We're Dianne and Bertus. Welcome to our blog! We're a wedding photography team based in Southwestern Ontario, and we love meeting people in every stage of life. We have to admit that love stories are our favourite. If they have a little mystery with it, even better! We'd love it if you'd grab a great glass of wine (Malbec, just like us?), snuggle up on the couch, and browse through everything that we've been up to lately. Go see what there is to know about this amazing DVI community. If you want to learn more about us and our story...
We're Dianne and Bertus. Welcome to our blog! We're a wedding photography team
based in Southwestern Ontario, and we love meeting people in every stage of life. We have to admit that love stories are our favourite. If they have a little mystery with it, even better! We'd love it if you'd grab a great glass of wine (Malbec, just like us?), snuggle up on the couch, and browse through everything that we've been up to lately. Go see what there is to know about this amazing DVI community. If you want to learn more about us and our story...western Ontario, and I just love meeting people in every stage of life. I have to admit that love stories are my favourite! I'd love it if you'd grab a great glass of wine, snuggle up on the couch, and browse through everything that I've been up to lately. Go see what there is to know about this amazing DVI community. If you want to learn more about me and my story...
Aura wrapped her arms around Jonathan. As he turned around and laid eyes on his bride he looked the happiest we’ve ever seen him. And every moment after that, this Riverwood Conservancy Wedding only became more amazing.
It’s our last wedding blog from our time in Ontario! While we’re not going to make this post all sappy because of it, we thought it was worth noting. It was bittersweet and inexplicably hard to put this Riverwood Conservancy Wedding blog post together, especially because this was such an incredible wedding day. Originally planned with a very fall-rich theme for the end of October (this weekend, actually), this wedding brought fall to September. With the rich burgundy accent colour in the bouquet, ties, and bridesmaid dresses, it wasn’t too hard to imagine. The weather was perfect for a late summer wedding, which wedding party, family, and yours truly really appreciated.
The day started at a hotel for the ladies, with many different stations set up throughout their suite. When we walked in and saw Denise from Superfox Makeup working her magic on Aura, our level of excitement rose several degrees. We’ve worked with her at Victoria and Jonathan’s Toronto wedding as well, and just love her! At the groom’s getting ready space, things were organized and very relaxed. The friends present at each getting ready space weren’t just friends of the groom and bride, but of each other. This created a whole other level of connection for the entire day. And while the wedding party was large, when portrait time at the Riverwood Conservancy came, it was only thanks to Aura and her ladies that it was organized and went super smooth.
After an intimate first look in the chapel garden, Aura and Jonathan said their official vows in the church. Truth be told, however, the promises that they made to each other when they first saw each other, while only heard by the other, were probably a lot more meaningful and special. No matter what, the religious ceremony was quite likely one of our top parts of the day. Once again it’s just so obvious that our couples do not just value each other more than any other human in the world, but they also recognize that God is absolutely not to be missed in this new chapter of their lives. The readings of the Bible kept things feeling more formal, but the high-five after Aura and Jonathan’s first kiss kept it real and human.
Aura and Jonathan, although limited to the number of guests, ensured that all their loved ones were provided with a food box after the ceremony and spent some quality time connecting with especially those who couldn’t stay longer. This was followed by the best part of the day, the time that we get to spend with just bride and groom. Exploring the grounds of the Riverwood Conservancy was not only fun (especially while being blessed with amazing weather). It was so special to see the love that Aura and Jonathan have for each other. It was also obvious why they chose this gorgeous location.
Scattered all throughout the backyard were dining tables, topped with simple centerpieces. It was the glow of the string lights, however, that made every element seem magical. When the bride and groom entered the reception, festivities were started with their first dance. Never mind that their dance floor was grass, it seemed like it was just the two of them. The excitement in the air as these two started this new chapter of their lives together with this moment was palpable. And it was no surprise that we once again learned so much about them, and what makes them so special to their families and friends (and each other), from the speeches. The delicious dinner that followed was an homage to their ethnic background, and for us, who absolutely love trying new cuisines, it was the perfect opportunity for a fun date night where we got to try something new.
