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Puppy Love

"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail." - Giorgio Armani

Ryan & Claire made the best of their Covid wedding. Back before it got really restricted and messy, they were able to pull off an intimate "I do".

I spent the morning with Claire and her family, and let me tell you...the laughter and joy that this family has is like nothing else. Just pure happiness for her on her wedding day.

As I always do, I jumped right into my detail shots upon arrival. The flowers, perfume, lace and ribbons, the shoes and the invitations. She had it all. Check out there rings. Custom made by Jillian from Maddin Jewellery. Seeing these rings throughout the detail shots just made my soul happy. The details and colours were so unique it really allowed for that amazing colour pop! Love being different!

Yep, that's a mask in there. Its becoming more normal it seems to have beautiful bridal masks on the day of and its totally cool with me. If wearing your mask means we can have weddings to some extent, bring it on!

Cat (the Dog) was a gem. She was so excited to see mommy and daddy get married. Morning snuggles and kisses while watching Claire put on her gown was just adorable to see. This is one well loved puppy.

Mornings can sometimes feel like a whirl wind of emotions and cluster but trust me when I tell you, take a moment to sit and soak up your morning. Even if it means drinking a full cup of tea before you finish your lipstick. Or painting that toe nail you chipped a few nights ago on the stairs, hahah. Just take a moment to be you and see all that you have worked so hard on created on your wedding day.

We will get to see this cute pup again soon, she got to be a part of their bridal portraits. And she NAILED IT!

Kitchener/Waterloo has so many locations to photograph at and we took full advantage of the hot summer day and the wind. After some family portraits we headed over to Shakespeare Conservation Area. This is where the magic of these two truly started for this day.

A first look that made me tear up. Location, location, location people! I have said it before and I will say it again. Locations that you choose can really make dreams come true in your gallery. Sometimes we make magic with what we are given but this day truly was a perfect spot. Ryan & Claire are so intune with eachother which made this bit of time before their ceremony so seamless. Once these two had their reveal, Cat got to have her own little reveal too!

How freaking cute is this flower necklace! Like, give me all the dogs and flowers. This location had endless amounts of space and options. Everywhere we turned there was a new view. Green arched boardwalk, mowed pathways, lakes with rolling hills and the roadway.

It was sooooo hot on this day. Any catch of the breeze we could get seemed like a kiss of air conditioning. Between the breeze and the kisses of sunshine it made bridal portraits stunning. These two champed through the heat with the biggest smiles and full of excitement. Forever grateful for these two.

Although the restrictions changed their original plans we made due with what we could. We headed over to the water front park across from the Puddicombe House for the ceremony. Guests were masked and ready to see these two say "I do". The tears came a flowing from parents, friends, and even me...Im a sucker for vows. Again, this location was well thought of and gave us some interesting visuals.

This water wheel was slowly turning while they kissed and it felt like I was watching an old romance movie. On lookers were clapping and cheering along with the guests that were able to make it to see this happen.

So many of our #jlpstudiocouples had to postpone, change the date or even the year but love will always win. If you're reading this as a bride or groom who had to change their date, you're not alone. It happened to so so many couples and as heart breaking as it was remember you still have each other and that is truly all that matters. Weddings can be still amazing with an intimate ceremony and a celebration next year like these two are doing! Don't forget about what it really is all about. YOU!

Smaller more intimate weddings give you a more relaxed vibe. Allowing you to enjoy all the details and hard work you two put into your day.

*Wedding took place with all of the restrictions being followed during this time frame.*

I love getting a kiss shot at the bottom of the aisle. Guest clapping and excitedly waiting to congratulate the couple. Love this second!

Finally, we headed over to Puddicombe House for a quick outfit change and some great food and drinks. The heat, the restrictions, the change in plans, but most of all the LOVE.

Remember to laugh. Remember to embrace. Remember to just be true to you and your partner. Love will always conquer.

PS.....her shoe change was my fav. I am a converse girl too!




Venue: Puddicombe House @puddicombehouse

Photography: JLP Studio @jlpstudio_

Gown: Second Dance Bridal @seconddancebridal

Florals: Hailly Lucas Floral Design @haillylucasfloraldesign

Bridal Rings: Maddin Jewellery @maddinjewellery

Video: Jacky Patran @jackypatran

Shoes: Aldo @aldo & Converse @converse

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