[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s I walk up the stairs, I am greeted by Jackie, Caleb and Lauren’s adorable pup. I walk into the getting ready room and Jackie runs past me to curl up on Lauren’s lap. Lauren is getting her hair done as I walk into the room, but she still manages to look over and greet me with a smile then introduces me to her best girls. As I start setting up her details, laughter filters down the hall. It feels so cozy and friendly and I immediately fall in love with the morning.
The morning quickly fades into the afternoon and as I arrive at Whitehern, I am speechless at its beauty. Gorgeous architecture framed by hundred-year-old maples and evergreens, it is elegant to its core. As I walk around the estate, I am breathless as I look at the perfectly manicured landscaping decorated with spring pastels. Friends and family are gathered at the ceremony site, which looks like a secret garden. Only a cathedral steeple and a few skyscrapers peak over the tops of the trees, giving away that we are in fact in downtown, Hamilton.
I find Caleb and all 4 of his best men, laughing nearby. If he was nervous, it didn’t show. His excitement was contagious and it filtered through to everyone around him. As Lauren walks down the aisle, I turn back and see Caleb’s expression soften. He has found her, the love of his life, and today in this moment, he soaks up the joy of being surrounded by loved ones to celebrate the two of them. The ceremony was full of both tears and laughter, the way a ceremony should. It ended perfectly with a kiss, followed by cheers and fist pumps.
The celebrations continue as I walk into the Germania Banquet Centre. Cocktail hour was well underway as I enter the banquet hall, twinkle lights casting a soft glow across the room. There are laughter and joy everywhere I turn and the sound of children laughing and chasing each other reaches me. Caleb and Lauren enter to cheers and greet friends and family for the first time. The night is full of delicious food and celebrations, the perfect way to end a beautiful beginning! Congratulations Caleb and Lauren!!! I wish you many years full of love, adventure and family!!!!!
Ceremony Venue| Whitehern
Bride Dress| Bella Mia Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses| Bella Mia Bridal
Makeup Artist| Noble Beauty Bridal
Hair Stylist| Top Knot Mobile Beauty
Flowers| House of Penney Floral Design
Reception Venue| Germania Club of Hamilton
Catering| Dora’s Delicatessen & Catering
Wedding Cake Artist| Sarah Blank (sister of the groom)
Ceremony Music & DJ| Tom Barker