Vanessa + Aaron :: Royal Botanical Gardens + Scottish Rite Wedding :: Hamilton, ON

I don’t even have words–I think the volume of photos kind of indicate the kind of day Vanessa & Aaron’s wedding was like!

Busy but fun, crowded but happy, colourful but coordinated, long but good.

Girls getting ready at the Ewen’s home in Ancaster:

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CEREMONY

At Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

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Wedding Party Portraits

At RBG

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So many nooks and crannies to have photos taken at the RBG!  Poor Aaron…all he wanted was a freaking sandwich.

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More wedding party portraits:

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Just a little more of the handsome bride and groom.   Romance……….DSC_7619-EditDSC_7658-Edit DSC_7636-Edit DSC_7646  DSC_7808-Edit

RECEPTION:

First dance was held in V’s favourite room at the Rite—the round room.  Although, I’m not sure that’s it’s technical name…

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Wedding Party Introductions–after a quick wardrobe & hairdo change by the sexy bride!

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Parent Dances–Vanessa and Mr. Ewen first followed by Aaron and his mom–who looked so petite in his arms.

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Congratulations Aaron & Vanessa–it was such a fun journey working with you two lovebirds!

You really know how to throw a party too :)

xoClaire

Ladies Hair: Jess DeCoste  at Hair N Sink
22 Buchanan Drive
Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1H1

Bride’s Bouquet: Cultivar

Fresh Flowers: Blooms and Blossoms

Bride’s Wedding Gown: Bridal Dream Dress

Bride’s Reception Gown: Mack Tak Mart

Ceremony Venue: Royal Botanical Gardens

Reception Venue: Scottish Rite

Decorator: Taylor Made Memories

Cake: Shirley O’Reilly

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The Collaboration :: Vintage Wedding Dresses :: Hamilton Wedding Photographer

For those of you who have been watching the excitement on Facebook or Instagram a few weeks back a bunch of us got together and shot a vintage wedding dress shoot!

It was organized by me but after that I just let everyone do their thang, and these are the gorgeous results!

The only drawback was that there were TOO many photos…

 

Below are two installments of four dresses.  I’ll post the other half on Friday!  Stay tuned…

And check out what Jane & Hollie of White Elephant are saying about the shoot here at their blog.

 

And I want to show the credits here and below–so you don’t miss it!

Wardrobe + Accessories: White Elephantwhiteelephantvintage@gmail.com

Flowers:  i fiori by Beverly Zaruk

beverly@ifiori.ca

Hair & MU: Aimee Carreen Stricker

aimeecarreen@gmail.com

Event Styling: Bre of Breanna Black Event Planning + Designbre@breannablack.ca

Model Styling: White Elephant + Claire Dam Photography

Photography: Claire Dam Photography

info@clairedamphotography.com

Assistant: Maria Simmonds

And special thanks to Ashley, Frank & Bruce at 270 Sherman!

 

 

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Jewel tones of green are THE colour of 2013!

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How Great Gatsby, hey?

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Another adorable cocktail wedding dress with the sweetest little collar and metallic details in the fabric.

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Check out that hair-piece by Bev at i fiori!!!!!  Dying!

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A sweetheart neckline for a sweetheart.  Wedding dresses don’t have to be white.

They should sometimes be pink.

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In case you missed it above–here are the members of ‘The Collaboration’

Wardrobe + Accessories: White Elephantwhiteelephantvintage@gmail.com

Flowers:  i fiori by Beverly Zaruk

beverly@ifiori.ca

Hair & MU: Aimee Carreen Stricker

aimeecarreen@gmail.com

Styling: White Elephant + Claire Dam Photography

Photography: Claire Dam Photography

info@clairedamphotography.com

Assistant: Maria Simmonds

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