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Heather + Brian
{Waterfront Banquet Conference Centre Wedding Photography}

Heather and Brian had a beautiful, warm fall wedding day at the stunning Waterfront Banquet Center in Hamilton! We adored this sweet couple from the moment we met and knew their day would be perfect! From the emotional moment during their first look, to the dreamy details and beautiful florals, this day really was picture perfect! Not to mention their wedding planner Jennifer was absolutely amazing, we loved working with her!!

~ Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: romantic, elegant, dreamy, and fun

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: There are so many. The entire day was a dream. Some of my favourite memories are our first look, walking down the aisle with my dad, our first dance, and dancing with all of our friends to the performance by one of Brian’s best friends
Groom: Hanging out with my groomsmen in the morning, the first look, and taking pictures after the ceremony as the sun was going down

Best wedding related decision: There’s two! Hiring Jennifer, our wedding planner – she helped us in more ways than we can express. And choosing Niki as our photographer – her energy and experience put us completely at ease and made pictures so much more fun

Favourite detail: Our cake topper. It was very subtly Disney-themed, which brought everything full circle to when we got engaged – after coming home from a magical vacation at Disney World!  

Advice for future brides & grooms: Have fun! Enjoy yourselves, live in the moment. The day goes by so fast, it’s unreal. For us, hiring a wedding planner was the best thing we could have done. She made the day much less stressful for us. We highly recommend a planner to everyone. And hire photographers that are going to bring out your real personalities, because pictures last forever. The girls at HRM have so much experience and love what they do, you feel completely prepared and cared for with them

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No, not one thing – it was the perfect day!

Best surprise of the day: My favourite surprise was seeing my dog dressed up in his bow tie, so cute! And getting two bracelets from my husband for wedding gifts!

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): I have two again, I can’t help it! The first is the night time photo of us kissing. The night photos that HRM does were one of the main features I loved so much while doing my research. They are absolutely epic. I was so excited to have some of our own and they did not disappoint! It is incredible. And the second is a picture of Brian kissing my cheek, while I have my hands up to his face, holding my veil so that it goes in front of my smiling face. Niki came up with this pose and every time I look at it I love it a little more. It’s like she captured a private moment between the two of us, Brian whispering in my ear. It’s dreamy, it’s soft. It’s a small moment in time where we stopped to appreciate each other and the fact that this day is about our love and our future. It’s perfect. All the pictures are amazing. Brian’s favourite picture is the night picture, he thought it was so cool!

Anything else you'd like to add: We couldn’t be more grateful to have such a beautiful wedding day and to have all the amazing photos to look back on for the rest of our lives. Thank you HRM!

Ceremony Location: The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre | Reception Location: The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre | Officiant: Bryan O’Gorman | Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakery | Dress: Heirlooms Bridal | Wedding Planner: The Wedding Pixie, Jennifer Troietto | Flowers/Decorator: Wine Country Floral | Hair/Makeup: BeautiMark Pro | Caterer: The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre | DJ: Party Source Group | Other: Invitations, welcome sign, menus, seating chart: All That’s Lovely

Processional Better Place – Rachel Platten
Recessional Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Entrance Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
First Dance How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
Parent Dances My Wish – Rascal Flatts

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Jennifer + Graeme
{Casa Loma Toronto Ontario Wedding Photography}

This wedding was such a treat to photograph! I have known Graeme since high school and also photographed his brother's wedding (and lots of family photo sessions following!). It's been years since I have photographed a Casa Loma wedding, and Lindsay was able to join me for this one too making it even more exciting! This day was without a doubt the HOTTEST day of the year, and the couple and their wedding party rocked it despite us all sweating buckets! Casa Loma has got to be one of the most stunning wedding venues ever and paired with an amazing couple made this such a great day to photograph! 

- Heather {Toronto Wedding Photographer}

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Danielle + David
{Malaparte Toronto Ontario Wedding Photography}

Photographing a wedding day for any couple is heartwarming, but when it's an old friend from over two decades ago, it's super extra special! I had the best day following Danielle and her handsome boys around downtown Toronto for their lovely wedding celebration.

- Lindsay

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Romantic summer downtown Toronto wedding !

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: the ceremony with all our family and friends, our son actually walked down the aisle!! Taking photos around the city and stealing a quick moment alone before being introduced into the reception
Groom: getting Ethan (our son) ready in his outfit, our first glance, dancing the night away

Best wedding related decision:  our venue was amazing!

Favourite detail: the flowers by Pocket of Posies 

Advice for future brides & grooms: we got the advice from our officiant that once the wedding gets started it's like a train, once it starts in motion you can't stop it so don't stress just go with the flow. The other piece of advice is to try to steal a few minutes just for yourselves as newly weds before the chaos and fun of the night pull you in different directions

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I would have splurged for the bubbly!

Best surprise of the day: Ethan walked down the aisle! We weren't sure that was going to work out!

Anything else you'd like to add: Our cake was incredible, so beautiful and so incredibly delicious we were so happy to have left overs! 

