The beautiful displays at the Wedluxe Bridal Show by Wedluxe Magazine inspired so many, including me. Florals. Gowns. Sequin walls. And so much more!Read More
This fall I had the absolutely honour and pleasure of working with some very talented London Wedding Professionals to bring to life a beautiful fall themed bridal session.
Some of my favourite parts - the pop of colour in the flowers, the beautiful simplicity of the cake, and the way mixed metal tones added a little bit of shine to all the details.Read More
Over the last five weeks we have talked about some of the most important factors in choosing your wedding photographer including their portfolio, products, pricing and personality.
At the end of the day, it’s your wedding day and you need to make the choice that is right for you.Read More
Have you thought about how much time you will spend with your wedding photographer? 8, 10, or more hours on one of the most important, hectic, (and sometimes stressful) days of your life.
Let’s chat about how your photographer’s personality factors into the decision.Read More
Join me today for part three of choosing your wedding photographer.
They say the hardest thing to talk about in a relationship is money, but, when you are planning a wedding it seems there are a lot of these conversations.
How much should your wedding photography cost? There’s not right answer but let’s chat about the things you should consider.Read More
Do your love a wedding album that uses your photographers to tell the love story?
Do you have a space on your wall just waiting for the perfect image?
Let’s chat about a few of the options for amazing digital and physical products your photographer might offer for your wedding photographsRead More
This week we are talking about the photos. What is your wedding photography style?
Do you like light and bright or darker and dramatic? Do you like a perfectly posed image or something with a little more movement? There’s no right or wrong answer but the answers will help you find the wedding photographer with the right portfolio for you.Read More
Have you ever wondered how to choose your wedding photographer? London, Ontario Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash is here to walk you through the four most important parts of choosing the wedding photographer who is the best fit for you!Read More
This weekend was one of our crazy busiest weekends of the year as we spent the weekend meeting amazing brides, catching up with awesome wedding vendors, and just generally having an awesome time at the London Bridal Expo.
Thank you to all the brides, grooms, moms, bridesmaids, friends, and wedding professionals who stopped by to say hello. Congrats to Angela B who won a portrait session and 16"x24" Gallery Wrap! 2018 is looking like an amazing year of working with couples who overflow with love as they celebrate their weddings, helping business babes rock their personal brand, and celebrating with women who are ready to see themselves differently while sharing their stories of beauty and strength in the Beauty Is Project.
Tell us How you first met? Who What when where why? Give us the dirty details.
Geraldina: Funny enough, we met January 2, 2015, on the Plenty of Fish website. We decided to go for appetizers and a drink at the Oar House in London. It was snowing and the roads were very slippery. Our waitress continued to get our drinks wrong; so we cut our losses and left. We ended up spending the evening at Mike's house. Because we didn't have anything to eat at the bar, Mike prepared a few finger foods. What endeared him to me that night was when I took a bit out of my piece of Kielbasa and put the rest on my plate. He assumed I didn't want it and ate it!!! We continue to have laughs over that. The first thing I noticed about Mike at the bar were his eyes; bright, expressive and beautiful.
Mike: The first night I met Geraldina she looked like she was glowing orange, and she was absolutely beautiful! The waitress kept giving us the wrong drinks so we went to my place and we had a snack, where the infamous keilbasa incident took place. Geraldina was very warm, kind, and funny, and her eyes were sparkling and beautiful! We instantly connected and that connection has been getting deeper and stronger ever since.
When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.
Mike: It became clear to me that Geraldina was the one after about a year of being together. I decided to wait until approximately the two year mark to propose to her, because I've always had the idea that two years was the right time. The reason I knew Geraldina was the one is that she did many very caring things for me. For example, one morning I came home from the gym and she had made me two great big bacon, lettuce, tomato, and egg sandwiches on bagels for breakfast, yummy and what a treat! Geraldina has done so many nice and thoughtful things for me over our time together that I've lost track of a lot of it, but it's been a lot, and every day she does something really nice for me. Geraldina spoils me rotten and I don't know what I did to deserve a woman as amazing as her!
