Tina & Nick were married in Windsor, Ontario on a very chilly January day. Our favourite moment of the day was Tina & Nick’s first look. When Nick turned around to see Tina for the first time, his whole face lit up and he couldn’t contain his excitement. It was best first look EVER! These are the moments we live for and why we love our job so much. Thank you again, Tina and Nick for choosing us. We had the best time getting to know you.
BOY & GIRL MEET
We met through an online dating site, and from the moment I heard his voice on the phone, I knew he was going to be a part of my life.
BOY FALLS IN LOVE WITH GIRL AND ASKS HER TO MARRY HIM
We were on vacation on the east coast with our two best friends, doing a foodie road trip. One of the stops we went to was Hopewell Rocks in NB, which is on the Bay of Fundy. The tide recedes twice a day so you can literally walk on the ocean floor. He called me around a corner of one of the big rocks and he was down on one knee, with a ring and our friends recorded the whole thing!
TINA’S THOUGHTS LEADING UP TO HER BIG DAY
Is it here yet?? I was just excited to be married to Nick and wanted all of my planning to come to fruition. I knew it would be perfect no matter what, and he very much felt the same. We were always on the same page at all times, which we usually are as a couple.
VENUE & LOCATION
We originally chose a completely different venue and date, with a different vibe and different guest list! Then it changed about 2-3 times…and we kept going back and forth on what we wanted. We ended up using Vito’s pizzeria, and we couldn’t have been happier! The vibe gave us all the feels and it was super intimate which was the most important thing for us; it also gave us the opportunity to only invite the people who truly mattered to us, and who we wanted to celebrate our love.
TINA & NICK’S FAVOURITE MOMENTS
The first look was one of my favourite moments because I had no idea what my emotions would be like. When I first saw Nick he was still the most handsome man I’ve ever seen and he almost cried when he turned around to see me. The other thing I loved about our wedding day was how much we both kept telling each other how lucky we were, and how the day was so perfect.
Do what you want to do, don’t do what other people (family or friends) suggest you do! This day is about the two of you, what you want and how you want to celebrate. Your love goes above all else. Also, remain calm, it works out in the end and your day will be beautiful no matter what because it’s a celebration for YOU!
WHY TINA & NICK CHOSE US TO PHOTOGRAPH THEIR LOVE STORY
When we met Kris at the wedding show, I just had a feeling and my intuition told me ‘that’s who we are choosing’. Your work was flawless and spoke to my heart and my style (rustic and wholesome with some flair). It’s very natural but so beautiful, which is what was important to both of us. Plus, once we hung out with you guys we loved you! BONUS! I was honestly amazed at how beautiful Kris & Nicole made me feel! Being a plus-sized bride comes with it’s ‘technicalities’, so to speak, and I’m not usually one to want my picture taken. I’ve never felt so beautiful, though. You guys are amazing and that’s one of the things that made the day so special for me!
Brides Getting Ready Location: Caesars Windsor
Hair Stylist: Colleen Bryant
Makeup Artist: Lauren Stanko
Bridal Gown: It’s Your Day Bridal in LaSalle
Bridesmaids Dresses: They each bought their own online – there were no guidelines other than floor-length and each had a different colour.
Grooms Getting Ready Location: His momma’s house in Tecumseh!
Tuxes/Suits: Freeds Windsor
Portrait Location: Mackenzie Hall & Sandwich Brewery
Ceremony Location: Vito’s Pizzeria (Windsor)
Reception Location: Vito’s Pizzeria (Windsor)
Florist:New Designs in Kingsville – absolutely amazing job btw!
Cake/Desserts: Cupcakes were by my personal friend Cindy Triolet Pastorius, and the ‘cake’ was a cheese wheel cake done by Sarah and her team and The Cheese Bar in Tecumseh
Decorator: Sammi at Vito’s (very minimal decor, they have such a beautiful space as it is)
Band/DJ: we used a spotify playlist that we created and rented a speaker from Long & McQuade and it was perfect!
Transportation: Mr. J’s Limo
Officiant: Joe MacParland