Julia + Chad
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Julia & Chad's wedding was absolutely picture perfect!!! You really can't go wrong with a wedding at Bellamere Winery! We had such a wonderful time capturing this couple's beautiful day! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Rustic, but Elegant

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day? 
Bride: Chad and I wrote letters to one another to read the morning of our wedding and having that moment of reading what he wrote was a unforgettable moment and made me even more excited to walk down the isle and see Chad for the first time. Also being able to celebrate the day with close friends and family. 
Groom: Seeing Julia walk down the aisle. I did not know what she had chosen for a wedding dress and she was absolutely beautiful. Made me feel like the luckiest person in the room. 

Best wedding related decision: Choosing Bellamere (They took care of almost everything for us, so we did not feel stress on the wedding day). They thought of things that we didn't even think of, and went above and beyond to help make the day perfect and for us to be able to enjoy and celebrate with our family and friends.

Favourite detail: Centre pieces with the floral arrangements. Not many people would know this but the reason there was a tea cup added to the centre pieces was to represent Julia's grandmother.  Her Grandma had recently passed and it was a small detail to make Julia feel like her grandma was still present.  Also Julia had worn her grandmothers ring, which was also her something old and blue. The entire atmosphere and look of Bellamere is also a key reason on why we chose to get married there. 

Advice for future brides & grooms: Do what you have envisioned for your day and do what is most important to the two of you.

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

Best surprise of the day: Having everything run so smoothly. You always get told that something may not go exactly the way you pictured it, but our day was perfect. 

Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you to HRM Photography, especially Heather and Becky. They did an amazing job. We had so much fun doing all of our pictures and you can really tell how passionate and excited they were to capture special moments of our day. 

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: Bellamere | Reception Location: Bellamere | Officiant: Ken Lofgren | Cake: Cake Pops - Grandma's Oven (Aylmer) | Dress: Garbers Bridal | Wedding Planner: Patti Lofgren | Flowers/Decorator: Lyric Flowers (St. Marys) | Hair/Makeup: Julia's Hair - Courtnee Campbell / Makeup - Laura Ferrari (Formerly known as Laura Taylor @makeupandlashesbylaura / Chad's Hair - Gentlemens Barber | DJ: Dave - DJ Alpha | Rings/Jewelery: Bryan Nash - Nash Jewellers | Groom's Attire: Knight and Grey | Bridesmaids dresses: Davids Bridal

WEDDING SONGS:
Processional: Sleeping at Last
Entrance: Sleeping at Last - Turning Page (Instrumental)
First Dance: Sleeping at Last - I'm gonna be (500 Miles)
Parent Dances: Lean on Me



















































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Amanda + Dave
{Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography}

Amanda & Dave had the perfect overcast day will little breaks of sunshine for their wedding! Dave is a mechanic for Porsche and was hooked up with a sweet car for the wedding day that we used as a great prop! Amanda put SO MUCH love into all the details for their beautiful cocktail reception, from the stacked candy bar to the awesome homemade signs! The most hilarous moment was the garter toss, Amanda at some point during the day lost her garter and when it came time for the toss, Dave was struggling to find something that wasn't even there! Congrats Amanda & Dave, it was truly a pleasure capturing these memories for you to look back on for years to come!

-Niki 

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less:  Modern, romantic, fun, timeless, and just 'us!'

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: I loved doing our first look before the ceremony because it really allowed for a lot of ease throughout the rest of the day. The excitement of tapping Dave on the shoulder and watching his reaction as he turned around was such a great memory. 
Groom: Seeing Amanda for the first time and watching her walk down the aisle.

Best wedding related decision: Our best decision was firstly hiring HRM for photography, and also having a wedding coordinator brought in for all the small details.

Favourite detail: I think my favourite detail was my decor (especially my candy bar)! I spent a lot of time and effort creating my own decor that was so true to us and I'm happy with how it all turned out!

Advice for future brides & grooms: Don't sweat the little stuff. I know it sounds easier said than done, but the things you spend hours thinking about are the things no one else will ever notice. And a wedding planner/coordinator doesn't hurt!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?  We chose to do a cocktail style reception which I loved, but if I could change anything I would choose to have seating for all of my guests instead of the "cocktail standard" which is seating for 65-70% of your guests.

