a wedding so full of pretty! we loved working with chris and kendra and were excited to hear of every new wedding day detail throughout the planning process. i've been sitting on this one as they wanted to share the stills and film with their family first. you've seen their teaser film and this week we'll also be showing you their highlights film. for now... enjoy the rustic details and design-the images of the gorgeous bride and her handsome groom.
white umbrellas... i love that kendra thought of how this would look should we need shelter for the sun or rain... luckily we just needed them for shade.
details...and more details... have a look at the gorgeous trees from mimosa-what i loved about these is the way we can shoot through the tiny lights to make reception images look amazing!
come back to check out chris and kendra's feature film!
vendors that helped make chris and kendra's wedding day epic:
venue: inn on the twenty
ceremony: cave springs winery
flowers: mimosa flower studio
furniture/rentals: the warehouse
it was deemed a 'jaw-droppingly gorgeous affair' by the publishers at style me pretty. i couldn't agree more and was thrilled to capture the design of this little italian festival for mimosa flowers. they had invited me to photograph just the set up and details...but whenever i visit the good earth food and wine company... i linger a little longer than i should-i can't help it...it's the atmosphere there that will hold you hostage. that and the smell of home made pasta. here area a few things i loved about janine and roberto's wedding:
1) the venue and the table was set underneath the beautiful trellis between the winery and the vineyard
2) mimosa flower studio-jennifer puts thought into all of the little details-the chandeliers, the charming wrapped vases... the barn board runners. the bride janine did a fabulous job with the details- the ornate wine glassware really added character to the table, the menus and the calligraphy name tags. we snuck over to the kitchen... and we found our next favourite...
3) the chefs at the good earth... we adore them and the magical things they do in the kitchen- we found them shucking oysters and making pasta! yum!
magical...i tell you.
we also love the casual, relaxed way about this celebration-we found janine hanging out n the kitchen pre ceremony with her gals
4) the music... janine and rob found claudio in toronto at a festival-he fit the celebration perfectly! for a minute i closed my eyes and thought we were in italy! the music... and the dancing...
more eating, some dancing, another course, and then even more dancing...
5) what's an italian wedding extravaganza without a little football...
6) how obvious it is that they are so madly in love ; )
janine + roberto-you are both lovely! congratulations! it was such a pleasure photographing your wedding.
you can read the feature from this wedding on style me pretty here-please DO check it out-janine writes a lovely piece that describes the evening perfectly and explains why they chose this specific date to get married! ciao!
enjoy the beauty of paige and douglas' destination wedding right here in niagara. they traveled from dubai. their family and close friends were invited to celebrate with them. they rented a house in niagara-on-the-lake and stayed together there having some much needed family time. for many guests this was the first time meeting paige's fiance.
get comfortable…this wedding had many stories.
when we arrived the festivities had begun and paige was being looked after by the lovely girls from allure…
could mom be any more excited for her daughter
and she's not just getting a son-in-law… but also a beautiful new grand daughter. we adore this little one-a quiet, warm soul who at first didn't want her picture taken… but we won her over in no time at all. most of the day, she watched from the sidelines with a sweet smile on her face.
exactly 31 days earlier dad had open heart surgery-we're so thrilled he's here!
this is what 41 years of marriage looks like…
paige referred to these ladies as the 'bridesmaids of her heart' and they were invited over on the wedding morning to drink champagne and get ready with the bride.
the groom was just down the road…he fell in love with niagara-on-the-lake this week-the tree lined streets of charming homes were a welcome change from the desert he and paige call home.
vineland estates winery was the backdrop for today's wedding and we couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather…
we welcomed the dark clouds and dramatic sky....grateful the rain circled around us…
love this little series…
and the connection between these two. beautiful.
this cake. was as delicious as it looked. just sayin'.
we left the newly weds and their company to enjoy the fine wines and menu at vineland estates winery…
and we wish you a lifetime of many more happy stories!
paige planned her wedding in 6 days (i stand corrected...that would be 6 hours!)… from dubai. when i asked her how, she replied… 'oh, i just used your website-i wanted to work with people that you worked well with and i found everything i needed right there.' makes my heart smile a wee bit : )
here are the wedding vendors that helped make paige and douglas' niagara wedding extravaganza an amazing one:
accommodations: the charles inn and the regent house
hair and make up: allure hair and make up
venue: vineland estates winery
flowers: my bouquet
cake: willow cakes and pastries
'made with love' is what mimosa is calling it- it's a collection of creatives-passionate about their work-gathering together to make something beautiful-a little 'creative'...a feast for the eyes...enjoy!
the visionary, jennifer... a creative genius with so much heart... you must meet this gal!
and mark... just as creative-together these two are an incredible team and always a pleasure to work with!
in the peak of harvest, vineland estates winery graciously welcomed us in for the day... on the most perfect september day!
and special thanks to chef justin for opening up his kitchen to us!
as the sun lowered... friends of mimosa arrived for a feast and to enjoy the space that was created.
please head on over to mimosa's post about this 'creative' on their website-be sure to check out the film! jennifer explains the 'why'! it's so inspiring to find people who are in the industry for the love of it...
these two love birds are as sweet as they both look! an engagement session down a country road was so perfect for them...quiet and away from the busy-ness.
one might say... 'who really sits in a field and sings to their love'-funny thing is-i have to believe that giuls and cheril would actually do this on their afternoon off.
so impressed with giuls silk screened banner-looking forward to other homemade goodness at their wedding : )
looking forward to celebrating with you next summer!
if you're anything like me, i have a tough time choosing a few prints to hang on the wall. i believe i may found a solution-now available through the studio:
imagine this as a 30x30 on your wall-they're called story boards and i have a few different styles to choose from.
the next few weeks promise to be quite busy on the blog-looking forward to sharing the love-stay tuned!