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WEDDING DATE: June 15th, 2019

LOCATION: The Hare Wine Co. (, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

PHOTOGRAPHY: Serena Swan Photography ( London, ON “I did a lot of Googling but wasn’t finding what I was looking for or found a lot of crazy-expensive photographers. I searched everywhere; from hashtags on Instagram (#niagaraphotographer, #niagarawedding, etc.), through venue websites, looked at other weddings to see what vendors were tagged, and more. We loved the bright light colouring of Serena’s photos and felt it would have a timeless look. We knew the pictures would also match the décor in our home. Serena’s husband Jon was the second photographer and it was just like hanging out with another couple but while getting our pictures taken. They were laid back and fun but also professional and knew what they were doing. We had done an engagement shoot with them as well so when our wedding day came around, it was like hanging around with old friends! Our photos turned out beautiful and really captured the day! We actually have a family shoot with our baby daughter scheduled with her soon!” – B

GUEST #: 48

COLOUR PALETTE: Greenery and blush

BRIDE + BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Best for Bride Hamilton ( Hamilton, ON

GROOM ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) ( Hamilton, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: Allure Hair and Makeup ( Thorold, ON

FLORAL: Vermeer’s Garden Centre & Floral Shop ( Welland, ON

DJ: Chamberlain Entertainment ( St. Catharines, ON

CATERING: Niagara Gourmet ( St. Catharines, ON “It was a simple photoshoot that brought us together back in the Fall of 2012. We both worked and still work, at the same place but in different departments. They were looking for staff to be models in some photos. Despite not being ‘coupled up’ in the pictures, we certainly noticed each other. We started talking back and forth and eventually went out for sushi on our first date in the spring of 2013. He was impressed that I wasn’t afraid to eat (a lot!) and Liam kept me laughing the whole time. By the end of
the date, we both knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together! We bought our home together within that first year of dating but it wouldn’t be until March of 2018 when we would get engaged. I was completely surprised
when Liam got down on one knee at the Pulteney Bridge in Bath, UK, where I said, ‘Are you serious?!’ about a million times and of course followed by a big ‘YES!’” – B

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “We selected a venue that was absolutely stunning except nothing was included. They did have some tables available and obviously, we did our wine through them as it was a winery but we were on our own for everything else like food, bar, chairs, liquor licence, etc. It was a bit overwhelming at times but we had an amazing caterer who we were able to do a lot of our rentals through.” – B

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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