Geraldina : I knew Mike was the one pretty much early on. He was always kind and gentle and protective of me. The one thing I hesitated about was our age difference. But over time, I realized we had a lot in common eand our personalities meshed in a good way. We make each other laugh. I was going through a difficult time career-wise at that point and Mike was there to support me and encourage me. And I couldn't have asked for a better man for that.
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Mike: That's a tough one because I love so many things about Geraldina. She's funny, smart, beautiful, a hard worker, sexy. If I had to pick just one thing that I love about Geraldina it's that she always supports me and makes me feel strong again when I'm feeling weak. She has kept me together mentally during some challenging times. She is very sweet and supportive in so many ways.
Geraldina : I don't know where to begin. There are so many things I love about Mike. He is kind, gentle, funny, supportive, extremely intelligent and a great sounding board. We work well together around the house doing tasks even though I'm a bit of a type A personality. He is understanding and non-judgemental. And he eats all the food I make him; except mashed banana pancakes.
If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
Mike: Silly and quirky about Geraldina is she always throws garbage into the kitchen sink! I don't get it, because the garbage pail is right there and if the garbage went into the garbage pail it would only have to be handled one time instead of twice. It's ok, I love her with all my heart :-)
Geraldina : Mike has a few quirks I'd love to share. First of all he goes by the puesdo nom Louie Grenouille when a telemarketer calls or with people he doesn't really want to talk to. He also has a story about someone called Moonette and I won't get into the details because it's very very very long. Plus, he always wants to wear the same t-shirt and shorts. He tried to get away with out at the wedding but I didn't let him. The last thing he does is every time he or I park the car in the driveway he always make sure that it is evenly centered in the driveway. Yep, I love him anyway!
Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planing?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
Mike: I began thinking about proposing to Geraldina about one year before I did it. In November 2016 I asked permission from Adolfo and Maria Meriano. They said I could marry their daughter as long as she wants to. Leslie helped me pick out a ring for Geraldina, but it wasn't hard, her ring jumped right out at me and I knew it was the right one for her. On December 20, 2016 Geraldina and I decided to open our Christmas gifts to each other a few days early. I put the box containing the ring into a bigger box and wrapped them both. She said she thought it was a "fitbit" but when she got to the smaller box she thought it was diamond earrings. She cried when she opened the box and saw what it was. Geraldina is so sweet. I was filming the proposal on the ipad and she didn't suspect why I was doing that haha! I felt nervous in proposing to Geraldina because when she opened the box she looked down at the ring, began to cry and looked back up at me. I didn't know if that meant she was going to say no. I figured, just keep going forward with the plan and see what happens. She said yes, making me the luckiest guy on the planet!
Geraldina : I'm usually a perceptive person and can catch on to things quickly. But I had no idea he was going to propose to me even with all the clues he gave. First of all he wanted to video tape me opening the gift and I didn't even think about it. Secondly, he usually gives me a pretty inappropriate card for the holidays and last year he gave me this beautiful Christmas card about love being together as a couple. And he's right I thought it was a Fitbit or diamond earrings. I was totally caught off guard. But it was a beautiful moment!
Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
I believe for both of us it was actually having the ceremony and declaring our union to one another. As well, spending the day with our family and friends. It was truly a memorable day!
What inspired your décor or theme?
We chose to incorporate some of our favorite things. Because Mike is a chemist for our flower arrangements we used all types of beakers. For the table numbers and seating we use pictures of Simon our cat with numbers beside him. He did not enjoy the experience! We used Gerber Daisies for the arrangements as they are my favorite flower. As well, on our desserts we had the chef at the golf course make the capital K for our last name. As well, for our reunion dance we chose C is for cookie from Sesame Street as it is one of Mike's favorite songs. I had the musicians at the church sing Can't Stop Loving You by Van Halen as that is Mike's favorite band.
London Wedding Photographer - Rebecca Nash Photography
Ceremony Venue - St. Michael 's Parish, London, Ontario
Reception Venue - Riverbend Golf Club, London, Ontario
London Florist - Jim Anderson Flowers
Cake Bakery - Melrose Bakery, London, Ontario
Bridal Shop - David's Bridal
DJ - Music Central, London, Ontario
This post has been on my mind for quite a while but I kept putting it off for one reason, I am hugely passionate about this topic and just didn't know where to even start.
