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Real WeddingsOlivia & Aaron

February 1, 2019
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Bride & Groom:
Olivia Rizzo & Aaron Wiens

Wedding Date:
September 29, 2018

Number of guests:
145

Theme:
Romantic & Whimsical

Colour:
Blush, Gold & Ivory

City & Province:
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Olivia and Aaron originally met in their early teen years. Aaron was the older brother of one of Olivia’s friends and so was strictly off limits (though she did think he was handsome!). Over the years the group of friends lost touch, but reconnected over drinks in 2015. The pair have been together ever since.

Right after they had just purchased their first home together, Aaron asked Olivia to drop by the house after work to discuss their renovation plans. “I open the door and Aaron is standing there,” Olivia told us, “rose petals are scattered over the floor, bouquets of flowers line the fireplace along with letters that spell out ‘will you marry me?’.” Aaron then got down on one knee and popped the question. The best part? “It was so nice that it was just the two of us in that moment.”

Once the couple got down to planning, the most important aspect to them was the food and DJ for the guests. “Guests at weddings remember how the food was and… the party,” Olivia explained. The two wanted their invitees to have a wonderful time, and so made sure they had amazing caterers and entertainment. For themselves, the other most important aspect was memorializing the day. “I wanted a top photographer and videographer, because those are what you look back on to relive the day. I am so happy with how our pictures turned out I look at them every day, same with our video, it still makes me cry.”

On the day of, Olivia did have some butterflies. At the rehearsal she had been shaking with nerves at the prospect of walking down the aisle. Once at the wedding however, with all their guests, she was calm – as soon as she saw Aaron. “I couldn’t stop smiling. I was so excited just to be in that moment and think ‘wow I’m marrying the love of my life right now!”

Aaron’s first thoughts upon seeing his bride? “When I first saw Liv walking down the aisle, I could not stop thinking about how beautiful she looked and how lucky I was to marry her on that day. I’m not usually a crier but I definitely had tears in my eyes. I was looking at the girl I was going to spend the rest of my life with and I couldn’t wait for our forever to start that day.”

The two exchanged vows they had written themselves, so they could say how they were feeling in their own words. It was the perfect choice for their romantic theme.

“I honestly can’t pick one moment that was my favourite,” Olivia tried to pinpoint when we asked her about the best part of her wedding. “The entire day went perfectly and was a dream. I loved everything about our wedding day, I would do it over and over again the exact same way.” She did admit, however, that, “If I had to pick one favourite part, it would be our first look. It was nice to just enjoy that moment together, just the two of us.”

As far as advice that Olivia and Aaron would give to other couples planning their wedding, the newlyweds told us that when planning couples need to, “Never lose sight of your vision… Involving too many people in the process can cause you to start pleasing everyone else and not yourselves. It’s your wedding, no one else’s.” Olivia also added, “Enjoy the process! Planning your wedding is so exciting! Enjoy every minute of it, the stressful parts will be hard but worth it. Remember that. [Just] go with your gut and don’t second guess your decisions.”

Congratulations Olivia and Aaron!

Check out their beautiful wedding day with all perfect details below.

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Vendors

Photographer:
Megan Laura Photography
www.meganlauraphotography.com

Ceremony venue:
Queen’s Landing  www.vintage-hotels.com/queenslanding

Bridal gown:
Eve of Milady, Kleinfeld
www.eveofmiladybridals.com

Bridesmaid gowns:
Sorella Vita, Diva Bridal Boutique
www.essensedesigns.com/sorella-vita

Groom’s suit:
Stars Men’s Shops
starsmenshops.com/weddings

Wedding Planner:
Olivia planned her own wedding

Flowers:
Roses and Twine
www.rosesandtwinefloral.com

Cake:
Beechwood Doughnuts
www.beechwooddoughnuts.com

Hair and makeup:
La Chioma Salon
www.instagram.com/lachiomasalon

Favours:
We made a donation to the SPCA

Music:
AMV Productions
amvweddings.ca

Stationary:
Defining Moments Stationary
dmstationery.ca

Videographer:

Dave Tebbutt
www.youtube.com/user/davetebbuttvideos

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