Photography is the way to capture details that otherwise, would be hard to explain with words. But it needs the stories from the people that lived the day to bring it into a complete perspective.
Erin and Nick’s wedding was truly enjoyable. For this blog, I will use a different format, one of questions and answers, which will depict the big day from a bride’s perspective and the photography will do the rest.
What was your inspiration behind the day?
Our inspiration was the beauty of the Niagara region. We knew we wanted to be married out of doors in a picturesque setting and enjoy the evening with our guests in the relaxing refinement of a winery.
What was your “perfect wedding” vision?
Our vision was that of an intimate and relaxing celebration with our closet friends and family. We didn’t want it to be all about us, but a shared experience of love that would make many happy memories for our family to look back on together.
What are three unique details that you infused into your decor?
A unique decor detail we used was wedding portraits of our parents and grandparents. We included the names and wedding dates of each of the couples in envelopes marked with question marks so that guests could guess who was related to whom.
We also infused subtle references to my bridal accessories in the decor. There were pearls in the centre pieces, in our aisle decor, on the seating cards, and on the programs to highlight the pearls I borrowed from a close family friend. And, there was a lace table cloth (from my parent’s wedding!) and lace on the seating cards to accent the lace on my veil.
Finally, we made a Mr. & Mrs. sign for the cake table out of corks to reflect the setting of the Niagara wine country region.
What – if anything – did you DIY?
Too much! The Save the Dates, Invites, Programs, Thank you cards, Seating cards, Seating Chart, Evening Schedule Board, “Mr & Mrs” Cork Sign, Garter, Light Backdrop on Dance floor, “Wedding” Direction Signs, and “The Kissing Crossword” Game.
What was your most memorable moment?
Running away from the ceremony as husband and wife! We were able to share a perfect kiss and a happy limo ride alone that gave us a quite moment together to realize we were officially married.
What song did you do your first dance to?
A bit of a quirky song “Perfect Two” by Auburn. It’s sweet and silly, perfect for us.