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Caitlin + Ed
{Fanshawe Pioneer Village Wedding Photography}

Caitlin and Ed had a perfect spring day for their wedding at one of our favorite wedding spots - Fanshawe Pioneer Village (Niki will be having her own wedding there this September!) The beautiful blossoms were out and we took full advantage of them! We are excited to be photographing Ed's best man's wedding this fall as well! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Casual, travel, vintage, fun! 

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking back down the aisle to the song 'Married Life' from Up, and our literal tying of the knot handfasting portion of our ceremony.
Groom: Seeing Caitlin in her dress, and our dads doing a dance-off to 'Single Ladies'! 

Best wedding related decision: Keeping it small! 

Favourite detail: The paper flowers that Caitlin's aunt made! 

Advice for future brides & grooms: Do what you want, no matter what anyone tells you! Everyone likes to give opinions, but your opinion is the only one that matters. 

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No! It turned out great! If anything we would have gotten married a bit sooner - we had a relatively long engagement. 

Best surprise of the day: Ed's grandmother writing a poem for us and reading it as a surprise during the speeches! 

Ceremony Location: Fanshawe Pioneer Village | Reception Location: Fanshawe Pioneer Village | Officiant: Richelle Monaghan (Humanist) | Hair/Makeup: Alycat | Caterer: Appin BBQ | DJ: L.O.V.E. Wedding Music | Rings/Jewelery: Mappins | Groom's Attire: Moore's | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dynamite! 

Processional: Here comes the Sun
Recessional: Married Life (Up) 
First Dance: 500 Miles (Sleeping At Last/Proclaimers) 
Parent Dances: Father/Daughter - What a Wonderful World & Mother/Son - Stand By Me

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Kelly + Daniel
{Fanshawe Pioneer Village Wedding Photography}

What a gorgeous wedding day Kelly and Daniel had! It was perfectly planned with the help of Blissful Weddings. Weddings at Fanshawe Pioneer Village are always some of our favorites - this was the first time we had done a tented wedding there, and the clear top one they had was soooo pretty! Kudos to North Moore Catering, Rossini Floral, Salon Entrenous and DJ Alpha for being part of our dream team for the day!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Danielle + Darryl
{Fanshawe Pioneer Village Wedding Photography}

Cozy on up, this is going to be a long one!!! I just couldn't help myself with so many images because HOW CUTE ARE DANIELLE AND DARRYL!? I have known this adorable couple since they first started dating and was so thrilled when they asked me to photograph their big day. It was a fun filled day with so much laughter and happiness, I wish I could go back to it (especially on such a cold snowy day like today!) The details, which were for the most part a DIY effort by the bride and groom were all so sweet, and their "high tea" theme was my favorite! 

- Heather

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Alice in Wonderland, vintage, historic, rustic

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Our first dance.  It was fun and goofy and very "us".
Groom: Our first dance.  All eyes were on us.

Best wedding related decision: Hiring Heather!

Favourite detail: Groomsmen's bowties (handmade by the bride) and the Bride's vintage gloves.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Get a wedding coordinator, even if it's just a friend....and make sure they are assertive and pushy!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We would have employed a wedding coordinator for the day to go more smoothly.  AND we would eat more food!

Best surprise of the day: Our nephew Ian - he surprised us with his energy and flare on the dance floor.  Life of the party and so cute to watch!  Plus, he had a special surprise for the bride and asked to slow dance. 

Anything else you'd like to add: We were so happy with our choice to do PAD THAI for our late night buffet - it was such a hit.  The food in general was excellent.  We are so happy with how everything worked out and how our little details were noticed and appreciated by our guests (ie. colouring books, tea cups favours, etc.)

VENDORS: Ceremony Location -Fanshawe Pioneer Village | Reception Location -Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Miller Barn | Officiant - Rev. Dr. Jeff Crittenden | Cake -Hey Cupcake! |  Wedding Planner - The bride! | Flowers/Decorator - Steed & Co Lavender farm/ The bride! | Hair/Makeup - Alycat/ Glam Fairy | Caterer - Sticky Pudding | DJ - DJ Ruckus, Music Central | Photo Booth, Music Central

Processional - I Think I Wanna Marry You - Bruno Mars | Recessional - Forever and Ever - Royal Wood | Entrance/ First Dance | You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder


Heather with the happy couple!


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Megan + Marco
{London Ontario Pioneer Village Wedding Photography}

Megan & Marco are such a sweet couple! I enjoyed every second of their wedding day! So many emotions and so much love! Megan has such a strong bond with her family  - her twin sister & mom and the getting ready photos show that bond so well! Megan & Marco knew they would be embarking on a new adventure in Scotland a few month after the wedding so it was an emotional day knowing Megan would be leaving her family. Love the little moments she had with her nana after the cerermony, so sweet! Marco also had his mom, uncle & aunt travel all the way from Italy to attend this beautiful event! The cutest thing was the old school popcorn maker on site for guest to enjoy between ceremony & reception!

- Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photography}


We always love running into past HRM wedding couples! Colleen and Brad are the sweetest!


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Lisa + Steve
{Fanshawe Pioneer Village Wedding Photography}

Lisa and Steve had a gorgeous summer wedding at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, one of my favorite spots for wedding photography in London Ontario! These two are so much fun to be around, as were their wedding party! It was a party from start to finish! The DIY decor at the reception was incredible - I was blown away by the details! Thanks so much for having us be a part of your big day Lisa & Steve - we loved it!

- Heather

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: fun - vintage - crafty

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride:  walking down the isle with my parents towards Steve
Groom:  seeing Lisa walk towards me in her beautiful dress

Best wedding related decision: Having a traditional style wedding so that all of our family could attend!

Favourite detail: wedding favours - homemade dill pickles

Advice for future brides & grooms: Keep your eye on the prize - it's about saying "I DO" - everything else is just icing on the cake - or cupcakes in our case

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Change my dress at the reception for something that I could have danced salsa with my new husband more easily

Best surprise of the day: Steve's homage to Magic Mike garter dance - people are still talking about it

Anything else you'd like to add: We were so lucky to have had such a beautiful day!  Thanks so much Heather and Jen for capturing all the special moments of that day.  You guys were awesome!

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church - Father Joseph Dabrowski | Reception Location: Spriet Center - Fanshawe Pioneer Village | Cake: Top tier - Lara DiGregorio "Cakes by Lara" - cupcakes: bridesmaids | Dress: Maggie Sottero - Karena Royale | Wedding Planner: ME! | Flowers/Decorator:  Suzanne Glasgow "The Flower Lady" | Hair/Makeup: Moda Fina | Caterer: Culinary Catering | DJ: Manuel Valencia

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Pachelbel's Canon | Recessional: Wedding March | Entrance: Rest of my Life - Ludacris feat: Usher & David Guetta | First Dance: Stand By Me - Ben E. King // Stand By Me - Prince Royce  | Parent Dances: Butterfly Kisses - Jermaine Paul // Mama - Boys 2 Men | Other - Garter Dance: Pony - Genuwine

Love Dad's reaction as he sees his daughter as a bride for the first time!

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