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Amanda + Rob
{Avenue Banquet Hall Vaughan Ontario Wedding Photography}

 

This will always be a memorable wedding for me! It was the race against the rain! It was calling for rain all day but magically  held off  till the night! Couldn't have asked for a better overcast day! We ended up at Eaton Hall which was perfect location for their photo session, lots of beautiful spots and we had the place to ourselves!

-Niki {Toronto Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Romantic, Unique, and Sparkly!

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Our First Look (cried like a baby), having our photos done at a location we really liked and getting ready with my girls in the morning.
Groom: Definitely seeing Amanda for the first time (I was so nervous)…. And of course the food!

Best wedding related decision: Taking a chance on having our photos done at a place that we did not have a permit for. The location was perfect and we had the whole place to ourselves. Got all the photos done in less than 1 hour and before the rain started!

Favourite detail: Everything! We put some much effort and thought into all the details. We wanted everything to be perfect and memorable. Although I think I went a bit overboard with adding in everything from Pinterest! 

Advice for future brides & grooms: Plan and book things in advance. Majority of the time prices go up every year, so you may save money by booking early.  

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I probably would have invited only close friends and family to the ceremony. There were way too many people in a small space it was very overwhelming. 

Best surprise of the day: The number of people who showed up for the ceremony! They had to add in extra rows of chairs to accommodate everyone. 

VENDORS: Ceremony Location – The Avenue Banquet Hall | Reception Location - The Avenue Banquet Hall | Officiant– Weddings by Wayde - Wayde Salmon | Dress – Bella Mia Bridal | Flowers/Decorator – Creations by Gitta | Hair/Makeup – Jen Evoy Makeup Studio | DJ – DJ Alpha Productions (DJ Lee) | Rings/Jewellery – (Rings) Peoples & Michael Hill (Earrings & Necklace) Le Chateau | Groom's Attire – Moore’s (Etobicoke) | Bridesmaids dresses – Best for Bride (Etobicoke) 

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: (Bridal Party) Beethoven's 5 Secrets - OneRepublic - The Piano Guys  (Bride) Pachelbel’s Canon in D 
Recessional: Wouldn’t it be nice - Beach Boys 
Entrance – Happy – Pharrell Williams 
First Dance – From the group up – Dan & Shay 
Parent Dances: (Father Daughter) I loved her first – Heartland  (Mother Son) Mama – Boyz 2 Men

























































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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!

VENDORS:
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

WEDDING SONGS:
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! 

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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! 

VENDORS:
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

WEDDING SONGS:
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! 

VENDORS:
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

WEDDING SONGS:
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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