Ceremony Location: Malaparte (TIFF) | Reception Location: Malaparte (TIFF) | Officiant: Mike Van Slingerland | Cake: Celenas | Dress: The Brides project | Flowers/Decorator: Pocket of Posies | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply

Processional "Yellow" by Coldplay for the bridal party and "Canon In D" for the bride 
Recessional "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
First Dance "I won't give up" by Jason Mraz
Parent Dances "I hope you dance" by Lee Ann Womack for the mother son dance 

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Kim + Brian
{Pearson Convention Center Brampton Ontario Wedding Photography}

Kim, Brian and their wedding party were such a fun bunch to work with and be around! Rain threatened all day, but stayed clear in the afternoon for their photo session at the beautiful Adamson Estates. The light was just perfect and we got some amazing shots! When the rain finally did arrive, we snuck out from their reception for some quick picures in the rain!

- Niki {Brampton Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Traditionally elegant mixed with fashion.

What are your favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: walking down the isle and finally seeing Brian waiting for me, feeling so much love and happiness from our guests. Once we delivered our speech, it was time to party!
Groom: having my groomsmen together getting ready at my home, our first dance as husband and wife and bringing Sonny's burgers to Uncle Steve.

Best wedding related decision: booking amazing photographers (Niki and Matt you both were exceptional! Also, videographers to capture our day. Our same day edit was worth the expense!

Favourite detail: PINLIGHTING

Advice for future brides & grooms: Take five minutes before your reception begins to soak it all in. It's been a hectic morning and you may not have had an opportunity to see the vision for your venue unfold. Take in the moment because people will wait for you. Do this together so you can appreciate all the time and planning that has gone into such an amazing day. Don't sweat the small stuff. Things will not go according to your plan but only you two will notice. 

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? 
Kimberley: I would have appreciated more time in the morning. It was so chaotic rushing to the church that we missed out on things at home. 
Brian: not a single thing!

Best surprise of the day: 
Kimberley: that the weather held out! It looked as if it was threatening to rain ALL DAY! Thankfully it only rained in the evening. The timing gave us such a breathtaking nighttime shot! 
Brian: having Niki and Matt show us some sneak peeks of our day that we could surprise our guests with on our Instagram slideshow! 

Ceremony Location: St. Leonard's Parish, Brampton, ON | Reception Location: Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, ON | Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes! | Dress: Casablanca Bridal purchased at Josy's Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Flowers were by Flowerworkshop and decor was by Luxel Decor & Flowers | Hair/Makeup: A-List Beauty | DJ: Dave Puzzo Musik | Other: Lighting/Sound/Projection Screens- Empire Entertainment | Instagram Slideshow - Hashslider.com

Processional: Canon in D
Bride's Entrance: The Prince of Denmark's March
Recessional: Mendelssohn's Wedding March 
First Dance: Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Parent Dances: Bride with Father: Lauretta Mia - Gigione
Groom with Mother: Because you Loved Me - Celine Dion

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Leanne + Bob
{Ancaster Old Mill Ancaster Ontario Wedding Photography}

Leanne & Bob are wonderful to be around. They are kind, funny and kept us smiling all day...I even got invited to take a romantic ride for 3 in the vintage Rolls Royce to their photo location! After reading their answers to the questionnaire below, they are still making me smile!

- Lindsay

Vision/Theme: Rustic-Chic

Favourite memories:
Bride: I have many amazing memories from our wedding day, but my favourite would have to be seeing Bob waiting for me at the end of the aisle. I also loved spending time away from everyone, just us two, taking photographs at the waterfall. It was such a beautiful day and the waterfall was just perfect. 

Groom: My favourite moments were reading my vows to my bride and when the officiant announced that we were husband and wife. But my most memorable moment was seeing Leanne walk down the aisle. I just couldn't find the words to describe how beautiful she looked and how lucky I am. 

Best wedding related decision: We chose the perfect venue for our vision. But, we had the best photographers we could have asked for! Lindsay and Matt were simply amazing!

Favourite detail: The flowers were so beautiful!

Advice for future brides and grooms: Choose HRM Photography! I think the best advice I can give would be to take time away with just the two of you after the ceremony. The few days before and the day of are so busy and you hardly get a moment with each other alone. So, right after the ceremony, go somewhere, just you two and reflect on the day and enjoy it. enjoy each and every moment!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I don't think I would have changed a thing. Everything was perfect! Beautiful weather, amazing venue, wonderful photographers, and having our friends and family celebrate the day with us meant everything to us. 

Best surprise of the day: How smooth everything went. There really wasn't anything that went wrong. 

Ceremony Location: Outdoor chapel at The Ancaster Old Mill | Reception Location: 1812 Room at The Ancaster Old Mill | Officiant: Grant Shenker | Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakery | Dress: Essense of Australia from Sophie's Bridal | Flowers: Gray's Florist | Hair/Makeup: Pretty In Pink | DJ: Thunder DJ

Wedding Songs:
Processional: A Thousand Years by Christina Perry
Recessional: Kiss Me by Six Pence None The Richer
Entrance: This Is What You Came For by Rhianna 
First Dance: I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden
Parent Dances: Bride/Father- My Girl

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