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Olivia + Ryan
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Olivia had a vision for her wedding, and it was definitely achieved! Divine Wedding Design did the most spectacular job with the decor making this bride's dreams come true (and making our job very easy)! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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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. 

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

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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Nancy + Rick
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Nancy & Rick are a beautiful couple inside & out and I loved getting to know them leading up to and at their wedding! There were so many smiles all day long, every minute was just a dream! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: rustic setting with elegant accents 

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: seeing the smile on Rick's face as I was walking down the aisle. It was the best feeling in the world knowing I was about to marry my best friend.   
Groom: the look on my wife's face when Samantha (her bridesmaid from England who couldn't make the wedding) Skyped in during the reception. 

Best wedding related decision: getting married at Bellamere (who made the whole wedding planning process so fun and stress free) and hiring Rossini Floral to do our decor and flowers 

Favourite detail: the gorgeous flower arch over the head table created by Rossini Floral 

Advice for future brides & grooms: don't sweat the small things and just think about the big picture. The day goes by in the blink of an eye so don't forget to stop and take a moment to take in everything that is your wedding day!  

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing, the day couldn't have been more perfect

Best surprise of the day: How smoothly everything went. Not one thing went wrong! The weather was perfect, everything was on time, and not once did we get nervous or anxious. It was the most perfect day Rick and I could ever ask for. 

Anything else you'd like to add: We decided to have an ice cream bar at our reception by Marble Slab Creamery. It was a place where the groom had worked for ten years prior to starting his career. The heat of the day coupled with the uniqueness and popularity of Marble Slab made it a huge hit for the guests to pas the time as the wedding couple was out doing photos. 

Ceremony Location: Bellamere Winery 
Reception Location: Bellamere Winery 
Officiant: Josh Black 
Dress (designer and/or store): Petrov - dress designer Paloma Blanca 
Wedding Planner: Dee (from Bellamere) 
Flowers/Decorator: Russel from Rossini Floral 
Hair/Makeup: Chatters hair salon/Esteem 
Caterer: Marble Slab Creamery and Imperio 
DJ: DJ Alpha 
Rings/Jewelery: bracelet from Swarovski and earrings from Petrov 
Groom's Attire: Moore's 

Processional - violin version of John Legend's "all of me" by Daniel Jang 
Recessional - "come to me" by goo goo dolls 
Entrance - "found" by dan Davidson 
First Dance - "what would you do" by Ed Sheeran
Parent Dances - "my wish" by rascal flats and "Meu Velho Pai" by Lunara 
Other - groomsmen came in to "pony" by ginuwine, bridesmaids to "that's my girl" by fifth harmony, ring bearer/flower girl came in to "abc" by Jackson five, and parents came in to "we are family" by sister sledge 

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Laura + John
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

What a beautiful day Laura and John had! The weather was just perfect and I love how they incorporated their dog Paisley, she was so adorable! When I saw that Laura had a Hayley Paige dress, I was so excited to see it, and of course she rocked that dress and looked gorgeous! Congrats to the lovely couple, can't wait to see what the future hold for you both!

- Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: rustic, elegant, enchanted forest, summery 
What are you favourite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Too many! The first look, saying our vows, sitting in our beautiful reception room with just the two of us (and Niki!) sharing mashed potatoes before our guests came in, taking sunset pictures 
Groom: The first look , the ceremony, the speeches, dancing. 
Best wedding related decision: The venue and all the venders we hired, including HRM Photography and Niki! 
Favourite details: The seating chart (Letters by Leesh) and all the flowers (Russell Rossini) 
Advice for future brides & grooms: The day goes by so fast! Before you know it, it will be over! Spend a few moments together alone throughout the day and just enjoy the bliss. Also, do not skip the videographers! There were moments that we missed (ex. our hilarious flower girl entrance) or moments that we want to relive over and over again. 
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We would not change a thing - it was perfect. 
Best surprise of the day: How beautiful and stunning the reception room was all decorated. It was better than we ever expected. Thank you Russell! 
Favorite HRM picture from the day: So hard to just choose just one favourite! If I have to choose one, our walking back down the aisle picture! Our ceremony was done and we were over the moon happy. We were relaxed and thrilled with how the day was going so far - a favourite moment. 
Anything else you'd like to add: We can not thank Bellamere and our vendors enough for giving us the wedding day of our dreams. They were all so amazing and a pleasure to work with.  No regrets! 

Ceremony Location: Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery & Event Centre  | Officiant: Ken Lofgren (Wedding Officiants) | Videographers: Through the Lens Productions | Cake: Bake Shop Studio (Kate St. Laurent) | String Trio: Encore Music London | Dress: Halo (Blush by Hayley Paige) bought at Sash & Bustle Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids: Ballet's Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen's attire: Moore's Clothing | Wedding Planner: Patti Lofgren | Flowers/Decorator: Rossini Floral Design & Event Decor | Hair/Makeup: AlyCat Makeup & Hair Artistry | DJ: DJ Alpha Productions (DJ Sammy) | Seating Chart, Table Numbers & Signage: Letters by Leesh | Limo & Party Bus: Grandeur Limousine | Invitations & Menus: RSVP Custom Wedding Stationery 
Processional: Yellow by Coldplay/I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (string trio) 
Recessional: Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N' Roses (string trio) 
Entrance: Good Feeling by Flo Rida 
First Dance: How Long will I Love You by Ellie Goulding 
Parent Dances: Save the Last Dance for Me by Michael Bublé

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Lindi + Ryan
{Bellamere WInery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Many people get caught up with the idea of "fall colours" in their photos.... but my true favorite time of year for any outdoor images? November!!! There is something so magical about that November glow and Lindi and Ryan had it in spades!! This wonderful couple are as stylish as they are sweet and we had a great time photographing their November wedding at Bellamere Winery! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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