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Elizabeth + Matt
{Dark Horse Estate Winery Grand Bend Ontario Wedding Photography}

It's not often there is a summer day where it rains all.day.long but that's what happened to Elizabeth and Matt!! With some quick thinking and a few phone calls, we made plans to go to Masfrank's garden center and Dark Horse Winery and ended up with some amazing photos!! Congrats to the happy couple - this was such a great day!!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Sunflower yellow and navy blue

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Matt's face when I was walking down the aisle
Groom: Seeing Elizabeth walk down the aisle 

Advice for future brides & grooms: Let others worry on your wedding day. That's what amazing family and friends are for AND book HRM!!!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? It all worked out in the end, so nothing.  

Best surprise of the day: The rain. We ended up going to Masfrank's Garden Center and Dark Horse Winery which resulted in some amazing photos. 

Ceremony Location: All Saint's Parish in Strathroy | Reception Location: Casa Moga | Cake: Angelo's | Dress: Best for Bride in Etobicoke | Flowers: Forest of Flowers and Costco for the centerpieces. | Hair/Makeup: Vanity Hair and Makeup | DJ: DJ Rick Addy | Rings/Jewelery: Poags Jewelery | Groom's Attire: Moores Rentals | Bridesmaids dresses: Hudson Bay Henkaa Sakura Midi Convertible dresses

Processional: Josh Groban: You raise me up / Emily Hackett: Take my hand

Dan Schutte: Though the mountains may fall

High Valley: I'll be You'll be
First Dance: When a Momma's Boy Meets a Daddy's Girl

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Kailyn + Trevor
{Oakwood Resort Grand Bend Wedding Photography}

Kailyn & Trevor's day started off with blue skies and sunshine, it was perfect! After their beautiful ceremony we managed to get all their family photos done outside and then it started pouring! I managed to sneak the happy couple out at dinner for a few extra shot on the terrace of Oakwood Resort. Once dessert was served, I saw a glimpse out of the corner of my eye that it was going to be an epic sunset, so we rushed out on goft carts to the beach and sure enough it was the most stunning sunset! Kailyn was extra happy as Trevor proposed on the beach and she wanted those beach photos on her wedding day, and it happened!

-Niki {Grand Bend Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Carlie + Kevin
{Oakwood Resort Grand Bend Ontario Wedding Photography}

Carlie & Kevin had the most perfect wedding day - Oakwood Resort is definitely one of our favorite venues! This magical getaway has the feel of a destination resort, without being too far from home! The couple and their wedding party got ready in the cottage suites, had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and then we booted around on some golf courts for amazing beach photos! 

- Heather {Lambton Shores Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Natural, rustic, whimsical, greenery, and last but not least LOVE

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Doing our intro dance into the reception to "Love Train" and being surrounded by our wedding party at the end dancing around us. I was overwhelmed with the overflowing love & excitement from all of them!
Groom: Watching Carlie walk down to meet me for our ceremony and hearing all the love from our family and friends during the speeches

Best wedding related decision: We decided to have it on a long weekend in a location where we didn't have to leave for anything. We had our rehearsal, morning of getting ready, ceremony, dinner, and party all in the same place! This simplified things for us which helped reduce stress and our family & friends made a weekend out of it! 

Favourite detail: We spent a lot of time choosing (and changing!) the songs we played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, reception entrance songs, and our first dance song. The way it all came together made all the time and work we put in, worth it! Music is so important to us both and we wanted that to be our special touch for our wedding. Our DJ Jay Scott was awesome to work with and understood our vision for a variety of 60-70s classics as well as dance anthems and country.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Stay true to what is truly you guys. It's easy to get overwhelmed by options and be swayed into things that aren't actually you. Don't be afraid to say no if you need to. Ask for or describe what it is that you want!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nope! Little things are going to happen that you didn't plan but those things are out of your control... Go with the flow as much as you can on your wedding day!

Best surprise of the day: Kevin surprised me with sweet cards and treats throughout the day while my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. The last card was a poem with 6 shots of whiskey to go with it. My bridesmaids and I enjoyed having a shot to ease the nerves before we each walked into the ceremony! 

Anything else you'd like to add: We we're so lucky to work with amazing vendors. Our photographer Heather kept our wedding party and family on track with our timelines plus took terrific photos! Our decorator Lorraine went above & beyond with everything she did for us. Our officiant Barb made us feel at ease during our ceremony with her confidence and experience. 

Ceremony Location: Oakwood Resort | Reception Location: Oakwood Resort | Officiant: Barb Western Bluewater Weddings | Dress: Pronovias, Petrov Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Lorraine Rodriguez, Anything & Everything | Hair/Makeup: Hair- Indigo (Point Edward), Makeup- Stephanie Price (Windsor) | DJ: DJ Alpha (Jay Scott) | Rings/Jewelery: Savoy's Jeweller's (Richard Rossett) | Groom's Attire: Reno's Fine Clothing (Sarnia) | Bridesmaids dresses: Bridal Couture (Windsor)

Processional: Led Zeppelin- Thank You
Recessional: Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere
Entrance: The O'Jays- Love Train
First Dance: Judah and The Lion- Our Love
Closing songs: The tragically hip- Ahead by a century & Bobcaygeon 

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Susie + Erik
{Grand Bend Lambton Shores Wedding Photography}

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Susie and Erik couldn't have ordered better wedding for their late September wedding! Weddings in Lambton Shores / Grand Bend area are always some of our favorites!! I try to spend as much time during the summer along Lake Huron as I can so photographing this wedding was a real treat! The decor for their tented reception at Susie's parents house was divine!

- Heather {Lambton Shores Wedding Photographer}

Vision/theme for wedding : Country meets the beach.

Favourite Memories:
Bride: Having my dad play the guitar for me and my bridesmaids before the ceremony & walking down the aisle with my dad
Groom: Seeing Susie for the first time

Best wedding related decision: Having a short engagement and planning the wedding in 5 months and choosing HRM photography!

Fav detail: Old barn windows made into picture frames that had our parents and grandparents wedding photos.

Advice: Don’t compromise how you envision your day to please others. It is your day…do it your way.

Change anything? Nope..not a thing

Best surprise: Our perfect weather and more perfect sunset

Vendors: Ceremony location : Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Reception : Tent wedding at the home of the Bride’s parents | Officiant: Father Tony Laforet | Dress: Petrov Bridal - Eddy K | Flowers/decorator:  Under the Grapevine, Warwick, ON and Bride | Hair: Amy Van Gelderen – Ireezy Hair Design | Makeup: Steph Durnin - Glam Squad Makeup Artistry | Caterer: Pineridge BBQ | DJ: Vanrock sound | Other: Tent rental – Jerry Marshall tent and party rental

Wedding songs: Processional: Canon and D | Bride Entrance: God Bless Broken Road instrumental | Recessional: Best Day of my Life – Vitamin String Quartet | First Dance: Mean to Me – Brett Eldridge | Father/Daughter – Wildflowers – Tom Petty AND Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show | Mother/Son – My Wish – Alyssa Falcone

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Allison & Adam
{Grand Bend Wedding Photography}

What a wonderful time we had with Allison & Adam on their wedding day! It was a humid Friday afternoon in July when Allison & Adam said their I do's at Oakwood Resort near Grand Bend. We found some great spots around the resort and also took a little walk to the beach for some photos! They had a fun wedding party to accompany them - thanks for having us be a part of your day!

- Niki {Grand Bend Wedding Photographer}

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