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Erin + Ryan
{Strathroy Ontario Wedding Photography}

Erin and Ryan had a beautiful wedding reception on her parent's farm, the apple orchard was in bloom and there was no shortage of amazing photo locations! They were married at the same church Erin's Parents were married over 30 years before! At the reception the bride surprised the groom with a drone as a gift!!

- Heather {Strathroy Wedding Photography}

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Ferris + Dave
{Forest City National Golf Club Wedding Photography}

Ferris and Dave were married on a beautiful summer day at Forest City National Golf Club. They had lots of personalized touches for their tent reception and had their first dance under the open sky! It was a beautiful day!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Two past HRM wedding couples were in attendance!

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Holly + Jordan
Oakville Conference Centre Wedding Photography

Holly and Jordan's wedding was the party bus of marriage celebrations! The day was full of laughter, happiness and many shots of the alcohol and photographic variety! We were so happy to be there to capture all of the wonderful memories. The Oakville waterfront provided a beautiful backdrop for photos and I am so thankful that this amazing couple agreed to lie on hot and bumpy rocks for some unique photos. We love when our couples put their trust in us!

- Lindsay

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Simple yet elegant, true to us

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking down the aisle and seeing Jordan's face, saying vows and first kiss, watching everything come together that I had worked so hard to plan
Groom: Seeing Holly walk down the aisle, our first dance

Best wedding related decision: Choosing to spend our time/energy/money on the things that matter most thatmade our wedding special, memorable and unique, and that made our guests feel appreciated.

Favourite detail: It's a toss up between the McDonald's cheeseburgers at the late night buffet and my wedding dress lol

Advice for future brides & grooms: Take time out to enjoy because the whole day is over in the blink of an eye!!

Best surprise of the day: The beautiful card that Jordan made for me. And the wedding party intros were fantastic!!

Anything else you'd like to add: A special thank you to Lindsay and "that other guy"... who was never there... lol... for capturing all of our beautiful memories with such creativity and perfection.

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Oakville Conference Centre | Reception Location: Oakville Conference Centre | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Anne Blinch of White Orchid Weddings | Cake: La Casa Dolce | Dress store: Saratina Bridal in Oakville | Wedding Planner: Me!!! | Flowers: Flowers by Flower Deco in Oakville | Decorator: Decor by me and my mom/bridesmaids, and Oakville Conference Centre | Hair: Marisa from Bucci Salon in Oakville | Makeup: Alison Henthorn | Caterer: Oakville Conference Centre and McDonalds | DJ: DJ Emporium | Ceremony Music: GTA Strings

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Canon in D | Recessional: Wedding March | Entrance: Infinity by Guru Josh Project | First Dance: Perhaps Love by John Denver and Placido Domingo | Father/Daughter Dance - I Loved Her First by Heartland | Other: Last Dance - Hold Ya by Gyptian

 

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Ashley + Mike
Hacienda Sarria Wedding Photography

Where to begin with this fairytale wedding day? Ashley and Mike have an amazing love story that started many years ago when they lived down the street from each other growing up. Ashley is a wedding planner at the incredible venue that is the Hacienda Sarria and not a single detail was overlooked! This was by far one of the most beautiful wedding days we've ever photographed! Today marks their 1st wedding anniversary so the perfect day to finally share these stunning photos. We are so happy we got to share in your amazing day Ashley & Mike! 

- Heather

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Our Love Story/Happily Ever After

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: After walking down the aisle I was overwhelmed with a flood of emotions as the day I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl was finally here! The moment that meant the most to me was hearing the words of my husband as he read his vows! It was Mike's idea to write our own vows, but never did I imagine that he would express his love for me so deeply. That moment and feeling was the most sincere and romantic moment of the whole dy and a moment I will cherish for my entire life.
Groom: My favourite moment was the first second I saw Ashley turn the corner and start walking down the aisle. It was a wave of emotion I have never felt before. I felt like I could burst into tear but was over whelmed with happiness. I t was such an overwhelming feeling.  That was definitely the most powerful moment of the wedding for me and something I will forever remember.