Aura and Jonathan, your wedding was the perfect one to capture in our last wedding weekend in Ontario. You, and all our other clients, are one big part of what was hardest to leave behind. But we know that God is with you in Ontario, and here with us in New Brunswick. And that brings us peace. We’re so grateful to have met you, and are excited with you as you start this life together. No more just Aura and Jonathan, but forevermore as Mr. and Mrs. Mani. Nothing more we can wish you than God’s blessing in your marriage. May it be more than you dared hope for and dream of, and everything that God intends it to be.
The Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress | Ferre Sposa
Men’s Suit | Moores
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Hair | The Rookie Hairstylist
Makeup | Super Fox Makeup
Shoes | De Blossom by David’s Bridal
Rings | Spence Diamonds
Florals | Flowers on Ten
Cake | Sweet Selena’s Desserts
As the late September sun cast its golden rays over the city of London, Katie and Sean only had eyes for each other on the balcony at this Goodwill Industries wedding.
Since this sweet couple’s ORIGINAL WEDDING, we’ve been lucky enough to help them put together this gorgeous London Goodwill Industries wedding. And while we would rather have had this day with them last year under normal circumstances, we were not too upset that we got to spend another incredible day with them this year. There are several things that have made these second celebrations even better. First up is the fact that we get to see the clients’ families and friends twice. Secondly, the fact that, in the case of Katie and Sean, they’ve already been married a year. This makes the second celebration, or a re-dedication as this was, feel a lot more relaxed. Not bad things if you ask us!
These two have based their lives in beautiful little Dorchester, so it was no surprise that the day started there. The beautiful handmade details, such as their invitations (put together by Katie’s grandmother), made that start even better. When the bride and groom were all ready, they had their official first look. And it didn’t disappoint. Even Sean said that he felt much more emotional than he’d expected. Truth be told, that didn’t surprise us. Just look at her!
For our last Ontario wedding, this was perfection. From their vows to the speeches during dinner, once again we realized that we only thought we knew Katie and Sean. And once again, we loved them even more after hearing all the speeches from their loved ones. Our favourite had to be the poem titled, “Oh, the shit that Sean has done”. No surprise that the entire room was in giggles for most of that.
It was hard saying goodbye to Katie and Sean at the end of the night. For us it wasn’t just saying goodbye to two dear friends. While we have weddings booked in Ontario for next year, we recognized the fact that it just won’t be the same. It was the end of a chapter for us, and we are beyond thankful that we could finish it on such a high note. That being said, we have one more wedding to blog, so make sure to keep your eye out on that one!
Katie and Sean, thank you for trusting us with capturing these amazing memories. Dianne knew that we all clicked from the moment we got to really get to know you at our initial consultation. We still remember that little phone pass under the table. Little did we know then, you already had the confidence in us then, and we are so grateful that we were able to make your wedding photography dreams come true. You sure made ours come true by being incredible clients, and now, great friends as well. Wishing you God’s blessing as you continue your marriage. Listening to your vows, we sure hope that all your dreams continue to come true!
The Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress | Opportunity Bridal
Men’s Suit | Moores
Bridesmaids Dresses | Etsy
Hair | Studio H Artist Group
Makeup | Alisha Miller
Shoes | Le Chateau
Rings | Michael Hill
Bride’s Florals | Time 4 Flowers
Invitations | The Bride’s Grandmother
Officiant | Something New Officiant
Cake | Grandma’s Oven
Venue | Goodwill Industries
Entertainment | Marvelous Music
Videographer | Dina Sinan
After knowing Cassie and Mike for over two years, this Plympton Chapel wedding finally arrived. And other than the two of us, Mike and Cassie, we are pretty sure that Kaelin was the most excited to get married!
The second wedding of the weekend was a lot windier, but just as full of love as the one the day before. Instead of a well-known venue that we’ve photographed at before, Cassie and Mike were married at the Plympton Chapel in Camlachie. A cute little white church in a small town; it was the perfect backdrop for their down-to-earth ceremony and reception. And with the help of the incredible Lindsay from Devoted Events, everything went so smoothly. And to our surprise, nothing blew away.
