Bekah and Kyle were married at Legends Estates Winery on Saturday and we were there to capture all of the magic. It was beautiful to see the genuine excitement in both of them leading up to their first look, they were smiling non stop all day long, and the incredible lakeside vineyard made the most perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. We were able to share many of the day’s special moments with their guests as the Same Day Edit was shown just before the dancing started. We wish them so much love and happiness in their new life as husband and wife.
Wedding Coordinator: Jackie Penner Events
Venue and Catering: Legends Estates Winery
Floral Design: Fleurish Design Studio
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Limo: Mermaid Limo
Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t actually stay in Vegas… like the love story that began there for Monika and Jerad. We loved capturing all of the special details of their wedding story that was simply beautiful, and we hope that the many adventures that lie ahead are even more amazing for these two.
Soundtrack: Steady By The Light The Heat. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinematography: Love Madly
Photography Paula Visco Photography
Event planning: Art of celebrations (Roxy Zapala)
Florals: Julie Settanni from Fiorella Floral Design
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Hair: Ciara Wolkowski from Studio 440
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creationsamp
DJ: AMV productions
Cocktail hour music: Bongo & B entertainment
Ceremony: St Eugene De Mazenod Church
Reception Venu: Millennium Gardens
We were so excited when Liz and Danielle from Gush Weddings & Events asked us to be involved in their latest Style Shoot. Together with some amazing vendors from the Niagara Region we were on hand to capture all the behind the scenes set up and design elements of this incredible Voyage of Love. Working alongside some truly talented wedding professionals to capture all the behind the scenes details of a fabulous style shoot and then seeing the results published in the latest issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine is truly a wonderful feeling! Thank you to Liz + Danielle of Gush Weddings & Events, Eva Derrick Photography, Ooh la la Designs, Makeup Worx, Warehouse 84, Paper Damsels | Couture Stationery, Itty Bitty Pie Company, Simply Beautiful Decor, Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes, Whyte Couture, Laura Jayne, Collins Formal Wear and the team at Honsberger Estate – enjoy the rustic, vintage loveliness that is “Voyage of Love” Soundtrack by our friend, the talented Holley Maher licensed through the Music Bed.
Thank You to all the amazing vendors involved
Theme concept & coordination: Gush Weddings & Events
Photography: Eva Derrick Photography
Cinematography: Love Madly
Florist: Ohh La La Designs
Decor (Chandeliers, linens, gold beaded chargers and chivaris): Simply Beautiful Decor
Decor (Gold flatware, gold rimmed wine glasses, black wine glasses and dinner plates) Chairman Mills
Staionary: Paper Damsels
Cakes & Cookies: Sweet Celebrations
Miniature Pies: Itty Bitty Pie Company
Vintage Furniture: Warehouse 84
Venue & Catering: Honsberger Estates
Wedding Gowns: Whyte Couture
Bridal Accessories: Laura Jayne Bridal
Makeup: Monika for Makeup Worx
Hair: Serena for Makeup Worx
Grooms Attire: Collins Formal Wear
Models: Marcy Mussari & Jesse Fredson
Amy and Phil planned a perfect wedding day to kick off Summer! The weather was beautiful and we really did have the most relaxing and fun day with them, their family and friends. Amy and her girls looked spectacular thanks to the talented team at Makeup Worx. They chose picturesque Glen Abbey Golf & Country Club for their reception venue. Even in full sun we were able to capture some incredible images of them out on the green and in and around the incredible grounds. A special thanks to Leigh Raynor, catering sales manager, who went above and beyond to personally escort us around the course and ensured that everything was picture perfect. We loved the elegant décor created by Melissa at One Fine Day Event Planning & Design. Their gorgeous wedding cupcakes and cake were designed by Patricia’s Cake Creations. We also want to thank our friends Brian and Kelly Mercer from Blue Canister Studios for helping us capture Amy & Phil’s wedding story and create their heart-warming Same Day Edit that showed during their reception. We were surprised to hear that this was the inaugural Same Day Edit at Glen Abbey – what an honour! We wish a lifetime of love and happiness to Amy & Phil… thank you for choosing us to capture your memories! *a full post of photos coming soon, for now please enjoy their SDE.
