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Bellamere Winery Wedding Ceremony

Sandra + John-Paul
{Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography}

For days leading up to Sandra & John-Pauls wedding day, there was a thunderstorm warning for their whole day! I remember driving to Sandra's parents home and having to pull over on the side of the road for this intense storm to pass. It lasted a whole 5 mins and then the rest of the day was great! Soft overcast light and then it rained again at night, and we got a beautiful shot of the love birds under an umbrella outside of the Belllamere building! Sandra & John-Paul's day was filled with so much love & laughter - everyone was having the time of their life! The reception was filled with so many surprises - from special guests singers to hilarious impromptu speeches! Congrats to this lovely couple, it was a pleasure to capture your day!

-Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}


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Jessica + Chris
{Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography}

What a rainy wedding season we had last year! Bellamere is always a favorite spot of ours, and we have had lots of practice making the best of rainy days on their beautiful property! Jessica and Chris are a great couple who took the rain in stride and we had a wonderful day with them!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photography}

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

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?

Bride: It's hard to pick a favourite memory because everything was amazing, but I really enjoyed the speeches. Hearing all of the nice stories and memories that our friends and family share with us, the aspects of our relationships they value and feeling the support they have for us was very special.

Groom: Seeing Jess for the first time as she walked down the aisle.

Favourite detail: We were really happy with how our décor turned out! The atmosphere at Bellamere is so cozy and the architecture is so beautiful on its own that it doesn’t need much in the way of décor, so the combination of our lighting, linens, floral arrangements and homemade touches really created exactly the look that we wanted.

Advice for future brides & grooms: No matter how busy you get, how hectic things get, or how much fun you are having, take a moment to step back, take a deep breath and really take everything in. Be proud of the hard work you have put in making the day what it is and be happy knowing that all of your closest family and friends are gathered in one room because they love you! And be excited knowing that, once all of the excitement of the big day is over, you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend! Most importantly (and you will hear this many times throughout your planning, but it’s true), your guests won’t notice if something turns out differently than you planned, so don’t worry if everything doesn’t go exactly according to plan!The day will be amazing regardless. We attribute the success of the day to our incredible vendors! We would recommend that future brides and grooms choose vendors that have a great reputation, rather than those that are inexpensive. They have that great reputation for a reason!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We wouldn’t change a thing!

Best surprise of the day:

Bride: When I arrived at Bellamere for the ceremony I had some time to spare. Since I had not seen the reception space, Patti secretly took me to see how everything had come together. This was great because it eased my nerves and it was fun knowing all of our guests were on the other side of the doors and couldn't see me!

Groom: While taking photos outside, Patti brought us a platter of the hors d'ouvres to eat!

VENDORS: Ceremony Location : Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | Officiant - Ken Lofgren | Dress - Allure Bridals, Nicholas and Elizabeth Bridal | Wedding Planner - Patti Lofgren at Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | Flowers/Decorator - Patzees Floral Scapes | Hair/Makeup - Lisa MacLean, Lavish Salon & Spa (sister-in-law) - Amberly Hall, self-employed (family friend) | Caterer - Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | DJ - DJ Kevin Evans, DJ Alpha Productions | Bridesmaid dresses: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe and David’s Bridal | Groom and groomsmen tuxedos: Moore’s Clothing For Men | Chalkboards: Katie Carroll (family friend)

WEDDING SONGS: Processional - “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri | Recessional- “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen | Entrance - “Best I Ever Had” by Drake | First Dance - “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay | Parent Dances - mother / son dance: “Days Like This” by Van Morrison / brother - sister dance (dedicated to bride’s father): “See You Again” by Carrie Underwood


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Sanja + Graham
Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography

Rain, rain, go away! That's what I was singing in my head for most of the day on Sanja & Graham's wedding day! We made some last minute schedule adjustments, and ended up going to the amazing Church Key restaurant (where he proposed!) for some photos when the rain was unbearable but you really can't tell looking back on these photos what a wet, drizzly day it was! The bright pop of colours stood out against the grey sky and looked amazing! Thanks to this happy couple for going with the flow and trusting us to get amazing photos no matter what the weather gods had in store for us!

- Heather

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Elegance, bright, rustic,

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Having all our friends and family together in one place to celebrate our love
Groom: Seeing my future wife walk down the aisle

Best wedding related decision: Our photographer! We have some amazing photos to remember our special day despite the weather!

Favourite detail: The flowers really made our vision come to life!

Advice for future brides & grooms: Try to take it one thing at a time and it was all come together beautifully in the end and don't stress too much over little details.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Not a thing, not even the rain, it made it so much more memorable

Best surprise of the day: The little bit of sun after our ceremony let us have some time outside, which was great since we originally wanted an outdoor ceremony!

VENDORS: Ceremony Location : Bellamere Winery | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery | Officiant: Jeff Hicks Kettle Creek Weddings | Cake: Petit Paris | Dress: Vera Wang, Davids Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Designs in Bloom | Hair/Makeup: Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry | Rings/Jewelery: Tiffany and Co hers, Mappins his

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Pachelbel - Canon in D | Recessional: Handel- Hornpipe | First Dance: Young and Beautful - Lana Del Ray

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Shannon + Will
{Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography}

Shannon & Will had the most beautiful weather on their wedding day! We loved how much thought was put into the details of their wedding - Bellamere was perfectly decorated with their personal touches. I remember having a permanent smile all day long! Congrats to the happy couple!

-Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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