Linda + Jamie
{Idylwyld Inn Wedding Photography}

Linda & Jamie had a lovely intimate wedding with their closest friends and family at the beautiful Idylwyld Inn. They both braved the cold to get some awesome shots outside!  The dinner room was set up so beautifully and had many personal touches made by the couple themselves and their loved ones! Linda, being the creative person she is made her own wedding cake and also with the help of her mother & grandmother made her bouquet! 

-Niki 

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Cozy, intimate, relaxed, romantic, vintage

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: The ceremony itself was very memorable to me. We hand picked all of the content to be very meaningful to us, so it was an extremely sentimental ceremony for me. I loved having time to talk with all of our friends and family, and I had an absolutely amazing time sharing stories and a ton of laughs with our guests!

Groom: Obviously it was seeing my beautiful bride as she entered into the room for the first time, and having our closest family and friends present to witness the event,  but I was also very fond of the venue.  It was a very cozy, intimate, and classy Victorian Inn.  The food was great and our guests absolutely loved every bit of it.  Having everyone stay overnight at the Inn, followed up by a private brunch on the Sunday morning was a nice segue to ending the weekend.  

Best wedding related decision:
Bride: Picking each other!! Also keeping it small and within budget, and doing things ourselves to give it a personal feel.
Groom: Everything that was handmade added a very personal warmth:  the wine, wedding cake, invites, programs, wedding songs, table runner, flowers/decorations, and of course the wedding dress and groom’s suit were also custom tailored.

Favourite detail:
Bride: The personal touches to the wedding. Every detail from the invites, to the music, favors and decor, to the attire was somehow created or enhanced with the amazing help of our family and friends.
Groom: Each personal touch somehow held a sentimental value or relevance that reflected the bride and grooms passions towards life and love for the guests.

Advice for future brides & grooms:
Bride: Keep the day about you and your spouse-to-be.  There is so much pressure these days to have over-the-top, showy weddings, but so often you hear people say that it just went by in a daze, and they barely had time to enjoy the day, or that they or their families will be paying off debt for ages. Don’t let the day take over the true meaning of the day. It is just one day in the rest of your lives together!!!
Groom: Most couples nowadays seem to try and outdo the wedding before them.  This could very well be the worst fallacy for brides and grooms.  We recognized this, and for us, it was not difficult to ‘unplug’ from this mindset and go in a direction where our hearts and imaginations led us.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?
Bride: Nothing! We had the most fabulous day! It was perfection!
Groom: (Other than extend the hours for the open bar haha)

Best surprise of the day:
Bride: The most beautiful surprise was flowers from my husband while getting ready, along with a hand written, heartfelt note. The funniest surprise was walking into someone’s room later in the evening who I thought was from our wedding party, but turned out to be a large group of people having a retirement party!
Groom: If I don’t say that the best surprise was checking out my bride as I first laid eyes on her, I think I’ll get in trouble wink

Anything else you'd like to add: I feel like we need to give a special shout out to everyone that helped make the day so meaningful! It was so special to walk down the aisle knowing that together with my husband, family, and friends, we personalized every little detail of the day. The vendors we worked with were also fantastic, and the day went incredibly smoothly due to their hard work.  We are so grateful to everyone involved in making the day so memorable for us, and of course, for the love and support of our friends and family with whom this day would not have been possible.

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Idlewyld Inn | Reception Location: Idlewyld Inn (and our brunch the next morning too!)
Officiant: Jeff Hicks, Kettle Creek Weddings | Cake: Bride | Dress: Mori Lee Bridesmaid 696 Ivory/Champagne - Garber's Bridal, plus sash/trim from bride's mom and bride | Wedding Planner: Bride & Groom | Flowers/Decorator: Bride's Mother, Bride's Stepmother, Bride | Hair/Makeup: Hair/Makeup - AlyCat Makeup & Hair Artistry; Lashes - Masquerade Salon; Nails - Hot Nails Huron/Highbury | DJ; Groom mixed/compiled music, Groom's brother played the music | Other - Groom's suit: David E. White | Other - Videography: Groom's brother

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: 2 Cellos - Book of Love (instrumental version mixed by groom) | Recessional: Piano Guys - Let it Go

 

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Lauren + Jose
{Museum London Wedding Photography}

 

I need a bumper sticker that reads 'Will travel to London for Love'. This wedding was worth the drive from Toronto and was bursting with love. It was also a memorable day because despite it being only mid October it was FREEZING! I don't think goosebumps were part of Lauren & Jose's plans, but they rocked their photo shoot nevertheless. We love working with Lauren from Twelth Night Events; she always makes sure everything is even more beautiful than the couple could imagine and helps the day run smoothly too. We also were super impressed with the video that Andrew from Wyton Weddings captured! What a great team this couple had making their day perfect! Congrats Lauren & Jose! 

