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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Taryn + Matt
{Elmhurst Inn Ingersoll Ontario Wedding Photography}

Taryn and Matt's beautiful May wedding took place at the Elmhurst Inn. The weather was perfect and so was this amazing couple! Taryn's dress was from The Bride's Project, an organization we absolutely adore - they receive donated wedding dresses and the proceeds of their sales go to cancer charities! Their wedding was full lots of laughs, Taryn & Matt have a great energy which made everything so fun and light hearted during their photo session.

Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photography}

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Nita + Dhivakar
{Hockley Valley Resort Wedding Photography}

What can I say about Indian weddings... I just love photographing them! Nita and Dhivakar wanted a destination type feeling to their wedding, classic and unique is what I would call it! I absolutely loved their beautiful outdoor Hindu ceremony at the beautiful Millcroft Inn, followed by the reception at the Hockley Valley Resort. The one thing that stood out to me was how amazing their outdoor ceremony came together, giving me some great ideas for my own wedding inspiration. There was rain threatening us that morning and the timing just worked out in our favour as the rain came after ceremony and photo session! The beautiful forest setting at The Millcroft Inn was pretty spectacular and suited the day so well! 

- Niki {Toronto Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Springtime, new beginnings

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: I think my favourite memory was relaxing after the hustle and bustle of planning, and enjoying the day. The most magical part of the day for me was walking down the aisle. The combination of my song, the weather, the beautiful venue, seeing all of the loved ones around supporting us and sharing our day, and knowing that my husband was waiting at the alter for me, came together in one very magical moment.
Groom: If I had to pin point a moment, it would be the entrance of my beautiful bride. There are a lot of colours, sounds which make up an outdoor Indian Wedding. However, none compete with your bride! 

Best wedding related decision: We made a list before starting the wedding with things that were important to us, and things that we were willing to sacrifice in our planning. This made it easier to allocate funds during the planning. I also think that it was important not to stress the small details on the day of the wedding. It is very easy to get wrapped up in last minute changes, but the day goes by so fast, and if you aren’t present, it is easy to miss it. Lastly, one of the best decisions that I made was having Niki photograph our wedding. We will look back on these pictures for years to come, and will be reminded of how special the day was. She captured every moment beautifully!

Favourite detail: There are so many details that I loved, it is difficult to narrow it down to just one. If I were to chose a couple, I absolutely loved the venue for the wedding. I fell in love with the wedding garden as soon as I saw it. The food at both venues was out of this world, absolutely amazing. I also loved the decoration and centrepieces at the reception. I had spent a lot of time coming up with ideas, and growing grass in pots, and I had amazing friends who I could explain my vision to, and they were able to execute it perfectly!

Advice for future brides & grooms: A friend told me, the night before my wedding, to take mental snapshots of the day, with memories that you want to cherish. This was probably the best advise that I got, the day went by so fast, but there were moments throughout the day that I will remember for the rest of my life. It is cliche, but don’t stress over the small things. There is a lot of planning, but the day goes by so quickly that all of those small details will not be what you look back on and remember.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I honestly don’t think that I would have changed anything — I would have made it 5 degrees warmer, but unfortunately I can’t control the weather!

Best surprise of the day: The best surprise for me was probably the day after the wedding. It was my birthday, and my husband arranged a breakfast birthday celebration for me with the guests who were staying at the hotel with us.

Ceremony Location: Millcroft Inn and Spa | Reception Location: Hockley Valley Resort | Officiant: Kishore Jani | Cake: Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes (London ON) | Dress: Chandan Fashion | Flowers/Decorator: The Wedding House (For the wedding alter only) | Hair/Makeup: Seher Studio | Caterer: The respective venues | DJ: Empire Entertainment | Musician: Sahil Khan

Bridal Processional: I Choose You — Sara Barielles
Reception Entrance: Hey Ho — Lumineers
First Dance: Wonderwall — Ryan Adams
Cake Cutting: 1, 2, 3, 4 — Plain White T's

This photo is one of my FAVS from their ceremony! Love when I capture that looks that are exchanged during the cerermony!

