Hey everyone! We’re SO excited to share more of these two high school sweethearts’ wedding day with you all. What a day! We met Angie and Nick in the summer of 2017 shortly after they got engaged. On their NINE year anniversary of being a couple, Nick had it all planned; a ‘date day’ in downtown Toronto doing some of their favourite things. After watching a Jays game at the Rogers Centre, they headed for a romantic dinner. As their dessert arrived, Angie looked down at her plate to see the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Nick then got down on his knee with a GORGEOUS engagement ring by the incredible Diamondboi, Nuno Rocha for his bride-to-be. We can just imagine Angie’s surprise, love and happy tears! What we would give to have been flies on the wall watching the happy engagement!

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      A Modern Cultural Wedding Affair, A Niagara Destination Wedding   - Feiran and Shaofan     



  

  


 
   
    
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Feiran and Shaofan chose to have their first look at Niagara Fall's beautiful Oakes Garden Theatre 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The groom, Shoafan was all smiles knowing that his bride was right behind him 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The anticipation of their first look was so exciting!! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Feiran was a beautiful bride 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 We then headed to the beautiful secret garden behind Oakes Garden Theatre 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Such a lush and intimate location for wedding photographs 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The sun began to rise over Niagara Falls 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 A much required sunrise selfie! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 We then headed to their B&B for their traditional tea ceremony with their parents 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The Chinese symbol of 'double happiness' is a typical decoration for weddings 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Feiran's parents brought tradition tea and tea cups from Shanghai for the ceremony 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 They thanked their parents for all they had done for them 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 We all then travelled to Vineland Estates to celebrate their nuptials 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The ceremony looked out at Vineland Estate's beautiful vineyards  
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Shaofan was a dapper groom 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Both of Feiran's parents walked her down the aisle 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 It was such a heartfelt and moving ceremony both in English and in Chinese 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The new Mr. and Mrs!! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Their intimate wedding party included their closest friends from childhood 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The newlyweds wandered through the vines 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The bride then changed into a gorgeous cocktail dress to celebrate! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 They mingled and celebrated with their guests 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Feiran was a stunning bride 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The bride and groom had some final emotive photos under Vineland Estate's famous willow tree 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
    
   

  
     
    
       
  

 





       How do we even begin putting down into words how unforgettable this wedding experience was with this couple?  Our first meeting was something we won’t forget: a HUGE snow storm hit Toronto that morning, we shared a common love for   Jimmy’s Coffee   and most of all because of all the laughing we did as we got to know one another.    First things first, they told us their story.  Their initial meeting was innocent enough: they started out as university roommates at the University of Ottawa.  Being roomies slowly turned into becoming great friends which led to …. love.  After several years and shared memories together, Shaofan decided to make it official!  He put so much thought into his proposal; even designing Feiran’s engagement ring and making it himself with the assistance of a jeweller.  It was clear that his thoughtful design touched Feiran deeply.  The next phase of wedding planning was a bit more of a challenge; Feiran lived in Ottawa, Shaofan was finishing his PhD in Montreal, his family is in Toronto and hers in Shanghai.  Her best friend lives in Holland and his in Manhattan, lol.  The idea of a ‘destination wedding experience’ seemed like the most logical idea as their guests would enjoy more than just the wedding day; they could make it a holiday; visiting our beautiful Niagara region.  Feiran imagined getting married looking out at a vineyard and having her guests enjoy the lush summer greenery of the vines.  Their first wedding venue visit was   Vineland Estates   and that was it! It was exactly what she had imagined.    Having a love for photography, she was also convinced of a few things: one of them being that she wanted to have a first look with Shaofan during the softest sunlight of the day (which meant starting at sunrise as they had a morning wedding).  As their families’ accommodations were in the city of Niagara Falls, we suggested that we do the first look at the beautiful   Oakes Garden Theatre   right at Niagara Falls.  The architecture, tones of the stone and the secret gardens all matched what she envisioned for her wedding day.  She also had clear that she wanted us to document the important Chinese tradition of a wedding tea ceremony with her and Shaofan’s parents.  We felt honoured to be a part of their families’ tradition as it is the ultimate gesture in the Chinese culture to show respect and gratitude to parents for all the years of love and care.  After the tea ceremony, we travelled to Vineland Estates to celebrate their nuptials with their friends and family.  After a heartfelt ceremony in both English and Chinese, it was time to celebrate!!!  Feiran ‘stole the show’, changing into her gorgeous red cocktail dress.  They mingled, chatted and celebrated with their guests, enjoying every minute of the afternoon.  We finished with some last memorable photographs under Vineland Estate’s famous willow tree.   These two stole our hearts!  We wish them nothing but ‘shuang xi’ (double happiness) !! xoxo

How do we even begin putting down into words how unforgettable this wedding experience was with this couple? Our first meeting was something we won’t forget: a HUGE snow storm hit Toronto that morning, we shared a common love for Jimmy’s Coffee and most of all because of all the laughing we did as we got to know one another.

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Junilo and I were contacted by Geraldine and André in September 2017 in regards to their 2019 Toronto wedding.  The more we got to know each other over email, the more we realized how much the four of us had in common!!  They were fellow Torontonians who, just like us, had the unforgettable opportunity to live in Europe.  As in the case of Junilo, André followed 'his girl' abroad after Geraldine was accepted to study her Masters of Architecture in London, UK.  In addition to their wedding photography, they were really interested in having engagement photos done as well; however, due to the distance they thought that the only way to arrange things was to book a wedding photographer for their Toronto wedding and have a local photographer document their UK story in some of their favourite spots in London.  Coincidentally, Junilo and I were in the midst of booking a work trip to Spain for just around the end of the school year which was exactly when Geraldine thought they would like to book their engagement session! After working out the details of timing and logistics we agreed we would incorporate a quick stop in London on our way home from Spain.

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On July 8, 2017 Patrick convinced Amber-Lee to join him into a photo booth.  Little did Amber know as the camera took their pictures, Patrick had an engagement ring to ask for her hand in marriage.  The camera captured the whole series of events...the surprise, joy, tears and love.  Have you heard of anything more romantic?!?! 

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      A Niagara Wedding Full of Love, Laughter and Joy, Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls            - Kristen and Mike     



  

  


 
   
    
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Legends on the Niagara Wedding 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Wedding invitations by All That's Lovely  
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Badgley Mischka wedding shoes 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The sweetest moment with Kristin and her tribe 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 First look with Kristen and her dad 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Kristin´s girls seeing her for the first time  
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Mike took a few minutes with his boys to give each of them a personalized gift for each of his boys 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Being HUGE hockey fans, Mike made sure each of his boys were wearing their favourite team's cufflinks! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Mike's dad making sure he looked perfect for his first look with Kristin 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Just before Mike and Kristin's first look! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 The bridal tribe! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Florals by Country Basket 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Kristin's grandma's broach which she wore on her wedding day 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 An authentic 1812 musket presentation to welcome the bride and groom!! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Decor by Simply Beautiful Decor 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
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     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  

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.

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