{Real Wedding Story} An intimate winery wedding | Alyssa & Micheal

BRIDE & GROOM: Alyssa Hughes & Michael Ives

WEDDING DATE: June 8th, 2019

LOCATION: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery (peninsularidge.com) Beamsville, ON “Mike grew up down the road from Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery. Prior to visiting the venue, we had looked at several other options in the area but nothing seemed quite right. It wasn’t until I passed it on the way through town that I remembered how lovely it was. I booked an appointment to visit the venue the moment I got home. After our meeting with Melanie I knew we had finally found our wedding venue.” – A

PHOTOGRAPHY: Anne Edgar Photography (♥) (anneedgarphoto.com) Cambridge ON “I had fallen in love with Anne’s work many years ago as she was the photographer for a family friend’s wedding. I had my heart so set on her doing our wedding that I made sure she was available for the wedding before we signed the contract with the venue.” – A

THEME: “We didn’t have a theme.The space was already fabulous on its own so we tried to pick décor and colours that we felt would highlight the space. We went with greens, pinks, whites and touches of gold to balance the beautiful dark wood interior of the Coach House. I was overjoyed at how everything came together.” – A

# GUESTS: 46

FLORALS: The Watering Can (thewateringcan.ca) Vineland, ON

STATIONERY: Red Bicycle Paper Co. (♥) (redbicyclepaperco.com) Cambridge, ON

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) Burlington, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: Taylor’s Bridal Boutique Inc. (taylorsbridal.com) Elmira, ON

HAIR: West End Hair Studio (westendhair.ca) Grimsby, ON

MAKEUP: Makeup By Elisha (makeupbyelisha.com) Burlington, ON

OFFICIANT: Brad Lehman from Kettle Creek Weddings (kettlecreekweddings.com) Toronto, ON

RINGS: Zsolt Székely  (zsoltszekely.com) Toronto, ON “I had found Zsolt’s work a few years ago by accident while I was searching gamer inspired jewelry. Mike is a huge Legend of Zelda fan so when it came time to choose our wedding bands, I sent him pictures of Zsolt’s work. Originally, we were only going to have Mike’s wedding band custom made, but Zsolt offered to make my ring as well. I loved that he was able to make our rings not only reflect our own style and personalities, but that our individual rings complimented each other.” – A

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Make sure you take the time to find vendors that you trust and be open to their suggestions. This is what they do for a living and they have probably encountered every wedding trend or idea at some point in their careers. The best example we have of this was working with the florist. I had gone in to my first meeting with a basic idea of the colours and flowers I wanted to use. Betty was more than willing to work with what I presented, but I wanted to know if she had any ideas that might work better for the season and for my budget. Thank goodness I asked for her suggestions! What she came up with was better than anything I could have imagined on my own. Also, by taking her advice on re-using the floral décor for both the ceremony and reception, she cut our anticipated floral budget almost in half.” – A&M

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

MORE ABOUT ANNE EDGAR PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS | After 1000+ weddings and an always growing fan base, Anne Edgar Photography & Films (anneedgarphoto.com) knows what brides & grooms want (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Anne Edgar directly using the form below. 🙂

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