It was an honour to be a part of Cyndi & Marty's wedding day celebration - what a beautiful love story they have and we loved capturing them surrounded by their friends & family on this happy occasion! Cyndi - you are an incredibly warm and caring person, getting to know you and keeping in touch with you has been so special to me. Thanks for being wonderful - Marty you're a lucky man (and from the way you look at Cyndi I can tell she's a very lucky lady as well! )
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: elegant & classy but not fussy
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: my new husband surprising me by singing to me at the reception and the 'reveal' with the kids was great fun!
Groom: the ceremony and how beautiful the bride looked
Best wedding related decisions: having our kids as our wedding party and taking pictures before the ceremony; and of course having HRM Photography do our photos!
Favourite details: the personalized M & M's and the photo of Marty's parents included as part of the decor
Advice for future brides & grooms: don't get uptight over things you can't control...you'll be married by the end of the day anyway, which is the ultimate goal!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Marty would make sure that his sons were completely ready to go before picking them up, rather than getting dressed at the hotel, to avoid a 'missing shoes' emergency; other than that, we wouldn't change a thing....the day was great!
Best surprise of the day: after pouring rain all day, it stopped just when we started taking pictures!
Favorite HRM pictures from the day (and why?): there are lots that are fabulous, but the stand outs are #531 the night shot in front of the Estate - we just love that it shows the whole house and the back lighting is gorgeous, #360 on the pathway - a beautiful, intimate shot, and #231 - the 'gang' - we all had a great time 'playing' together during the photos and this just shows that.
VENDORS: Ceremony Location - Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Reception Location - Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Officiant (if not a church ceremony) - Rev. Lori Hisson - Unity of London | Cake - cupcakes from Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes | Dress (designer and/or store) - Susan J 'The White House | Wedding Planner - me | Flowers/Decorator - sister in law Mary from Grandpa's Garden | Hair/Makeup - hair - Raymond's hair & day spa/makeup - Clinique counter at The Bay Masonville | Caterer - Culinary Catering | DJ - Greg from Music Central
WEDDING SONGS: Processional - Pachelbel - Canon in D | Entrance - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas | First Dance - When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss | Parent Dances - bride/dad - I Loved Her First - Heartland
Favorite HRM pictures from the day (and why?): #231 - the 'gang' - we all had a great time 'playing' together during the photos and this just shows that.
Favorite HRM pictures from the day (and why?): #360 on the pathway - a beautiful, intimate shot (below right)
Favorite HRM pictures from the day (and why?): there are lots that are fabulous, but the stand outs are #531 the night shot in front of the Estate - we just love that it shows the whole house and the back lighting is gorgeous.
This gorgeous friend of mine decided to do a boudoir session with me as a wedding gift to her hubby! I love all the different looks we were able to get - it's obvious the camera loves her! As always, boudoir photos are only posted with permission of the client!
- Heather (London Ontario Boudoir Photographer)
I always love weddings at Museum London and had a great time with Laura, Johannes and their wedding party on this hot August day! The groom & groomsmen looked great in their Navy uniforms!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: elegant, timeless, fun
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: It was such a great day but I think that being able to celebrate with my 90 year old Grandmother was definitely a highlight for me. Of course, celebrating with all of my family and friends was also fantastic!
Groom: Seeing Laura for the first time and having that moment all to ourselves. Being able to celebrate with my friends who came from all over Canada just for the weekend.
Best wedding related decision: Having Hannes and his groomsmen in their Navy uniforms. Also, incorporating some Naval wedding traditions for example, the Sword Arch. This really made for something new and exciting for us as well as for our guests.
Favourite detail: Having the photo booth was my favorite thing! I think that I went in around 30 times with someone different every single time.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Try to relax and really enjoy the day. It goes by so quickly so make sure that you are taking the time to appreciate all of your hard work!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? There isn't really anything that we would do differently. We had beautiful weather, everyone was in great spirits, and every detail really came together for such a wonderful day.
Best surprise of the day: All of the speeches were such a great surprise! They were so well written and were all so heartfelt, sincere, and incredibly funny. We really appreciated the work that went into them and all of their kind words are definitely unforgettable.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): The group shot of everyone in the museum after the ceremony is definitely a favorite. I just really wanted to be able to capture the moment of everyone being there to celebrate with us. I'm glad we were able to fit everyone in! But to be honest, there are so many amazing pictures it's hard to pick just one that was our favorite.
Anything else you'd like to add: Our day couldn't have been possible without all of our amazing vendors. We want to give a huge thank you and shout out to Russel Rossini. He really went over and above our expectations and really was a dream to work with. Nicole, from Auberge du Petit Prince, did an absolutely amazing job with both cakes and really captured exactly what we were looking for. Of course, we cannot forget our amazing photographers Heather and Niki. You ladies were so much fun and really kept us on schedule and even made us look great in the pictures! Thanks to everyone who made our day everything that we wanted and more!!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location - Museum London | Reception Location - Museum London | Officiant (if not a church ceremony) - Hannes's father, Johan Olivier | Cake - Auberge du Petit Prince | Dress (designer and/or store) - Sincerity Bridal from Garber's Bridal | Wedding Planner - we didn't have one | Flowers/Decorator - Rossini Floral | Hair/Makeup - Carrie and Shelly from Revive Spa in Dorchester | Caterer - Culinary Catering | DJ - Music Central
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Shania Twain - Still the One | Recessional: Bruno Mars - Marry You | First Dance: Keith Urban - Making Memories of Us | Parent Dances: Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance (father daughter dance)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): The group shot of everyone in the museum after the ceremony is definitely a favorite.
Niki and I and the happy couple!