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Lamise + Ahmed
{Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Wedding Photography}

Lamise & Ahmed are a beautiful couple inside and out! Such a kind and loving pair, we just loved being a part of their beautiful fall wedding!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Intimate, Romantic, fun, personal, elegant 

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking down the aisle with my dad (my first love) and the look on my husband's face  
Groom: Watching my bride walk down the isle 

Best wedding related decision: HRM and my dress 

Favourite detail: Our outdoor ceremony (it's décor)

Advice for future brides & grooms: Make it fun, enjoy each other and your day… Embrace every moment it goes by quick.. Don't worry about the little details at the end of the day you are marrying your one and only and that's all that matters!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing at all 

Best surprise of the day: Surprising my dad with our song while it was performed by someone very special to him

Anything else you'd like to add: Our wedding day was amazing and absolutely perfect. From the amazing weather for our outdoor ceremony to the lovely reception that was filled with our closest family and friends! The day was full of  love, laughter and lots of fun.  It was exactly what we envisioned it to be. 

Ceremony Location: Elsie Perrin William Estate | Reception Location: Aroma Restaurant | Cake: Signature Cakes by Angela | Dress: Maggie Sottero from Nicholas & Elizabeth | Flowers/Decorator: Maya Flowers/ Sally | Hair/Makeup: Taroub's Hair Salon/ Reem Idriss | Caterer: Aroma (Felipe Gomes) | DJ: Arun from Most Valuable DJ's

Processional: Canon in D by J. Pachelbel
Recessional: Wedding march from Midsummer Night’s dream 
Entrance: Arabic Zaffi song 
First Dance: Adi eli fi Bali by Hamaki (arabic)
Parent Dances: live by Cameron Kalopsis – You Raise Me Up

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Cheryl + Alex
{Purple Hill Thorndale Ontario Wedding Photography}

What a sweet couple! Cheryl came to us a few months before her wedding needing to find replacement for her original photographer who was no longer able to capture her day. I was so happy a mutual friend sent her our way, because I got along so well with the both of them! Their day was filled with SO MUCH LOVE from family and friends for the celebration of this special couple. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house as so many emotions were flowing throughout the day. I wish these two lovebirds nothing but the best and hope to see them again in the future!

-Niki {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Rustic, Romantic, Inviting, Comfortable

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day? Bride & Groom: Walking back up the aisle together with our dog

Best wedding related decision: Everything at one spot.

Favourite detail: Arbour Decor

Advice for future brides & grooms: Stay true to yourselves as a couple. Have the wedding you want.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? NO

Best surprise of the day: Groom gave the bride a special pair of earrings to wear. 

Ceremony & Reception Location: Purple Hill |  Officiant: Lori Anne McNulty | Cake: Old Bakery Cafe | Dress: David's Bridal | Flowers/Decorator: Smith's Florist | Hair/Makeup: Fusion Hair & Makeup Services | Caterer: Bere's Catering | DJ: Schwartzentruber Music Services | Rings/Jewelery: Poag's  | Groom's Attire: Moore's | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal 

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Julie + Jay
{Elmhurst Inn Ingersoll Ontario Wedding Photography}

A sweet fall wedding at the Elmhurst Inn in Ingersol! Julie and Jay celebrated their marriage with their closest friends & family in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. A gorgeous sunset was the icing on the cake to this perfect day! Congrats to the happy couple! 

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Simple and elegant

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Getting ready with my sisters, walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Jay for the first time
Groom: Losing a bet with our officiant that I wouldn't be the first of us to become emotional at the ceremony

Best wedding related decision: Not having a wedding party - it made things much simpler for everyone.

Favourite detail: The whole day was perfect, we couldn't pick just one thing!

Advice for future brides & grooms: Don't sweat the small stuff! It's a busy day and you don't want to spend it stressed out.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing!

Ceremony Location: Elm Hurst Inn & Spa | Reception Location: Elm Hurst Inn & Spa | Officiant: Debra Taylor, All Seasons Weddings | Cake: Every Occasion Cakes (Aylmer, ON) | Dress: Maggie Sottero, Tatum's Bridal (Windsor, NS) | Flowers/Decorator: My Luscious Backyard (Toronto, ON) | Hair/Makeup: Roots to Ends (Ingersoll, ON) & Kirsten Young (Woodstock, ON) | Caterer: Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

Processional: Over the Rainbow
Recessional: All You Need is Love - Beatles
First Dance: Little Wonders - Rob Thomas

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