We loved every second of this wedding day - look at that beaming bride, her smile is infectious - how could we not smile all day? Not only was it a great group of people but all the details were amazing: Fire Rock is a fantastic venue, Designs in Bloom's flowers are always incredible and the candy buffet backdrop was so unique and colourful!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Classic, elegant, summer, fresh
What are your favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Truly, the entire day was a dream come true, but feeling so calm and comfortable during the ceremony and just enjoying the moment was very memorable (I was pretty stressed about being in front of everyone!).
Groom: My most vivid memory of the day is Laura walking down the aisle.
Best wedding related decision: Love your venue (including back-up location) and multi-purpose purchases, for example: candy bar behind the head table as a backdrop and candy baton favours on the tables to add colour.
Favourite detail: My dress and the flowers.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Hire vendors who are passionate about their career - it shows in their work (and it is inspiring!).
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nope - it really was perfect!
Best surprise of the day: Our two outstanding Master of Ceremonies and the amazing speeches- everyone did an incredible job!
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): We LOVE so many: family portraits, crowd shots, photoboth, wedding party and all the remarkable bride and groom shots truly capturing our happiness..... thankfully we have a digital photoframe A few that really stand out: 99 - My grandparents made me this wedding gift quilt, but have since passed away, so this is a great tribute to them.
884 & 886 - Just incredible photography!
Anything else you'd like to add: We are so happy with our photos and would strongly recommend Heather and Niki to anyone!!
VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Location: FireRock Golf Course, Komoka | Officiant: Patti from Kettle Creek Weddings | Cake: Cynfully Sweet in Sarnia | Dress: Alfred Sung from Heirlooms in Dundas | Wedding Planner: Bride | Flowers: Designs in Bloom in London | Hair/Makeup: Entrenous Salon in London | DJ: Rob from Music Central (a real crowd pleaser!) | Candy Buffet and Favours: Candy Culture, London | Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas online
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Cannon D | Recessional: Trumpet Voluntary | First Dance: Garth Brook's "To Make You Feel My Love" sung by my brother, Brock. | Parent Dances: James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" sung by my brother, Brock.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 99 - My grandparents made me this wedding gift quilt, but have since passed away, so this is a great tribute to them. (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 884 & 886 - Just incredible photography! (above & below)
Stephanie & Dave are a beautiful couple inside & out and from the first time I met with them I knew I'd have a great time with them on their wedding day. Everything was so elegant, yet laidback and fun. I had a smilie on my face the whole time we were putting this blog post together remembering what a great day it was!
- Heather (London Ontario Wedding Photographer)
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Elegant,classic, fun, family and friends
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: There's too many to count! Some of my favourites would have to walking into the church and seeing Dave and all our family and friends, the ring ceremony (the ring wouldn't go on my finger!) and dancing at the reception, we had such a great time!
Groom: Seeing Stephanie walk into the church
Best wedding related decision: I would have to say that hiring Russell as our decorator was our best decision. It was amazing to not have to worry about setting up of taking down the hall the day of the wedding, with Russell we knew everything was taken care of!
Favourite detail: Our bouquets! I absolutely loved the girls orange cali lilies and my beautiful white bouquet! They were everything I had imagined!
Advice for future brides & grooms: I would have to say to not sweat the small stuff and make sure to have fun at your own wedding!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? - It was really hot that day, around 38! we would have loved if the church was air conditioned!
Best surprise of the day: I would have to say the craziest surprise of the day was the group of Asian tourist who crashed our wedding!
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): There's too many to choose from! We love all of the family pictures in front of the church, we will always cherish those! But we love #769 in the woods at sunset of the two of us, it is such a beautiful picture!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location - St.Peter's Cathedral Basilica | Reception Location - Bellamere Winery | Cake - Nicole from Auberge | Dress (designer and/or store) - Romona Keveza - Kleinfelds New York | Wedding Planner - Me and my mom | Flowers/Decorator - Russell from Rossini Floral | Hair/Makeup - Shear Elegance | DJ - DJ Rick Addy
WEDDING SONGS: Processional - Pachabel Canon in D | Recessional - Wedding March | Entrance - Don't Stop Believin | First Dance - My Best Friend - By Tim McGraw | Parent Dances - I loved her first - By Heartland
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): There's too many to choose from! We love all of the family pictures in front of the church, we will always cherish those! But we love #769 in the woods at sunset of the two of us, it is such a beautiful picture! (below right)
We had a very windy day for Catherine & Nick's engagement session - we had the beach all to ourselves, it was great!
- Heather (Port Stanley Engagement Photography)