The day was started indoors, and the gorgeous interior was a delight to photograph in. The girls were relaxed; Cassie especially, and we kept that a priority as she was 35 weeks pregnant. We just love it when couples get ready, married and party at the same venue. Cassie and Mike’s wedding was therefore a joy to photograph. It took some organizing to ensure that bride and groom didn’t see each other before the ceremony. When that time finally came, could we help it that we were tearing up? It was probably the wind. Or allergies.
The words of the couple might have been hard to hear over the gusts of wind, but at the end of it, they were married. After having to postpone and with the possibility that it had to happen again threatening them for a bit, it was no surprise that it was the loudest cheer we’ve heard from guests at a ceremony!
Cassie and Mike had that extra year to make their wedding extra special. And they did not waste that time. From the stunning invitation suite that was updated, to this new wedding venue… We were so thrilled with it all. The location offered an empty lot across the street that was perfect for all the portraits. And when all the family and wedding party photos were taken, it was finally that time to capture these two in their beautiful wedding attire. Cassie was so much a glowing mama, and Mike had a hard time keeping his eyes off of his new wife.
When we returned to the venue, we couldn’t believe how that the backyard had been transformed. From a low-key ceremony location to an elegant and classy reception area, Lindsay really does know what she is doing! The delicious food looked almost too good to eat. And the speeches. Yes, we had to go through those a second day in a row. We’re surprised Dianne wasn’t a puddle by the end of it. Kaelin grabbing the mic to throw little sprinkles of joy at his parents and the guests, mostly just wishing everyone was enjoying themselves. And they were
The string lights that had been strung all over the backyard sparkled as the night sky as Cassie and Mike shared their first dance as husband and wife. This Plympton Chapel wedding felt so surreal, with incredible fairytale touches all throughout. We absolutely loved being part of it, especially as we’ve gotten to know so many of the bride and groom’s loved ones over the last few years. Since we’re both preemie-mamas, Cassie has definitely become a close friend of Dianne. That is a bond that you just cannot explain, but that connection means so much to us. We’re so thankful that Cassie’s current pregnancy is going so well, and the same can be said for Dianne’s.
Cassie and Mike, we’re so excited that we finally got to spend this long awaited day together. From the day you were describing to me at your consultation, some details have definitely changed. But our love for you has only grown and we cannot wait to see your family visibly grow again soon. We will keep you in our prayers, and wish you God’s unending blessings on your marriage and your life together. Kaelin, Dianne has been so proud to be your auntie, and she cannot wait to see how amazing you’re going to be as a big brother!
The portrait part of their wedding day brought Dianne right back to THEIR ENGAGEMENT SESSION. How our lives (and editing abilities) have changed!
The Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress | Opportunity Bridal
Men’s Suit | Moores
Men’s Accessories | London Jae Apparel
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Hair | Beauty by Sarah Bryce
Makeup | Liebe Beauty
Shoes | Just Fab
Bride’s Rings | Peoples
Groom’s Ring | Modern Gents
Florals | Flowers Forever
Planner | Devoted Events
Invitations | Lo & Behold Press
Officiant | Jessica Hext
Venue | The Plympton
Catering | Personal Touch Eatery
It’s always the speeches that get us, and this Burlington wedding at La Salle Park was no different. From sweet memories recounted by the parents, to the fun recollections by the MCs, once again our eyes just opened up to how incredible all the couples are that we are blessed to love on.
It’s been almost two years since Alexandra and Graeme’s ENGAGEMENT SESSION. And if we thought exploring Niagara on the Lake with them was the best, this wedding proved us wrong. From the first moment that we were welcomed into the getting ready suite of Alexandra at the Burlington Waterfront Hotel, we were welcomed with open arms. While the excitement could be felt, the room was relaxed and filled with quiet anticipation. We absolutely adore it when our couples are well prepared.
Alexandra had all her wedding day details ready, so we could get started on those photos immediately. We’d planned on lots of extra time, and we’re so glad we did! It allowed us to capture all the different stages of the getting ready time. From the fun jokes between bridesmaids, to sweet little Penny laying at Alexandra’s feet quietly watching all the events unfold… And during that, we had the possibility to capture the simplistic elegance of so many pretty details. They put extra thought into the meaning behind many of these items; even the invitation suite was made out to Graeme’s grandmother who was unable to attend. It was a special way of still involving her in the wedding.
