THE BRIDAL PARTY

Lets chat about your bridal party! I know from experience that all brides want their closest friends to have an AMAZING time during their big day and we will make sure that happens! Bridal party portraits should be a ton of FUN!

If you and your groom are sharing a first look, your bridal party will join us right after we capture images of the two of you sharing your moment together. If bridal party portraits are happening after the ceremony, we’ll try to get the group photos done as soon as possible so your bridal party can be free to mingle at cocktail hour if they wish! If there are flower girls and ring bearers involved, we find it easiest to include them in a bridal party group shot right after the ceremony or during bridal portraits taken after the first look.

Be sure your groomsmen arrive with boutonnieres and your bridesmaids arrive with bouquets!

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When it comes time to select bridal party attire, my biggest piece of advice would be to shop around. Bridal boutiques will always have options but we have seen bridesmaids wear amazing dresses from everyday stores such as Anthropologie, Aritzia, JCrew, and Nordstrom. Also, if you come across a sale, it can actually be more economical for the guys to buy suits rather than spend the money to rent one just for one day!

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It always looks more comfortable and natural when bridesmaids wear a dress that is complimentary to their individual shape. You can still have a cohesive look through colour selection. For the guys, one of the biggest oversights we see if when the shoe/belt colour is left to the individual to decide. It’s best that you choose whether the guys will all wear brown/black or other accents.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ELEGANT WEDDING MAGAZINE

We're heading out of summer and into the thick of fall and what better way to say farewell for another year, then to have one last look at our beach inspired shoot with Elegant Wedding magazine which landed us a spot on the cover! This time though, from behind-the-scenes! Ever wondered how it all goes down? Take a look!

JON + ZEVI

I feel like I can accomplish a lot. I've always been pretty much on the ball and a great multi-tasker. Then I met Jon and Zevi. Within 6 months, these 2 are renovating a house (a lot of it with their own two hands), planning a quick wedding, working full time, teaching over the summer and fitting in engagement sessions, friend/family wedding parties plus a ton more that I don't even know about! I bet these 2 are very much looking forward to a honeymoon this fall! #bringonthebeach !

LISA + RYAN

At her brother's amazing farmhouse (that looks like it's out of a magazine, BTW and is available for events!), Lisa and Ryan had the most lovely intimate family filled wedding this summer. The company was incredible, the details gorgeous, the food amazing and the summer air - warm and breezy. It was the perfect day - more of these please!

VENDORS

Gown: Promises and Lace
Bridal Shoes: BHLDN
Veil: Lisa Van Hattem
Make-up: Rebecca Laking
Hair Stylist: Brock Stacey 
Grooms Suits: Moores 
Cake Designer: Sweet Cakes by Melissa
Floral designer: La Petite Fleur
Music: Benjamin Dakota Rogers 
Rentals: Raymond and BrothersBird & Bee Vintage Rental Co.

SAMANTHA + NEIL

We love this venue! Gracewood mansion at Kurtz Orchard in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of our favourite wedding venues to photograph at! It is simply elegant, natural, romantic and stunning for photo locations. Sami and Neil had the loveliest day there!  There is something very intimate and personal about having access to an entire property all your own for the day. The mansion, the grounds, the tented reception area. Its all yours for the day! Your guests can meander the grounds and enjoy the sunshine and beauty of the vineyards and orchards. It's perfect!

VICTORIA + JOSIAH

We are thrilled to finally share the images from this gorgeous wedding from this past February. It was published last month in the current issue of Wedluxe Magazine. We are beyond excited that this lovely couple's wedding was selected for the issue! As mother of the groom Rachel Clingen created the most gorgeous and glamorous rustic winter getaway for the reception at Whistle Bear Golf Course. The perfect space for a cozy winter family wedding! Victoria and Josiah could not be sweeter and we wish them a beautiful life together!  You can also see the wedding on the Wedluxe blog HERE.

VENDORS

Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Course
Floral Design: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Cake + Sweets: Fine Cakes By Zehra
Invitations : Paper and Poste
Hair + Make-Up: Fancy Face Inc.
Gown Designer: Casablanca
Graphics: Event Graffiti
Furniture: Divine Furniture Rentals
Chairs: Detaliz Couture
Harvest Tables: Special Event Rentals
Linens: Around the Table