WEDDING | BONNIE HEATH ESTATE LAVENDER FARM & WINERY | ONTARIO, CANADA
I still remember the day that a friend and I were sitting in our room in Trinidad on the Truth Corps mission trip, when Shoshanna walked in, a huge smile on her face.
"Hey guys, can I tell you something? ... I think I'm ready to be married!!"
Now for anyone that knows Shosh this is quite a statement! She'd vowed and declared for the longest time that she didn't want to be one of those couples that got married young and that she was quite happy to date Gideon for a number of years before the topic was discussed! So you can imagine the excitement that erupted after that was said!
Gideon and Shoshanna met at Manitoulin Island Kids camp when they were just 9 years old, but the sparks didn't fly until 8 years later when they were reintroduced at the Ladore Youth Bible camp in Pennsylvania at age 17. From there numerous messages and Skype calls led to Gideon driving from his home in Maryland, USA to Canada to ask Shoshanna to date on April 16th, 2014. Their relationship blossomed and as they say, the rest is history!
A year flew by from that conversation in Trinidad and before we all knew it we were reunited in Canada. I felt privileged to be asked to do their wedding photos and was excited for the challenge of posing such a big bridal party! Not to mention my excitement at the ceremony location which was at the Bonnie Heath Lavender Farm: a photographer's paradise with long rows of lavender and a backdrop of vineyards and Canadian evergreens.
The wedding day was sunny and bright and everything seemed to go without a hitch, thanks to all the preparation of Shoshanna's amazing mother Charlene and many willing helpers! The Lavender Farm was the dream backdrop for a wedding ceremony and the reception was held at the Miller's immaculate property in Lynden, Ontario. A big thank you to Moriah & Kass for their help second shooting in the morning.
Gideon and Shosh, it was a privilege to share your special day and witness you both committing your lives to each other. Your selfless, godly love and spiritual dedication are examples to so many people! Thankyou and I hope you enjoy your photos!
Love Cilla x
Ceremony: Bonnie Heath Lavender Farm
Reception: Millers, Lyden, Ontario
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Hairdresser: Deb Baines
Makeup: Chloe Penny
Flowers: Forest of Flowers
Cake: Jenna Bowen
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