Do I need to say more after looking at this photo? This place is stunning! This large open air barn, cement floor and some of the unique old stone walls of the original barn that once stood here. The owners did a great of remaking this into a one of kind wedding, event, and retreat centre. There are also cabins dotted throughout the property, a large swimming pond, volley ball quart, secret pathways and hidden nooks and corners....
So, you want to get married.
The first step is to find that special someone that you want to spend the rest of your days with and they with you.
We will assume for the purposes of this article that you have that taken care of.
After all the excitement of getting engaged and telling your family & friends then comes the work of getting married.
You set a date and then go about finding a church/ceremony venue, a reception venue & caterer if not included with the venue and select the menu, photographer, videographer, music (DJ, musician/s), other entertainers, flowers, transportation, stag & doe, hotel rooms, selecting wedding party, and the honeymoon. And then there’s the wedding attire – did you “say yes to the dress”. Of most importance but quite often left down the list is the priest, minister or officiant.
And there is a lot of administrative stuff to do around getting married in Ontario.
I refer you to the government website where you will find information on the following:
- Age minimum
- Who can perform a marriage in Ontario?
- What forms do you need before you can be married?
- How to get a marriage licence?
- Get a marriage certificate
- Getting married during corona virus (COVID-19) restrictions
- How to change my name after marriage
- Remarrying after a divorce
Let me highlight just a few points from the above information.
The direct answer is, between 30 and 36 weeks. This would be into the 7th month but no later than the 8th month. These 6 weeks or so represent the best time to show off a nice round pregnant belly! Obviously, not everybody is made the same way and so these times may be different depending on the person. Typically after the 36 weeks, standing for the photos will become harder on the Mama and may be less comfortable in general.
The Floral Studio - Modern Floral Preservation
Do you remember the 2016 movie 'Masterminds' staring Zach Galifianakis and Kate Mckinnon that was based on the October, 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery? This just happens to be one of the favourite movies of these two wonderful people, Sarah and Jonathan. They really committed to this, including Jonathan growing out his hair for a mullet!
This is a post about content created Kitchener based Yoga instructor Janice Brown of Flow and Go Yoga. There will be more info about Janice near the end of the blog. You may remember her from a previous piece she wrote on this blog titled 'Seeing the Beauty in All Things' . Some of these techniques are targeted towards wedding photographers, but family and maternity photographers can do the same, especially if you are doing multiple shoots on the same day or hosting a long day of mini sessions. Janice has many other videos for different occasions, check more of her videos on YouTube.
I also wanted to state, I get no financial compensation for this blog post. I know Janice and want to support her, while she supports other. I hope that you enjoy this blog post.
Do You Need Your Wedding Gown Cleaned and Boxed?
Now That Your Big Day is Over, and you walked every where in your beautiful wedding gown. On the dirt. On the gravel. On the grass. Or maybe even through the rain or snow. You need to get the dress cleaned and preserved. Look no further than Newtex Cleaners with four locations in Kitchener and Waterloo to serve you better, as well as an expert Seamstress at the 450 Columbia St. location.
The Lavender Farm is a great location for photography sessions, outdoor weddings, as well as an indoor rustic weddings either in the beautiful 75 year old wooden barn, in among the lavender fields, or in behind the barn, on the gorgeous stone steps.
Are you looking for a wedding officiant?
Mary, the love of his life, and Bill reside in Kitchener (after years in Milton). They are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and new in-laws to the lovely Breigh.
With a Diploma from Ryerson’s Hospitality Program, a career in Hospitality and then Industrial Customer Service, Bill has had a lifelong passion of working with and serving others.
As an experienced public speaker, Bill will make your wedding ceremony a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved.
Click the 'Read More' to find out more about Bill Judge and to watch a short video.