Where do I begin with these two lovebirds…
When I received the call from the groom’s mother indicating she thought this amazing couple would need some assistance planning their big day, I could not have been more excited! Having planned many events herself, the mother of the groom knew exactly how important a wedding planner would be. She knew this busy couple would benefit from some assistance leading up to their big day, and most importantly on the day-of. Did I mention these two sweethearts have the most adorable son, Mason? Hence where the business comes into play! All the more reason to invest in a little help to ensure they would enjoy their day as guests with their son, Mason, surrounded by loving family and friends.
When I met with Tori and Dan for the first time, I immediately knew this wedding would have a laid-back feel and the room would be completely full of love and support. Tori and Dan’s wedding would be a day to celebrate their gorgeous little family and Mason’s steel blue eyes and blond hair would for sure be a show-stopper. As we planned their August wedding day, Tori was very much a DIY bride and Dan wanted nothing more than for Tori to have the day of her dreams.
Saturday, August 10th began as Tori and her maids were pampered in Burlington and Dan, the groomsmen and of course Mason (the best man by the way!) prepping in Waterdown. The two groups met a friend’s country property north ofBurlington for the bride and groom reveal. As you can see from the gorgeous photos by Brian Reilly Photography, this was an amazing moment between these three.
The ceremony and reception took place at the Burlington Golf & Country Club and we could not have dreamed of better weather. The view of the lake and golf course from the ceremony was just perfect. The cool air from the water offset the August sun to ensure all of the guests felt comfortable as the couple said I Do. Tori and Dan wrote their own vows and of course Mason was right there with them throughout the emotional ceremony.
I love how many kisses Tori got from the most important men in her life. I especially love this little moment between Dan and Tori which of course Brian Reilly was able to capture!
As guests enjoyed cocktail hour and the family took photos on the grounds of the course, Tori’s dad had a special surprise for his only daughter and the rest of the family. On the day Tori was born, her dad was given a bottle of Champagne. He kept this bottle for the day that his daughter would marry the love of her life. Both Tori and Dan’s immediate families enjoyed this special bottle together. The families toasted to the future happiness and long-standing love affair between Tori and Dan and now their handsome boy Mason.
I mean, is this blue-eyed-beauty going to grow up to be a heart-breaker or what? So adorable!
The evening continued at the golf course with entertaining music, a fun photo booth, and endearing and hilarious speeches. While they may not have followed ‘the rules’, for these two incredibly loving, kind, easygoing and genuine people, this is their perfect happily-ever-after.
Such a fantastic group at this wedding! The dance floor was packed all night!
I am absolutely obsessed with this photo of Tori & Mason! Tori enjoying the special bottle of champagne and little Mason making the cutest face ever!
I cannot say enough about how this loving family was an absolute pleasure to work with. I will forever cherish being a part of their wedding and how it embodied the true importance of marriage, love and family.
xoxo Tori, Dan & Mason!