A gorgeous June day greeted us at White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the Lake. Bryan and his groomsmen opened gifts amongst the laughter, with Bryan’s personalized boudoir album from his bride (created by Hush & Blush) was likely his favourite.
Amanda and her bridesmaids were just a flew floors away adding all of their final touches and opening their own gifts. Happy tears and hugs all around.
During our initial meeting, Amanda mentioned how much she wanted a candlelit ceremony for their day – but being a wedding in June, they had to be a little creative with the natural light that was still bright at their 5pm ceremony time. Thankfully the amazing team at Simply Beautiful Decor were able to create a beautiful draped space inside that allowed the intimacy of the candlelight to be the focus. The sweet and heartfelt vows finally united this couple as husband and wife!
We head just outside to the courtyard area for their portraits, where much to Amanda’s surprise a bunny hopped over near us. After we finished our portraits, she mentioned how after her grandparents passed (they raised her) she had bunnies appear. We all shook away our goosebumps and took it as a sign that they were there with her that day that she wished nothing more for them to be at physically.
The reception opened with a beautiful first dance while The Madhatters played and sang for them. An awesome buffet style dinner of pizza, wings, and other delicious items was perfect for this down to earth and sport loving couple.
Then as the sun began to set, Amanda and Bryan came back out to the courtyard to take in a few moments of silence together. Only to be greeted by another bunny. This time Amanda couldn’t hold back her tears (and it had us crying too). It was the perfect and most needed sign for this bride.
Thank you and congrats again to Amanda and Bryan – it was truly an honour to be a part of your day but more importantly to get to know you both!
venue White Oaks Resort (coorindator Alicia)
florist Ooh La La Designs
hair/makeup Honor Beauty
video Truth and Tales
officiant Cathy Davis & Co (Debbie Van Dyk)
band The Madhatters
cake/sweets Sweet Celebrations
decor Simply Beautiful Decor
dress Annette’s Bridal (Mori Lee)
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