EASILY THE FASTEST WAY TO MY HEART IS WITH AN ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON WEDDING
Ever since photographing one of my favourite styled shoots with Shaw Events at the Art Gallery of Hamilton almost two years ago, it has become one of my absolute favourite places to photograph weddings because it is such a blank canvas. Every single time I have shot here, the bride’s have made it their own in all of the best ways possible, and Sarah definitely did not disappoint with this monochromatic stunner that was just featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty this week!
FROM THE BRIDE, SARAH…
Looking back on our wedding day, it’s impossible for me to pick out a moment that stands out as my favourite part of the day. From Jordan and I’s first look to my veil flying off from the wind in the middle of our ceremony, to my dad surprising me with a choreographed dance to The Temptations alongside about a dozen of his friends, I can’t even begin to narrow it down. I feel like that alone lets me know how much of a success our day was!
WE PICKED THE ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON AS OUR VENUE BECAUSE WE LOVED THAT IT WAS A CLEAN, CRISP SLATE THAT WE COULD REALLY MAKE OUR OWN.
We wanted our decor to compliment how minimal and modern the space could look. We opted for only white flowers with greenery in all of our floral design, and accented everything with subtle gold elements – including the chair we signed our marriage documents on which was the same one my parents used at their own wedding!
One of my favourite aspects was our dessert table, complete with a full gold and white donut wall! Even when it came to my dress, I decided on a classic look that was very structured with the hemlines and really worked hand-in-hand with all of our other decor items. Jordan and I are huge dog lovers and we wanted our dog, Chloe, to be at the wedding in some form. We created stir sticks of her silhouette along with a small gold cat or dog at every place setting to let our guests know about an SPCA donation made in lieu of guest favours.
IF I WERE TO GIVE ANY BRIDES A PIECE OF ADVICE WHILE PLANNING, I WOULD SAY THAT HIRING A WEDDING PLANNER IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST IF IT IS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET!
Even if it is just for someone to be there on the day of. Having Danielle of Shaw Events there to take away all of the stress of planning and deal with the logistics was absolutely huge! For me, besides marrying Jordan, investing in her as our planner was the best decision I made. I was so at ease and I truly think that is the reason why I was able to actually enjoy my wedding!