating to married, that feeling only ever got stronger. Maddy was always the person he was going to spend his life with.

Was there a proposal? Tell us a little about it…

Cam proposed to Maddy in beautiful Sausalito, CA. He had planned the entire trip for the two, and Maddy couldn’t have been more oblivious. The couple had explored the town, had the best margaritas of their lives, and checked into their hotel, The Inn Above Tide, overlooking the Bay and the San Francisco skyline. They were sitting on the balcony enjoying the view when Cam simply looked over at her, got down on one knee, and asked. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

The day has a golden glow surrounding it for the couple–Maddy and Cam walked to dinner afterwards and enjoyed some sushi and sake. Maddy kept the chopstick wrapper and now has it framed in their home.

Tell us about the vision you had for the mood or style of your wedding.

Cam and Maddy always knew they wanted something intimate and non-traditional– highlighting their love for color, food, and those closest to them. They knew they wanted to create intentional moments focused on who/what they cared about the most. The ceremony was family-only in the courtyard of a small hotel in the neighbourhood they first lived in together. The reception was at their favourite cocktail bar a few blocks away, and they focused on the food and drinks they loved most. They opted for a raw bar and small plates over a formal sit-down dinner. Maddy and Cam wanted it to feel comfortable and warm–like a gathering of old friends. The couple leaned into bright pops of orange and green for their paper goods, florals, and venues.

What was one element you were happy to splurge on?

The vision for the florals was something the couple used to guide and inform the other decisions made for the special day. The couple can’t say enough incredible things about their florist, Caulyn–she is truly an artist and brought Maddy and Cam’s vision to life and then some. They wanted the florals to feel structural yet organic, like living pieces of art. Caulyn and her studio, New Mood, were exceptional and tied together the entire visuals of the day.

Tell us about your main outfits, what was unique, is there a story?

Maddy wore a dress by designer Sarah Seven. The dotted lace detailing on the back informed the decision for the hair–a bubble braid studded with cascading pearls. Her hair was beyond her imagination and thanks to Katie-Laine and her team, Indigo Beauty Collective.

Cam wore an orange suit by Richard James located on London’s famous Saville Road. He knew he wanted something bold and unique, and the colour tied in seamlessly with the details of the florals and venues.

CEREMONY The Germantown Inn, @germantown_inn RECEPTION Le Loup, @leloupnash FLORIST New Mood Floral, @newmoodfloral PHOTOGRAPHER Sarah Burnette Photo, @sarahburnettephoto MAKEUP + HAIR Indigo Beauty Collective, @indigobeautycollective BRIDAL DRESS Sarah Seven, @sarahseven SUIT Richard James, @richardjamesofficial BRIDE’S RING WWake, @wwake GROOM’S RING Catbird NYC, @catbirdnyc INVITATION + MATCH Maddy Hall Coupé, @_maddyhallcoupe BRIDE’S SHOES Kate Spade, @katespadeny GROOM’S SHOES Johnston & Murphy, @johnstonmurphy CAKE Banana Fosters from Le Loup, @leloupnash BRIDAL/GETTING READY HQ The Germantown Inn, @germantown_inn