On July 4, 2015, I had a privilege to document a beautifully delicate wedding of Hilary & Kevin. Their story is not very typical, but it definitely reassures you that if it’s meant to be, it will be. Hilary & Kevin dated when they were just teenagers. Nonetheless, “youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind” and back then neither Hilary nor Kevin truly realized how lucky they were to find each other that early in their lives. It took them years of separation to really appreciate the perfect gift that was sent from above – an eternal and unconditional love for each other. This time around the couple did not waste any time: they moved in together in September 2014, bought an adorable sweetheart of a dog in October (you can spot Rylie in some of the photos ;) ) and got engaged a month later.
“We moved together fast, but had already known each other and moving in together made us grow closer.” – Hilary
Hilary & Kevin are very radiant and kind souls, who love spending time with families, going to a cottage and being on the water (hence their picturesque and rather intimate outdoor wedding ceremony right in between a pond and some gorgeous vineyards). The couple’s favorite things inspired and formed their simple and light wedding style: country music, rustic details, natural textures, and pastel colours.
Wedding ceremony and reception took place at the charming Willow Springs Winery in Stouffville, Ontario. It was an afternoon sun-shining-bright-like-a-diamond ceremony, so we all got some nice tan and a healthy doze of vitamin D. There were so many personal touches in ceremony and reception details, starting from the ceremony floral arrangements carefully assembled and placed by groomsmen, bride’s and groom’s mothers, and finishing with the most adorable and thoughtful wedding favours – cute little jars filled with strawberry jam made by the bride. White hydrangeas, lilies and light pink rose petals definitely added some flair to beautiful natural surroundings. A three-tier pink rose and white baby’s breath adorned wedding cake proved once and for all that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. The whole day was filled with warmth, joy, smiles and lots of delicious wine.
Venue: Willow Springs Winery, 5572 Bethesda Road, Stouffville ON L4A 7X3
Groom’s Suit: Moore's
Hair Stylist: Headlines Salon & Spa
Makeup Artist: Laura Fockler
Jewelry: Dana’s Goldsmithing Inc
Invitations & Stationery: DIY by the bride
Favors: Strawberry Jam made by the bride
Décor: Willow Springs Winery & the bride
Photography & Editing: EvaImage Photography
The wedding was featured on Plushwed.com on November 23, 2015 :)