As a photographer, you don't have to convince me the importance of an image. It's a moment captured in time. It's a person captured just as they all for all time. It's a memory that you can see, that you can share. If you have ever had a photo taken or taken photos of any sort yourself, you already know there is magic there.
Where things seem to get muddy is what to do with them after they are taken.
Today i'm here to beg you, please please PLEASE don't let your memories grow up to be jpegs.
The point of a beautiful photograph (whether a portrait, a beautiful landscape, or photographs of the moment you said I do) is to enjoy it. To let them transport you to another place an time. It's a reminder of something (or someone) pretty awesome in your life. You need to be able to touch it, to hold it, and to cherish it every time you see it hanging on the wall or open the pages of an album to it.
There's nothing like holding in your hand a moment that has forever changed you. Tangible proof right there of beauty, strength, and love. Printed images are just more real, more relevant, and more valued.
On another note...
Modern technology has made it easier than ever to grab a quick snapshot of a special moment. We take a million photos today on our phones and cameras to remember a moment or share with someone who isn't there to see it. It's amazing!
The question is...What about when you upgrade your phone? What about when your laptop dies? What happens when your hard drive doesn't work? What happens when you no longer have a way to read that disc of images?
So many people are losing years, decades even, of important memories in the blink of an eye. We can't let that happen anymore. Why?
If we don't start printing our images, We risk becoming a missing or forgotten generation.
If we don't start printing our photos (and labeling them) we will become the generation that is missing from the history books not just in classrooms, but in our families too. Our children will look back on who we were, and won't have anything to look back and remember us. Our Grandchildren may never believe we were ever young. They won't know who were were, what we did, who we loved.
So please, print your most precious images. Frame them. Put them in an album. Create a special place for them. Make them a part of your life today, and a part of your legacy for tomorrow.
I grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario and you could bet that if the Radio was one, it was on Country. That was the music I grew up on and, after a trip down memory lane on youtube this afternoon, I blame country music of the late 1980's and the 1990's coupled with Disney Movies & Classic Literature for turning me into a hopeless romantic through and through.
Today I wanted to share with you a few song from that day that might bring back a few memories for some and would fit into any wedding ceremony or first dance.
I Do (Cherish You) by Mark Wills
I Swear by John Michael Montgomery
I Love the Way You Love by Calvin Charles
You Won't Ever Be Lonely by Andy Griggs
It's Your Love by Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
I Do by Paul Brandt
Oh gosh....I could keep going on and on...so many oldies but goodies
Did you listen to Country in the late 80's and the 90's? What were some of your favourites?
When you first meet Courtney & Josh, you could mistake them for just another couple but let me tell you, once you start to get to know them it quickly becomes obvious that these two have already weathered ups and downs along the way to stand where they are today.
Where they stand today is together, along with their beautiful son's, in love and ready to start the next chapter in their lives together as husband and wife.
I was fortunate enough to meet Courtney & Josh in January 2015 after Courtney and her Mom Sherry visited the London Bridal Expo. It was there that Courtney and I chatted about her wedding day dreams and our friendship began.
It's always an honour to work with a couple on something so close to their hearts, but to meet someone like Courtney and Josh who were willing to open up and share not only their wedding day but their families is just a dream come true! From our first consultation through engagement portraits (check that post out here), the arrival of Braedyn and on to their emotional wedding day I can honestly say I have loved every moment of working with these two.
Please join me in welcoming Courtney & Josh to share a little more about their story today in their own words.
As I began to write this post today to promote the launch of a great little resource for brides who are choosing their wedding photographer, the first thing that popped into my mind as I typed the title " It's Ready, It's Ready, it's *FINALLY* Ready " was...and even though I spent so much time on it, I just know someone is going to find a mistake in it. (Hello Fear my old friend - we'll talk about you another day) but for now it's onwards.
I am pleased to present to you for the first time anywhere...The 4 P's of Choosing you Wedding Photographer!
This guide will walk you through the four most important things you should look for in a photographer and what they really mean. Best of all it's 100% FREE!
