Hilary and Rob picked a picture perfect fall day to be married. It was such a joy spending the day with these two at the beautiful Spencer Hall in London, Ontario.
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Fall, races and spiced wine.
What are your favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Getting ready with the ladies in the morning, when my dad took my arm to walk me down the aisle, seeing all of our friends and family that came to support us as I entered the sanctuary, when I first saw my husband-to-be, seeing the beautifully decorated hall with the gorgeous flowers and all of the other little details that my mother spent so much time helping me put together, listening to the entertaining MC's, hearing the impressive speeches, the delicious meal and the fantastic dance party!
Groom: Waking up with a nervous feeling I have never felt before; one of intense excitement and responsibility. This feeling persisted until I saw Hilary coming down the aisle towards me. I felt like I was looking inward on the scene from above, like an out of body experience. The sun shone down on her hair and my emotions flooded. During the reception our MC's were funny and articulate. It was great to relax and bask in the moment that comes only once a lifetime.
Best wedding related decision: Our choice of church and reception hall – we were so well taken care at each one and have received a lot of positive feedback from our guests.
Favourite detail: Our tables were the names of all of the running events we've participated in together and the head table was called the Finish Line!
Advice for future brides & grooms: Have a videographer because you will likely want to hear the speeches again, try to stay true to your vision, and try to enjoy the day – it goes by so quickly!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No… I was so lucky. It was a wonderful day!
Best surprise of the day: The weather (it was perfect – 23C on October 10th!)
Anything else you'd like to add: Thank you HRM for all of your hard work!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location – St. John the Evangelist Church | Reception Location – Spencer Hall | Cake – Cupcakes and topper made by my Aunt Linda and my mother! | Dress – Maggie Sottero, Bridal Couture, Windsor, ON | Wedding Planner – Cliff Fielder at Spencer Hall | Flowers – Alyssa Elyatt-Mailer at McGinnis Flowers, London, ON | Hair – Jamie Rust, Ninth House Salon, London, ON | DJ – Derrick Epp
WEDDING SONGS: Processional – Pachebel's Canon | Recessional – The Wedding March – Mendelssohn | First Dance – Amazed by You – Lonestar | Father/daughter dance – What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 317 (in black and white) is our favourite photo because we think it looks very natural and it shows how happy we are to be spending the rest of our lives together.