Best surprise of the day: I think the best surprise of the day was how our wedding brought people together. We had had quite a bit of family related drama before the wedding, and I was so pleased to see that everyone had set their differences aside even if just for that day.

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): This is a really hard question because there were hardly any pictures I didn't love. My favourite would have to be the black and white picture of us kissing while I was being slightly dipped back. I think I love it because it's so romantic and very much like a piece of art!

VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Location: Bellamere Winery  | Officiant: Jeff Hicks from Kettle Creek | Cake: Chick Boss Cake  | Dress: Morilee from Sophie's  | Wedding Planner: Amy McNall from Unmistakably You  | Flowers: Amanda Calvert from Floral Occasions | Hair/Makeup: Hair Amanda Rendell from Taz, makeup from Brittany Hall (makeup by Brittany) | Caterer: Bellamere  | DJ: Rick from Bellamere
 
WEDDING SONGS: Processional:Wedding party-Make you Feel my Love-Adele, Bride- I Won't Give Up-Jason Mraz  | Recessional-Better Together-Jack Johnson | Entrance-Forever-Chris Brown | First Dance-One and Only- Adele

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): This is a really hard question because there were hardly any pictures I didn't love. My favourite would have to be the black and white picture of us kissing while I was being slightly dipped back. I think I love it because it's so romantic and very much like a piece of art! (below left)

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Natalia + Michel
{Steam Whistle Brewery Wedding Photography}

This wedding was the last official wedding of the 2015 season! What an amazing wedding to finish off with! When I first met Natalia & Michel in Port Credit for their consultation, we immediately hit it off! Their wedding took place on a beautiful December day with amazing sunshine and we couldn't have asked for anything more out of the weather orther than maybe a little bit of snow! Instead of snow, I settled (hah!) to head over to the Ripley's Aquarium to get a quick snap of the couple with the jellyfish display! This shot meant so much to them as they had their first date at the Aquarium!

Michel had an adorable suprise for Natalia, he had a giant box filled with balloons for her to open at reception, she had her 30th birthday a few days prior and wanted to acknowledge it since they didn't have a proper celebration with all the wedding commotion going on! The most heart felt moment of the day for me was when Natalia personally thanked HRM Photography for being there, it almost put me to tears knowing that she was so happy with us and hadn't even seen a photo yet! We loved all her decor and woodland forest theme, it came to together so beautifully! 

Natalia & Michel, it was such an honour to be a part of your wedding, I LOVE how the images tell the story of your true love and romance! Congrats and I look forward to working with you again!

-Niki {Toronto Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Vintage, romantic, enchanted, glamorous and earthy.

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Finally seeing my husband for the first time that day! There was such a build up for hours and hours all morning and afternoon that when I finally saw him, it was such a relief and I could finally enjoy the day with my love.
Groom: Seeing my wife for the first time and the party after!

Best wedding related decision: There were definitely a few I would have to mention: the venue was absolutely magical, my wedding dress and necklace (both were a huge hit) and of course, HRM Photography! We hit it off with Niki the moment that we met her and we have not regretted our decision ever since, she is absolutely unreal.

Favourite detail: The flowers! InTuin Design created my vision and beyond!

Advice for future brides & grooms: Don’t sweat the small stuff and go with your gut; there was not even one moment that I stressed out even if things went wrong and I knew what my vision was from the beginning which made decisions quick, easy and painless.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Stretch the wedding out to a two day event! It went by way to quick!

Best surprise of the day: It was my 30th birthday two days before our wedding and because it was such a busy time in our lives, there wasn’t any time for celebrations. During his speech, my amazing husband surprised me with a huge gold box brought to the middle of the dance floor and when I opened it, dozens of balloons flew out with two in the shape of a “3” and a “0” He explained that my birthday went a bit unnoticed and everyone sang happy birthday, it was really special. 

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto | Reception Location: Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto | Officiant: Victoria Starr | Cake: Cannoli Queens (cannoli tower) and Nadege (macaroon tower) | Dress: Zac Posen | Wedding Planner: Frank Cugliari | Flowers/Decorator: InTuin Design, Gary | Hair/Makeup: A List Beauty, Al Fortier | Caterer: 10Tation Catering | DJ: Noor Yousif

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Vitamin String Quarter, Thinking Out Loud | Recessional: Simple Minds, Don’t You Forget About Me | Entrance: AC/DC, She Shook Me All Night Long | First Dance: Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

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