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Event Planner: One Fine Day
Reception Venue: Glen Abbey Golf & Country Club
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creations
Special Guest Cinematographers: Blue Canister Studios
Florals: My Bouquet
Hair: Serena Studio 440
Jewelry: Elsa Corsi
Stationary: Creative Invitations
Each year I have the pleasure of designing gorgeous wedding albums for our couples and it’s a process I really do love. Selecting approximately 65 of the very best and most favourite images is probably the biggest challenge, but once those images are picked it’s truly magical to watch the album all come together. We love when couples come into the studio and get a chance to flip through these hand crafted albums in person. They feel beautiful in your hands and you can feel the workmanship and quality that has gone into each one. These are not flimsy books that are slapped together. Our albums are individually made by the album masters at Vision Art. We love the look and feel of these albums and they really do last forever! The thick pages are protected from finger prints and dust, the lay flat flushmount design means you don’t lose any of your photographs in the seam and they open nicely allowing you to see the entire image or images. We can’t imagine not having a wedding album… it truly is the storybook of of your wedding day and is a keepsake to cherish for a lifetime. Our couples are still telling us many years later how much they love their album and how they love looking through it with their children and their grandparents… over and over again. You chose us to capture your wedding story, why not let us design an album for you to truly showcase those moments and memories! Sure you can do it yourself and upload your images into an online template if you wish, but hands down I have never seen an album with the same quality, durability and breathtaking beauty as our Vision Art wedding albums.
Here is a sneak peek of Joanna and Dennis’ wedding album – we just had to make a studio sample for ourselves to share with all our 2015/16 couples that are coming in… we are in love with it’s elegance and beauty!
This gorgeous canvas carry pouch comes in several colours and patterns and protects your album when taking it around it to show friends and family or work colleagues; it also looks stylish on display in your own home.
the inside of the pouch is velvety smooth and soft so it won’t scratch your album cover
you can either choose a beautiful photo wrap cover like this one or we have a variety of genuine soft leather choices in several popular colours
you can see how thick the album is in this image – it’s sturdy and so well made – it also feels nice in your hands with it’s silky smooth matte or gloss finish
designing the full 24″ wide spreads is so fun for me – I love using a variety of page layouts to really showcase each gorgeous wedding image – this bouquet definitely needed to be shown as it’s own large single image; it was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen
I love including a couple of pages of black & white images in each album… of course it’s a personal preference, but some images really do look better and more dramatic in b/w (in my opinion)
this macro photo really shows an upclose look at the page thickness…. similar to a small child’s board book… these durable pages are built to last and can be turned many hundreds and thousands of times over generations and still look amazing – the clear coating protects your images from finger prints and dust as well
choosing the day’s most romantic or memorable moments is sometimes tough… but there are always a few that just stand out from the rest to me, like this moment when Dennis leaned in and whispered in Jo’s ear… that smile on her face… THAT moment needs to be remembered for always
the details are always an essential element of the day and need to be showcased on their own page… you have spent so much time (and money) choosing each and every one… when they all come together at the reception it’s simply gorgeous and you’ll want to remember them. Jo and Dennis chose a couture cake from The Luvvly Cake Co and their design details and inspiration in whites and creams with lots of sparkle were the work of Jackie Penner Events – stunningly beautiful for sure
Here you can see again how thick and durable the album is by the spine
and finally the back cover… just as beautiful as the front
Just like no two weddings are the same, nor are two albums. Each one is individually designed and then hand crafted. This album was designed in the 9×12 style but square options as large as 12×12 are also available.
What a beautiful wedding story we had the honour of capturing yesterday. Karen and Lorne were married in an absolutely gorgeous ceremony in the Governor’s Room at the Ancaster Mill. The rains held off, family and friends gathered with full hearts for a celebration joining two families. I especially love ceremonies that unite different cultures and religions and knowing how important having a Jewish ceremony was to Karen it was all that more special seeing the two of them under the Chuppah surrounded by their parents, closest friends, candles and gorgeous florals. The room looked incredible. Speaking of incredible, Karen’s champagne coloured lace dress was breathtaking. My favourite part of their day was when they saw each other for the first time. I love the look on Lorne’s face as Karen looked over at him from the upstairs railing and I especially loved the few minutes they had alone together immediately after when Karen whispers “here we go … now that I’ve seen him I’m ready, now I’m okay”. Their Same Day Edit was a complete surprise. Karen’s mom and dad had requested this as a surprise gift to their daughter and new son-in-law. It was amazing to watch their faces as they watched their wedding story on the big screen surrounded by all of their wedding party, family and friends. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to keep this secret from them the past few months, but I’m so glad we did. What a truly beautiful and memorable gift! The SDE ended with a standing ovation and lots of hugs… we believe it truly captures the essence of their love story.
