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Hacienda Sarria Wedding: Andrea & Justin

It was a perfect day for Andrea and Justin’s wedding at the Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener. After the girls had their hair and makeup done at the salon, they returned to the Hacienda to dress. Meanwhile the guys were at the couple’s home preparing for the day. The ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Waterloo which coincidentally is just down the street from where I use to live while I attended the University of Waterloo many years ago. Since the Hacienda is so beautiful, we returned there for the photo session. If you remember, Andrea and Justin had their engagement session at the venue too but since there are so many spots to choose from I didn’t have to repeat myself much.

The reception decor was elegant and the food was great (it’s always nice to eat the same food as the guests and not a vendor meal :)); the games were fun and the speeches were heartfelt but I think what many guests will remember most is Andrea and Justin’s awesome choregraphed first dance – heck, I don’t remember all the songs involved but it started with Mariah Carey and had some MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Psy, and others thrown in.

One of the things I love about Andrea and Justin is that they’re so happy together, they can’t stop smiling. While other couples often stress out on their wedding day, these two seemed to truly enjoy the experience of having their family and friends together in one place and time. You can tell how important family ties are by how far guests have travelled to attend this wedding. Many guests were from out of town – and not just down Hwy 401 from Toronto but from across the country and as far away as the other side of the world. Andrea and Justin, you guys are blessed to have such wonderful families and to have found each other. Congratulations!

Thanks to Denise at C’est Chic Photography for second shooting with me.