Doing weddings for long time friends is always a huge honour. I’ve known Kevin since I was probably around 13 years old- and he’s always been a kind, gentle human being. Meeting his beautiful wife Jacqui was a privilege. Not only did she share a lot of the same traits as Kevin, but they are perfectly matched in their interests, kind hearted nature, (the couple donated any money made for drinks to the Saugeen Rail Trail to give you an idea of the types of people they are) and ability to make others smile.
Their day started off with questionable weather, but of course the sun came shining down in full force on this wonderful couple as they “tied the knot” at the top level of the Saugeen Shores Golf Course. Friends and family congratulated the couple after a humorous, short-and-sweet ceremony, and then I stole the bridal party away to do shots in my new “secret” location at the Golf course that I just LOVE so much. Nothing like a field of flowers with a tree line that hides the sun perfectly. (HELLO photographers dream!)
As the night carried on, we ate, we danced, we laughed and the couple was toasted again and again for being such wonderful friends, and family to everyone in the room.
Thanks again Jacqui and Kevin for having me capture your day. I feel blessed to have been a part of such an amazing time in your lives.
This wedding was so intimate and adorable, I loved every minute of it. Everything about Caitlin and Joel is unique…whether it be their home, or their incredible vision, they both have amazing taste and style, and it showed at this wedding in every way.
The entire wedding was different than a usual wedding..the timeline was like nothing I’ve ever captured before- and I was so grateful to be a part of something so original. We spent the morning at the couples amazing home in Kincardine, did the cutest first-look ever, and then hit the streets to grab pictures of the wedding party (and of course stopping at the bar for everyone to grab a drink mid-day).
The flowers from Pure Bird Blooms were AMAZING. I’m obsessed with Abbys work. It is stunning, and highly recommended to every bride. She is up and coming, and with word of mouth- she will be booked solid for years to come. Caitlins dress was gorgeous, and of course her bridesmaids accompanied her perfectly. The boys were simple, and elegant, and handsome as ever. A small wedding party of only 8, made perfect sense.
Mirwanda Estates is such a beautiful venue. The 150 seating capacity fit snug in the old framework, and the pictures show how close and intimate everything was. Once the hilarious speeches by the best-man and bride and groom were over, everyone hit the dance floor, and partied hard to celebrate such a special couple.
What a dreamy wedding- their day outlined exactly the type of wedding that I would have if I were to get married. Just lovely! But enough about me, check out these beautiful photos of Joel and Kat’s perfect day.
What a perfect wedding to start off my 2018 wedding season. The weather was amazing for photography (overcast, and mild) and the bride and groom were both stunning looking individuals who made my job easy!
The bridal party was fun and entertaining all night- and I did know a few guests who attended the wedding so it was nice to mingle and chat with people throughout the day. I also got to hang out with the videographer, who was a ton of fun.
Chris and Brittany started their perfect day off with a first look. Brittany had lots of time to prepare for this as she had done a first look beforehand with her father, and her bridal party- which was so cute I thought my heart was going to explode.
Chris waited out on the pier at Cobble Beach for his future Mrs. Rier to come walking down and pat him on the shoulder…his reaction was perfectly sweet and reminded me of why I enjoy first looks so much. They embraced and complimented each other while joking around about the excitement that was to come. You can spot the love between these two immediately, and I felt lucky to chosen to capture such a milestone in their lives.
The ceremony was perfectly perfect and had a few good laughs that reminded all of us why this couple is so great together. Cocktail hour commenced and the bridal party and I headed down to the lighthouse and water to capture some pictures of everyone.
Dinner was delicious and the Cobble Beach staff was amazing, as always. The best man entertained everyone at dinner while the MC kept him in line (after all, he did have several shots before dinner was even served!)
I captured a wonderful first dance between the newly married couple as well as their dances with their Mother and Father, then I let the party commence…after all, what happens at the after party- stays at the after party, right?
Thanks again Brittany and Chris, and congratulations on your beautiful marriage. I can’t wait to see your family grow and your many years of happiness ahead.