autumn wedding photos Archives - Jennifer Newberry Photography Blog
Apr 052017
 
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Oshawa Wedding Photographer | Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre


Sarah & Graeme

How They Met

Sarah and Graeme met for the first time when they attended a youth group together. Graeme first asked Sarah out on a date when they were 9 years old, and she said no. Sarah thought that he was really awkward, but cute, and she was disappointed any time he didn’t show up to their youth group. Graeme thought Sarah was cute (remember, they were only 9 years old at the time!). Graeme was very shy, but Sarah made the effort to talk to him and made sure that he felt like a valuable member of their group. Week after week, the more Graeme got to know Sarah, the more he knew that he wanted to be more than just friends with her.

They remained friends over the years, and when they both went off to university they stayed in touch. Graeme asked Sarah out a few more times throughout the years, but Sarah still kept saying no. After Sarah and Graeme both graduated from university, Sarah was about to start a college program, and Graeme was about to be posted to Trenton (he’s in the military), Graeme asked Sarah out again, and this time Sarah said YES!

Their first date was actually at a wedding! Graeme’s sister’s wedding to be exact. With Graeme being in the military, he didn’t get much time off, and he wasn’t in town very often either, so they took advantage of the weekend where they were both in the same place. Sarah and Graeme’s families had known each other for awhile (makes sense, since Sarah and Graeme basically grew up together!), so Sarah’s parents were invited to the wedding as well. So, on Sarah and Graeme’s very first official date, she got to meet Graeme’s entire extended family, and technically both of their parents went on their first date with them. Haha!

The Proposal

A year-and-a-half after they started dating, it was Christmas Eve and they were at Graeme’s grandparents’ house where his family holds a big Christmas dinner before getting ready to head to church. After dinner (but before they left for the church service), Graeme pulled Sarah downstairs where he privately proposed.

The Wedding

Sarah and Graeme had their wedding at the Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre, in Oshawa, on a beautiful autumn day. They got ready at the venue, Graeme in the basement and Sarah upstairs in the bridal suite, which was super convenient for me to go back and forth between them and take photos!

Trillium Trails photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails wedding ring photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Not only is Graeme in the military (Air Force, if I’m remembering correctly), but all his groomsmen are too! I was very interested to see how half of an entire wedding party, being in the military, would go. I always assumed military men were very rigid and serious…. then I met Tom. After photographing the guys getting ready, I went upstairs to the bridal suite and said “So…. I met Tom” and Sarah immediately said “Oh, I’m sorry about that.” hahaha. I knew already it was going to be an amazing, and super-fun day.

I think the most interesting thing about having all the men in the wedding party being in the military, is that when they got dressed, they folded their clothes very neatly, and put them in very neat, precise piles. For anyone who has never been in a room with multiple men getting ready to attend a wedding, there is usually clothes everywhere, maybe a belt or two slung over a chair, alcohol, wallets, sometimes flasks, spare change, covering most surfaces, and at least one of them is writing their speech for the reception at the last-minute. You get the picture – military men? Nope, super organized, super neat – and yet somehow still fun. I credit Tom with getting a few genuine smiles out of Graeme for his first few portraits when he was still a little nervous.
Trillium Trails groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Lots of people know about the First Look that some couples do these days, where the groom sees the bride for the first time. Well, I also like doing what I call “Dad’s First Look” – a dad seeing his little girl all dressed up as a bride for the first time.
Trillium Trails dad's first look photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Right after Sarah’s dad got his “first look” at his gorgeous daughter, it was Graeme’s turn, to see his bride.
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

After the first look(s), we went right into the Bride & Groom Portrait part of the day. This works out well because the couple can mingle with their guests during most of the cocktail hour, rather than taking photos after the ceremony! Not to mention the bride’s hair and makeup is still freshly done.
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Anyone who knows me, or who has followed my work for awhile, knows how much I love veils!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

It wasn’t actually very cold, but Sarah really loved this photo idea with the blanket wrapped around them, and I have to say I love how it turned out!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I told Sarah to bring Graeme’s nametag off his uniform, a little extra sentimental touch that adds to the day – not to mention Sarah’s new last name!
Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails bride and groom photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Ceremony time! Sarah and Graeme’s ceremony was outdoors, and they lucked into a gorgeous day! You can’t even imagine how happy and excited I was when the breeze kept gently blowing Sarah’s veil around during the ceremony. (Again I say, veils are awesome!)
Trillium Trails outdoor ceremony photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The reception area at Trillium Trails is fantastic, and Sarah and Graeme did their first dance under a shower of bubbles (coming from a bubble-maker up on the balcony – because Mike from Xtreme Sound is awesome!). The windows in the room overlooked the grounds, and it was just a great area to celebrate a brand new marriage!
Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Sarah & Graeme!!
Trillium Trails reception photos by Oshawa wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

To see more of Sarah and Graeme’s Oshawa wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)

Credits must go to the other vendors who helped create such a beautiful day!
Venue: Trillium Trails Banquet & Conference Centre
Florist: Gale
Cake Artist: Cakes by Danielle
Dessert Table: DIY by family members
DJ: Xtreme Sound
Make-up: Rhonda Wilson
Hair: Trilis Hair Studio
Invitations: DIY
Wedding dress boutique: The Brides’ Project
Wedding dress designer: Pronovias
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Mens’ tuxes: Moores
Jeweler: Evangelos Fine Jewellery
Officiant: Rev. Dianne Graves
Oshawa wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Oshawa wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Oshawa, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Feb 072016
 

Barrie Wedding Photographer | Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Nicole & Tyler

If someone asked me to describe Nicole and Tyler’s Barrie wedding (well, Utopia technically – yes they actually got married in Utopia! How many people can say that!), I would probably say it was a rustic autumn wedding, with a bit of a Hollywood theme. They chose the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation as their wedding venue. The Tiffin Centre is located just outside of Barrie, Ontario, in the mythically-named town of Utopia. Fall is my favourite season, so I was beyond thrilled that Nicole and Tyler were having their wedding, basically in a cabin in the middle of a forest, with the forest floor completely covered in the fallen autumn leaves! (Imagine me squealing in excitement, here.)

