When we received this submission from HRM Photography we knew it would be the perfect wedding to share on Canada Day. This wedding of couple Katie and Sidney is one of the most heartfelt and emotional wedding days that photographer Heather has had the pleasure of shooting. A day filled with love, remembrance, thanks and elegance is what this real wedding is all about.
This Chatham, Ontario wedding day starts in the morning on the family farm for hair and make from Jenica Ramboer and Jocelyn Turcotte. Katie’s dress from It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique, captured while lightly blowing in the wind on the porch is so peaceful and pretty. I love the involvement of the family dog’s at home, they knew it was a special day and kept close to join in the festivities, even jumping into the limo to go to the church!
The ceremony location, St. Joseph Parish is where both the bride and groom’s parents were married, where the couple was baptized and where bride Katie’s grandparents were married. A special tradition for the couple to carry on for their family. Another way the couple paid tribute to their family, are the green bracelets that guests wore. Groom Sidney’s father was remembered with these green bracelets printed with “Força” meaning strength in Portuguese. The bride remembers seeing a sea of green everywhere she turned. The couple felt so much love, knowing the father of the groom was with them on their wedding day.
Club Lentina’s hosted the reception and the decor was a beautiful mix of sparkling crystals and beautiful floral from The Purple Pansy. Looking for an idea to substitute the clinking on glasses to make the bride and groom kiss? This spinning wheel of chance is amazing! A fun way to involve your guests and will surely get everyone laughing!
We love the macaron tower from Home Baked. An elegant dessert to serve to your guests. The colours are lovely and the blush roses compliment the delicate cookies perfectly!
Guest favours were donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Alzheimers Society of Canada. The couple believes, the best gift they could give is the gift of helping others and we completely agree!
Congratulations Katie & Sidney!
Photographer: HRM Photography//Reception Venue: Club Lentina’s//Bakery: Home Baked//Dress Store: It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique//Hair Stylist:Jenica Ramboer//Makeup Artist:Jocelyn Turcotte//Ceremony Location:St. Joseph Parish//Invitation Designer: The Paper Bride//Floral Designer: The Purple Pansy