It was a very hot, very sunny, very FUN day in June when Melissa & Jordan tied the knot in front of the gorgeous chapel at London's Fanshawe Pioneer Village! The energy and connection between these two is seriously palpable – they literally light up when they're in each other's company! Theirs is a love story that spans the ocean, Jordan from England and Melissa from Canada, having met overseas, with Jordan moving here to be with the love of his life! Admittedly...I teared up during their vows, they were so honest and sincere and my heart skipped beats listening to them!
Their clever way of introducing details from both cultures: adorable teapots filled with wildflowers as centrepieces giving a nod to both the Brit's and Canadian countryside was just one of the many awesome ideas these two put into their wedding decor. PLUS - they had high-tea inspired dessert after dinner, with individual three-tiered sweet stands being delivered to each table!
Shooting at Fanshawe Pioneer Village is never a disappointment! The property has what feels like limitless gorgeous backdrops...including my favourite, the old school house! Wanting a mix of fun, dreamy and romantic pics, we decided to have some fun with paper airplanes and their rowdy wedding party!
And lastly, before we get to their gallery, I absolutely loved their seating chart! A gorgeous, handmade rustic wooden sign that is half the Union Jack and half the Canadian Flag! An ingenious way that tells their story, and can be enjoyed in their home for years to come!
So without further ado, have a look at the teaser gallery from Jordan & Melissa's wedding day at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! A HUUUUUGE congratulations and tonnes of love always being sent your way M&J! It's been such a blast working with you over the past year and a bit! xoxo S&C
In Melissa & Jordan's own words: "There are not enough words to explain how incredible our experience with Shawn was for our engagement and wedding sessions. His quality of work speaks for itself. As soon as I stumbled across Shawn's portfolio I knew he was the photographer we wanted at our wedding and then as soon as we met him, we quickly realized he was the photographer we HAD to have at our wedding. Professionally, Shawn is a different caliber of photographer, his vision and creativity are second to none and we trusted him fully to capture our biggest day. He fully embraces your vision and personality and then puts his own magic to it. Personally, Shawn is one of the nicest guys you will meet and after getting to know him from the engagement shoot, we felt honoured to have him at our wedding not only as a photographer but our friend. We could not have asked for anyone better and we will cherish his work for the rest of our lives."
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Vendor Love: Videographer: Imagine That Films | Florist: Michelle Schonberger | Music: DJ Sam Tall | Catering: James Meadows | Photography: Van Daele & Russell