Music: Martyr Heart [Instrumental] by Rebecca Roubion licensed through the Music Bed
It’s been an amazing year-long journey getting to know and become friends with Sasha and Eric. Yesterday, it was such an honour for us to capture the wedding story of this fabulously warm, completely in-love-with-each-other couple. From her couture Vera Wang gown and Louboutin Shoes to walking down the isle to the love of her life it was evident that Sasha’s biggest wedding day dreams came true. Eric looked so handsome and was teary during his personal vows to his new bride. The entire day was filled with love and laughter. We saw many of their guests wiping away tears after their Same Day Edit showed last night… it truly encapsulates their love story and will always take them back to their magical day. We had the pleasure of working alongside some very talented individuals who all had an important role in making their day as memorable as it was!
Music: Loud Harp, Always with you Licensed from The Music Bed
Photography + Cinematography: Love Madly
Planning + Coordination: Gush Weddings and Events
Make Up : Dawna Boot, MakeUp Worx
Hair : Kal Brar
Ceremony: Hart House
Reception: The Grand Luxe
Florals & Decor: Luxel Decor & Flowers
Linens & Backdrop: Susan Murray International
DJ/Entertainment: Michael Coombs
Yesterday was the most amazingly beautiful day! With an outdoor ceremony planned at Hart House, inside a gorgeous courtyard at the University of Toronto, we had all prayed for a perfect weather day! I joked with Jo yesterday that her bridesmaids all looked as though they had gone through a rigorous screening process similar to the Bachelorette … how else could one find 9 bridesmaids and 2 maids of honour that are ALL stunning ? The entire wedding party was awesome and we had a really great time! Monika and her entire dream team from MakeUp Worx were there bright and early, we absolutely loved both of Jo’s bridal looks – one for daytime and another for evening. Jackie from Jackie Penner Events was such a pleasure to work with. She kept everyone on schedule and truly created a dream wedding day for Jo and Dennis. I have only quickly gone through the images from yesterday and found my jaw drop a couple of times at the special moments we captured. A full post of photos will come later but for now we wanted to share their Same Day Edit from last night.
Music: You are Mine by Spencer Combs featuring Holley Maher, licensed though the Music Bed.
We knew from our very first meeting that Kira and Mike’s wedding day would be nothing but an absolutely beautiful, memorable and fun time for them and all of their guests. They planned their wedding on the July 1st long weekend to give everyone a chance to get away to Niagara on the Lake and spend not just a few hours, but a few days, celebrating with them! I love that they thought of their guests before anything else. There were so many highlights in the day that I can’t pinpoint an actual favourite… their first look was beautiful, the hand sewn chuppah that Mike’s sister made was gorgeous, their decor and florals were simply fabulous, thanks to Gush Events and Mimosa Flower Studio. The rustic barn at Honsberger Estate with it’s stone walls and exposed beams was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding. I loved their outdoor vintage-inspired lounge area set up by The Warehouse Niagara that included various seating areas for their guests to enjoy right under the stars. Yummy cupcakes by the Luvvly Cake Co. were enjoyed as an after dinner treat. The evening was filled with dancing, an over-the-top fireworks display and their surprise Same Day Edit. It was definitely a wedding that everyone is still talking about weeks later. I had a hard time narrowing down my favourite images for the blog. Again, there were so many amazing details and moments that we captured … we feel so honoured to be the keeper of their memories.
and in case you missed their Engagement Story and Same Day Edit, here is it again…
Alana and Mark’s wedding was absolutely breathtaking. The impeccable details, design and decor were pure magic. We are not surprised at all that it’s featured today by Wedluxe as part of their True Love, True Luxury wedding series. I’m so happy to finally be able to share some of the images from their special day and that many will get to enjoy them on the Wedluxe blog and Facebook page as well. It was a pleaure working alongside some incredible vendors: Makeup Worx, Candice and Alison Luxury Event Planners, Cake Opera Co, Susan Murray International, Sweet Peony Press, Dance Floor Decor and Creations by Gitta. We wish these two a lifetime of love and happiness!