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Ana + Michael
{London Club London Ontario Wedding Photography}

This wedding was such a special one for me to photograph for many reasons! I've know Ana for years, we actually met through my photography business and she's been promising me that when her big day came no matter what I would be her photograher! We joked with Michael that she had picked me first before he even came along! Through a wonderful twist of fate, Ana & Michael's wedding ended up being HRM Photography's 1000th wedding!!! I went through our database a couple of times to double check as I just couldn't believe it, as I knew Ana more than many others would be so thrilled to celebrate this milestone for me!! Thank you so much Ana & Michael for asking me to capture this amazing day for you!! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Timeless elegance with a twist

What are your favorite memories of your wedding day? Having all our most cherished family and friends gathered around us to share in this milestone in our relationship.  St. Peter’s Cathedral is truly at the center of our bond as this is where we met, so it was especially fitting to bring everyone together in this sacred space to witness our union.

Best wedding related decision: Can we have two?! The first would undeniably be having HRM Photography (and the incredibly talented Heather) document our wedding day. This decision has been at the core of my bridal dream for as long as I can remember, and having Heather there behind the lens, I knew her keen and creative eye would simply produce magic.  The second would be choosing to host our reception at the London Club. It is such an elegant and distinctive venue in the heart of downtown, and our celebration was the evening we dreamed of unfolding before our very eyes.

Favourite detail: My favourite detail must be our white décor throughout our celebration space.  Our goal was to have a traditional but romantic space, and our mono-chromatic colour scheme allowed for our guests to bring their own colour to the festivities which simply enhanced the beauty and elegance of our stunning décor.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Planning is crucial to make sure you enjoy every moment of your special day. Do not sacrifice hiring vendors who are key to your wedding vision as they will capture the feel of the day and enable it to live on in your memories forevermore.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Our wedding day was perfect in our eyes. We are beyond thrilled with how wonderfully everything went and loved every second of the day!  We would not change on single thing!

Best surprise of the day: Being the 1000th wedding to be captured by the fabulous HRM Photography! What an honour!

Anything else you'd like to add: We LOVED that our ceremony was “unplugged”. We highly encourage you to invite your guests to remain unplugged for your ceremony so that they can be fully present in the moment (and no awkward photos of people obstructing your entrance down the aisle!). 

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica | Reception Location: The London Club | Cake: Grandma’s Oven | Dress: Allure Bridals from Nicholas and Elizabeth | Flowers/Decorator: Ludmila Onufer - Richmond Florist (flowers) / Occasions by Petals n Pots (decorator) | Hair/Makeup: Taz Hair Co. / Katie Foster Makeup Artistry at Taz Hair Co. | DJ: A&M Sounds Disc Jockey Service | Rings/Jewelery: Gordons Gold Jewelers | Groom's Attire: Joseph’s Clothiers | Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy Collection from Nicholas and Elizabeth | Other: Peach jam favours from Greves Niagara on the Lake

WEDDING SONGS:
Processional: Highland Cathedral by U. Roever and M. Korb
Recessional: Toccata from Symphony No. 5 by C. Widor
Entrance: Levels by Avicii 
First Dance: In Us I Believe - RyanDan
























































 

Super excited to celebrate HRM's 1000th wedding with Ana!!!

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Patricia + Paolo
{Marconi Club London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Patricia & Paolo had an absolutely epic wedding and not a single detail was overlooked! Patricia's dress was like something out of a fairy tale!! We loved spending the day (and night!) with this fantastic couple! Just over a year after this amazing celebration took place, they welcomed a sweet new addition to their family and I was so honoured to photograph their baby girl a few weeks ago! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}























































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Tania + Dave
{Highland Country Club London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Tania & Dave had a wonderful wedding celebration! From the beautiful ceremony at St.Paul's Church to the fun filled reception! I loved that we snuck over to Westminster Ponds before we went to Highland Golf for some photos, it was such a beautiful place to stop on our way! Congrats to the lovely couple, we truly enjoyed capturing your day! 

-Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}











































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Julia + Marc
Doubletree by Hilton London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Julia & Marc's day was so much fun to be a part of! Julia has killer style and I just loved seeing everything come together! The wedding party all went to high school together which made for lots of laughs & good times! Congrats to the happy couple!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: classy, simple and romantic

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: having my Nonna (grandma) and Marc's grandma as our flower girls and having all of our loved ones in one room from near and far
Groom: When the priest said "Folks, they just got married" 

Best wedding related decision: Keeping everything really simple! The process of planning a wedding and the wedding day itself is as stressful as you make it on yourselves.

Favourite detail: My dress (both Marc and I agreed) Also, I loved the glitter lights in our backdrop, gave the reception some extra sparkle

Advice for future brides & grooms: It all works out! There may be a glitch in your plans, but no one else knows that except for you, so enjoy the day as it FLIES by!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Not at all, everything down to the temperature was perfect!

Best surprise of the day: The speeches! Everyone did such an an amazing job! 

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location- St. George's Parish in Byron | Reception Location- Doubletree by Hilton | Cake- Chick Boss Cake | Dress- Nicole Miller from White Toronto | Flowers- Burke Flowers | Decorator- Rachel and Co. Wedding & Event Decorator | Hair/Makeup- Alycat | Caterer- The Hilton | DJ- DJ Nunzio Raso | Groom's Attire- Moores | Bridesmaids dresses- Style&pose.com

WEDDING SONGS:
Processional- It's your love- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Entrance- Bridal Party- Give Me Everything Tonight- Pitbull/Neyo
Bride and Groom- Crazy in Love- Beyonce and Jay-Z
First Dance- History in the Making- Darius Rucker
Parent Dances Father/Daughter- I Loved Her First- Heartland 
Mother/Son- My Wish- Rascal Flatts























































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Samantha + Martel
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

What a fun day this was! Martel's whole family and many friends traveled from Bermuda to London, Ontario for this special day! Samantha & Martel have a whirlwind love story: they met in Bermuda and had a beautiful long distance relationship that turned into happily ever after! Samantha's love for Disney made its appearance throughout the wedding in small little touches from the decor, cake and her fairytale dress! Their wedding party was a fun bunch who made the day a blast to capture and the happy couple are so adorable - we couldn't be happier with the images and memories we captured for them!

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Disney, fairytale, princess, castle, magical 

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: all the speeches made were amazing and the dance mash up with my dad was by far the best thing
Groom: My favourite part lol the look on her face when I went for the garter. I also really enjoyed the speeches. 

Best wedding related decision: we decided to go with paper florals for all the bouquets, boutonierres, and corsages as now they are all keepsakes for everyone 

Favourite detail: the beauty and the beast cake and cake topper 

Advice for future brides & grooms: Everything really does work out in the end the way it's supposed to so don't fret. Also, make sure to have someone, such as the coordinator, on top of the order and proceedings and that's the schedule is followed. We almost missed cutting our cake and when we did remember it was rushed and no one saw us cut it because our secondary coordinator was not around! 

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I would take some more time to spend with people at the wedding. I never got a chance to see everyone especially my own family, to stop and chat and just see how everyone is doing.

Best surprise of the day: Martel's garter removal dance 

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location:  St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica | Reception Location: Windermere Manor | Limo: Dorchester Limo | Cake: Chick Boss Cake | Dress: Eddy K at Petrov | Flowers/Decorator: 2clvr Designs for paper florals and Patzees for all other decor | Hair/Makeup: Florencia Taylor | Caterer: Windermere Manor | DJ: Rob from Music Central | Rings/Jewelery: Vera Wang from People's for Bride and custom design from Poag's for Groom | Groom's Attire: Jacket from Men's USA & tux pants from Joseph's | Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal 

WEDDING SONGS:
Processional: Theme from Canon in D
Entrance: Shake ya Tailfeather 
First Dance: Marry Me- Jason Derulo  
Father/Daughter Dance: Ray Allaire- A Song for my Daughter
Father/Daughter dance mash up - Despacito, Gangnam Style, Whip and Nae Nae, Say Shava Shava 
Groom's Mom sang a song to us: At last 






























































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