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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