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Wellington County Museum Wedding

Wellington County Museum Wedding

Today we are throwing it back to May. A gorgeous and slightly rainy spring day in Wellington County where Erin and Neal, two absolutely wonderful people, tied the knot. We started our day with the girls who were getting ready at Erin’s parents house, surrounded by family and friends. I really enjoy this part of the day when I get the chance to photograph it because not only can we create fun and beautiful photographs but it’s great to get a chance to really know everyone. Weddings are funny for photographers because by the end of the day we have, well in my case anyways, really gotten to know each other pretty well! We headed over to the guys house before making our way to the ceremony which was inside of that gorgeous barn at Wellington County Museum in Elora. Oh Elora, how I love you. I think I might have to move up there because I am slightly obsessed with this charming and beautiful town. So on with the highlights from Erin and Neal’s amazing wedding day. Enjoy!

 I thought it would be fun to hang Erin’s dress on the line out back.

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We took a few pictures of the girls outside of the house before I headed over to see the guys.

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One really cool that we did is set up some images of the entire wedding party BEFORE Erin and Neal saw each other. Poor Neal was up there patiently waiting while we created these but it was definitely worth it!

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This wedding cake! LOVE!

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October 14, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Annie - Absolutely beautiful!!

October 14, 2016 - 3:36 pm

Christy - You did such a great job capturing this sweet couple’s day at Wellington County Museum. Wonderful job!

October 14, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Georgia Walters - What a beautiful wedding and couple. Congratulations!!!

October 14, 2016 - 8:08 pm

jeanine - Gorgeous Wellington County wedding photography! Love the way you captured their day so beautifully. That last shot is so cool!

October 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Vaishnavi - Awesome photography. Thoughtfully captured moments, reflecting real emotions 🙂

Romantic Langdon Hall Wedding

Romantic Langdon Hall Wedding

Justin + Wing-Yee’s afternoon wedding at Langdon Hall in Cambridge this year was so amazing. It was the first warm and dry day we had in Cambridge in quite awhile and everything was perfect. It’s so nice to see family and friends getting together and filled with so much happiness. That is absolutely one of my favourite things about weddings and this one certainly had all of those elements. Wing-Yee and Justin had a gorgeous light-filled ceremony at Langdon Hall that followed with a lunch reception in the Orchard Room which was beautifully decorated and bright, filled with the people they love the most. I have to say that I absolutely love the bride and grooms choice of attire for the day too. AMAZING. I really had such a great time with these guys and I am so happy to finally get this gorgeous wedding on the blog!

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The couple had a Chinese Tea Ceremony right before their wedding ceremony down the hall.

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I have said it before and I will say it again. I LOVE creating beautiful and artistic images. I love how we got so many elegant photos … BUT… let’s be real here… we have to be real too! It’s a real day, it is so special and taking moments to be emotional, silly or completley random are ALWAYS ok and highly recommended! 🙂

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I feel like I am over-sharing. Am I? Oh well. 🙂

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I have been in the Orchard Room a couple of times now at Langdon Hall and I truly do love it. It is so beautiful and bright , overlooking the amazing landscape .. it’s great. Here are some images from their gorgeous lunch reception inside!

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I also loved the polaroid “guest book” wedding display!polaroid wedding gues bookflowersweddinglangdon hall wedding

And fourt delicious cakes !

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Billiards! I am so happy that we took some more photos in different indoor areas of Langdon Hall after the reception. It was nice for them to relax and explore and I was happy to take some creative images as well. Anyways, that’s all for today friends. Thanks again so very much for stopping by the blog to check out this wonderful wedding and thanks again so much to J + W!

Much loves



1) Dress: Jealous Bridesmaids (Toronto, Ontario)
2) Cake: Whole Foods Market
3) Justin’s Tux: Valentino
4) Flowers were done by Justin’s aunt — Christine Moore
5) Justin’s ring: Birks
6) Bride Rings: Tiffany’s , Van Cleef and Arpels
7) Photography by Melissa Avey

October 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm

Trina - These are such beautiful, creative photos! Amazing job capturing their special day!

October 4, 2016 - 9:10 pm

Emily - Gorgeous wedding, super romantic! I love the first look at the garden gate – so sweet! You can tell the bride felt amazing in her dress by the way she was spinning in it. Fantastic job capturing it all!

October 4, 2016 - 9:19 pm

Arica - Way to charm the socks off me with this whimsical wedding! I love how you captured their personalities and the whole day! Knocked it out of the park!!

