When Kristen and Marc contacted me to shoot their wedding at Monora Park in Orangeville, I was really excited for several reasons. 1. Its a quaint but adorable venue. Sort of like a hall, but without the feel of a hall, if that makes any sense. The main room is surrounded by windows and a balcony to outdoors. Then down below is another deck to hang out on during cocktail hour, with fields and hills and woods. And reason 2. I met Marc when he was the best man at Tony and Holley's Alton Mill Wedding in 2016. I always love when couples refer me to friends, it means the world to me.
Marc and Kristen are super laid back, hilarious and good hearted people. After spending the day with their families, I understood how and why they are the way they are. They both come from such loving families and I found myself tearing up with emotion, and a LOT of laughter, during the wedding speeches. Kristen rocked a vintage glam bridal style - her hair was perfection and I loved all the romantic vintage inspired details.
Despite the fact it was raining off and on and some of the plans had to be changed (such as the outdoor ceremony, and outdoor lawn games during cocktail hour), it was still a great day, with a lot of laughs and tears and as you will see, an amazing dance floor filled with party peeps!
Don't you love how different the Bride and Groom are when getting ready!?
To Marc and Kristen - thank you for including me as part of your day, I left with a full heart and soul. (and that amazing mac 'n cheese made by the caterer Lavender Blue!)
xo, Love Bee
2017 wedding and elopement portraits
Here are some of my favourites from 2017 - I had so many that I felt I needed to put them in categories this year!
Starting with THE MORNING OF, and continuing with Emotional Moments, LAUGHTER and JOY, Kids + Pets, SELFIES (because there are sooo many), Bloopers and Funny Moments, Party Time and Sentimental Moments.
Kate and Jordan eloped (sort of) at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, at the cutest little green and white church. I am blessed to have tagged along with them, and enjoy this experience and the beauty of Iceland for myself.
Jenna and Rory. They have a wonderful love story of two families who spent summers on the same lake. And since Jenna is a writer I'm going to let her tell you in her own words because they will sound much better than if I wrote them. Jenna and Rory got married on a mild fall day at a quaint restaurant called the Black Forest Inn, that they said "felt like the cottage", so it was the perfect place for these two cottagers to get married.
Elise and Brandon's autumn wedding day turned out to be a cold, rainy and WINDY day, inside the barn at Cambium Farm, and that did not stop anyone from having a blast! They may have been bundled up in blankets, but the guests stayed til the end to show love and party with the Bride and Groom! Take a peek at the video and you will see how windy it was!
Sarah and Jon met in high school, continued on to University together, bought a house, and finally decided to tie the knot and become one forever. Their beautiful ceremony took place at the new and improved Guild Inn Estate in Toronto. Make sure you check it out, and if you are planning an outdoor ceremony, I really loved this venue! The ceremony space is covered, but the walls are open so that even if it rains, you can still be outside. It does get a bit windy but the light inside is so bright and clean. Plus its all stone and white walls which make for some classic imagery. (Photographers - you will love it!)
Lauren and Graeme got married in front of loved ones at Glencairn Golf Course in Milton Ontario on a chilly fall day. Click to see their ceremony and wedding reception, as well as the cutest first look!
"I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
Maggie and Ben get married at River Run Centre in Guelph Ontario, where they first met while attending University. The venue is awesome with floor to ceiling windows and great acoustics (it is a theatre after all!) The wedding decor was based around thier love for literature.
Autumn Inspired Bridal Shoot at Scotsdale Farm. Lots of inspiration for a fall wedding!
This wedding had it all - yet was so simple and intimate and perfect. The Alton Mill Art Centre in Caledon was the setting for this intimate and trendy wedding!