When we met with the gentlemen in their suite, the air felt very similar. While we met both moms in the bride’s suite, the story behind meeting the father of the groom is a little more serendipitous. Funny enough, Bertus took the elevator down with the father of the groom who recognized the ring box he was holding. “Hey,” he said, “My son has the same ring box! He’s getting married today.” “Well,” Bertus deduced, “we must be going to the same wedding.”
After the bride was helped into her gorgeous Wtoo gown by her mama and stunning Badgley Mischkas by a friend, she and her gals followed shortly behind the groom and his friends. At their first look near the Burlington Marina, the swans looking on, the pure bliss on Graeme’s face after he turned around was contagious. The captures of that time of the day really show their love the best. We’re not going to guess, but are pretty sure that this wedding party was one of the best dressed that ever graced La Salle Park.
And that was before we even had the chance to meet the entire group that loves these two so much, from their family to friends, and even the “Penta Group” – a group that was started with five friends who still go on vacation together often. As their loved ones looked on, Alexandra was led up the aisle by her parents to her handsome groom. From the meaningful vows to the custom confetti put together by Alexandra herself (consisting of flowers and greenery that she’d been collecting for a while) that was thrown in the air on their walk back down the aisle as husband and wife… La Salle Park can never have seen so much joy, right?
The rest of the day was not just a blur for the couple and their family, but also for us. We were so privileged to capture all the special touches that Alexandra and Graeme had put on this beautiful Burlington wedding day. And it could definitely not have gone so smoothly if it wasn’t for the incredible planner Amanda! She was an absolutely delight to work with!The delectable food was a highlight, of course, like always. But so were the special dances and speeches that we got to witness. Mother and son dancing to “You’ll be in my heart” from the Tarzan movie. Husband and wife danced to “Lover” by Taylor Swift. The entire evening felt like part of a movie, and we were there for it!
Their parents and friends spoke about their love story. And we couldn’t help but fall a little more in love with Alexandra and Graeme. They truly are a match for each other. Graeme’s kindness is the perfect compliment to Alexandra’s grace. Through the contents of the speeches, we could see how both their parents saw something in their new child-in-law so quickly. And why there was never a doubt in any of their minds that they were perfect together.Now they’re married, after an extra year of waiting. We couldn’t be more thrilled. And more excited to see what their future holds for them. Alexandra and Graeme, we wish you God’s blessing as you start this new chapter. Your wedding day is behind you, but your forever after is only just beginning.
The Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress | Wtoo from Felichia Bridal
Men’s Suit | Moores
Bridesmaids Dresses | Revelry
Hair & Makeup | Victoria Barrett
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Ring | Peoples
Florals | Bundle of Blooms
Planner | Amanda Collins Weddings
Invitations | The Bride and Groom themselves!
Officiant | One Soul Awakening
Violinist | Nathalie, a sweet friend of the couple
Styling Mat | Jaime Arlene
Venue | La Salle Park
Catering | Edge Hospitality
Entertainment | S4 Entertainment
As her father guided the horse down the aisle, Marjolein’s face was fixed on that of Aaron. This was it. The moment in time when they were two, but became one. At this stunning Brant County horse farm wedding, Aaron and Marjolein became Mr. and Mrs. Droogers.
Have we ever told you how much we love local weddings? It’s not just because our travel time is less. It has much more to do with loving the area we live in and the gorgeous scenery that we get to enjoy every day. We’ll miss it when we leave, but we hear good things about New Brunswick. What we love even more than a local wedding, is a wedding filled with love. Stuffed to the brim with all the meaningful relationships. And that was the epitome of Marjolein and Aaron’s big day.
This Brant County horse farm wedding was everything that they had wanted and more. They had the wonderful privilege to be able to get ready with all their loved ones. The love in the bride’s getting ready suite was palpable and with it came tears of joy and wonderful moments of laughter. The simple details that made their wedding day all about them were the perfect addition to this rustic wedding.
At Aaron’s getting ready location, things were just as gezellig (you’ll need to look up the definition for this one, it’s a Dutch word that describes It perfectly), and maybe a little more organized. From western boots to bowies and suspenders, it was all country and perfectly Marjolein and Aaron.
