I finally found some time to blog this Prince Edward County wedding at Waupoos Estates Winery! Truth be told, I’ve had a heck of a time trying to choose which photos to share, because sometimes the stars align on a wedding day and Mother Nature gives you perfect lighting, and every photo is worth sharing. It helps that Liz & Matthew are beautiful people inside and out too. Speaking of these newlyweds, they have been so kind to share some wedding planning ideas and advice with you! Their day was flawless, so it might be worth reading their notes:
1. Tell me your story / How did you meet?
Once upon a time in the far lands of the Afghan desert, two individuals crossed paths when their stars aligned. It was not love at first sight but became something beautiful over time. After many nights of teasing we built a strong foundation for a friendship that later supported an ever-growing relationship.
2. What was your favourite moment from your wedding day?
Bride: After the ceremony was over, the recessional walk down the aisle was my favourite part. The stress of planning was finally over, I married a great guy and there was nothing ahead but a great celebration with family and friends. The Boney-M Rasputin song playing in the background added to the atmosphere, while Christine was able to capture moments of pure happiness and a little bit of relief!
Groom: First look, after chugging a Corona to calm my nerves while waiting to see my future wife for the first time in her wedding dress. I remember this being my favourite moment since it was the only time of the day where it was just the two of us. Being able to take in her beauty and embrace what was about to happen was the best feeling.
3. Do you have any wedding planning advice for newly engaged couples?
Don’t hesitate or think twice, remember it is your special day and nobody else’s. So be true to each other and work as a team to make all your wishes come true. Don’t get caught up with everyone around you, just let things play out and keep enjoying the moment because it all happens in a flash. If you are able to take a week off before the wedding to reduce the stress before the big day, do so.
4. How did you choose your wedding photographer?
We spotted Christine on social media and loved her work that stood out from everyone else’s. Her photos were full of light and candid moments, which is exactly what we were looking for. Her sense of humour and bubbly personality kept us smiling during our cool 7-degree photo shoot!
List of vendors to help inspire:
Bride’s dress: Pronovias from La Maison Bridal (Ottawa, ON)
Hair: Slate Studio (Kingston, ON)
Groom’s Suit: The Kooples (Spain)
Bow Tie: Guillotine Bow Ties (Montreal, QC)
Flowers: Mood Moss Flowers (Ottawa, ON)
Cake: Thimble Cakes (Ottawa, ON)
Party Favours (Llama cookies): Sweet Shop Cakes (Ottawa, ON)
Catering: Waupoos Winery (Picton, ON)
DJ: Carlos from Future Vibes Entertainment (Toronto, ON)