I may sound like a broken record when I talk about the love I have for telling someone’s life story... but here we are again. I’ve been lucky enough to document a few chapters for Taylor + JJ so far, and I must say it’s all been pretty epic since the first frame of their engagement session.
What I love about these two is how comfortable they are not only around each other, but around everyone. They know how to have fun, they don’t hold back their laughter, and they were up for anything from the get-go. Their wedding day was no different! Both Taylor and JJ got ready with their families + friends before heading off to a personalized service held not too far from their home.
We all survived the heat as we took in the waterfront before kicking off cocktail hour back at the Burlington Convention Center. Their personalized donuts + root beer were a perfect welcome for their guests as they got their first greeting as Mr. & Mrs. Jones. Their formal introduction, capped off by a perfectly executed handshake led into their touching first dances (which finished off with the most adorable flower girl interruption). The moving moments continued as the speeches got underway. The whole room reminisced, they remembered those who were there in spirit, and they also shared a lot of laughs. It was the perfect combination of tributes + touching moments…and JJ actually still holds the trophy for the longest groom speech I’ve been able to capture ;) haha.
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since they tied the knot, but I still feel so lucky to have joined them. The icing on the cake…the just welcome their first little one - a baby boy - last week.
Happy Anniversary, guys! I can’t wait to see where life takes your little family next.
Crazy story. When Taylor + JJ picked their wedding date I realized it was the day after I was to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. No biggie, right? The only snag was that the wedding I was lucky enough to be in was in Vancouver. Eeek! I knew I couldn’t pass up seeing one of my favourite ladies walk down the aisle in BC, but after knowing Taylor for close to 20 years I couldn’t imagine not being able to tell her wedding story. What’s a girl to do? I cleared it with both brides, booked a red-eye and had one pretty epic weekend. Then one pretty epic Sunday nap.
Florist – Satellite Gardens Hamilton
Hair – Giorgios Mystical Circle
Makeup – Robin Dunn – Mac Makeup Artist
Transportation – Star Night Limousines
Décor – Classic Creations
Invitations – Taryn Thomas
Catering/Venue – Burlington Convention Center
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero – Heirlooms Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Vince Camuto
Bridesmaids Dresses – BCBG
Suits – Moore’s Clothing
Videographer – Calicocat Productions
Cake – Homemade Sweets by Ashley
Officiant – Ray David Glenn
Second Photographer - Alexandra DelBello