If April showers bring May flowers, then just imagine the beauty that an April snow storm will bring. As always, the week before Allison and Chris’s wedding I was watching the weather forecast and looking forward to the warm 10 degrees and sunny weather that we were being promised. However, the day before their wedding mother natured planned for us, one last blast at winter. A huge snow storm that left 3-4 inches of heavy, wet slushy snow hit Niagara! Ugh. In over 100 weddings photographed, never had I needed to call a bride the day before her wedding and talk about a change in plans as to where we were going to plan to photograph. But then again, I guess there is a first time for everything. In the long run, the weather turned out GORGEOUS and all of the snow melted away to an absolutely stunning spring wedding day.
Allison and Chris both prepared for the big day at the Inn on the Twenty hotel rooms, almost side by side, the excitement of the morning was contagious as both planned in anticipation to marry the love of their lives.
An intimate ceremony took place at the indoor venue at Cave Springs Vineyard, followed by many hugs and kisses, and a few family photos. We then travelled back to the Inn for more formal photos of the bride and groom before we joined the wedding party for fine wines and delicious appetizers.
The reception hall was simply stunning with gold chivari chairs, lace overlays and floral centre pieces of hydrangeas and roses. Twinkling from the ceiling were patio lights that the bride and groom danced under to Ed Sheerans romantic love ballad “What would you say.” Guests enjoyed a take home mini tree as their favour while they listened to the sweet sounds of a three piece ensemble during their delicious four course meal complete with wedding cake as dessert. The dinner began with a traditional Macedonian bread breaking, which ended in an ALMOST mini fire and the party then kicked into full swing with dancing through the decades and a centre piece giveaway.
Thank you, Allison and Chris for sharing with me your gorgeous wedding day. I wish you many years of love and happiness.
Florals- Lush Florals and Events
Linens and Chairs- Gala Decor
Cake- Inn on the Twenty
Hair and Makeup- Honor Beauty
DJ- Spirit of Sound