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Micro Wedding at Dundurn Castle. Covid put a lot of things on hold or in the realm of ‘unsure’. What was supposed to be two big days of celebrations became a postponement. Several months into the pandemic Katelynn and Ankur decided to do a micro wedding. Having a small ceremony and backyard reception in the fall. For them making sure everyone was safe during this time was paramount. No one knows what life will bring or how long certain things will last. It felt right to them to tie the knot now than wait another minute (as long as it was safe to do so!)
Intimate ceremony at Dundurns Cockpit Theatre
It became a day to remember. Clear sunny skies, the warm sun and gentle breeze a backdrop to this love story. They got ready together with their family and new dog; to which I definitely gave her all the pets. Their ceremony was held at Dundurn Castle in the Cockpit Theatre. A wonderful site filled with so much rich history for Hamilton. Tears were shed and laughter filled the small room. Parents who had known each other for a long time now became family. These two high school sweethearts, who were seated next to each other in class, will continue to sit beside each other for life.
We ventured down to the Hamilton pier and wandering around taking pictures and soaking up the day. Talking about how life has changed and how they couldn’t have hoped for a better day. There was even an impromptu soccer moment. Katelynn won the match. They then headed off to their reception. I can’t wait for their bigger celebration next year because I know its going to be as epic as this one has been.
Be sure to check out Ankur and Katelynns’ engagement session we did the previous winter.
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More from the Dundurn National Historic Site Website:
Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The 18,000-square-foot house took three years and $175,000 to build, and was completed in 1835. The forty room castle featured the latest conveniences of gas lighting and running water. It is currently owned by the City of Hamilton, which purchased it in 1899 or 1900 for $50,000. The City has spent nearly $3 million renovating the site to make it open to the public. The rooms have been restored to the year 1855 when its owner Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet, was at the height of his career. The Cockpit Theatre on the grounds can be rented for just your ceremony. It includes a photography permit for the grounds.
MUA/Hair: Autumn Artistry Makeup and Hair
Florals: Alona Laydia
Catering: Jonny Blonde