We know that we just shared THEIR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, but we cannot help but mention a few things about their story once again. Aaron started his faith journey a little before he met Marjolein. What we didn’t know, but found out about the pastor is that he has become one of Aaron’s best friends. Without Pastor Sim, Aaron might not be where he is today. While the Pastor was not involved with connected this bride and groom, he was made aware of this wonderful relationship quite quickly, and then much more changed.
We cherished the stories that were shared later in the evening. Stories about how Aaron went from a boy talking about Fords to a man infatuated by his new wife and his relationship with her in Christ became his main focus. Tales from friends and family alike. It often hits us at this point that we might have thought that we know the couple, but it’s at this point that we really understand them. And that’s usually when Dianne’s tears start flowing as well.
Marjolein and Aaron made this day more than just a wedding. It was about starting their lives together. A completely new chapter, if not a new book. From small touches like a letter written by Marjolein to Aaron to an intimate foot-washing ceremony following Jesus’ example, this has to be one of the most meaningful wedding days we’ve captured. We are always honoured for this privilege, but to be part of those moments on this day was more than an honour. There must be a word that describes this Brant County horse farm wedding, but we haven’t been able to find it yet.
Marjolein and Aaron, to say that we have loved getting the two of you is an understatement. We cherish you in our hearts, and are just beyond grateful that we were put together. From a chance meeting in a grocery store parking lot, to a wonderful visit at our home. You chose us to capture these memories, and our hearts just fill with gratitude for God’s hand in that. We wish you His blessing on your marriage, as you continue to grow and love each other more and more every day.
The Vendor Team
Strolling through the water, arm in arm. It didn’t matter that there were other people, it didn’t matter that it was quite warm. All that mattered was that they were together at this Long Point engagement session.
If there were ever two people who found each other when they needed each other most, it would be Aaron and Marjolein. Together they led each other to what binds so many of our couples so tightly, their faith. They remind us of the saying, “God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” They have now been able to weather storms together, all the while looking up to Him, and we couldn’t be more amazed to hear their entire story.
There is quite a height difference between these two, but in reality, they couldn’t be closer, even when they’re apart. Marjolein is just this tiny thing in his arms, but it makes her seem all the more special to him. From having a blast running into the waves of Lake Erie, to the more serious moments touching on subjects that matter a lot to them… Planning their wedding has been such a highlight for them, but planning their life together is even more exciting. It’s not too far off anymore…
These two are planning a beautiful intimate horse farm wedding, and we are super excited about some of the incredible plans that they’ve been putting together. We won’t spoil them, you’ll just have to see them when we blog their wedding in September. Right now we just want to share all the fun that was had at their Long Point engagement session. When Aaron proposed with this gorgeous custom ring, believe it or not, she took a few minutes to think the whole idea over. Truthfully, it is probably one of the biggest decisions in life, and taking a moment to ponder the weight of that might be funny in hindsight. But it’s not the worst idea in the world.
To say that there is not a shred of doubt left in Marjolein’s mind is an understatement. And the same can be said for Aaron. It became very obvious during the entire session that their decision to get married was not a light one, and while they are an absolute blast to spend time with, my favourite moments with them were when we could discuss the importance of marriage for one. We love learning how our couples are going through the pre-marriage phase; it’s taught us so much in our relationship! And we cannot wait to see what else we can learn from Aaron and Marjolein!
We love the variety of backgrounds we can get at Long Point beach. Interested in your own photo session at this location? Reach out to us HERE and we’ll get you all set up!
As Lucas guided his new bride down the gazebo steps, their Whistling Gardens wedding ceremony just behind them, he couldn’t keep his eyes off of Erin.
The day started warm, the beginning of one of the more humid weeks this summer. It sprinkled off and on during the morning. While capturing all the beautiful details at the Gardner residence, we got to meet some of Erin’s family. The “baby” of the family was getting married to the love of her life, and they couldn’t have been more excited. The excitement in their eyes just proved their love for her. Whatever the weather would be, whatever this Whistling Gardens wedding day would hold, it didn’t really matter.
As luck would have it, though, the rain came and went (several times) before any of the festivities started. We came prepared with umbrellas, like always, and were grateful not to need them. Have you heard of the belief that rain on your wedding day means good luck? We believe that still applies here. Don’t you agree?
