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
What is your favourite part of a wedding? Personally I love that moment when the couple realizes they just tied the knot!
Julia and Luigi were married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church - the cutest church in Oakville with the kindest Priest I ever did meet. And since the church is right near the waterfront, we headed there for some wedding party photos before driving to Edwards Gardens in Toronto for more portraits of the newly married couple and their sibs.
Jessica and Isaac got married on a rainy spring day at THE MANOR by Peter and Pauls in Kettleby Ontario. This was the first time I had shot at The Manor and it is such a lovely venue. Rain or Shine! Despite the rain the sun was shining so there was still a warm glow over the entire day.
Jenne and Jason tied the knot in Gravenhurst Muskoka at a fun restaurant right on the waterfront called The Dock of the Bay. It was a rainy day but despite the moody skies the wedding went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!
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.
Many couples are opting for an Unplugged Ceremony. Not the entire wedding (hey, those dance party candids are always amazing!), but just the ceremony. The part of the day that means the most as you are actually becoming a married couple. Read more to find out why unplugged ceremonies are big on the to-do list and how you can politely ask your guests to enjoy your moment
5 totally rad and unique places I have shot at over the last few years right here in Ontario, Canada. Some were low budget, some high, some big and some had small guest lists but what remained constant was how accurately these venues complimented the couples who got married there.
At Seasons we love chatting with new brides, we encourage brides to bring us their ideas and lists of things they want to include in their special day, colours, themes, unique activities. This gives us an overall idea of what they are hoping to achieve. We ask for preferred budgets, so we can better quote aspects that will be most effective for their goals.
I LOVE all of the trends thatI am seeing - they are interactive and fun and entertaining - all things you want your wedding to be! Weddings are not just for your parents to hang out with their friends anymore! They are a whole day dedicated to the couple and their most favourite people - a day to dance or party and celebrate and share in the love of the couple! That being said, every couple is different and many still stick to the more "traditional' wedding trends, but for those of you looking for some new ideas, here is a list of some recent trends I have been seeing (and LOVE!)
Recently I heard a funny story from a fellow photographer. She told us about one current Bride who "blocked" a friend who was also getting married from using said photographer for her own wedding. The photographer said the current Bride was kind and sweet and was not really sure why she was telling her friends not to book her. To be honest, this whole situation baffled me!