I remember calling Heather after first meeting Victoria and Curtis to tell her that I really loved this couple and was crossing my fingers that they would book me. Thankfully they did and I was able to be a part of this love filled day. There was so much tradition and history woven through every aspect from the family homes they prepared for the day in to the church that their ancestors helped to build.
There were a couple of big challenges when it came to the photography. In almost 300 weddings, this was the first time I was told that I could not take a single picture during the ceremony! In fact, I was asked to stay in the doorway outside of the main doors to the church! I respected the officiant’s wishes but also made sure to take just a few photos with a telephoto lens so that I could help the newlyweds preserve the beautiful memories from the ceremony.
The second challenge was the weather. I always try to have an optimistic outlook when it comes to rain on a wedding day…it can’t rain all day…it will lighten up soon…oh, I think I see the sun peeking through! Well, Victoria and Curtis were married on a VERY rainy day. It was as if the rain clouds were playing tricks on us, but that didn’t stop this adorable pair from running around in the rain for some beautiful memories on their wedding day.
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Spring,Romantic, Old-fashioned, Personal
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: My dress getting stuck on the pew bows coming down the aisle. Guests had to help untangle the tulle in my dress, we all had a good laugh and Curtis and I were both so happy once I finally made it down the aisle.
Groom: Surprising Victoria with the first dance song I had secretly recorded. I sang Brad Paisley’s “Then”.
Best wedding related decision: To incorporate so many personal touches. My parents wedding car, Curt’s parents wedding Church, my mom’s veil, the reception venue where we went to Prom, incorporating each of our family tartans in the ceremony….. It make everything unique and special to us.
Favourite detail: Including wedding pictures of our parents and grandparents in our favour display. Also making a photo collage that introduced all the members of our bridal party.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Enjoy every moment because the day goes so fast!!!!!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No, we were so thrilled with our vendors, they really made the day perfect! Even the little “mishaps” ended up working out better than we could have planned.
Best surprise of the day: Curtis surprised me by secretly recording himself singing the first dance song we had agreed upon…. when we started the dance it totally came as a surprise! I was so touched.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): bride – #225, I love this picture because it really captured the moment. We were so unbelievably happy to be coming down the aisle as Mr and Mrs, surrounded by our friends and family. I love how this candid photo can take me back to that memory.
groom – # 308, This is a gorgeous picture and shows off the beautiful rose window. Also, the church has a lot of sentimental value to me as my family was instrumental in its construction during the 1800’s and my parents were married there.
Anything else you’d like to add: We were so thrilled with Lindsay and HRM. Our photos were perfect and we could not be happier with how they turned out. She was great to work with and really made us feel comfortable, giving great suggestions for pictures and keeping the whole process running smoothly.
VENDORS: Ceremony Location – Wick Presbyterian Church | Reception Location – Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility | Cake – Cakes by Stephanie – Port Perry | Dress (designer and/or store) Heirlooms bridal (Dundas) – designer – San Patrick | Flowers/Decorator – Branching Out – Port Perry | Hair/Makeup – Nicole Richards | Caterer – Deer Creek Banquet Facility | DJ – Rhythm Entertainment – Jason Chambers
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): bride – #225, I love this picture because it really captured the moment. We were so unbelievably happy to be coming down the aisle as Mr and Mrs, surrounded by our friends and family. I love how this candid photo can take me back to that memory. (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?):groom – # 308, This is a gorgeous picture and shows off the beautiful rose window. Also, the church has a lot of sentimental value to me as my family was instrumental in its construction during the 1800’s and my parents were married there. (below right)