On a beautiful sunny September day we got into our car and drove off to the unfamiliar lands of Prince Edward County. It was a mini-destination vineyard wedding for us, and there was a lot of excitement to see how it would all turn out. It's now been almost a year, and I am still drooling over how emotional, heartwarming, and just plain joyful this day was.
Little we know of the ever romantic story of Zoe & Louis. They grew up together, going to the same schools and being present in each other's lives without realizing that one day they'd stand together by the lake, holding hands and staring into each others eyes, reading their vows. The love story started when Louis asked Zoe on a high school dance. "Little did I know that that simple, singular moment in time when you said 'yes', would change my life forever," Louis read in his vows. This was truly a story that happens only one in a million (or billion), and we cannot be any more thrilled to have been a part of it.
The bride and groom planned a little getaway for all their family and friends at the picturesque Huff Estates Winery, with a lakefront ceremony and fine dining with views of the beautiful vineyard. Here is a little glimpse to this romantic vineyard wedding of the high school sweethearts!
A fun fact - we were pretty much the only vendor on board most of the day. This wedding is stunningly DIY - the bride made all bouquets and centerpieces as well as did her own makeup, and one of her best friends took care of the cake! All this, and they still managed to have so much fun and enjoy the day from early morning to late night dancing.
One of the most memorable moments of the day was their first look at the vineyard. So much anticipation, so much emotion! I must say, it also makes for great pictures to treasure the moment forever.
The wedding ceremony was held right by the lake, with stunning views and bright sunshine. The vows were so beautiful that you must check them out at the highlights trailer below. You will tear up so get some napkins ready.
Some of the best pictures always are post-ceremony shots. Everyone is high on emotion - such happy vibes, big smiles, and celebration! Make sure to take a moment or two to hug your loved ones and share this precious moment with everyone. We love capturing every bit of it!
Back at Huff Estates, the cocktails were ready to start off the night of celebration! While the guests were enjoying the mix and mingle, we stole the bride and groom for a couple of sunset pictures because it is just so worth it. We do not get sunshine like this every day in Canada after all. The rest of the evening was one for the books. We had never witnessed a first dance like this, choreographed so beautifully and performed to perfection. Nor did we hear this much singing by wedding guests - every time they wished the bride and groom to kiss, they had to perform a song that included the word "love". With great food and intense late night dance-floor, it was the perfect wedding reception to end this romantic vineyard wedding and start the endless years of love.
- To Zoe & Louis, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us capture your day.
With love, Shotlife Team :)