After the stunning bride and handsome groom said their hellos to each other at a very sweet first look, and the wedding party portraits were finished, it was time for the real event of the day. Lucas’ father performed the intimate wedding ceremony. We’ve never been so lucky to have a father do this honour, and we wanted to make sure to capture that element well.
Lucas’ father told us that he would be reading from John 2, and we couldn’t have been more surprised! Just over 12 years ago, we said our vows at a ceremony where this same Bible text was focused on. This made Erin and Lucas’ wedding ceremony so much more meaningful to us. Oh to have Jesus at your wedding, what a blessing that is!
The ceremony was immediately followed by a stunning water show. Wanda and her husband have done such an incredible job making a visit to this garden the most amazing experience. And hosting a wedding here is just perfection. Being privileged enough to capture such a wedding; well, that’s just pure AWESOMENESS!!!
The water show is set to incredibly moving music, and one cannot be help but be mesmerized by the beauty of it all. Erin and Lucas just completed each photo captured here, and we’re of the opinion that this entire gallery is straight out of a fairytale. From the bridge overlooking the beautiful pond with swans to the gazebo where they vowed their love to one another… we struggle to put it all into words.
Dinner was a feast; the most tender roast beef and delicious pickled veggies were paired with amazing sorbet served in orange halves and miniature pineapples. Combine that with heartfelt speeches about Erin’s shyness and stories of how Lucas knew she was the one… well, you get the gist. Spending time together with such sweet loved ones after such a hectic 18 months sure is a reminder of what’s important in life.
Erin and Lucas, we’re beyond grateful that you chose us to capture your special day. We are so honoured to have gotten to know you and your family, we loved being witness to how much you are loved. You two have come to mean a lot to us, and we’re so excited to see what the future holds for you. We wish you God’s blessing in all that you do, many happy years together, and hope you had a fabulous honeymoon!
The Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress | Heirlooms Bridal
Groom’s Suit | Tyner Shortner Clothiers
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Suits | Moores Clothing
Makeup | RBS Aesthetics
Hair | Markie Perrier
Shoes | Steve Madden
Rings | O’Neil’s Fine Jewellery
Florals | Wildflower Floral Studio
Invitations | Etsy
Styling Mat | Jaime Arlene
Venue | Whistling Gardens
Cake | Grandma’s Oven Bakery & Cakes
Catering | PigOut Catering
Entertainment | inTUNE Events
The sun was fading fast, and as the last golden rays spilled over Sam Lawrence Park at their engagement, Jonathan spun the beautiful Aura under the canopy of trees. The city behind them bathing in the glow couldn’t outdo the way their love shone for that moment. Nothing else mattered…
We love the variety that Hamilton offers when it comes to beautiful session locations! This Dundurn Castle Engagement Session and this Gage Park Engagement Session can attest to that! That being said, the light that was pouring in on this gorgeous July evening made the park come to life. Sam Lawrence Park is a stunning maintained park with some overgrown pathways. The west end of the park has the perfect view of the city. As we were exploring the park, we all wondered what it would be like to see the Hamilton nightlife come alive from this vantage point.
Aura and Jonathan were newbies to the park, just like I was, but I’m pretty sure we’ll all be back. If it’s not for the scenery, it’ll be to relive their Sam Lawrence Park engagement session. The noise of the city is not far off, but over it you can still hear the birds chirping, and if it’s a little bit windy, you can probably hear that too. All in all, it’s just a perfect escape from the busyness that city life brings with it.
Aura and Jonathan have known each other for just over three years now. It didn’t take long before they knew that they belonged together. One thing that binds so many of our couples together is their faith, and Aura and Jonathan are no different. We so love and respect a couple who can focus their relationship on something so important.
It is obvious that they love to do things together, so exploring this park was the perfect opportunity. From strawberry picking to visiting new beaches and sightseeing beautiful cities, when you do it with the one you love on your arm it is 100 times better. And it will continue to grow in importance and meaning, the longer you know and love each other. That is what we wish for you, Aura and Jonathan; a life filled with beautiful moments at home and away, each more meaningful than the last. We cannot wait to be part of your big wedding moment in just a few short months!
