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Nicole + Mike
{Willow Creek Homestead London Ontario Wedding Photography}

I loved every minute of this wedding! Nicole and Mike are one of the sweetest & most fun couples around! Willow Creek is one of my new fave locations for weddings - the photo opportunites there were limitless! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less:  Country Rustic Charm, Relaxed and Fun!

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride:  Everything!!!  Marrying my best friend finally after 12 years together and uniting further our beautiful family of three.
Groom:  Seeing Nicole for the first time and my truck burn out photo shoot of course.

Best wedding related decision:  We didn't have room in the budget for a professional videographer so we had a good friend do some filming for us and I loved seeing all the behind the scenes footage and reactions.

Favourite detail: All my DIY projects in the space, it's like watching a beautiful dream come to life and my personal touches were attached to almost everything.

Advice for future brides & grooms:  Take every second in, it really does go by too quickly and don't sweat the small stuff. Also make sure you hire a really excellent photograher like...oh I dont know....HRM?!?

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I wouldn't change a thing, but I probably would hire a day of coordinator. We pulled it off collectively but in a few situations it would have helped things run a little smoother with so many different wedding vendors working together.

Best surprise of the day:  Seeing Mikes reaction while I  was walking down the aisle (so many tears)

Ceremony Location: Willow Creek Barn Events | Reception Location: Willow Creek Barn Events | Dress: Essence of Australia from Sophies Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Frontier Flowers and Gifts | Hair/Makeup: AlyCat Hair and Makeup | Caterer: Culinary Catering | Rings/Jewelery: Spence Diamonds | Groom's Attire: Moores | Bridesmaids dresses: Davids Bridal

Processional  Bridesmaids - Just The Way You Are ( Bruno Mars) preformed by The Piano Guys  Bride- How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
Recessional   Still Falling For You by Ellie Goulding
Entrance  I Believe In A Thing Called Love  by The Darkness
First Dance  Lifer by Florida Georgia Line
Parent Dances  A Mothers Song by TCarter Music (Groom/Mother)
Other  I Get To Love You by Ruelle (Bride and her daughter dance)

Pre ceremony dance party!!!

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Patricia + Patrick
{Spencer Hall London Ontario Wedding Photography}

What a special day to get married!!! Patricia & Patrick shared their celebrations with Canada's 150th birthday on July 1st! I loved the little nods they gave to mark this shared occassion! It started out as a rainy day but as the bride walked down the aisle the sun came out and we had the perfect day!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

The bride surprised her groom with an album of  boudoir pictures done at our studio a few weeks before!!!

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Laura + John
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

What a beautiful day Laura and John had! The weather was just perfect and I love how they incorporated their dog Paisley, she was so adorable! When I saw that Laura had a Hayley Paige dress, I was so excited to see it, and of course she rocked that dress and looked gorgeous! Congrats to the lovely couple, can't wait to see what the future hold for you both!

- Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: rustic, elegant, enchanted forest, summery 
What are you favourite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Too many! The first look, saying our vows, sitting in our beautiful reception room with just the two of us (and Niki!) sharing mashed potatoes before our guests came in, taking sunset pictures 
Groom: The first look , the ceremony, the speeches, dancing. 
Best wedding related decision: The venue and all the venders we hired, including HRM Photography and Niki! 
Favourite details: The seating chart (Letters by Leesh) and all the flowers (Russell Rossini) 
Advice for future brides & grooms: The day goes by so fast! Before you know it, it will be over! Spend a few moments together alone throughout the day and just enjoy the bliss. Also, do not skip the videographers! There were moments that we missed (ex. our hilarious flower girl entrance) or moments that we want to relive over and over again. 
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We would not change a thing - it was perfect. 
Best surprise of the day: How beautiful and stunning the reception room was all decorated. It was better than we ever expected. Thank you Russell! 
Favorite HRM picture from the day: So hard to just choose just one favourite! If I have to choose one, our walking back down the aisle picture! Our ceremony was done and we were over the moon happy. We were relaxed and thrilled with how the day was going so far - a favourite moment. 
Anything else you'd like to add: We can not thank Bellamere and our vendors enough for giving us the wedding day of our dreams. They were all so amazing and a pleasure to work with.  No regrets! 

