Abby and James were married at Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery in Jordan and their wedding day turned out just beautiful. The forecast that morning was still calling for heavy rains, but it was all blue skies and beautiful white clouds, that almost looked painted on, for their first look, ceremony and reception. The landscape at this winery is spectacular with a beautiful pond and grassy hills as the backdrop for the ceremony location and the vineyards were ripe and picturesque. James hand crafted their wedding arbor and it was truly the perfect alter to stand in front of and recite their wedding vows. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing under the starry night sky. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Soundtrack: Your Love Is My Home, The Light The Heat and Semolina, Slow Meadow. Licensed through the Music Bed
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
Meaghan and Brad were married yesterday at Hernder Estates, a lovely winery in Niagara. The day was everything a bride dreams of. We were there to capture not only the magical moments and all the special details of their wedding story, but also their true personalities and the unique connection they share. We love how their Same Day Edit all came together, it’s truly a reflection of them and their love story. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Soundtrack Brand New by Ben Rector
Licensed from The Music Bed
“Today I’m marrying my forever dream girl!”
Over the years we have had the honour of capturing some pretty amazing wedding stories and we’ve spoken openly about how truly lucky we are to be there on the the biggest, most important day of people’s lives. Weddings are about bringing together two families and uniting them as one, it’s the promise from one to another that you will love, honour, respect and protect each other and be there for each other through the good times and the bad. As I listened to the vows that Krista and Mike said to one another it resonated with me and each of their guests – on this, their wedding day – a day planned in just 3 short weeks by Krista herself, it truly was about lifting each other up and supporting each other during the toughest of times.
Krista learned just 40 minutes before the ceremony was to start that her dad wasn’t going to be able to attend the wedding as he had just been admitted to hospital. She was overcome with emotion. Her brothers and mom rallied around her to make sure that her dream wedding would still take place. I knew that for every bride, and every couple, their wedding day goes by so quickly and that they barely remember any of the significant moments because the emotions, anxiety, excitement of everything going on really limits the memory from retaining too many of the important details. I knew, looking at Krista in those moments before she slipped into her gorgeous gown that her mind was only on her dad and that we simply had to capture the audio from their marriage vows and as many moments from the day in photographs so that she could share their wedding story with her dad and relive the moments, show him all the beautiful details she had planned so that her efforts were so very worth it.
After the lunch reception at the beautiful Cambridge Mill we all headed to Mike’s sister’s farm. What a photography dreamworld it was! Krista climbed up on a gorgeous horse for some bridal portraits, together she and Mike lied in tall grasses, canoed around a quaint pond and climbed hills of wild flowers… their photographs are simply stunning!
Today Krista and Mike came over to watch their slideshow and were overwhelmed with emotion watching and listening … a day that unfolded just 48 hours earlier was re-lived and can now be shared with her dad and all of their family and friends… forever! I’m so glad they are allowing us to post their slideshow here… it’s definitely one of my favourite weddings of all time. xo
Claire + Luca were married at the beautiful St. Basil’s church at the University of Toronto. These two are the perfect match! Claire has been following our work over the past 5 years and when Luca proposed we were one of the first vendors she contacted. We were thrilled to hear that they were planning a June wedding and looked so forward to capturing all of their wedding day memories. We know they are anxiously waiting to watch this again from some romantic spot on their travels as they spend their honeymoon in Europe, so here it is… their beautiful Same Day Edit.
Soundtrack: You Will Find Me by Andrew Ripp. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinema + Photo Love Madly
Makeup: Deb Sioutis
Hair: Manny Dimitrakopoulos
Decor: Luxel Decor
Reception Venue: Bellvue Manor
Cake: Simply Frosted Cupcakery
Florals: Coriander Girl
Special thanks to our Guest Cinematographers Brian and Kelly: Blue Canister Studios
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.
We first met Pam and Stephen last year when Pam’s sister Sabrina and her hubby Franco were married. The one thing I remembered so vividly from that day was just how amazingly kind and warm their family was to us. Joe, Pam and Sabrina’s father, was constantly asking us if we needed anything or if he could do something for us. He is always smiling… and last Saturday morning it was exactly the same. It was pouring rain when we started our morning coverage at 8 am. Pam arrived home from the salon with a huge smile and an attitude of “I don’t care if it’s raining this is going to be the most amazing day”. I love that both her and Stephen are so easy going and were completely trusted us with the photo location when their plan to visit Pioneer Village fell through because of the heavy rain and winds. Everything fell into place and we had an amazing day. The rain stopped briefly in the mid afternoon and we went outside to capture some photos with the vintage car they rented. The reception at Paramount was gorgeous – I loved the decor and little hints of Autumn and lots of sparkle. Their Same Day Edit matched their personalities perfectly – it was both fun and upbeat! We know that just as they’ve spent many years together planning for their big day they’ll now have many, many more years ahead of great adventures… cheers to love and laughter!
Music: When I’m With You by Ben Rector licensed through the Music Bed
Photography + Cinematography: Love Madly
Hair and Makeup: The Colour Room
Reception: Paramount Event Centre
Entertainment: Bongo and B
Cake: Carla’s Cake Creations
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