Ending the decade at a wedding is something I can’t say I’ve done before- but man oh man, what a way to spend New Years! Surrounded by this amazing couple and their friends and family, everyone rang in the new year with a smile on their face.
This wedding was in itself, the perfect Southampton wedding. Family pictures above the Outlaw, pictures in the downtown core, ceremony and reception at the Highview, and of course, the Nikklaus’, the family that brought us the lovely Southampton bakery- I was so honoured to be a part of this wedding because I too, have fallen in love with Southampton in so many ways.
This wedding was tough for me- if anyone knows how gorgeous the Highview now looks after they redid the entire thing- they know that it is a dimly lit, fancy (and DELICIOUS) restaurant. So the lighting was a fun new challenge, a long with the space that was very limited- but I am proud of my work, and I think that everyone looked so GOOD, which helped of course!
Monique and Kirk had the most perfect, laid back-yet incredibly detail oriented winter wedding. The weather lightly dusted everything with snow just before to make sure this day was absolutely breathtaking. The bride was beyond stunning, and Kirk and the boys were dressed to the nine in their tuxes.
The class and elegance were to die for, but a bride that wants to get down like a total G to Nate Dogg in her wedding dress and top hat, is a girl after my own heart.
Thanks again Monique and Kirk, for everything- Southampton loves you!
See, the thing with having a fall wedding is- its a hit or miss on the weather, but if its a good day, MAN IS IT GOOD.
Not only are these guys the most fun and hilariously comedic couple- but they are also the most patient, ever. When you have a late fall wedding, you unfortunately get your wedding photos at my maximum wait times, and this couple was so gracious while I plowed through hundreds of Christmas minis- to just hit the deadline to get them their wedding on time. YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO ME.
But onto Carly and Derek. Seriously. This couple was so. much. fun. You can see throughout these images how much they are loved, both as individuals, and as a couple. They are the epitome of kind and generous, and I gotta say- I’m hopping on the Carly bandwagon, cause she is one amazing human being.
The day was brilliant, from start to finish- amazing decor, amazing dresses on the bridesmaids, perfect colour co-ordination in every which way and not a detail was missed. (Sure it helps that your family owns Ainsdale golf course) but c’mon- it was TO DIE FOR. I am so lucky to be a part of something that means so much to so many people, and it is the greatest honour that Carly, Derek and their families will look at and cherish these photos for a couple that you just know are each others forever.
Thanks again guys, and congratulations!
Ryan and Sarah are so much fun, my face hurt when I got home that night from all the laughing that went on that day. It was a perfect beautiful, summers day- not too hot, not too cold, and I got to explore homes in my favourite town (Southampton) where Sarah and Ryans family own many houses in the area.
Between the guys joking around, and the girls always being RIGHT there to help out with anything- you can tell this couple has great friends and family that love them very much. This was definitely a wedding that was being waited for, for a long time. I love my Southampton weddings with a passion, and this one was perfection.
Saugeen went all out for their wedding and the decor was gorgeous and the food was on point, as usual. Major props to the golf course for a flawless transition into new management.
Thank you to Ryan and Sarah for having me to capture your big day- you guys were so much fun, and not to mention, stunning. ❤