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It was the morning of the big day and emotions were running high. Excitement filled Natalie’s parents’ living room as she slipped into her stunning Maggie Sottero gown.  And once ready, her mom handed her a present from Chris.  Natalie opened the package to find a usb tied with a perfectly pink ribbon, and a video file on it.

As the video played, Natalie smiled as she saw Chris standing in the exact spot where they were going to be married in just over an hour.

He walked through the winery and then she saw it.  A perfectly white wooden arbor made by Chris himself. It was the one she mentioned she wanted for their wedding. And of course – he built it for her.

Little surprises like those are just a glimpse into Chris and Natalie’s adorable life together. A life filled with friends, family, furry babies, pinterest worthy house projects, cooking, and much more. Natalie is also an incredibly talented makeup artist who is booked solid through wedding season. So needless to say – their life is busy and fun.

And their big day reflected their personalities in every way. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at Muscedere Winery, and enjoyed cocktail hour with family and friends. After taking some fun photos with the bridal party, they were off to party the night away at La Zingara Terratoria. And such a fun party it was!

Natalie and Chris – you two are so special and perfect for each other. I’m so excited to see what the future holds for you! (And you bet I’ll be following your house projects on instagram!) Big hugs…

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Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Couture. Sash from It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique

Florals: CJH Florals

Hair: Rouge Salon and Spa

Makeup: Bride Herself! Make-up by Natalie Lazzarin and Kelly Spinarsky

Ceremony Venue: Muscedere Vineyards

Reception Venue: Zingara Trattoria

DJ: Executive DJ & Event Services

Video: Mac-Uy Lai

Décor & Reception Florals: Crystalove Luxury Wedding Designs

Stationary: Jessica Chavez

Cake & Sweets: Sweet Revenge Bake Shop

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Rachel and Joe got lucky with the most amazing fall day for their engagement session. We started the adventure exploring the streets of Amherstburg and finished with a little acoustic guitar session in the orchard.  It was a beautiful evening with lots of laughs along the way. Here are some favorites from the fun session. Rachel and Joe – cannot wait until the big day!

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Jade and Larry had me laughing from the very beginning of the shoot. And their puppies had a blast running around the forest when it was their turn to get in front of the camera. Ok, they might have stolen the show at the end.

Jade and Larry wanted to tie in some twinkle lights for a festive feel, so we got creative. It was the perfect ending to a great shoot. Looking forward to the big day guys! Big hugs…

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Anna and Jake are that couple from the movies. They are crazy about each other, and they treasure what they have.  It’s shown in the little things. Like a mason jar filled with reasons he loves her. Or the box she keeps with every card he’s written her. All the little things add up to their big, crazy love.

This engagement shoot was so important to Anna and Jake. They spent months gathering ideas, and thinking about locations. Every time they checked out a location, Anna would send me a photo of them slow dancing with music playing from their vintage convertible.  Its just what they do. And I knew we had to capture their love perfectly.

Thanks to the amazing styling of Amanda from Rose City Style Guide,  Anna and Jake’s vision came to life. While listening to old records they love, I got to capture all their cuteness. And that was just the beginning of an amazing shoot that followed. Here are just a few favourites…

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Within a few minutes into our shoot, Nadica and Matt were laughing and having the best time with each other. It was clear that the hike into the forest, carrying the solid wood bench Matt built from a fallen tree in their backyard, was completely worth it. Oh, and did I mention Matt used the bench when he proposed to Nadica?

We finished off the session with some champagne at sunset. Really, is there anything better?

Nadica and Matt – looking forward to having you in front of my camera again next year! Big hugs…

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Julie and Albert are one of those couples that were just meant to be together.  Little did they know that while meeting for the first time in kindergarden, they would be husband and wife many years later.

The wedding day was so genuine and personal. From the adorable first look with balloons, to heartfelt written vows to each other, the day was nothing of perfection.

Julie and Albert – you two are just perfect for each other. Cheers to the next chapter in your journey together. The fun is just beginning. Big Hugs…

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Ceremony: Malden Park, Windsor

Reception: Ciociaro Club

Decor: Elegance by Design Inc

Florals: Janette Florist

Dress: Allure Bridals from It’s your Day Bridal Boutique

Suit: Freeds of Windsor

Hair: The Hair Lounge

Makeup: Makeup by Lisa

Video: Instant Captures

Dessert Table: Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe

DJ: DJ Nikko from DJ PJ Productions

It was hot, humid and light raindrops fell during the ceremony. But there was absolutely nothing the weather could have thrown at Melissa and Brennan to dampen their excitement and joy that day. As they stood at the alter, with their perma-smiles, it was impossible not to share in their happiness. They giggled and laughed through the ceremony, and sealed it with a heartfelt kiss. The rest of the day was spent celebrating with their family and friends at the beautiful Mastronardi Winery.

Melissa and Brennan – I know the day felt like a blur, but I hope the photos truly take you back to that wonderful day. Thank you for the giving me the opportunity to document your love story. From the fun adventure we had at the engagement shoot to all the excitement leading up to the wedding day, it has been such a pleasure to work with you two.  I can’t thank you enough for being so wonderful, kind, and gracious. Big Hugs…

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For more fun from Melissa and Brennan’s day, check out the slideshow below:

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Ceremony, Reception & Decor: Mastronardi Estate Winery, Kingsville Ontario

Florals: The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s

Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Couture Windsor

Suit: Freeds of Windsor

Cake: Cakes by Candus

Hair: Reflections Hair Salon – Dana Marie Tuffin

Makeup: Natalie Capussi

DJ: DJ PJ Productions

Melissa and Brennan

November 18, 2015