{reality wedding story} Bonfires & Beauty in Cambridge

Our vision was outdoor elegance: “We took the cozy, laid back atmosphere of the farm and then paired it with elegant details – table runners, brass candle sticks and strings of lights – bringing it all to a ‘dream wedding’ level.” – Marissa

BRIDE AND GROOM: Marissa & Biagio Viastikopoulos

WEDDING DATE: July 16th, 2016

CEREMONY: Panagia Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton

RECEPTION: The family farm in Cambridge

PHOTOGRAPHY: Allure Photography, Hamilton (allure-photography.ca) “Shannon & Ally from Allure Photography captured the little details beautifully!”

“We found Shannon from Allure Photography at Biagio’s brother’s wedding. We fell in love with her personality and her talent. She is so easy to work with, helping the couple feel completely comfortable. The photos in the church are outstanding. We also can’t help but love the special moments of just the two of us!” – Marissa & Biagio

HAIR: Halo Hair Studio, Cambridge (halohair.ca)

BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Sash & Bustle Boutique, Toronto (sashandbustle.com)

GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Garrison Bespoke, Toronto (garrisonbespoke.com)

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Pearl Bridal House, Port Credit (pearlbridalhouse.com)

WEDDING FAVOURS: Sweet packages of lavender from local lavender farm, Steed & Co Lavender (steedandcompany.com) in Aylmer

LIVE MUSIC: Eric Bolton, of E-Bolt Music, Cambridge (eboltmusic.com), serenaded everyone throughout cocktails and dinner. “He was an absolute perfect addition to our wedding.” – M

FAVOURITE MEMORY: “I loved taking photos of just Biagio and I. Was perhaps the most romantic two hours we have ever had together. We felt like no one was watching.” – Marissa


• Marissa & Biagio had a bonfire burning throughout the night. Guests mingled around the fire and both kids & adults were able to roast marshmallows.
• Tables covered with pies from Rockton Berry Farm (rocktonberryfarm.com) served as dessert.
• 200 year old barn wood guest tables, rented from Guelph Tent Rentals, Guelph (guelphtentrentals.com)
• The coffee bar! Espresso, cappuccino,
and flavoured lattes from A Matter of Taste, Kitchener (matteroftaste.ca) were a huge hit with guests.

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “On the day of the wedding, the little details do not matter…to you or your guests. The day goes by so fast, and all you care about is those around you.” – M&B

Allure Photography
Allure Photography

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

Contacting Allure Photography

To learn more about Allure Photography, contact Shannon Bunton directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit Allure Photography online at www.allure-photography.ca.


Allure Photography, E-Bolt Music, Garrison Bespoke, Guelph Tent and Event Rentals, Halo Hair Studio, Pearl Bridal House, Real Wedding Stories, Rockton Berry Farm, Sash and Bustle, Steed & Co Lavender, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017