Jess and Chris have been on an incredible journey together for the past 10 years, traveling all over the world and experiencing different chapters of life together. After all they had been through, they decided to celebrate their love story with a beautiful wedding on a hot summer day in August in London, Ontario (check out Sydenhamm Ridge Estates, the venue they hosted their celebration at!)
The couple’s love story is one that has touched the hearts of many. I’ve even been lucky enough to watch Jess + Chris’ story from the beginning, being friends with Jess over the last 20 years. Jess and Chris have been through thick and thin together, and their bond continues to grow stronger day by day. Their wedding day was a true reflection of their love story and the journey that they have been on together.
The couple had a clear vision for their special day, one that included their closest family and friends in a celebration of their love. To achieve this, Jess had her best friends + sister as her bridesmaids, while Chris had his closest friends as his groomsmen. Their parents supported them through and through, and even their beloved dog, Aston, made an appearance in their ceremony. It was clear that family and friends were at the center of their celebration, and everyone felt the love that was shared on that day.
Jess and Chris kept their Scottish and Polish traditions alive throughout their wedding day. Jess, sharing her Polish traditions of well wishes with bread, vodka, and smashing glasses, and Chris, sharing his Scottish traditions with ‘tying the knot’ with his families traditional fabric. The couple exchanged their heartfelt vows in front of their loved ones, and their joy and love radiated throughout the ceremony. After they were declared husband and wife, they walked down the aisle hand-in-hand, with their guests cheering them on.
As the wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing every moment of their special day. But being a friend and guest, the wedding was so much fun from beginning to end. From the bride getting ready in her stunning gown, to the groomsmen sharing laughs before the ceremony, to the couple exchanging their heartfelt vows in front of their loved ones. Every moment was a true reflection of their love story and the bond they shared.
The evening was full of laughter and love as Jess and Chris danced the night away with their people. Sharing a beautiful first dance themselves, beautiful dances with their families, and then blasting the throwback high-school tunes for everyone to party to definitely kept up the momentum of the night. The couple was surrounded by so much love and happiness, and they made sure that every guest felt appreciated and was having a great time. Seriously, their hearts are so large and filled with love, and they showed that throughout the whole day- to everyone, and to each other.
Always so honoured to be able to capture stories like this one, and more! Inquire now if you’re interested in me capturing your adventure for you, wherever that takes you!
Vendors are listed at the bottom!
Venue: Sydenhamm Estates
Florals: Flowers from the Ridge
HMUA: Harlow + Veil Beauty
Dress: Bridal Boutique Cambridge
Planning: White Fox Events