Bethany & Matt thoroughly enjoyed their wedding day and we've got the photos to prove it! It was such a fun time following these two around all day to capture all of the magic and love. I especially LOVED that our bride kicked off her shoes and hiked to the bottom of a waterfall on our quest for beautiful wedding party photos. The Ancaster Mill is a gorgeous one stop spot for ceremony and reception and the weather was just perfect for their outdoor ceremony. We had a chance to sneak the newlyweds out of the party for a few minutes to capture some fun photos once the sun had set before saying goodbye.
This wedding was certainly a family affair. Alicya & Stew included many personal touches starting with a stunning engagement ring composed of diamonds from different women in their families. Alicya also got dressed in her gown in her Grandmother's apartment which I thought was such a wonderful idea. They were serenaded by family for their first dance and jumped right in to party mode with their nearest and dearest. What a great way to kick off a marriage!
Tatiana and Ben planned a beautiful wedding that incorporated both a Greek Orthodox church ceremony and a Chinese tea ceremony later in the day. I especially enjoyed the photo session in Unionville with both a Rolls Royce and Ice cream for props! The reception was held at the lovely Auberge du Pommier which is one of my favourite spots in the city for an intimate wedding party.
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Classic, French, Intimate, Romantic
What are you favourite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: First dance with my husband, dancing with our friends and family, all the fun games throughout the evening
Groom: Cruising in the Rolls Royce, Greek dancing at the reception
Best wedding related decision: Booking a small and intimate venue
Favourite detail: Our decor at the venue, live music for the first dance, hiring a wonderful caricature artist
Advice for future brides & grooms: Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed with planning, hire a day of wedding coordinator and enjoy the big day!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing
Best surprise of the day: Arriving at the venue and seeing everything set up perfectly. My wonderful coordinator and friends helped everything run smoothly throughout the evening!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: St. John's Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Location: Auberge du Pommier | Cake: Jing Yang | Dress: Enzoani Casablanca | Wedding Planner: Vanessa Narsingh | Flowers: Plush Flowers | Makeup: Esther Kieselhof | Hair: Sharon Arsenault | DJ: DJ Demo from Extreem DJ | Cocktail Hour Band: Durham String Trio | Caricature Artist: Valerie White | Car: A Rolls Choice
WEDDING SONGS: First Dance: La Vie en Rose - Instrumental | Parent Dance: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Instrumental
Holly and Jordan's wedding was the party bus of marriage celebrations! The day was full of laughter, happiness and many shots of the alcohol and photographic variety! We were so happy to be there to capture all of the wonderful memories. The Oakville waterfront provided a beautiful backdrop for photos and I am so thankful that this amazing couple agreed to lie on hot and bumpy rocks for some unique photos. We love when our couples put their trust in us!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Simple yet elegant, true to us
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking down the aisle and seeing Jordan's face, saying vows and first kiss, watching everything come together that I had worked so hard to plan
Groom: Seeing Holly walk down the aisle, our first dance
Best wedding related decision: Choosing to spend our time/energy/money on the things that matter most thatmade our wedding special, memorable and unique, and that made our guests feel appreciated.
Favourite detail: It's a toss up between the McDonald's cheeseburgers at the late night buffet and my wedding dress lol
Advice for future brides & grooms: Take time out to enjoy because the whole day is over in the blink of an eye!!
Best surprise of the day: The beautiful card that Jordan made for me. And the wedding party intros were fantastic!!
Anything else you'd like to add: A special thank you to Lindsay and "that other guy"... who was never there... lol... for capturing all of our beautiful memories with such creativity and perfection.
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Oakville Conference Centre | Reception Location: Oakville Conference Centre | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Anne Blinch of White Orchid Weddings | Cake: La Casa Dolce | Dress store: Saratina Bridal in Oakville | Wedding Planner: Me!!! | Flowers: Flowers by Flower Deco in Oakville | Decorator: Decor by me and my mom/bridesmaids, and Oakville Conference Centre | Hair: Marisa from Bucci Salon in Oakville | Makeup: Alison Henthorn | Caterer: Oakville Conference Centre and McDonalds | DJ: DJ Emporium | Ceremony Music: GTA Strings
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Canon in D | Recessional: Wedding March | Entrance: Infinity by Guru Josh Project | First Dance: Perhaps Love by John Denver and Placido Domingo | Father/Daughter Dance - I Loved Her First by Heartland | Other: Last Dance - Hold Ya by Gyptian
Jocelyn and Tom had a beautiful wedding at One King West in downtown Toronto. Wedding planning extraordinaire, Crystal Adair-Benning from Distinct Occasions helped this couple plan their wedding from overseas and no detail was missed. The bride & groom had their heart set on doing photos at the lakeshore and despite the weather threatening us with rain and wind, we made sure to fit it in and am so glad we did! It made for a stunning backdrop! One King West is such a lavish venue, it's always a pleasure shooting there! The live band and dramatic lighting made for a truly luxurious evening!