You wouldn’t know it from checking out the photos from this most lovely Kurtz Orchards wedding in the even lovelier Niagara on the Lake – but this wedding was actually brought to you by Kijiji. Yup Kijiji – but they didn’t meet online. Amanda & Johann – our bride & groom – both work for the company – where they secretly started dating each other. They were so incredible adept at keeping their courtship on the d.low that most people at work didn’t even realize they knew each other. One day Amanda showed up with a fabulous ring on her finger – and it was only then that the office was abuzz with the news.

If you are considering having a wedding in Ontario’s wine country – and you have a vision in your head for what a vineyard wedding would look and feel like – Kurtz Orchards is that vision come to life. It is quintessential winery wedding wonderfulness. And who other than Crystal Adair-Benning & Gina Humilde of Distinct Occasions to create, design & plan the perfect Niagara wedding day. From the sweet outdoor ceremony to the chic tented reception next to the vineyard complete with scrumptious baked bread buns with each guests name tagged on top with an herb for added perfection – it was delightful. Florals adorned the tables and wine barrels all done by top Niagara florist Bloom & Co. were, well they were blooming beautiful.

When we first met Amanda & Johann – they insisted to us that they are – in their words – “the most awkward people ever” & would pose a major challenge for us photographically. We assured them that they had nothing to worry about – and if they just have the time of their lives and focus on each other – that we promise that they will do great. Better than great even! Best to channel any awkwardness into laughs and smiles and that translates into rad wedding photography every time. I would say that these two rocked it – and if this is what awkward looks like – I say bring on awkward.