This past Saturday, David and I headed off to Carole and Martin's home to photograph Carole, her mother, her daughter and her step-daughter getting ready. We photographed Carole and Martin's backyard wedding shortly after Covid hit back in 2020. They had then planned to hold their originally planned wedding with friends and family in the summer of 2021, but Covid again had other ideas. So, finally July 2, 2022, they were able to hold their wedding with family and friends. Carole's dress was absolutely beautiful from the Bridal and Tuxedo House. Their flowers looked and smelled so pretty and were done by Flower Stop in Mornville. When we arrived, Jenny King was just finishing the final touches on everyone's makeup. All the ladies looked beautiful and Carole herself was breath taking in her dress and veil. The limo from Global Limo, arrived at the requested time to whisk the ladies off to the ceremony. Meanwhile, Martin, his step-son and Carole's daughter's fiancé were getting ready at the Chateau Louis Hotel. Martin's custom made suit was made Suits by Elliott. Martin looked very handsome in the paisley jacket that also had his name and original wedding date on various spots on the inside.
The ceremony and reception room was stunningly decorated. I don't typically include venue photos in a blog, but the decor is well worth seeing. Carole and Martin hired Exquisite Affairs to do all the decorating and she did an amazing job. The wedding vow renewal ceremony was performed by Joan Tkaczyk from Thanx on Time who performed Carole and Martin's original ceremony and again she did a lovely ceremony. After the ceremony, because of the rain that we have been having, it was decided that we would do family and formal photos in the ceremony location. Because the decorations were so beautiful, I think it was a fantastic backdrop for the photos.
The plated meal was catered by the hotel and was really delicious with chicken, pasta, salad and vegetables finished with a hazelnut chocolate cake. Speaking of cakes, see the photos of the wedding cake below that was made by Cake Couture. We have seen a few weddings use Cake Couture and all the cakes have been so pretty.
For the first dance, Carole and Martin surprised their guests with a perfectly choreographed dance to "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing." They had been taking dance lessons and it really showed. It was very well done and they made eye contact with each other throughout. Happy Wife, Happy Life kept the music going the whole day and evening and did a fantastic job of keeping the crowd on the dance floor.
Thank you so much, Carole and Martin for allowing us the true honour of photographing both your special days. David and I loved both your days and also enjoyed talking with many of your family and friends.