Kathleen and Matthew’s October Wedding Day!
October 13th 2017
Scottish Rite Club
Kathleen and Matthew met while in the improv club at their University, since then they have both lived separately over seas in Europe and made their way back to Canada again still as in love as ever! This story and plenty others were shared as I captured these two say I Do on October 13th, which is the opposite of the date they got engaged October 31st 2016 at The Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton!
The day was seriously stunning, and it was such a unique venue to work with, truthfully it fit these two perfectly and I am so thrilled to be sharing their wedding on the blog this morning!
We began the day by making the 2 hour drive from London to Hamilton, The Scottish Rite Club was a new unique venue for us to capture! With old stain glass windows, wallpaper and wood panels, we had plenty to work with for this amazing couples details!
We then walked one room over to capture the groom and groomsmen hanging out and getting ready for the day! Matthew was so thoughtful with his groomsmen gifts which included a knife with an antler handle, cigar and of course some alcoholic root beer to kick off the day!
Once Kathleen and Matthew were all ready for their day we got a little creative! They did not want a first look and wanted to keep the wedding traditional with seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony, but they wanted an image reading the notes they wrote for each other on their wedding day! We had them stand on either side of an old wood door to capture the special moment while maintaining the traditional aspect! These images make my heart melt!
We then headed downstairs to the ceremony area, it was whimsical and a perfect fit for these two to tie the knot! Their ceremony was short and sweet and included a hand fasting ceremony to add some more uniqueness to their vows!
I just love the colours that this couple chose for their day, the forest green was so perfect and looked amazing in all of their photos! We captured the bridesmaids and groomsmen images before heading across the street to a little village set up, complete with cobblestone street for Kathleen and Matthew’s portraits!
Of course this wouldn’t be a Michelle A Photography blog post without me gushing over their gorgeous wedding rings! Some of my favourite ring shots to date!
The rest of the evening flew by, we heard amazing speeches by friends and family who adore these two, we witnessed plenty of good laughs, laughed over the mishap that occurred during their cake cutting where the knife got stuck in the cake and of course Kathleen and Matthew’s romantic first dance! We ended the evening by sneaking out to capture a night photo in front of the venues old gate!
Congratulations Kathleen and Matthew! Your day was absolutely stunning and I am so honoured have have gotten to meet the two of you, your families and friends and of course capture such a lovely day in your lives together!
Venue: The Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton ~ DJ: MAD Productions ~ Florist: Fortinos ~ Hair and Makeup: Pretty Please Makeover Me ~ Dress and Bridesmaids: Best for Bride ~ Suit/Kilt: William Glen and Son ~ Photography: Michelle A Photography
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