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Laura and James grew up just streets away from each other, but their paths didn’t cross until much later in life- I love thinking about all of the chances that they walked by each other, played at the same parks, but weren’t brought together (call it fate if you like!) until the time was right. Our day at Knollwood Golf Course was a hot one- the air was heavy and the closer we got to the ceremony, the more it felt like the skies could pour at any moment. Luckily, it all held off during our First Look and bridal party and family photos. But, as luck would have it, the moment that Laura was ready to walk down the aisle to James, huge rain drops starting falling and all of their guests scurried under the reception tent. Luckily, it cleared almost instantly and Laura and James got the beautiful outdoor ceremony that they had planned for.

Dawn from I Do’s by Dawn was there the whole day, organizing everybody and making sure the day ran smoothly. I adore the flower girls’ baby’s breath crowns and french braids, and the bridesmaids looked amazing in their coral gowns. Laura was brave enough to bake her own cake, and she totally nailed it. Laura also has an affinity for sprinkle donuts, so she made to sure to sneak one in and it made for such a cute photo op! James’ dad made the center pieces with logs from their own cottage, complete with a J+L branding. I love these personal touches that make every wedding unique! We wrapped up the night with some dancing under the twinkling lights, and delicious late night service by Gorilla Cheese food truck. Can’t ask for anything more!

Laura and James, thank you for having me as your wedding photographer!
xo Jenn

Check out the bottom of the post for the list of amazing vendors who contributed to Laura and James’ wedding vision. Thank you to Caitlin for second shooting with me!

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

First Look at Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Coral and Grey Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Coral and Grey Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Coral and Grey Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic Baby's Breath Flower Crowns at a Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Mr and Mrs DIY Chair Signs - Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic Details: Light Up Love Sign, Naked Cake and Take Home Tree Sapling Thank You gifts at this Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Cute Table Number Idea! Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Late Night Food Truck! Knollwood Golf Course Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Wedding Coordination: I Do’s by Dawn
Bride’s Gown: Sposa Bridal
Cake: Baked by the bride!
Florals: Debbie’s Flowershop
DJ: As You Like It
Officiant: Drew Maddison
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Moore’s
Late Night Service: Gorilla Cheese Food Truck

Oh, what a day! Katrina and Aron were all smiles on their wedding day, and for good reason. They are both SO sweet and were surrounded by people who truly wanted to celebrate the kickoff of their marriage (like really, really excited to celebrate…this was the loudest group of wedding guests I’ve ever had!) Katrina pulled off such a stunning bridal look with her sequin ‘Samantha’ gown by Rachel Gilbert, and neutral Nine West shoes, paired with her gorgeous cropped hair- it was quite the winning combo! Katrina’s ladies wore a great combination of mismatched dresses and Aron and the groomsmen were just having a blast all day. The rustic florals provided by PlushFlowers were the perfect addition to Katrina and Aron’s already beautifully natural looking venue.

Thank you, Katrina and Aron, for allowing me to document such a special time in your lives. I wish you two all the best!
xo Jenn

Gown: Rachel Gilbert
Makeup: Makeup by Farishtey
Bride’s Shoes: Nine West
Flowers: Plush Flowers
Officiant: Trish at Kettle Creek Weddings
Cake: Abigail Rosero
Videography: Glowstick Creative
Thank you to Caitlin, who was my wonderful second photographer!

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Katrina and Aron chose to do a First Look, which is always a great way to make your day less stressful (and you get to spend more time together!)

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Love this rustic bouquet!

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I loved this special touch that Katrina and Aron added to their ceremony space- a hand painted sign that reads ‘What God has joined together, let no man separate.’

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Wooden centerpieces cut from logs, paired with rustic flowers. Must I say more?

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Naked red velvet cake adorned in baby’s breath was so simple and classic.

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Perfect idea for your guestbook- poloroids of all your guests, hung on twine!

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The bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife!

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