Ashley + Mike

{Hacienda Sarria Kitchener Ontario 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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