Ceremony Location: Bellamere Winery & Event Centre | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery & Event Centre  | Officiant: Ken Lofgren (Wedding Officiants) | Videographers: Through the Lens Productions | Cake: Bake Shop Studio (Kate St. Laurent) | String Trio: Encore Music London | Dress: Halo (Blush by Hayley Paige) bought at Sash & Bustle Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids: Ballet's Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen's attire: Moore's Clothing | Wedding Planner: Patti Lofgren | Flowers/Decorator: Rossini Floral Design & Event Decor | Hair/Makeup: AlyCat Makeup & Hair Artistry | DJ: DJ Alpha Productions (DJ Sammy) | Seating Chart, Table Numbers & Signage: Letters by Leesh | Limo & Party Bus: Grandeur Limousine | Invitations & Menus: RSVP Custom Wedding Stationery 
Processional: Yellow by Coldplay/I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (string trio) 
Recessional: Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N' Roses (string trio) 
Entrance: Good Feeling by Flo Rida 
First Dance: How Long will I Love You by Ellie Goulding 
Parent Dances: Save the Last Dance for Me by Michael Bublé

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Renee + Lewis
{Morissey House London Ontario Wedding Photography}

When I first met with Renee and she told me that she and Lewis planned on having their reception at one of my fave pubs, the Morissey House, I knew I just had to photograph their wedding day! Their wedding was just the right mix of quirky & romantic and suited their relationship perfectly! I loved this day!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Carly + Neil
{Elmhurst Inn Ingersoll Ontario Wedding Photography}

Carly & Neil had the perfect outdoor ceremony at the beautiful Elmhurst Inn! We had so much fun capturing their gorgeous wedding day.... and absolutely loved the amazing band that had everyone (including their Irish priest!) busting moves on the dance floor! 

- Heather (Elmhurst Wedding Photography}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less:
Fun, Relaxed, Personal, Romantic and Creative

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride:  Reading the notes we wrote to each other the morning of the wedding, having my best friend officiate the ceremony, Seeing all our friends and family mingling and having such an amazing time.
Groom:  Seeing Carly in her wedding dress, Seeing all our friends and family together, the food and the band.

Best wedding related decision:  We were tossing between the idea of having the wedding in Canada or in Ireland (where we're living.)  We are so happy we decided on Canada as we couldn't imagine a more perfect day and everyone that travelled over from Ireland had an absolute ball.

Favourite detail:  Having the ceremony outdoors.

Advice for future brides & grooms:  Make sure to take time to yourselves and soak it all in- the day flies!!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?  Not a thing - everything was so perfect.  

Best surprise of the day: Carly's sisters wrote a song and performed it.. it was very funny and completely unexpected.  

Ceremony Location  Elm Hurst Inn - The Valley
Reception Location  Elm Hurst Inn- The Grand Ballroom
Officiant (if not a church ceremony) - Brianne Forbes
Cake - Carly's friend, Danielle O'Dea
Dress (designer and/or store) Pronovias - Say I Do in Middleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Wedding Planner - We planned it ourselves with help from the wedding coordinator, Chantal at The Elm Hurst 
Flowers/Decorator Florist - Lisa at Love Bird Flowers
Hair/Makeup - Hair was Brittany Pound from Wabi Sabi and makeup was Laura Ferrari 
Caterer - Elm Hurst Inn
DJ - We had a Band, Saturday Night Superstars from Toronto
Rings/Jewelery - Keans Jewlers, Cork, Ireland
Groom's Attire - Morleys, Cork, Ireland
Bridesmaids dresses - Etsy shop, Occasionfashion

Processional/ Recessional - Harpist, Jennifer White
Entrance - "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown
First Dance - "The One" by Kodaline (covered by Saturday Night Superstars)
Bouquet Toss - "Single Ladies" by Beyonce 

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