You may remember Ron & Violetta from their kick ass rainy engagement shoot in the Distillery District, where they got to show off Ron’s awesome white Vespa scooter. These two lovebirds met at the shop when Violetta went to buy her own Vespa, and the rest is romantic history.
Ron & Violetta’s love story continued this past summer in London, Ontario, where they tied the knot and became husband & wife. The day began and ended at the Delta London Armouries Hotel in downtown London, where the bridal party got ready and the wedding reception also took place, with a few important stops in between.
The traditional Catholic wedding ceremony took place at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, which is gorgeous! It was really important to the bride & groom to have the ceremony at this church so we made sure to get lots of images of this beautiful setting for them.
Once Ron & Violetta were officially married, we made our way over to the Western University campus to take advantage of the lovely ivy-covered walls and historical architecture. It made a gorgeous backdrop for portraits with their Rolls Royce classic car!
After the wedding party and alone portraits, we made a very special visit before the reception. Ron’s grandmother was unable to attend the wedding in-person, so we stopped in to visit her and Ron & Violetta shared a few special moments with her showing her their new wedding bands and chatting. She was all smiles and the family looking-on had tears in their eyes watching this meaningful visit – even I did! It was pretty touching. We could tell how loved & cherished this grandmother is to the whole family.
Violetta & Ron then made their way back to the Delta Armouries London Hotel for their wedding reception with friends & family. I loved photographing the Polish wedding tradition where the parents of the bride & groom present the newlyweds with bread, salt and two shots – one vodka and one water – and whoever picks the vodka will be head of the household. Check out the images below to take a wild guess at who picked the vodka!
A big congratulations & thank you to Violetta & Ron – you two are perfect for each other and we loved photographing your special day!
Lisa & Justin