Nestled just outside of London, Nature Oasis Retreat set the stage for a wedding that was nothing short of enchanting. Katie and Brandon's love story began in the charming town of Grand Bend, and their journey led them to this magical day, surrounded by loved ones.
With a brand new addition to their family, a precious baby boy named Jax, this wedding was not just a celebration of love but a symbol of the beautiful family they were building together. Their excitement to say "I do" was palpable, and they couldn't wait to have their special day captured.
Katie and Brandon are a laid-back, easygoing couple with a deep love for spending time with family and friends. With a sizable wedding party of 22 people, their celebration was nothing short of epic. The day began with the getting ready moments, where candid laughter and bonding with their closest friends set the tone for the day.
Nature Oasis Retreat has picturesque spots that seemed almost tailor-made for weddings, it was a dream come true. The icing on the cake was the availability of the house on the property for the couple to get ready in. However, one downside to this otherwise perfect venue was the relentless mosquitoes. But, the owners' assistance in ensuring a smooth day and clear directions for everyone involved made the day unforgettable.
The ceremony held some precious moments. The brides' nephew drove down the aisle in his John Deere car, while Katie's son was carried down the aisle with the brides' sisters and niece arriving in a wagon. Katie and her dad followed, walking down the aisle to a heartfelt exchange of vows. Personal vows that couples write themselves add a unique, intimate touch to the wedding day.
After the ceremony, family photos and shots with the bridal party were a breeze. Then, Wesley (photographer) and I took the couple around the venue for some breathtaking bridal portraits. The result was a stunning video capturing the love between the couple and the beauty of the venue.
As the sun set, the real party began. Katie and Brandon, with their infectious energy, knew how to have a great time with their friends. After dinner and heartfelt speeches, the party moved outside of the tent for the first dances. The first dance, featuring the couple and their son, was heartwarming. Jax may have had a tiny mishap, spitting up on his mom's dress, but nothing could dampen the spirits of this couple. They continued to dance and savor the moment, creating an unforgettable memory. Yes, it was all caught on video!
The DJ then got the dance floor going, and it's safe to say this wedding knew how to celebrate. Laughter, love, and joy filled the air as the night unfolded. It was a day to remember, and the video captured the essence of this couple's love, their beautiful family, and the unforgettable moments they shared with their loved ones.
Vendors of this wedding:
Photographer - Wesley Forbes photography | DJ - Aj productions | Florist - Earthern elegance floral | Makeup - Telia esthetics | Hair - Hm glam | Officiant - Nature oasis retreat | Dress - Helens Bridal in Barrie | Dessert - Sweettooth_pastriesbykate | Suits - Brigitte’s fashions and Thomas H fine menswear | Catering - Streetrey
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