It wasn’t just the beautiful light as Jordan kissed Natasha during their first dance at this Princeton backyard wedding, and it wasn’t just the way he looked at her. It was everything from the little baby they’re expecting, the circle of friends and family surrounding them, and the new rings on their fingers.
You first met Natasha and Jordan at THEIR ENGAGEMENT SESSION almost two years ago. They had the coveted wedding date of June 20, 2020. We were all pretty devastated when the decision had to be made to postpone to this year. They’ve kept busy during that crazy year and have started making their house a home. They will be welcoming a baby boy earthside just over a month from now!
Natasha and Jordan have known each other since they started Kindergarten, and my goodness, has their lives taken some interesting turns to bring them to their beautiful Princeton wedding day. After dating and being engaged for a few years now, they now start their lives as husband and wife. And as mommy and daddy. From jumping from the bridge into the Nith river only a few years ago to their lives in a beautiful country property near Norwich. We just cannot wait to see what the future holds for them!
We couldn’t have imagined how well they would pull the entire event together when Jordan and Natasha mentioned that they were going to have a country backyard wedding. From pretty flowers and beautiful hairpiece to the Wiser’s bottles that were used as centerpieces along with lightbulbs with the table numbers; there were touches that meant much to each of them. Look no further than this wedding to start your search for inspiration if you are looking for a way to have a country wedding with an elegant feel. From the simplistic invitations with elements of wood, to the beautiful scenery at their portrait location… We just cannot put it into words. It was an absolute joy to photograph.
After having spent a fun morning with all her sweet friends, the moment had arrived. There were few dry eyes as Natasha was walked up the aisle by her mother. Jordan couldn’t help but beam as he saw his gorgeous bride walking up to meet him. The large wedding party couldn’t be anything but thrilled that this day had finally arrived! Jordan is the first man to officially join Natasha’s family, so there was a special cause for celebration. There were some empty places that were deeply felt on this important day. Touches, such as a beautiful charm on the bouquet, meant no one important was forgotten.
After all the things to make it official; kiss and signatures, etc., it was such a joy to just be part of this incredible family and their special day together. Relatives that hadn’t seen each other in over a year were thrilled to be able to hug and catch up. Jordan and Natasha must have been pinching themselves after a while. To have such a wonderful and joyous Princeton wedding day together in the midst of what’s been so uncertain was certainly a blessing to us. We can believe it was even more so for them! Family portraits always fly by when we make it fun.
Before we knew it, we were at a beautiful country estate, capturing what’s been our largest wedding party so far. And boy, did they make it fun! We love wedding parties of any size. However, when almost everyone knows each other and has for years, it can get very interesting. Each and every single wedding party member made their love for these two abundantly clear. We believe it is very evident in the photos, as well.
After a very quick visit from the bride and groom to her grandfather who was in a retirement home, dinner was served. We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. We love a fine dining experience when we get one, but on a day such as this one, nothing hits the spot like a good burger or bun with pulled pork, great salads, and delectable cupcakes. The beautiful cake made by the groom’s aunt was almost as beautiful as it was delicious. All in all, a good country wedding always comes with the best food.
Jordan and Natasha’s first dance was sweet, and the best part came when all the guests joined in on the fun. It wasn’t long before it was time to say goodbye, and we had such a hard time. I think the longer we would have stayed, the tougher it would have become.
Families Hall-St.Clair and Korevaar, you made us feel so incredibly welcome and loved. We absolutely loved getting to know you and were honoured to be part of the wedding of your son/daughter/brother/sister. Jordan and Natasha, words fall short of how much capturing your beautiful Princeton wedding meant to us. We just hope you are thrilled with all the memories you made that we got to capture. We wish you so much love and joy in your future, and cannot wait to hear your baby news. Here’s hoping we’ll stay in touch; we know we’re going to miss you!
The Vendor Team
Dress | Pink Blush Maternity
Suit | Moores
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Hair | Savage Studios
Makeup | Josee Doan
Florals | Zehrs
Invitations | Vistaprint
Cowboy Boots | Keleher’s
Rings | Peoples Jewellers
Officiant | Bill Judge
Cake | Corina Langeveld
Tent Rental | Drumbo Tent