On a perfect fall day, Elena and Leigh were finally going to be husband and wife. After our adventure hike to Tews Falls for their engagement session, I was so excited to spend the day with such a sweet couple who loved each other so deeply.
I arrived at Elena’s parent’s home to a house full of laughter and bustling. Her family and bridesmaids watched on as she had the finishing touches put to her hair and makeup. Her nervous excitement showing as she stepped into her stunning wedding dress. Being an only child, she shared a sweet moment with her dad, who couldn’t contain his smile when he saw her.
Across town at the St Catherine of Siena church, Leigh and his groomsmen with some of his family anxiously awaited Elena’s arrival. His joy watching his bride walk towards him could be felt. They joined hands and vows to bring them together as husband and wife.
We were fortunate to be given access to the Hermitage. A gorgeous ruins in Ancaster. One of the sweetest moments during our couple’s portraits, a gentleman approached with his son and told Elena that his son had a gift (a twoonie) for their wedding day. It was difficult to contain the emotion we all felt in that moment.
We head over to Marquis Gardens – a gorgeous wedding venue! It was perfectly decorated and soon filled with their guests. They shared a beautiful first dance and spent the rest of the evening enjoying good food and good company!
Thank you both so much for allowing me to not only document your day but to allow me into your lives as a friend! xo
venues St Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church | Marquis Gardens
hair Halo Hair Studio
makeup Pretty in Pink
florist Roses Flowers
dress Best for Bride | Sophia Tolli Jillian
groom suit Collins Formalwear
dj Sound Obsession
cake Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes
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