A wedding day so near and dear to my heart. My fellow photographer and dear friend Deanne married her sweetheart Rob at Gracewood Estates and I’m just SO honoured to have captured it all. It’s a whole other world of pressure, when it comes to documenting another wedding photographer’s wedding day, plus when it’s your friend, the stakes are even higher! This whole day was a dream though, because Deanne and Rob really made sure to enjoy the process leading up to it, and chose not to stress too much about it. They picked their favourite vendors, all of whom brought together Deanne and Rob’s vision beautifully. This talented bride also taught herself how to do calligraphy, so she hand lettered every single envelope, designed and printed the invitations, and then proceeded to make all of the mirrored signs with more calligraphy! She also hand made vow books for her and Rob, as well as the sweet ring dish you see in the first photo. There is nothing this girl can’t do, seriously! So crafty.
Gracewood Estates at Kurtz Orchards has been high on my list of places I wanted to photograph, and it was certainly worth the wait. I think it’s such a treat for guests to dine outdoors under twinkle lights in the orchard! We snuck away for a few sunset portraits and played in the vines for a few minutes, which I always highly recommend to my couples to incorporate into their timeline. A breath of fresh air and a few moments of quiet between newlyweds is always a good idea.
Deanne and Rob, I have so much love for you guys (and Bernie Boy who was definitely missed!) and wish you so much happiness and love in the years to come!
Venue: Gracewood Estates, Kurtz Orchards in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Wedding Coordinator: Shaw Events
Makeup Artist: Love Me Makeup
Hair Stylist: Ania Wazny
Bride’s Hair Vine: Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments
Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor
Florist: Mums Garden Floral Studio
Invitations + Signage + Lettering: Deanne did them herself!
DJ: Rhythm Force
Officiant: License Signing by Lori from Cathy Davis & Co, Ceremony by Allison Leigh Photography!
Wedding Gown: The Modern Bride, by Anais Anette
Bridesmaid Dresses: Park & Fifth
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Indochino
Rings: Anouk Jewelry from Make You Look
Huge thank-you to my girl Jacqueline from Jacqueline James Photo for being such an awesome wedding day sidekick and second shooter!