- Lindsay {Toronto Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: A modern, glamorous, glitzy soiree!

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: The First Look + walking down the aisle
Groom: The First Look + the first dance

Best wedding related decision: hiring a wedding planner!

Favourite detail: This is hard, we loved every detail about our wedding!! But it’s a close tie between our venue décor/floral design, and our amazing caterer!

Advice for future brides & grooms: Have a stress free wedding day and ENJOY your time by #1 hiring a wedding planner, and #2 only working with reputable, experienced vendors. Our wedding day went off without a hitch due to our amazing wedding planner and vendors!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?: To be honest, nothing. Our wedding really was everything we imagined it would be.

Best surprise of the day: Bride: I'm not a fan of surprises, so I wasn’t really surprised the day of the wedding – however I was surprised at how emotional Jose was!
Groom: Seeing Lauren for the first time at our first look, seeing the dress and how beautiful she looked was extremely emotional for me.

Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you to HRM for being such awesome photographers, moving through our photos and handling the icy cold weather in October perfectly! 

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Museum London | Reception Location: Museum London | Officiant: Hon Suzanne Stevenson (Bride's aunt) | Cake: Every Occasion Cakes | Dress: Nicholas and Elizabeth |  Shoes: Christian Louboutin |  Jewelry: Swarovski | Formalwear: Joseph's Clothiers | Wedding Planner: Lauren De Koster, Twelfth Night Events  | Flowers/Decorator: RL Designs Inc  | Hair/Makeup: Hair: Dolce Divas Mobile Bridal Salon, MUA: Crystal Cox | Caterer: North Moore Catering  | DJ: Executive DJ and Event Services | Cinematography: Wyton Weddings | Stationary: Paperboat Creations Design

WEDDING SONGS: Processional:  The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years | Recessional: The Piano Guys – 5 Secrets | Entrance: Custom mix  | First Dance: "Promise" – Romeo Santos and Usher | Parent Dances: "I Loved Her First" -  Heartland & "Mama (Spanish version)" – Boyz 2 Men

 

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Trina + Robert
{Caradoc Sands Golf Club Wedding Photography}

Trina & Robert had a fun filled day with lots of love and laughter! Trina's smile is absolutely infectious and we loved spending the day with this great couple! We loved that their children were all such a big part of their celebration, it was so sweet!
- Hetaher

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Whimsical, Fun, Love

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: The whole day was my favorite
Groom: Seeing my wife to be come around the corner in her Red Wedding gown. My first kiss and my first dance as Husband and Wife! The whole day was WOW!

Best wedding related decision: Photographer - Thank you HRM!!

Favourite detail: Fairy Flower Girl and Red Wedding Gown

Advice for future brides & grooms: Ask The professionals for their advice! Photographer, DJ, Etc… They know how things should progress and Timing.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No

Best surprise of the day: The super Moon. We got some really awesome moon shots!

Anything else you'd like to add: Other words of advice from the Groom!  Plan to have a great party and don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy every moment of the day. It doesn’t last very long. Squeeze every moment out of it!

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Caradoc Sands | Reception Location: Caradoc Sands | Officiant: Kettle Creek Weddings Mary Anne Hendrik | Cake: The painted Cake (Strathroy) | Dress: Garber’s Bridal (London)| Flowers/Decorator: Olive Lane (Strathroy) | Caterer: Caradoc sands | DJ: Music Central London

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: A Thousand Years - Christina Perri | Recessional: Somebody to Love - Queen | Entrance: Finally Found you - Enrique Iglesias | First Dance:  All of Me – John Legend | Parent Dances:  Butterfly kisses and Crazy

 

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