By Oscar LaVerde
LONDON, ONTARIO — Back in August, I had the fortune to be at Nature’s Oasis Retreat Wedding of Rebecca and Ioannis Chelonis.
I met them a year ago at a Starbucks when they were looking for a photographer for their upcoming wedding. I have to say this, I knew right away they were the right couple to work with, a very friendly, down to earth couple, just great people.
Nature’s Oasis Retreat is located in the township of Southwold, and they have the perfect space for photography, weddings, engagement sessions or for hosting any outdoor event. Becca and Yanni can’t say enough great things about this place and about the owners, Nikki, Steve and their kids, which were wonderful people and very accommodating.
My wife and I arrived early that morning (you should know my wife is a photographer too, and we work together at all our weddings). Everybody was getting ready, Rebecca and her bridesmaids were getting their makeup done while the guys were fishing on one of the beautiful property ponds. I know this is not your regular wedding day morning, but again once you meet Rebecca and Ioannis, you realize how unique their relationship is.
It was the most amazing sunny day for an outdoor wedding. Two families were bonding together at that moment, and you could feel the happiness and love all around. The speeches were funny and emotional that afternoon, the food was terrific, the venue was perfect, and the best music was playing for the most incredible dancers, especially the bride, you’ll see it in the photos below, I got proof of that. The perfect recipe for the perfect wedding.
Congratulations guys, you created the most amazing day to remember forever!