Best wedding related decision: To not have a reveal and wait to see each other for the first time as Ashley walked down the aisle. We would not trade that moment for the world!

Favourite detail: All of the personal touches (pictures, chalkboard quotes and small details) that made the venue feel like home and helped our guests see our love story unfold.

Advice for future brides & grooms: To enjoy every moment! The day goes by so quickly and feels like a whirlwind! Take a moment (just the two of you) to look around and feel the love between each other (that is what the day is all about!)

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We wouldn't change a thing - except to have an extra hour to dance and celebrate with our guests! We did not want the night to end!

Best surprise of the day: Hearing the heartfelt speeches and what the day our our relationship means to our family and friends!

Anything else you'd like to add: We want to thank our families for their love and support! We have never felt so blessed! The day would not have been the same or possible without each one of them! We would also like to thank all of our talented and amazing vendors who made our dream day and vision a reality and for capturing it so we can remember every moment for the rest of our lives!

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Hacienda Sarria | Reception Location: Hacienda Sarria | Officiant: Kettle Creek Weddings - Martti Pajunen | Cake: The Cake Box - Yvonne Zensner | Dress: Creme Couture - Guelph | Wedding Planner: Claudia Francescutti | Flowers: Pink Poppi - Tina Droumtsekas | Hair/Makeup: Sonia Ryan & Co. (Sonia Ryan, Dee Lander & Team) | Caterer: Charcoal Group | DJ: Kinetic Studio - Gareth Carr |

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: A Thousand Years (performed by Juneyt Yetkiner) | Recessional: Original song by Juneyt smile | Entrance: Best Day of My Life - American Authors | First Dance: Then - Brad Paisley | Father-Daughter Dance: My Little Girl - Tim McGraw (sang by Lee Emptage - Bride's Uncle) | Mother-Son Dance: My Wish - Rascal Flatts

 

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Ashley + Darren
Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography

When the spring blossoms come out, it's my favorite time of year to shoot in. But, the blossoms are so fleeting and impossible to plan when they may be out so it's rare that we get them on a wedding day. Ashley and Darren's wedding ended up being the perfect time and we got both the beautiful cherry blossoms and magnolias for their photos!! We were all so happy! It was such a gorgeous day and this couple is so full of love for each other!!

- Heather

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Classic, romantic, and elegant with Victorian flair.

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride:  Seeing Darren in the church for the first time.  Also, the time between the ceremony and reception when we spent time photographing in the park.  It was time Darren and I were able to spend together - at a much slower pace than the rest of the day. 
Groom:  The anticipation I felt waiting in the church and then seeing Ashley walk down the aisle.

Best wedding related decision:  Choosing Bellamere as the venue - the ambiance was exactly what we wanted and the staff were amazing!  Equally awesome were Heather and her assistant who kept us on track, laughing, and who captured all of special moments of our day perfectly!

Favourite detail:  All of the beautiful blossoms that seemed to "magically pop" just in time for our wedding day!  (Thank you, Dad!)

Advice for future brides & grooms:  Don't stress over all of the little details - it will all work out! 

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?  Throughout the entire planning process we were blessed to work with extremely kind and talented people who helped to make our day exceptional - it all truly exceeded our expectations and our dreams were brought to life.  We would not have changed a thing!

Best surprise of the day:  The weather forecast had called for storms and rain.  We had beautiful weather all day.  After dinner, Heather pulled us out for a few last pictures.  Just then, a few raindrops started to fall creating the most beautiful, twinkling detail in our final shot of the day. 

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery | Cake: Daisy's Delights | Dress: Boston by Maggie Sottero at Nicholas & Elizabeth Bridal in London | Flowers/Decorator: Springhill Flowers | Hair/Makeup: Salon Entrenous | Caterer: Custom Cuisine | DJ: Rick Addy (Professional MCDJ Entertainment)

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire by Johann Sebastian Bach and Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (bride) | Recessional  Hornpipe from Water Music by G.F. Handel | Entrance: Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay | First Dance: 1000 Years by Christina Perri | Parent Dances: You Raise Me Up by Celtic Woman

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