I grew up in a small town where everyone pretty much knew each other. It wasn’t so small that you knew every intimate detail of everyone’s life, but you knew their names and usually where they lived, who their parents and siblings were, etc. I moved to Ottawa for after high school and have been here ever since. I have very fond memories of growing up in my small town and even fonder memories of most of the people I grew up with. So it is an extra special treat when I get to capture the wedding day of one of those people I grew up with.
Despite the year difference in age, my and Hayley’s social circles overlapped from time to time growing up and it was super neat when she inquired about photographing her wedding. She was always a super sweet person and I am happy to say that hasn’t changed one bit over the years! And what is even better, is that her new husband Jon, is just as sweet and kind-hearted. Their wedding was definitely one of the highlights of the season, but not because of the amazing DIY details throughout the entire day, not because of the gorgeous weather we had or the beautiful fall colours, not even because of the delicious meal or the cookie table with so many delicious treats. It was a highlight because of all of the little moments where I would catch Hayley + Jon smiling at each other, just being so in love and so happy. It really is an honour to get to photograph two people who are so deeply in love with one another, and when it comes to the photographs, that love shines through!!
As I mentioned in their sneak peek, Hayley + Jon’s wedding was the perfect end to this year’s season. It was full of so much love, it truly filled my heart with happiness!! Thank you both for letting us capture your beautiful day.
Wedding Photography: Stephanie Beach Photography
Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Martin de Porres Church
Wedding Reception Venue: The Royal Canadian Legion
Wedding Dress: Sinders Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: All That Glitters
Groom & Groomsmens’ Ties: Moores
Wedding Bouquets: DIY
Reception Flowers: Costco & DIY arrangements
Wedding Reception Décor: DIY
Wedding Caterer: Lonestar
Wine: Perth Brewing Company
Guest Signature Quilt: DIY
Cakes & Cookies: DIY