Doctor's House weddings are always beautiful because of the venue's perfect all-white canvas set amongst its lush floral gardens. The small town charm is in every corner, and you don't have to go to a great length to decorate your hall or drive away for your photo-shoot. The venue's traditional architecture with raw textures, french doors, and cutest little chapel is all you'll need for a gorgeous pleasant wedding day.
So, on a beautiful sunny September day we arrived at Doctor's House for Amanda and Cole's wedding, expecting to capture a chic rustic theme wedding. But then we realized that it is way more than that. Amanda and Cole were so in love, that tears were just the surface of how they felt for each other. We are wedding photographers for a reason (mostly because we love emotion and are sensitive people lol). Seeing two people care for each other so much feeds our creativity on so many levels. To top it off, we got to meet such sweet bridesmaids, funny groomsmen, the loveliest of parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and more family (by birth or by choice) - it was a dream day to capture.
We started the morning with oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over Amanda's well-planned details, like those gorgeous fountain bouquets by Eastern Hemlock Florals, the cutest ever flower girl dress and all those prettier hues of pink for her mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Her own bridal gown, of course, stole the show, especially after she put it on. Cole sure was struck with emotion at their first look, seeing such a beautiful bride to call his own. He was no less of a show-stopper himself though. There were one too many complements on his shoes - and rightly so!
For Amanda and Cole, having a first look was a given because they wanted to read their vows to each other in private before the ceremony. Fuelled with anticipation and emotion, tears were surely unavoidable. These are moments worthwhile their love.
There is a special kind of beauty to an unplugged ceremony. Somehow, guests feel more present and appreciate every minute of the bride and groom looking into each other's eyes at the altar. After all, the bride and groom invite their guests to witness a moment that's so very special to them. That also makes it the most nerve-wrecking part of wedding ceremonies though - the fact that it's such a public act of a lifelong commitment. At this wedding ceremony, from toddlers to grannies everyone made Amanda and Cole feel so welcome in their hearts as they made a new family of their own - all that was left to do was to ring that chapel bell and spread the happy vibes all over the town too!
What about the wedding reception, you ask? Rustic galore is the right word! The Garden room in Doctor's House was decorated with DIY rustic details that made us wonder how many family get-together nights it took to make them. The best part though was the super soft blankies for guest favours. Winter is coming, people.
The rest of the evening was full of more memory-making like the first dance, speeches, and tears, more speeches, dancing like there is no tomorrow, and an ever romantic sparkler exit!