You may remember April and Stephane from their engagement session last year at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery. We had a blast hanging out with them on the beach and around the Estate and were thrilled to be back there again for their wedding!
When you see April and Stephane together, you understand why they’re meant to be. Both are relaxed, happy, positive people who look at the world as an adventure waiting to be explored whether it’s through camping, taking road trips together, or sharing a good wine at the end of the day. All the memories they share are fond memories, and when you’ve been friends since grade 9, there are too many memories to count! It was really special to be with them on their wedding day, seeing these best friends tie the knot and embark on their newest adventure as Husband and Wife!
April spent the morning at her home with her bridesmaids getting ready for the exciting day ahead. She wore an elegant gown embroidered with delicate cotton lace and Swarovski crystal accents from Bridal Couture, and finished off her look with Badgley Mischka heels. Her bridesmaids wore mid-length gowns in soft blush with ornate embroidery and looked radiant.
Stephane began his morning with his groomsmen at The Iron Kettle Bed and Breakfast getting dressed in navy Tommy Hilfiger suits from Moores. Stephane pulled his outfit together with his sleek shoes designed by Joseph Aboud.
April arrived at the Iron Kettle, and immediately stole away to have a few precious moments with her father. There was no denying the special bond the two share, seeing the flutters of emotion in both of them while dad saw his baby girl in her wedding gown for the first time.
Outside the Iron Kettle, under the shade of a big tree, Stephane and April saw each other for the first time before the ceremony in a touching first look. Their eyes totally locked onto one another the moment Stephane turned around, happy tears forming over smiles as they took in the beauty of their best friend in front of them. It was so sweet!
From there they headed to Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery alongside family and friends for their ceremony and reception. Once their vows were read and first kisses were had, the happiness and festivities continued into the reception where everyone celebrated the lifelong happiness of April and Stephane’s newest adventure!
April and Stephane, congratulations again! We had the best time hanging with you both, first for your engagement and then for your wedding. We’re so excited to see where the future leads you and we know it’ll be towards something great!
“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
“What an amazing day, between early morning visits, the wedding party shots, the ceremony, the beach shoot, the vineyard shoot, numerous family shots, the reception and some late night shots… You never stopped, every precious moment was captured and we can’t thank you enough. You have given us the most beautiful photographs, to be treasured forever. Stunning, Outstanding & Amazing – these are just some of the comments we receive about you and your images. Having you be a part of our big day was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning and we will forever be thankful that you made our day so easy, stress-free and so memorable. You are such incredibly talented photographers and a real pleasure to have worked with. We’re so blessed to have gained such amazing friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” – Stephane & April
Officiant/Minister/Church: Royal Wedding Gardens
Decorator: Dream Weddings by Veve
Transportation: Royal Limo
Invitations: Natalie Ziriada
Hairstylist: Platinum Professionals
Makeup Artist: Jem Aesthetics
Florist: The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s
Caterer: 3D Live Catering
Bride’s Dress Shop: Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Dress Shop: Unforgettable Boutique in Leamington
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Shoes: Joseph Aboud