Every single portrait from Aaron and Katelin's wedding day is packed with emotion - from the biggest smile when Aaron first saw Katelin, a few tears shed during the ceremony and tons of laughter as the bridal party celebrated with these two gorgeous souls. Aaron and Katelin filled their day with fun, love and happiness - all of my favourite things to photograph!
Not to mention that this wedding had an almost fairytale magic to it's styling. From the gorgeous florals, Katelin's princess dress, special silver detailing and the fun pops of blue throughout. Hawthorne Gardens was a treasure trove for photo backdrops with all the spring growth. Aaron, Katelin and their guests were so much fun to spend the day with while we had the privilege of photographing all the beautiful and precious moments.
But at the core of it all, this day was simply about celebrating the love Aaron and Katelin share. They bring out a sparkle in each other, one is not complete without the other. And now they will forever remember October 25th 2019 as the day they made their love official in front of their families and friends.
Isn't Katelin a total babe?! That dress, the light, her smile. Ah I'm obsessed with these images!
Aaron's morning looked pretty chilled out with a few beers with the lads! And wait until you see his wedding shoes... I found out they're not even for sale yet! It just so happened Aaron knew the right person and the shoes happened to be the perfect sizing for him!
Aaron and Katelin chose to see each other before the ceremony. It allowed them more time to chill out with their guests after the ceremony because the bulk of their portraits were already done and it always helps to calm any nerves.
Aaron's grin says it all...
So cool getting to work with our good friend and talented peer; Megan Graham! Aaron & Katelin were Megan's first wedding video gig, adding on to her vast skill set. You can check out her sneak peek of the video here!
A few last minute things to set up at Hawthorne Gardens and then Aaron was ready to get married!
Wonderful as always working with celebrant superstar Megan McKenzie. Aaron and Katelin had beautiful vows written for each other.
While guests began making their way inside to their tables we stole the bride and groom for a stroll around the beautiful Hawthorne Gardens.
I felt like I hardly gave Aaron & Katelin any instructions during portrait time! Usually I give some relaxed directions so our couples don't feel lost or awkward in front of the camera, but these two were just in their own bubble of love & joy that Matt and I simply stood back and snapped away to our hearts content.
After dinner and dessert, catered by the incredible Country Manor, the party bus arrived taking guests to the second venue for the evening, Collegiate Rugby Clubrooms, where Dene Allen was ready with the tunes to get the celebrations kicked up a gear.
Aaron & Katelin's first dance as husband and wife was epic!
Congratulations friends on an incredible first day of marriage and the perfect beginning to a lifetime of happiness together! Thanks for having us along on this journey with you. Enjoy the honeymoon! xx
DRESS: Brides by Donna Rae | ALTERATIONS & DETAILING: SarahBeth | MAKE-UP: Ashlee Whipps | HAIR: Vivo Hair Salon | FLOWERS: Ambrosia Floral Design | CELEBRANT: Megan Mckenzie | VENUE: Hawthorne Gardens | CATERING: Country Manor | STATIONERY: Danya Grace | CAKE: Oh Cakes | MUSIC: Dene Allen | VIDEO: Megan Graham.