Originally, the ceremony was planned to take place on a trail not far from the reception building, but unfortunately it started to rain. (I think *I* was the most disappointed about that!). Luckily, Nicole thought of EVERYTHING (seriously, everything!! She even had the bathrooms stocked with any toiletries her guests might need.), and when the ceremony location changed at the last minute to the covered chapel/gazebo area, she had the groomsmen string up lights inside to spruce it up a bit.

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I can honestly say, this was the first time I’ve ever taken photos in a bathroom at a wedding!

Anyway, if you’re considering having Tiffin Centre wedding photography done, I highly recommend it! It’s such a beautiful venue!

Now, onto Nicole and Tyler’s wedding day! I started off by photographing Tyler and the guys. Nicole ever-so-kindly left her engagement ring with Tyler, so that I could photograph the rings all together before everything started happening.
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Once all my many ring shots were done, it was time for Tyler to get ready!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Once Tyler was dressed and ready to go, and I did a few photos of him with his mother as well as him with his groomsmen, I was off to see what the girls were up to. As always, I like to start off by photographing all the wedding day details.
Tiffin Centre wedding detail photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The girls had all gone to Starbucks and had their “titles” written on their cups – I love it! The other snack of choice, which was delivered later by one of the girls’ mothers, was McDonald’s french fries 😉

The bridesmaids and the adorable flower girl, Veronica, got ready first – then it was Nicole’s turn!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

When the boys arrived in the limo, Tyler waited outside the hotel for his bride. It was a bit rainy so there weren’t many dry spots for their First Look, but under the hotel’s overhang worked out quite nicely!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Right after the first look, the girls joined the guys in the limo, and everyone headed to the Tiffin Centre. We had a lot of time before the guests started arriving to do all the photos (a great benefit to doing a First Look!), so we started off with Nicole and Tyler’s portraits. A few of the photos I played with, and I added falling leaves. It’s a bit dramatic but I think it gives the photo a neat effect. (I also had the song “Fallen Leaves” by Billy Talent stuck in my head the entire time I was editing. ♪♪ Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves… on the grounddd ♪♪)
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The forest floor completely covered in leaves was so awesome, and so pretty!

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

There were also longgggg raised boardwalks! This place is seriously a photographer’s dream!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

That “Mr. & Mrs.” sign above that I know you’re oogling, I’ll talk about that in just a little bit 😉
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The gorgeous and wonderful wedding party! The girls even tried not to look too cold for me 😉 It was the end of October after all!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

This is where the ceremony ended up being due to the rain. It was this awesome rustic little… cabin? Gazebo? I’m not sure what I would call it, so I’m going to call it a “structure”. It was cozy and quaint (and dry!), and a perfect back-up ceremony location!
Tiffin Centre wedding ceremony photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I was so delighted to see that as their cake topper, Nicole and Tyler had a sign that featured a phrase from one of my all-time favourite movies!!! The Princess Bride! Woo hoo!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Earlier I said, that as Nicole and Tyler’s Barrie wedding photographer, I would describe their Tiffin Centre wedding as a rustic autumn wedding with a bit of a Hollywood flare. And now I will explain why. First, you have the cake topper, of course. But all over the place they had framed quotes and phrases from famous celebrities and authors. It was such a fantastic little detail – I loved it!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

And of course “Mr & Mrs” was up in lights. More about that below!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Turns out, Nicole is quite crafty! She did quite a number of DIY (do it yourself) crafts and things for her wedding. First, she took the flower girl’s plain black shoes, and glittered them up with purple sparkles. She also made a “Flower Girl” tote for her niece, to carry around some books and other entertainment. She of course put up all those frames with photos of her and Tyler, and the famous quotes. But the MOST impressive of all, was Nicole MADE this Mr & Mrs sign! Yes, she MADE it. I couldn’t believe it – it looked AMAZING! She saw these lit-up letters at a craft store, but they were $80 PER letter – pretty pricey! So, she took it upon herself to make them, using styrofoam, bristol board, and a string (or two) of lights. Pretty incredible if I do say so myself!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Nicole and Tyler!

To see more of Nicole and Tyler’s Tiffin Centre wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)

Ceremony & Reception venue: Tiffin Centre for Conservation
Caterer: Casal Catering
Florist: Elizabeth Hachey
Cake Artist: Melissa L’Abbe Cakes
Cake Topper: Better Off Wed
DJ: Coldoll Productions
Make-Up Artist: 3 Small Rooms
Hair Artist: 3 Small Rooms
Favours: The Sweet Oven
Invitations: Minted.com
Wedding dress boutique: David’s Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin Paris
Bridesmaids dresses: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Mens Attire: Freeman Formalwear
Officiant: Rev. Norm Munroe
Jeweler (wedding rings): Spence Diamonds
Bride’s earrings: Swarovski
Photo Booth: Snapz Photo Booth
Limo: Barrie Executive Limousine
Bus for out-of-town guests: First Student Canada
Napkins & cups: Molly Hatch
Mr & Mrs lighted sign: DIY
Barrie wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Barrie wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Barrie, Newmarket, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

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