In 2014, I walked down the aisle and married the man I loved. Even after 5 years as a professional photographer the task of finding the right photographer for our big day was overwhelming. Obviously I wanted beautiful images but what else did I need?
After months of planning and a day I will never forget I am proud to add the title of wife or Mrs Emerson to my picture of who I am. I was also filled with a desire to help brides like me who knew what they wanted (great photographers and an even better experience) but don't really know where to start, what to ask, and how to know if this is the right photographer. After months of percolating the ideas in my mind and trying to put into words some sensible advice - the 4 P's of Choosing your Photographer is ready for you.
The reality is, there is a perfect photographer out there for every bride but as I'm not the photographer for every bride. Better yet - that's totally okay! I don't take any offence. I want you to love your photographs. I want you to think back on the experience of creating them with joy (and maybe a little laughter). I want you to find your perfect photographer and have the wedding of your dreams!
Ready to get started on your search? Just sign up below to get your free guide!
Was this an eye opener? Tell me what helped you the most. Still have questions? Drop them in the comments or email them to email@example.com and I would love to answer them for you!
It was a gorgeous day and the excitement was palpable as a group of creatives from the London Wedding Professionals gathered at the Delta London Armouries to create a day of inspiration for local London brides in a glamorous ballroom wedding dripping in glitz and stemming from a classic colour palette of navy, gold and white.
Our number one goal - to show a ballroom wedding can still be fun, modern and unique. With the help of an amazing team of wedding professionals I think we created something beautiful! (Yes, I'm totally in love with this shoot and hope you love it too!)
We were thrilled to have this shoot featured in, and on the cover of the Luxury Edition of Hitched Wedding Magazine. Check out some of the featured images below.
Models - Melissa & Devin
Venue - Delta London Armouries
Dress & Accessories - Once Upon a Time Weddings
Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair & Makeup
Florals - Graceful Petals
Cake - Bright Eyes Bakery
Stationary - Quaint Paper Co.
Co-ordination & Styling - Unmistakably You Boutique Wedding Co-ordination
Decor Rentals - Signature Event Rentals & Unmistakably You
Creative Director & Photography - Rebecca Nash Photography
Thank you to the whole creative team for an amazing job. I can't wait to see what 2016 holds for all of us!
Are you newly engaged? Know someone who is? (Or are just awesome and want to stop by and say hello?)
Join Me (Rebecca) and a ton of amazing vendors and London Wedding Professionals at the Winter London Bridal Expo!
This is the one stop that can help the newly engaged get inspired and really kickstart your wedding planning while helping other brides tick off some of the last few things on their to do list.
I'm always excited to be a part of the London Bridal Expo because...
- I know I am surrounded with fabulous vendors who have a passion for weddings just like me!
- I get to spend my day chatting with fabulous brides about their proposals, their wedding dreams, and so much more
- There are always the best people there and the energy & excitement is amazing!
- And I always love find and sharing inspiration with other brides and vendors alike.
Are you ready to join us? Good! Here's all the details...
London Bridal Expo
January 9th & 10th
11:00am - 5:00pm
Western Fairgrounds - Agriplex
Tickets Available at the door
I can't wait to see you there!
I`m so excited to be heading back to a place that means so much to me.
The Kawartha`s were one of my favourite places to live with summers working at Lockside Trading, Tim Hortons in Lakefield, and Lovesick Lake Cafe, Gift Shop & Campground in Burleigh Falls as a teenager. After moving away for school, life led me back to the Kawartha`s for the birth of my daughter, my return to college, and a new path in life in Ennismore & Bridgenorth but, I`m getting caught up reminiscing.
What I`m really here to announce is....I`m coming back!
I am so excited to be adding the amazing Kawartha`s to my photography sweet spots and what better way to kick things off then coming to see some fabulous brides at the upcoming bridal shows!
Friday Jan 15th
Kawartha Wedding Trends Show
210 Kent St. W., Lindsay, On
Sunday January 24th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Peterborough Wedding Trends Show
Peterborough Memorial Centre 151 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Y4
Just in case you haven't heard - Bridal Shows are the one and only place to take advantage of a special discount on your wedding day photography and heirloom products. You don't want to miss it!
