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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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Emily + Jon
{Spencer Hall London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Emily & Jon had an elegant celebration for their wedding at Ivy Spencer Hall. Their downtown church ceremony was also beautiful! These two are such a sweet & kind couple and I loved being a part of their wedding day! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Ashley + Bruno
{Portuguese Club London Ontario Wedding Photography}

I first met Ashley when she was a teacher at my daughter's pre school and was SO honoured when she asked me to capture her and Bruno's big day! This wedding was SO.MUCH.FUN! Their big & boisterous wedding party were such a blast to spend the day with! These guys have a lot of people who adore them and it's no surprise - they're just the best!!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Jeanette + Shawn
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Classic, romantic, elegant, intimate

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Other than the fact that I got to marry my best friend, my favourite memory happened at the end of the night. The DJ played the last song (Elton John’s “Your Song” as per our request) and Shawn and I started to dance together. All of our remaining friends and family (there were at least 30 people) linked arms surrounding us and just started swaying. It was totally spontaneous and just the feeling of being together with all of our friends with us was amazing.
Groom: Easy! It was the moment I saw her standing at the end of the aisle. I’ll remember that moment for the rest of my life.

Best wedding related decision: It’s hard to choose just one, so we’ll name a couple of things.  First of all, the decision to keep the wedding small and intimate. It is a busy day, but we were able to spend time with all of our family and friends! And of course, our AMAZING vendors really made the day come together and truly went above and beyond to ensure that the day ran smoothly– We highly recommend all of them 

Favourite detail: The flowers were absolutely beautiful! Despite having our quote from our florist/decorator which detailed the different types of flowers that were in the arrangements, we didn’t really know what they were going to look like. Russell is so talented and the bouquets and centre pieces were stunning! Our guests were so excited to take them home at the end of the night/the next day!

Advice for future brides & grooms: At some point during the day, take a moment with your spouse and just take it all in. Appreciate all the people that have come to celebrate with you, the décor, the music, and (most importantly) the person next to you.  

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? The day ran so smoothly! There is really nothing we would have changed! 

Best surprise of the day: Just seeing everything come together so beautifully! 

Anything else you'd like to add: HRM was so wonderful to work with. They were professional, fun and such a calming presence on a busy day! We can’t imagine going with anyone else for wedding photography.

Ceremony Location: St Peter’s Cathedral Basilica | Reception Location: Windermere Manor | Cake: Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes | Dress: Madison James at Sophie’s Gown Shoppe | Flowers/Decorator: Russell Rossini from Rossini Floral Design & Event Decor | Hair/Makeup: Hair: Essence Salon / Makeup: Jenn from Alycat Makeup | Caterer: Windermere Manor | DJ: Steve from Music Central | Limo: Grandeur Limousine | Stationary: Cherie at Primarily Paper

Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Entrance: Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
First Dance: Close Your Eyes – Michael Buble
Parent Dances: The Way You Look Tonight – Van Morrison

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Lorraine + Graham
{First Lobo Baptist Church Komoka Ontario Wedding Photography}

Lorraine & Graham had a picture perfect winter day with freshly fallen snow for their December wedding! Congrats to the happy couple! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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