Sometimes the coldest day of the year ends up being the warmest —
I remember the very first time I met with Amy and Ryan at their home in Thorold before their wedding day. I was walking up their driveway with perfect timing as Ryan was just coming home from work, and I nervously introduced myself only to have him immediately greet me with a massive smile. We walked in the door together to see his soon-to-be wife, and they welcomed me with open arms as Ryan started to cook dinner. I ended up staying for over an hour in their kitchen just chatting about everything that was so important to them: how they met and fell in love, their adorable dog, and their families — complete with Amy whipping out some of the cutest photos of her flower girl Ella!
I feel like this first experience with them was the perfect preview to how their wedding day would unfold.
I woke up in the morning to a flashing light in my car reading “-25 degrees” and I won’t lie, I wanted to cry a little. But, the second I walked in to that same home in Thorold to Amy, her mother Donna, and all of her bridesmaids preparing for the day ahead, I knew the cold wouldn’t even matter. It is so clear how much of an impact these two have on the people around them, and the whole day just felt so warm and comfortable every time I had a chance to talk to one of their friends or family members. Yes, even including the time we spent braving the cold for their first look, couple’s portraits, family photos, and bridal party photos.
A + R: Congratulations from the bottom of my heart! I am so thankful to have been a part of this beautiful snowy Valentine’s Day and hope that you enjoy this little glimpse into your dream wedding!
Floral Design by Park Ave Blooms | Bride’s Hair by Jenna of Carbon Salon | Ceremony and Reception Venue: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa
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