When your wedding day is approaching, there is a lot of planning to do. How will you make the day your own?
Enter 2 Clvr Designs! Laura has taken a wedding day staple and turned it into a work of art with endless possibilities. Today's featured wedding inspiration comes from an idea brought to life by a talented local London paper artist and a team of London Wedding Professionals collaborating.
Here are a few of my personal favs, I hope you love them too!
Huge thank you to the amazing Creative Team including:
Florals - 2 Clvr Designs
Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair & Makeup Artistry
Gown - Once Upon A Time Weddings
Stationary - Quaint Paper Co.
Co-ordination - Unmistakably You Boutique Wedding Planning
Model - Leanne Roy
Photography - Rebecca Nash Photography
The summer is always an exciting time for weddings, for photography, and for collaboration with AMAZING local wedding vendors.
On a gorgeous Friday afternoon, together with an amazing team of London Wedding Professionals (listed below - check them out) we created our own bridal inspiration session with a taste of what an elegant but natural outdoor white and ivory wedding day could look like.
Venue, Florals & Decor - Patzees Floral Scapes
Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry
Bridal Gown and Accessories - Once Upon A Time Weddings
I absolutely love the way classic whites and ivories bring together a sense of something clean, fresh and elegant. The addition of silver, chandeliers, and candle light just take it to a new level of romance.
My favourite part was of course, our stunning model (visiting Canada from the Ukraine) with the beautiful lace overlay of the gown, the femininity of her beautiful updo with soft curls framing her face, and who could forget the classic elegance of her makeup!
These are the kind of days my dreams are filled with!
What is your favourite part of the photos below? Would you ever consider a white and ivory colour palette for your wedding day? Tell me about it in the comments below!
It's always a great pleasure to be able to sit down with local London Wedding Professionals and learn a little more about what they do. Today I'm thrilled to introduce my friend, and talented florist, Sabrina Marghella - Owner of Graceful Petals.
Tell me about your business
We are a full service florist with a Holistic Twist. We can help you plan all your special occasion floral needs. We carry Fresh and Artificial flowers, Planters ( Dish Gardens), Event Décor and Rentals
Tell me a little bit about you
My background is Italian, growing up my Dad was a hard working entrepreneur and inspired me in the person I am today in being a woman business owner. Before I decided to be a florist I was in the food industry with my Mom who was a entrepreneur has well. I found this was not my calling and moved toward the Auto motive factory industry although the money was good I didn't have much stability then asked myself what is always going to be needed? As a child I loved art and crafts even for my Co-up volunteered in a flower shop. At Christmas I would help family and friend by making wreaths and other floral needs. So then I had my answer! I was going back to school to get my floral certificate. My first job placements was Forest of Flowers full time and Michael's crafts store as the assistant florist part time and seasonal help.
What inspired you to start your business?
I am a single mother of three when I was on my mat leave at the time Forest of flowers was going though a change in franchising the company and feared I didn't have a job to go back to. At that point I decided to open my own flower shop and, with the Small business centers help, here I am Today Owner of Graceful Petals flowers and more.
What do you do for couples?
I’m thrilled to be creating bouquets and flower displays that bring together the theme, colours and personality of a couple’s wedding day into their decor and so much more!
Tell me about your favourite part of the job
Seeing the finished product and how happy my clients are. What could be better?
In their words “ I love the shop. Its beautiful you can find anything for any occasion. Prices are really good and I love the service. I really recommend this place. When working with a bride and groom my first advice I give is when working with stem dyed flowers the dye can be transferred easily to clothing and damaging wedding dresses. Some flowers do not do well without a water source or in the floral foam.”
- Nancy Arciniegas
Where can people find you?
Our shop is located at 2- 699 Village Green Ave London, On, N6K 1G6
Call us at 519-204-3228
Or Toll Free at 1-855-204-3228
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/gracefulpetals
Before we go, is there anything else you would like people to know?
We also have host events at our store ,teach floral classes, and relaxing Reiki treatment.
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
Thank you to Sabrina for taking the time to chat with us today and I look forward to many more beautiful bouquets, centrepieces and more from Graceful Petals!