Many, many years ago I met two awesome girls named Julie & Pam – as teenagers, we spent many days hanging out downtown, going to concerts, chasing boys, and getting into typical teenage girl trouble. As we got older, we drifted apart, moved away, and lost touch. Of course it was facebook that reconnected us a few years ago and we kept in touch as Julie waited and waited for her long time boyfriend (11 years!) to propose. When he finally did, I was so happy to hear the news and very excited that she asked me to be a part of their big day! Forest City National is a wedding venue in London Ontario that I always like shooting at. I especially loved Julie’s dress, it was just SO her – low key, but with the perfect amount of sparkle & a big splash of colour!
ps. A special thanks to Gail of NightinGail Photography for second shooting with me at Julie & Jay’s wedding!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Fun / Romantic / Relaxed / Us
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Walking down the aisle and seeing Jay for the first time.
Groom: Sitting at the head table looking out and seeing all our wonderful family and friends
Best wedding related decision: Getting the photo booth!! Well worth the money, we were able to capture the “kookiness” of our friends and family. (Blog post to follow shortly!)
Bride: The personalized aisle runner, it’s a great keepsake to have to add with our photos.
Groom: The flowers and the whole decor it was just beautiful
Advice for future brides & grooms: Do as much planning early on, so when it gets closer to the day you have more time together to just relax and look forward to it.
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing, other than to be able do it all over again
Best surprise of the day: The wonderful card that Jay had given to me with a lovely pair of diamond earrings.
VENDORS: Ceremony / Reception Location – Forest City National Golf | Officiant: Ron Baker from Forest City Community Church | Cake: Whimsical Bakery | Dress: Mori Lee – Sophie’s Gown Shoppe | Flowers: Renee, Forest of Flowers | Decorator: A&C Wedding Designs | Hair/Makeup: Erin from Jaz! The best hairdresser that EVER LIVED! | DJ: Bob from At your Request | Other: Piper Bob
WEDDING SONGS:Processional: Highland Cathedral | Recessional: Scotland the Brave | Signing of the Registry: Amazing Grace | Entrance: “Don’t stop believing” The cast of Glee | First Dance: Michael Buble “You and I” | Parent Dances Father/Daughter dance: “I loved her first” by Heartland | Mother/Son dance: “Just the way you are” Billy Joel
Julie’s bridesmaids get a sneak peek of the boudoir album Julie gave Jay as a wedding gift (hint, hint brides – this is an AWESOME present for your hubby-to-be!)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): There are too many to choose from, but my top below right, this photo captures the moment that we finally became husband and wife.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): This captures us perfectly; I’m always doing things that throw Jay off guard…Seeing his surprised face is just priceless (Julie surprised Jay with a boudoir album on their big day! Love the reaction!)
The bride, our friend Pam & yours truly- old friends reunited!