Our spring wedding season has been made up of some amazing couples and families; Kristen and Mike are no exception!
We met Kristen and Mike shortly after they got engaged in August 2017. We were completely taken by their story; after their first date (which lasted eight hours btw!), Kristen went home and told her mom and sister that she had met the man she was going to marry. Talk about a memorable first date! Three years later, Mike took Kristen to one of their favourite places, Niagara Falls, got down on one knee on a bridge facing the Falls and asked for Kristen's hand in marriage. We can only imagine Kristen's reaction as she is a person full of energy and love! She excitedly began planning her dream wedding for April 2018.
It wasn't very long after meeting these two that we both realized that this was a very special couple. Right from the moment the wedding planning process began, they made sure that each of their family members knew how much they meant to them. Down to the smallest detail, they included their cherished family members. From having their parents help them with getting ready, Kristen's first look with her dad to having three generations of wedding photos displayed at the venue, they really put a lot of thought into a very memorable affair. Kristen even included a very personal touch in the wedding details by including the broach her grandma wore on her wedding day in her bouquet.
After talking about different options for their big day, Mike and Kristen decided that they would like to have their 'first look' at their gorgeous venue, Legends on the Niagara. Kristen really liked the idea of reading one another cards they had written beforehand just before seeing one another. We could just feel the anticipation to see one another. We were just as excited as they were! After a very sincere and sweet first look, we moved to the majority of their bridal party and family photos. The natural setting around the venue and the beautiful spring day made for some gorgeous pictures! After the photos, we headed to the ceremony and then back to Legends for cocktails and dinner afterwards. The newlyweds were welcomed to Legends with costumed soldiers firing off authentic muskets from 1812 which was a crowd pleaser for sure! Looking back, we'd have to say that the most memorable part of this wedding was in fact the speeches. They said so much about how much these families loved, respected and valued one another. Several times, we had to tell ourselves to focus on taking the photos, lol, as we were so moved by the heartfelt comments.
We feel it a real honour to have met and got to know Kristen and Mike. We wish them nothing but happiness and joy in the months and years to come.
Wedding Venue: Legends on the Niagara | Florals: Country Basket | Invitations and Paper Goods: All That's Lovely | Hair: Pretty & Co. | Makeup: Lianne Mascia | Wedding Dress: Annette's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor | Desserts: The Dessert Room | Wedding Favours: Della Terra | DJ: Sound of Harmony | Videography: Dave Tebbutt