MAGICAL! There is no better way to describe Dominique and Chris's incredible wedding! When I first sat down with this newly engaged couple and their wedding planners from Blissful Bookings and they described their vision for an enchanted forest fairytale wedding I knew I HAD to be a part of it! It was truly an honour to be a part of this perfet day, and I can't wait to capture more happy memories for this wonderful couple in the years to come!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: A magical, forest, enchanted, fairytale!
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: "THE ENTIRE DAY! Seeing my groom for the first time, my Dad's speech, and feeling like a fairy princess"
Groom: "Seeing my bride walk down the aisle"
Best wedding related decision: Hiring HRM Photography - hands down the best/smartest money we spent on our wedding. That, and choosing to have a smaller- intimate family affair.
Favourite detail: Having both my Mom and Dad walk me down the aisle, as well as having the Groom's Grandfather have a speaking part in the ceremony.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Stay firm in your priorities, take your time, enjoy the process, and hire professionals!!! Photographer, Venue, and Wedding Planners... worth every, (affordable), penny!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We wouldn't change a thing...only wish the day lasted longer.
Best surprise of the day: Seeing my Groom cry when I came down the aisle, even though he SWORE he probably wouldn't shed a tear, "not to get my hopes up" because he isn't an emotional guy...
Anything else you'd like to add: Choose to surround yourself with people who are not only at your wedding to do a job, but genuinely love what they do and make you feel like they are there because they love you and want you to feel like the most special couple in the world. Everyone, including the team from Elm Hurst, our Photographers, our Wedding Planners, the hair and makeup team from Alycat, our florist/decorator Russell, our MC/DJ... all of them made us feel extremely cared for.
Favorite wedding picture (and why): We literally could not pick a favourite picture, BUT, an image we were truly in awe of, was the absolutely magical evening, family-group, sparkler shot!!! you NAILED it!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: The Elm Hurst Inn and Spa, pond location | Reception Location: The Elm Hurst Inn and Spa, Carriage House | Officiant: Stephen from Kettle Creek Weddings | Cake: Denyse's Specialties | Dress: David's Bridal | Wedding Planner: Carly, Jen, and Vanessa from Blissful Weddings & Co | Flowers/Decorator: Russell Rossini from Rossini Floral Design and Event Decor | Hair/Makeup: Alycat Makeup & Hair Artistry | Caterer: Elm Hurst | DJ: Kelly Maher from Mahervelous Music | Other: My Mom - thank you for making all of the signs, ceremony decor, ceremony programs, dinner place cards, menus, reception table decor, and so much more!
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Magic by Coldplay, and the Instrumental Version of I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith | Recessional: Beautiful Day by U2 | Entrance: Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon | First Dance: What Love is all About by Johnny Reid | Parent Dances: Bride and Father- Forever Young by Rod Stewart/ Groom and Mother- The Man You've Become by Molly Pasutti
Best groom present EVER!
While we were posing the couple in this beautiful forest setting, a FREAKIN' DRAGONFLY just happened to land on Dominique's flower crown!! MAGIC!