Today is the first day of school for my kidlets and sending them of to school in September makes me dream about cooler days. Reality is... it's 109 degrees Fahrenheit with the humidity... bah... gross. So here's a cooler day with a beautiful couple to make everyone feel better!
Lee & Marie-Michelle's engagement session was back in May and it's still one of my favourites from this season. They are so effortless with one another and I loved spending time with them and their lovely pup Jasmine! There was a slight bite to the air which me have all of the heart-eyes over this session right now!
Just a few more weeks until this adorable couple ties the knot over at the Windsor Club! Can't wait to celebrate with you both!
What better way to get to know one another than to hop in a car and go tromping around in another country for a couple of hours? That's what I did with Ian & Kate. They love Detroit and wanted some urban photos so even though the weather looked like I may not cooperate, we headed over the border anyways. It drizzled so we took the opportunity to stop into Detroit City Distillery for a drink. Which by the way is a great way to take the edge off before diving into a photo session. We sat, got to know one another over a drink and by the time we walked outside, the rain had stopped and they were already having fun.
We explored the Eastern Market with all of it's urban deliciousness. If you love colour, you need to scroll through their engagement photos below. It was a lot of fun. We even caught a skateboarder's ollie over a railing which turned out to be their favourite photo from the night.
I'll be blogging their romantic Sprucewood Shores Wedding in the near future so stay tuned for some juxtaposition.
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While I'm deep into the 2018 wedding season, I wanted to send out a little throwback to last September when Lauren & Chris said their I-do's here in Windsor, Ontario. Here are a few of my favourites from their beautiful September day! Take a scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of vendors.
Photography - Karitas Photography
Second Shooter - Victoria McKinley
Flowers - Gail's Flowers and Event Decor
Decor - Designs by Diane
Dress - It's Your Day Bridal
Venue - Ciociaro Club
Cake - Shelby's Sweet Shoppe
Hair - Alex Pahomey (Beautiful Lengths by Alex)
Makeup - Kelly Spinarsky
DJ - DJPJ
During a time when a farm needed a name, the Beattie family farm was affectionately titled, Corner Meadows. When you walk into Ashlee's grandmother's home, it is teaming with love and nostalgia spills out of every room. If only the walls could talk! Thankfully many family members were happy to share stories of the generations growing up at Corner Meadows. It was Ashlee's dream that their wedding take place at her family's farm. As she shared with me their story, I won't forget this quote, "I don't know if you've ever loved a land, but I love this land."
Ashlee and Randal didn't want to meet one another at the aisle or have a first look, they wanted to enjoy the whole day together. That meant getting ready together too. After Randal was all suited up, Ashlee walked in and whispered "he's so handsome". A few moments later as the busied on, he looked at her sitting on the bed, before her hair was done or her dress was on and said, "she's so beautiful". It was clear to me then that we were in for a great day. They are head over heels for one another! Of course the obligatory pre-game selfie was in order.
They were married in a small grove on the property where their family had planted trees through the years. Trees planted for special occasions and to remember key family members who have passed on. It was the perfect place to say their vows. Not a dry eye in the grove. I loved the addition of the "bird seed maiden" instead of a flower girl. Throwing seeds for the birds during the recessional!
All of the most important people gathered to celebrate after the ceremony; sharing stories, laughing and crying. It was truly an honour to witness such a tender union... a wedding that I won't forget anytime soon.
Congratulations Ashlee & Randal, wishing you a lifetime of new memories in your own home!
Natalie & Mitch's wedding was one of my favourites from last Fall. Who doesn't love a wedding that is full of elegance and sports a vintage VW bus, complete with all of the hippie embellishments? Natalie & Mitch were lucky to be one of the last couples to enjoy their wedding at the historic Hiram Walker Canadian Club Brand Centre. Although the Club is no longer hosting weddings, many couples throughout the years can adorn their homes with memories from the beautiful building.
After tying the not at the Canadian Club Brand Centre, we went to Malden Park for something a little different. Mitch's Dad's Vintage Volkswagen Bus was the perfect prop!
Congratulations you two! You are so fun and it was a pleasure spending your day with you.
Photography, Karitas Photography
Second Shooter, Joe Symchyshyn of Symchyshyn Photographic
Venues, Hiram Walker & Fogolar Furlan
Dress, Promises & Lace / Designer, Pronovias
Decorator & Florist, Diva Floral Designs
DJ, A friend
Cake, A friend