I was absolutely over the moon excited when Christina and Mike asked me to photograph their wedding. We had previously worked together when I did her business headshots and again when she helped me find my dream home! I was really looking forward to capturing their wedding and the day did not disappoint. It was wonderful to share the day with Christina & Mike on November 4th, 2017 first at St. Anns Parish in Ancaster and then at Liuna Station in Hamilton.
Kiwis Cupcakes supplied the gorgeous four-tiered white cake, which had beautiful red rose accents (red roses were a theme throughout the wedding), Copeland DJ Services provided the music for the reception and Liuna Station handled the catering. They provided an impressive spread of delicacies including gourmets meats and cheeses. The floral services were provided by Mint and Magnolia. The couple did not use a wedding planner and planned everything themselves. Christina purchased her wedding dress from Michelle My Belle and added unique details to the gown to make it ‘one of a kind’.
The couple decided not to see each other on the day of the wedding until her entrance in the church. Christina said, “I wanted to see his face as I walked down the aisle”. I love capturing the groom as he sees his bride walk down the aisle, and the emotion on Mike’s face said it all.
Christina described her wedding day as the ‘best day of her life’ and her favourite moment from the day was the first dance as husband and wife. The ballroom at Liuna Station was the perfect setting for their first dance! She advises other couples to “take in every moment of the day because it goes by so fast!” Her short and simple words of wisdom for preparing your bridal party for the photos on the big day? “Just have fun!” If you and your wedding party are relaxed and having fun, it will show in the photos!
Christina wasn’t anxious about anything going into her wedding day and said she knew “it would be awesome”! It was easy to see that the bride-to-be was totally at ease and enjoying every moment of the day; she was absolutely radiant and having a blast on her special day. Her ease clearly showed through to the photos and the couples’ wedding day was even better than they had imagined it would be.
I’m so glad I got to share in this wonderful day with you, Christina & Mike, and wish you a lifetime of happiness ahead.
Enjoy a few images from their gorgeous Hamilton wedding at Liuna Station.
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