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Cellar 52 St. Jacobs Wedding

March 27, 2020

This venue. This couple. This gown. I loved everything about this Cellar 52 wedding. As a new and upcoming venue just outside of Kitchener in St. Jacobs, Ontario, it is a hip spot for intimate weddings. The thing I loved most about this venue was all the natural light that was available should the weather not cooperate. It allows many options for both indoor and outdoor photos.

When prep began with the guys, I was surprised to find an empty room with just all of their stuff. The guys had decided to go and grab some lunch somewhere in St. Jacobs. So I began taking some details photos of Dylan’s things until they returned.

Cellar 52 Wedding Grooms Jacket Detail
Cellar 52 Wedding Groom shots with shots and rings
groom putting on his shoes
groom drinking beer while getting ready

When I was done with Dylan’s details, I headed over to the beautiful bridal suite where Alexa was. This bridal suite was stunning! It had all the natural light I adore, crisp clean lines, and minimal decor. Honestly, one of my favorite bridal suites I have been to.

Alexa was just finishing up her hair and makeup when I arrived. So I snagged a few photos before we took the ladies out to the foyer to do some toasts in their robes.

cellar 52 bridal suite with bridal gown bouquet and shoes
bride getting her makeup done
bride and bridesmaids in robes toasting with champaign
bride and bridesmaids with champaign sitting on couch with dresses
cellar 52 bridal gown and bouquet laying on couch
bride smiling putting in her earrings
cellar 52 maid of honour helping bride put on bracelet
cellar 51 bride wearing pink converse runners
wedding details ring shot on green leaf
black and white photo of bridesmaids getting bride dressed looking in mirror

I absolutely love that black and white photo of Alexa and her girls. I can not pinpoint why, but I just love it.

Next up on the wedding timeline, the first look! We did these across the street on a patio, where there was no one around. I remember Dylan being very nervous but excited to see his bride. Up the stairs, Alexa came and tapped him on the shoulder. When Dylan turned around he had the biggest smile.

We then proceeded to take some bride and groom portraits before the ceremony.

bride and groom having a first look on patio in St. Jacobs
First look with bride smiling tapping groom on shoulder
bride and groom kissing at first look
formal portrait of bride and groom on patio
bride and groom looking at each other smiling
full body portrait of bride and groom with bouquet
individual portraits of bride and groom
full body portrait of groom kissing brides forehead
bride and groom sitting on bench with groom whispering in brides ear
bride and groom holding hands leaning up against brick wall
close up of bride and groom kissing
bride smiling while they walk hand in hands
bride and groom walking and twirling while smiling

This ceremony space was beautiful. They chose to have their ceremony indoors in front of the fireplace instead of outside on the patio. I really liked this choice. Their ceremony literally had me and all their guests in laughter the entire time. While it did have some more sentimental moments, this ceremony was so laid back and really a good blend of them as a couple. I really loved it!

ceremony detail of fireplace at cellar 52
bridesmaids watching the bride come down the aisle smiling
bride and dad smiling walking down aisle
groom holding hands with bride smiling during ceremony
wedding guests and bride laughing during ceremony
bride and groom ring exchange close up

Spot the fake ring bling that Dylan surprised Alexa with.

groom placing jumbo fake ring on brides hands and joke
bride and groom doing a shot of alcohol during ceremony
Bride and Groom have first kiss at ceremony
bride and groom walking out after ceremony happy and smiling
cellar 52 bride and groom have big kiss after ceremony

Alexa girl, I see you checking out that new ring!

cellar 52 wedding party hugging and kissing in celebration with bride and groom

Post ceremony we took off to wander around St. Jacobs for a few more photos while the sun was going down.

bride and groom strolling down the street hand in hand
groom lifting bride and kissing in the street
bride smiling at her groom while walking
bride and bridesmaid walking on patio walkway
black and white portrait of groom and groomsman
wedding party having drinks at cocktail hour

It was almost reception time and while guests were enjoying cocktail hour on the patio, I took advantage of the empty space to capture some detail photos for them.

cellar 52 wedding reception seating chart and head table
cellar 52 reception details with greenery and natural light
wedding guest signing on jenga pieces and puzzle

Again, another hilarious moment in the day, when the MC came strutting into the reception hall dressed as a women. Seriously, the whole room was in laughter.

male MC making funny entrance into reception in ladies dress and fake boobs and wig

Once dinner and toasts were all done, the couple enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife while they were surrounded by their guests. Then they took to the dancefloor with their parents. But then, things got wild! The dance floor was booming and their guests were having the time of their lives.

bride and groom first dance
first dance kiss for bride and groom while guests circle them
bride and groom dance with their mom and dad
wedding party dancing at reception
cellar 52 groom dancing with guests at reception
guests partying on dance floor with drinks

One thing I love to do is sneak my couples away for some dusk photos. This patio at Cellar 52 was the perfect location.

bride and groom kissing at dusk under string lights on intimate patio setting

If you are loving this wedding, be sure to check out another gorgeous one here. I can’t wait until I can be back at Cellar 52 for another intimate wedding.

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible!

Venue: Cellar 52

Wedding Planning: Sprightly Events

Catering: Indulge Kitchen

Gown Shop: The Modern Bride

DJ: Nitro Music

Florals: Lilies White Floral Studio

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