October 7, 2016 - 6:37 pm

Ashley - Oh how I love a pretty pink wedding dress!! This is such an adorable wedding! I love how you captured their fun personalities and your attention to all of the details. You did an amazing job with this wedding and I’m sure they couldn’t be more thrilled with your work!

St Mary’s Golf Club Wedding

St Mary’s Golf Club Wedding

It’s been awhile since I photographed Sean and Alicia’s beautiful wedding at St Mary’s Golf Club and I have been dying to get it on the blog…so today is the day! I absolutely loved everything about this wedding from the love between our beautiful couple, the friendliness of their family and friends, their gorgeous attire and the amazing venue! The details were stunning and the grounds at this venue are unreal. So today I am going to share the highlights from their wonderful fall wedding day in St Mary’s! Here is a blurb from our lovely bride.

“Sean and I went away for a weekend to Arrowhead Provincial Park. We spent our days cross country skiing, skating, dog sledding and enjoying great food. On Saturday February 21st, 2015 we went skating on the beautiful outdoor wooded skating trail, we sat down by the fire after a few laps then decided to go for a walk to a snow covered bridge we saw on our way into the park.

After spending some time on the bridge and chatting about how the last year together had gone, Sean got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was so excited and so surprised that this had just happened because moments before I had almost said to Sean “this would be the perfect place to get engaged”.

After we sat and took in the moment and laughed and cried together, we walked back to the skating trail and tied up our skates and skated around the trail that was now lit up by tikki torches. It felt like I was in a fairy tale, the snow was falling perfectly and Sean and I were just taking everything in.” – Alicia

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Ok, there are more I want to share but I am trying to limit myself. This wedding, so much swoon! We walked to a nearby trail with the girls before the ceremony to take a few shots with them.

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Then we headed back to St Mary’s Golf Club for their beautiful and love filled ceremony.

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After their beautiful wedding ceremony we took family portraits and hung out with the bridal party a bit before creating some more images with our newlyweds.

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This one is a particular favourite of mine because sure.. we all love beautiful moments, but hilarious ones can be just as good. 😉

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We went for a golf cart ride as the sun was setting. It was starting to get chilly but we took the time for a few photos in that golden light anyways.

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Then it was time for the party! So I will share a couple of images from the rest of the night before I end this post. Thanks for stopping by to check out this St Mary’s wedding!

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Photographer: Melissa Avey Photography

Event Venue: St Mary’s Golf & Country

Flowers: Betroth Wedding

Girl’s Dresses: Sophie’s

Guys Tuxes : Moore’s

Bride’s Dress: Ballett’s Bridal

Rings: Ben Moss ( bridal ), JVL Jewelry ( groom )

Bride’s Shoes: COACH

Makeup: Sara Hoffman

Hair: GLO Hair Salon ST. MARY’S

September 12, 2016 - 5:15 pm

Reva - what a stunning couple! and those gowns, all so beautiful!

September 14, 2016 - 8:03 pm

Arica - Oh my goodness, that DRESS!!! You’ve captured all the beautiful details and emotions with ease. Well done!

September 15, 2016 - 3:39 pm

michelle - beautiful wedding photos, her dress is gorgeous!

September 21, 2016 - 8:21 pm

JB - Gorgeous wedding! Loved how you captured the details!

September 22, 2016 - 1:49 am

Mandi - The front of that dress!!! STUNNING! I love the pictures!

Summer Engagement in Puslinch

Summer Engagement in Puslinch

So lately I have been posting sessions and weddings in what might seem like a really random order but I’m actually enjoying mixing it up and showing  differing kinds of things , the different seasons etc. Well today I am going to share a recent engagement session that took place in Puslinch, Ontario on what was seriously THE most gorgeous day ever. I met our beautiful couple and our little adventure began. None of us had been to this location before so we were trying to check out the map and navigate our way to what we thought would be the best locations but our own wandering actually led us to some incredible spots. The golden sun was pouring through and as you can see, these two are absolutely adorable and clearly in love with each other. I am so stoked about this engagement shoot and I am going to share it with you all here today!

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I really love how cute these two are together and the best part of this session was capturing their connection.

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September 8, 2016 - 4:21 am

Yandra - Those photos are absolutely stunning!

September 8, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Mandi - I love this location! Everything about it is so dreamy!!! LOVE IT!

September 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm

michelle b - beautiful engagement photos, I especially love the one where she’s sitting on his lap in the field…so sweet! It looks like you found the perfect location in Puslinch

September 14, 2016 - 5:39 am

Esther - Beautiful couple! I love the location you chose for their engagement session – so pretty!