Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm by · 10 Comments
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I have never seen a bride and groom so relaxed before their wedding. Melanie and Jeff were the epitome of the calm bride and groom. I posted a sneak peek image after their wedding, and as you can see, not only are they relaxed, but they are stunning together as well.

Melanie and Jeff’s wedding day was perfect: the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and they were getting married! Melanie beamed as she got laced into her beautiful floor length wedding dress and her family and friends filled the house with such love. Jeff waited at the church for his bride, surrounded by his groomsmen. Melanie looked breathtaking as her father led her down the aisle. They were married in front of a church filled to the brim with love and this love continued through their reception.

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard as I did at the speeches at this wedding. Oh man, Melanie and Jeff have hilarious family members. There were stories of chasing raccoons (to save them) and how Melanie hated horses (she now has a farm with over 10 of them). So much fun.

I have to give a shout out to the bridal party for being so wonderful and walking all over the Arboretum for the photos. You guys were troopers – troopers in high heels and hot suits.

Melanie and Jeff, thank you for having me document your day. It was truly a spectacular wedding and I know you two will be happy together forever.

Wedding rings on the bride's shoes

This is one of my favourite bridal photos ever. I think it is just stunning.
Beautiful black and white bridal portrait shot from above

Black and white bridal portraits of the brides dress, shoes and flowers

Special thanks to Laurie from Studio 1948 for shooting the ceremony with me so we could get these beautiful views from the balcony at the church.
The wedding ceremony at St. Patrick's Bascillica in Ottawa

Melanie and Jeff’s bridal party were so much fun!
Bridal party standing in a line outside of a building, bride and groom kissing

They even climbed trees for me!
Bridal party in a tree

Love.
Bride and groom touching noses under her veil

Bride and groom sitting on a bench and walking away kissing

Melanie and Jeff were the best “dippers” I’ve worked with in a long time!
Bride and groom kissing

So beautiful.
Bride and groom kissing under her veil

I just love willow trees. They are so majestic.
Bride and Groom standing under a willow tree

This series just makes me smile – Jeff picked Melanie up and spun her around.
Groom spinning bride around

This one just gets me – I love it.
Bride and groom walking away in black and white

The reception hall looked beautiful.
Reception hall decorations

This is one of my favourite shots ever – Melanie’s bridesmaid was playing with the bubbles during the first dance and I caught this.
Blowing bubbles at the reception

I love photographing the dances – such beautiful emotion in them.
First dances

Vendor List

Flowers By Wedecor
Rings From Mappins
Hair by Kayla Roode of Heavenly Touch Spa.
Make-up by Erin Donovan
Wedding Dress from All That Glitters Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses from All That Glitters Bridal
Bride’s and bridesmaids’ shoes from Aldo
Suits from Moores
Wedding Ceremony held at St. Patrick’s Bascillica
DJ, Quality Entertainment
Reception and Catering by Hilton Garden Inn
Photographed by Liz from elizabeth&jane photography.

Have a wonderful day,

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10 Responses to “Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts”

  1. Danielle says:

    Beautiful work Liz!! Love that first one with the rings and the shoes!

  2. So beautiful Liz {and Laurie!}…just lovely!

  3. Barb Cameron says:

    beautiful! your lighting at the reception is amazing!

  4. I am in love with the bridesmaid/bubble shot!

  5. Just gorgeous Liz! Your favourite is my fave too! Stunning.

  6. Amna Hakim says:

    Liz what a beautiful wedding! you sure managed to capture all the wonderful moments!! I love the shot of the couple in front of the willow tree!!! its YUMMy!

  7. this n that says:

    These are wonderful!! What a gorgeous couple and wedding.
    -Shellie

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