Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christie & Paul's Sarnia Wedding

Christie & Paul knew a few things for sure - that they wanted to celebrate their wedding surrounded by family & friends, and that they wanted to get married barefoot.  On a gorgeous sunny day in September, they managed to do both with flair.  

Christie walked down the grassy aisle of her parents front yard, and she and Paul exchanged vows with a slight breeze off of Lake Huron providing just enough to keep the the heat at bay .. until we went for photos on the beach, that is!  

The reception was held at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa, and I loved seeing all the truly personal details the couple used to make their celebration uniquely "them".  From the record album seating chart to the crossword puzzles at the dinner tables, each detail was well thought out and made it clear who Paul & Christie are as a couple.

It was nothing but perfection.  Congratulations, guys!  Thank you so much for asking me to join in your day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kelly & Kevin's Parry Sound Wedding

It rained all morning. Not just a bit of rain, but full out thunderstorms. Kelly sat patiently in her room at the Bayside Inn, staring out the window, watching the rain stop but the clouds stay put. Wondering if she should make the call. The call that would move the ceremony from beside the lake at her parents house in Parry Sound, to inside a cute church. She went back and forth, thinking about it. And then she did exactly what I would have done - she called her dad and asked for his advice.

After that, it didn't take long to decide they would take the risk. After picking Kelly and her maid of honour up in his beautifully restored Whippet, they made their way to the ceremony under the big old pines in her parents backyard. Watching Kevin's eyes light up as Kelly & her dad walked down the grassy aisle was inspiring, but that first kiss beside the lake, surrounded by friends and family was one of my favourite moments of any wedding. And although the skies were grey all afternoon, and although it sprinkled a tiny bit during the ceremony, the rain stayed away.

We made use of Kelly's parents gorgeous property, and then headed to the historical Rosseau Memorial Hall for an amazingly delicious dinner from Now That's Catering. And as loved ones stood up to speak after dinner, the rain finally fell, echoing off the roof.

Be sure to check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post for more pictures of Kevin & Kelly's Parry Sound Wedding!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Cheryl & Darren's Orillia Wedding {Mariposa Inn}

Cheryl & Darren's Orillia Wedding at the Best Western Mariposa Inn was perfect. Cheryl was one of the calmest brides I've ever met! Between her relaxed attitude, and Darren's friendly smile, it was easy to feel like we were really part of the day, not just watching it through a lens.

It seems like a long time since I first met with this fantastic couple about their Orillia wedding, and one thing was clear from the get go - they wanted a unique location for wedding photos. I love when couples think outside of the box, and trust me to find backdrops that will really stand out as interesting. Although this secret location wasn't new to me, it was the first time I had a bride willing and close enough to venture to it. I'd say it was worth it!

Thank you to the staff at the Best Western Mariposa Inn - I always enjoy heading to my hometown to photograph such fantastic weddings, and this is a great venue for those in the area.

Congratulations Darren & Cheryl! Thank you for asking me to be part of your big day.