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Christine + Max
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

This wedding made the news, as just days before it was set to happen Christine & Max were stranded in Texas following Hurricane Harvey! Luckily, with just 36 hours to spare they made it home and had a beautiful celebration! Christine's dress was so unique & beautiful - I loved the art deco style they brought to the day!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}\

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Elegant Art Deco

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: The elation that occurred after our ceremony. After so long and such chaos getting there (that day, the week leading up to it, and much of our time together in general), it was a little bit shocking that it actually happened, and we were (and are still) so happy to have done it.
Groom: Pictures with Christine and I on our own

Best wedding related decision: To have everything on site.

Favourite detail: The hint of gold from the theme added a little sparkle to everything. Windermere is a lovely old estate, but the dark wood beams/balcony, and lack of windows on the entire one side means that it needs some brightness. I also loved the flowers.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Be clear with your vision and have a realistic itinerary that everyone knows about. Ensure that all changes are communicated to your wedding party, parents/immediate family, and on-site coordinator. Also, schedule in enhanced margins of error for time. This might mean you get to enjoy your own cocktail hour, speak to all of your guests, or stay to the schedule. And, enjoy your day. It will fly by, and being stressed about little details isn’t worth it.
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I’d probably start things earlier and/or ensure the schedule was communicated better to all involved. We didn’t get a chance to eat any appetizers (there was some confusion about timing, which meant the awesome Ken Foster band got cut off too early), and then dinner service was slower than what we had discussed with the coordinator, which cut into dancing.


Best surprise of the day: The speeches! They were each surprisingly unique, and it meant a lot to have our friends and family speak for us so personally.


Anything else you'd like to add: Marry someone who will get you out of a hurricane!


VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: Windermere Manor | Reception Location and caterer: Windermere Manor | Officiant: Cathy Saunders | Cake: Boom Box Bakery | Dress: Maggie Sottero, purchased in Houston TX | Flowers/Decorator: Springhill Florist | Hair/Makeup: Nova Vita | DJ: Adrian Peters | Rings/Jewelery: Brian Gavins Diamonds (Houston TX), Rice Village Diamonds (Houston TX), Blue Nile (online) | Groom's Attire: Freed’s, Windsor ON | Other: Band – Ken Foster Quartet (highly recommend!!)

WEDDING SONGS (all ceremony songs performed by the band):
Processional: As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld, 1931)
Registry signing: Our Love is Here to Stay (George Gershwin, 1938)

Recessional: You Stepped Out of a Dream (Nacio Herb Brown, 1940)
Entrance - NA
First Dance: Baby (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti, 2012)
Parent Dances – not played – they were supposed to be Whole Lot of Shakin' in My Heart (Since I Met You) (The Miracles, 1966), and Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me (Gladys Knight and the Pips, 1974).

































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Brianna + Bryan
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Brianna & Bryan had a lovely wedding celebration at Windermere Manor.... we made sure to capture some photos that included their soon to arrive new addition! 

- Heather 
{London Ontario Wedding Photographer}


















 




































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Claudia + Matt
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Claudia & Matt had clear blue skies and sunshine for their September wedding and we were so happy about it! Congrats and wishing many happy years together to this awesome couple!! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Celebration with Family and Friends.

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking into the hall together for the first time to Rammstein because we had forgotten to pick a song, it was hilarious.
Groom: Seeing Claudia for the first time during our first-look before the ceremony.

Best wedding related decision: Having everything in one place at the Windermere. Danielle was amazing.

Favourite detail: What Russell did with the flowers and head table.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Get someone else to do the planning for you - the stress leading up to that short ceremony is insane.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Started planning immediately after booking the venue.

Best surprise of the day: How much everyone enjoyed themselves. We love a good party.

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: Windermere Manor | Reception Location: Windermere Manor | Officiant: Carol Browning | Cake: Petit Paris | Dress: David's Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Russell Rossini Floral | Caterer: Windermere Manor | DJ: Rob Aitken (Music Central) | Rings/Jewelery: Enagement Ring - Richmond Diamonds, Wedding Bands - Mappins | Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal
























































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Leanne + Robert
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Leanne & Robert are the sweetest couple! Their wedding day was full of thoughtful personal touches - from Leanne's special journal she gave to Rob as a gift, his surprise seranade to her at the reception, a video game station and of course, a light saber for their night time photos! We loved every minute of this beautiful day! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}


Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Classic, elegant, black-tie – a champagne gala

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: The moment I looked up and saw Rob waiting to marry me. I will never forget that feeling of finding him smiling back at me as I walked down the aisle.
Groom: The grand entrance. I got to walk into a room with all the people I love most in the world, with my new bride on my arm and the Star Wars main theme playing triumphantly. Doesn’t get much better. 

Best wedding related decision:
Bride:
Getting a videographer
Groom: Getting a pool table

Favourite detail:
Bride: Gold cutlery
Groom: Mario holding a rose/ my lightsaber

Advice for future brides & grooms:
It all goes by much too quickly, stop and soak it in. So many people told me this but I still feel like the day was over before I knew it.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?
Nope, not a thing. It was perfect.

Best surprise of the day:
Bride:
Being serenaded by my husband with all my favourite people in the room. I couldn’t have felt more loved.
Groom: The book of I love yous (a gift from Leanne)

Anything else you'd like to add: Best day ever!

VENDORS:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Windermere Manor | Officiant: John Van den Berg (All Seasons) | Videographer: Ryan & Ginnie from 519films | Cake: Petit Paris | Dress: Once Upon a Time Weddings | Wedding Planner: Yours truly | Flowers/Decorator: Rossini Floral | Hair/Makeup: Melanie White | DJ: DJ Alpha | Other: Pool tables from All Pro Billiards

WEDDING SONGS:
Processional: Here Comes the Bride
Recessional: Wedding March
Entrance: Star Wars main theme
First Dance: Champagne Supernova
Best songs of the night: Bohemian Rhapsody, When a Man Loves a Women, First Day of My Life
































































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Amelia + Mike
{Windermere Manor London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Most couple's who get married in May hope for blossoms on the trees, but with this wedding being at the end of the month I wasn't sure if there would be any left! Luckily I did a drive around the day before Ameila and Mike's big day and found a secret cluster of blossom trees! I was so happy and so was Amelia! The couple did a quick first look before they walked down the aisle together at the beautiful Windermere on the Mount Chapel. We had a great time photographing their day and had so much fun with their wedding party!

-Niki (London Ontario Wedding Photography}












































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