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Ashley + Richard
{Bellamere Winery London Ontario Wedding Photography}

Another gorgeous Bellamere wedding! Ashley and Richard were a blast to spend the day with - and I'll never forget the awesome 100% Tragically Hip soundtrack to the night! Congrats Ashley & Richard, we loved photographing your wedding!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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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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Tasha + Derreck
{Atlantis Pavilions Wedding Photography}

So much care, thought and amazing DIY craftiness went in to the preparations for Tasha and Derreck's wedding and it was a pleasure to capture it all in photos. There were many highlights from the day but I think our evening rooftop photo shoot with the cinesphere in the background takes the cake!

- Lindsay {Toronto Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Romantic, Elegant, Personal, Classy

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Seeing Derreck for the first time, I almost wanted to run down to him, and I kept being told to slow down lol, Putting on my dream dress, reading the vows he wrote me, that feeling of euphoria that this day has finally arrived!
Groom: Hearing Tasha's vows, seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, and she looked absolutely beautiful. Seeing the vision we had for our wedding come to life, it was incredible!

Best wedding related decision: There is quite a few! Trying to do as much as DIY as we humanly can in terms of decoration, and small things here and there, because seeing the things we had made around the room kept making us smile and realizing our hard work had paid off. Guest were coming up to us telling us how personal our wedding feels, which we absolutely loved. Our awesome photographer Lindsay Ross from HRM Photography, she was a pleasure to work with and I will continue recommending HRM to every single person! Our videographer Greg Idasz from AV Artisan was absolutely fantastic. Pictures and your wedding film is what is going to keep reminding us of our very special day, so we went with the best! 

Favourite detail: the lit lanterns, our DIY centrepieces with pictures of us from all the places we had visited together, just reminds us how blessed and lucky we are to not only have each other but to go on so many adventures together.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Start DIY projects early and try to do as much as you can yourselves because it would mean that much more the day of the wedding. Do not sweat the small details, and do not stress the day of the wedding and enjoy it as much as you can. It will be one of the most happiest moments of your lives, and no one will notice the missing small details you were sweating about. Family and friends come to celebrate the love you share and that is all that matters. 

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing! It was a dream come true for us smile

Best surprise of the day: Getting to read the vows in the drawing Derreck gave me.

Anything else you'd like to add: Research and splurge on things that matter the most in your wedding. For us it was photography and videography, and seeing the pictures (both engagement and wedding) we are so happy to have made the right choice with HRM photography! Both Heather (engagement) and Lindsay (wedding) are outstanding ladies, best in the photography industry, and have given us the gift of reliving our day through these pictures smile We will surely be going to HRM photography for any future photography needs.

VENDORS: Ceremony Location:  Atlantis Pavilions | Reception Location: Trillium Room, Atlantis Pavilions  | Officiant: Dear friend of ours | Dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner | Wedding Planner: Ourselves | Flowers/Decorator: Ourselves | Hair/Makeup: I did my own hair and makeup smile | Caterer: Atlantis Pavillions  | DJ: DJ hawk from Musical Vibes | Photography: Lindsay Ross from HRM Photography | Videographer: Greg Idasz from AV Artisan | Violinist: Jenna Ghallager 

WEDDING SONGS: All ceremony songs were violin renditions of songs we chose | Processional: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (in the style of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) | Recessional: Marry you (Bruno Mars) | Entrance: A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) | First Dance: everything I do, I do it for you (Bryan Adams) and Bailamos (Enrique Iglesias) | Parent Dances -  Father/Dauther dance: Close to you (Carpenters)  Mother/Son Dance: My wish (Rascall Flatts)



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Nikki + Brian
{Elmhurst Inn Wedding Photography}

This wedding was the first of our 2016 season and started off the year on such a lovely, happy note! Nikki and Brian are such a sweet couple and the Elmhurst never disappoints as a venue!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

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Leslie + Tyler
{Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography}

Spring wedding closeup

Leslie and Tyler had a beautiful spring wedding at Bellamere Winery. We loved capturing this sweet couple's big day with their lovely families - everyone at this wedding was just so nice and pleasant to spend time with! Shooting when the spring blossoms are out can be impossible to time, but this lucky couple was blessed with some gorgeous blooms that we made sure to take advantage of!

- Heather {London Ontario Wedding Photographer}

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Fun, laid-back and intimate. 

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Our first look, our ceremony and our speeches.
Groom: Seeing Leslie for the first time and bringing down the house with our choreographed dance. 

Best wedding related decision: Taking professional dance lessons and surprising our guests with a choreographed first dance.

Favourite detail: The flowers and candles throughout the room that created an intimate atmosphere.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Try to stay in the moment as the day goes by very quickly.

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? We wouldn't change a thing!

Best surprise of the day: How much our guests enjoyed aspects of our wedding, such as our speeches and our first dance.

VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Bellamere Winery and Event Center - Kindred Hall | Reception Location: Bellamere Winery and Event Center - Kindred Hall | Officiant: Jennifer Brown, All Seasons Weddings | Dress: Maggie Sottero, Helen's Bridal of Barrie | Wedding Planner: Patti Lofgren at Bellamere | Flowers/Decorator: Russell Rossini, Rossini Florals | Hair/Makeup: Salon Cyan | DJ: Lee Murphy, DJ Alpha

WEDDING SONGS: Processional: Home by Vitamin String Quartet and Just the Way you Are by Vitamin String Quartet | Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder | Entrance: no entrance song | First Dance: The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

bride and bridesmaids in matching robes

bride and bridesmaids with pink blossoms on tree

spring blossoms wedding photography

groom getting ready in black and white

groom and groomsmen with scotch

first look bride and groom

wedding party deep plum bridesmaids dresses

groomsmen in black suits with bow ties

bride and bridesmaids with spring bouquets

bride and groom in front of wedding party

bride and groom surrounded by trees

black and white bride and groom in field of grass

pretty spring bridal bouquet with purple pink white flower

bellamere winery wedding ceremony

bellamere winery wedding ceremony

bellamere winery centrepieces and details

candy station wedding

pretty first dance pictures

nighttime wedding shots outside backlit

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