Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jessie & James Perfect Day!

Friday was a very special day - a perfect wedding day for Jessie & James.
Jessie was one of the most relaxed and laid back brides I've ever met - she just went with the flow and didn't stress out about anything! The bridal party were wonderful to work with as well - also very relaxed, just chillin' and enjoying the day - and oh so patient during the photo shoots where they had a fair bit of time to wait around while the bride & groom had their photos taken.

As the wedding was on a Friday evening, the couple decided to have their photos all done before the wedding, which meant that they'd see each other before the ceremony. But the photographer set it up beautifully for "the big reveal" moment. James was put in a corner on a porch, so he couldn't see the bride arrive. Then, they set her up - fluffed out her gown, had her back to James but turned slightly towards him, holding her bouquet - and then, with only the photographers on hand to capture the moment (the rest of us were not a part of this moment) - they got to see each other and share a special moment. Very romantic!

The ceremony was at the beautiful outdoor chapel at the Ancaster Old Mill - and a nice cloud rolled into place just as the ceremony started, provided relief to the guests from the sun - and it lasted just until the ceremony was over - amazing! The evening progressed with a casual and relaxed "stand up" reception - no seating charts or reserved seating - just a few tables & chairs set around the room and a few bistro tables, thus allowing guests to mingle and visit and enjoy the company of many other guests. Great eats and drinks, lively music, fun dancing - it was a wonderful wedding!

I was so thrilled to be able to coordinate this wedding and to work with such amazing people - bride & groom, bridal party, family & guests - they were all fabulous and made my job so easy and VERY enjoyable!

Congratulations Jessie & James!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ancaster Old Mill Inn
Photographer: Vine Images (Julie Johnson), Burlington
Photo Sites: Dundurn Castle, Hamilton & Old Mill, Ancaster
Florals & Decor: Botanically Bent, Oakville
DJ: Bill Copeland DJ Services (Jeff), Burlington
Videographer: Jesse Hunt
Cake Decorator: Kate Fretz
Officiant: Pastor Scott Anderson, B.C.
Ceremony Musicians: Ben Fretz & Jacob Fretz, Lianne & Jordan Phillips