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June 23, 2023

Hannah + Brandon | Arbor Haven Wedding

There’s beautiful fall light and then there’s the beautiful fall light Hannah and Brandon had during their October Arbor Haven wedding. To say it was gorgeous would be an understatement.

Hannah and Brandon met while in college at Ohio University. They got engaged in 2019 during a visit to a filming site for one of their favorite movies in Toronto.

For their wedding, Hannah and Brandon included tons of special elements to personalize the day. The two love games and included that in their wedding day by adding gaming elements to their hunter green and burnt orange decorations and also offering a table of games for those who would rather play than dance. They also had special elements in their attire with socks, cufflinks and tie clips for the guys and embroidery and grandma’s handkerchief sewn into Hannah’s dress. Two friends read passages during the ceremony.

Other fun elements for their guests included the shoe game, a table race (the bride and groom run around and get a quick photo with each table of guests all within the span of one song) and a special serenade by Hannah to Brandon. Of course, there was also lots of dancing and a ton of different cookies and treats in addition to their two-tier cake. Also, notice anyone familiar? Another HGP couple, Amber and Sean, were guests at Hannah and Brandon’s wedding and Hannah and Brandon were guests at theirs.

The night culminated in a private dance (one of my favorite elements of a reception) and a glow stick exit. And, did I mention the glowy fall light at Arbor Haven? The trees bursting with fall hues? The perfect weather? It was all of those things!

Here are some of my favorites.


Venue: Arbor Haven

Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner purchased from Wendy’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Jahara Jennae

Florist: Sola Wood Flowers by Stubborn Mule Rustic Designs

Planner/Coordinator: Keri Walker

DJ: Blendmasters

Cake/Cookies: Pattycakes and Cookies

Catering: Mission BBQ

Invitations: Etsy

Livestream of Ceremony: Hercules Entertainment


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