Working in the event industry means you see a lot of weddings. You see all the details, all the trends, the unique touches, the personal additions. You meet a lot of vendors, a lot of professionals, and work in a lot of venues. You've seen it all, probably a million times. The good, the bad, the ugly. How things can go wrong, and how things can go perfectly right.
Planning a wedding when you work in the wedding industry isn't easier because of who you know or what details you've seen, it's easier because you see first hand the most important part of the day, and can easily make it a priority. You already know the most important part of the day isn't the napkins - it's marrying your best friend.
When Terry and Michelle of Scotia Entertainment got engaged, I was ecstatic for them. Having worked with them many times, I've always considered them not just my favourite DJ's, but friends as well. So when they asked if I was available to photograph their wedding? I couldn't contain my excitement.
Terry and Michelle knew exactly what they wanted in a wedding day - a ceremony in their favourite local park surrounded by friends and family, and a low key reception in their favourite intimate venue, Napoca in Port Credit. They knew they wanted to involve the kids (Michelle was walked down the first part of the aisle by her dad, who then passed her hand to Kody - an extremely heartfelt gesture and moment). They knew they wanted to focus on family and friends. They knew they just wanted to be together.
Of course, being who they are, they made sure their reception was the best party around - a magician, a caricature artist, a signature shot, and the best music playlist I've ever heard at a wedding. While Terry was able to give up control of the music for most of the night, he couldn't help but slip back into DJ mode for a bit near the end.
Thank you both so much for asking us to be a part of such an amazing day!
To see a couple more photos from Terry & Michelle's Port Credit Wedding, be sure to check out the JSW Facebook page!