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Jan 102020
 

Kawartha Lakes Wedding Photographer | Coboconk


Megan & Jonathan’s Sunflower Wedding

How They Met

Megan and Jonathan actually met at a job interview! Jonathan thought “She seems nice”, while Megan thought to herself “He’s so handsome”. They went on their first date to Boston Pizza, and they must have hit it off because a year-and-a-half later they were engaged!

The Proposal

Megan and Jonathan were walking along the beach, looking for shells, when suddenly Jonathan had discovered a very exciting shell, and he brought it to Megan to show her what he’d found – it was an oyster shell with the ring inside!

The Wedding

Megan and Jonathan’s wedding has to be one of the cheeriest-yet-relaxed weddings I’ve ever been to. No one was rushing around, everyone was just enjoying the day. It was a great change of pace! The ceremony took place at Megan’s family cottage, in Coboconk Ontario. It was a bright sunny day with great weather, which matched the sunflower-theme perfectly! I also thought a sunflower wedding in October was pretty unique – it was awesome!

Getting Ready

Megan and the girls got ready inside the cottage, while the boys got ready in the boathouse. Megan didn’t actually put her dress on until 5-minutes before the ceremony was to start, and even then she was laid back and relaxed, and just as happy as I’ve ever seen a bride be! She had her two bridesmaids with her, as well as her soon-to-be 6-year-old step-daughter, Eloise. It was easy to see how much Megan and Eloise care about each other, anyone could tell that Megan was just as much in love with Eloise as with Jonathan!
Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held outdoors, in the cottage’s backyard right by the lake. There was a large white tent set-up in case of bad weather – but happily it wasn’t even needed as it was a bright sunny day! Megan and Jonathan were married underneath the white tent, in front of about 50 of their closest family and friends.
Kawartha Lakes wedding ceremony photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Wedding Party

The wedding party consisted of two bridesmaids, and two groomsmen, as well as Jonathan’s 6-year-old daughter Eloise. What a great group!
Kawartha Lakes wedding party photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Newlyweds!

The bride and groom (and lots with Eloise as well, of course!) photos were also done at the cottage, which I was thrilled about because there were lots of great photo locations!
Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca

The Reception

After the photos were completed, we all traveled about 1-minute down the road to the Coboconk Legion building. The hall was decorated with sunflowers as well, and everyone was happily chatting and having a great time!

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception decor photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception decor photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding cupcake photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Right after Megan and Jonathan were announced in, Eloise ran up to them and they gave her a hug, then they proceeded to the front of the room, just in front of the head table, to do their first dance as husband and wife.
Kawartha Lakes first dance photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes sunflower wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca

Congrats Megan & Jonathan! I am so thrilled I got to be a part of your wonderful sunflower wedding, and capture all your Kawartha Lakes wedding photos for you! πŸ™‚

Wedding vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Megan’s family cottage
Reception Venue & Caterer: Coboconk Royal Canadian Legion
Wedding Coordinator & Florist: Your Dream Wedding
Cake Artist: Dolce
Music: DIY – speakers & an iPod
Dress store: David’s Bridal
Officiant: Jonathan’s father
Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Oct 242019
 

Kawartha Lakes Wedding Photographer | Coboconk Wedding Photographer


Megan & Jonathan’s Sneak Peeks

Megan and Jonathan had their Kawartha Lakes wedding ceremony at Megan’s lovely family cottage in Coboconk. It was a lovely outdoor ceremony, on a gorgeous day with perfect weather – what more could you ask for!
Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Kawartha Lakes wedding photos by Kawartha Lakes wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Congrats Megan & Jonathan!


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

Dec 272016
 

Newmarket Wedding Photographer | Backyard Star Wars Wedding


Jillian & Beau

Star Wars has been getting a lot of press lately! The new movie “Rogue One” was recently released, and then today, actress Carrie Fisher died (known for her role as Princess Leia, of course.). Needless to say, everyone is talking about Star Wars these days! So, with Star Wars on the mind, I thought what better time to post about Jillian and Beau’s lovely, stormy, backyard Newmarket wedding!

How They Met

Beau’s sister, Tara, introduced Beau and Jillian. Jillian was friends with Tara, and she only knew Beau from a distance. They had a fun karaoke night, and Beau was smitten with Jillian. Tara had planned a night out of dancing, and they all went to a carnival before going to a bar. Beau made Jillian go on a spinny ride that she didn’t want to go on, and she ended up barfing everywhere – it was true love. Beau thought he blew his chances when Jillian got sick, but they spent the night joking around, and he let her know he was interested in her. Jillian’s first thought was “This is my best friend’s brother!”, but she knew he was special and she loved being with him. Beau’s first thought upon meeting Jill was “This girl is so cool!”.

They went on their first date to The Keg Steakhouse. They spent 3 hours at the restaurant talking and laughing, and they hit it off right away.

The Proposal

After 2 years of dating, Beau and Jill went on a trip to Mt. Tremblant. Beau took Jill up the mountain, and they were literally in the clouds when he popped the question!

The Wedding

It was a dull grey day when I woke up the morning of Jill and Beau’s wedding. The weather forecast didn’t look good. And most importantly, my pre-wedding sunshine dance didn’t help much (or so I THOUGHT!…). I got to Jill’s parents’ house, where the ceremony was to be held in the backyard, and also where everyone was getting ready. Shortly after I arrived, the thunder and lightning started, and the rain just poured. Good thing there were tents set up in the backyard for such weather! Everyone continued getting ready, and I remember vividly that as I was photographing the rings, the thunder was rumbling and the power flickered once or twice. Just after that, we heard that a tornado had touched down just 30 minutes away from us!
Star Wars wedding ring photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Before I go on, I will say that this was not a “Star Wars themed wedding” – every single one of the Star Wars elements were surprises for Beau, including some of the Star Wars-specific photos (like the Star Wars Lego figurines with the rings above.)

By far the most popular Star Wars element/surprise were Jillian’s shoes. She had them custom made, and even though she said they weren’t very comfortable, they looked fantastic and all the guests loved them!
Star Wars wedding shoes photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Jillian and Beau’s daughter, Holly, was a most adorable flower girl. She had a very serious face for most of the day, observing everything that was going on, but I did get a few smiles out of her. (She certainly makes you work for those smiles!)
Newmarket flower girl photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I got some super cute daddy/daughter pictures with Beau and Holly while Jillian was finishing up getting ready.
Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Jillian and Beau didn’t plan on doing a First Look, but at the last minute they changed their minds because then they wouldn’t have to hide from each other in the same house while getting ready. Makes sense to me!
Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The ceremony was held under the gazebo in Jillian’s parents’ backyard. There was an adjoining tent for the guests to be under as well.
Newmarket backyard wedding ceremony photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Just after the ceremony, we were going to head out to do some bride & groom photos, and the skies cleared right up for us! It was a miracle! (Or perhaps the workings of a certain someone’s sunshine dance done earlier in the day πŸ˜‰ ).
Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket bride and groom photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket wedding photography by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket wedding photography by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Newmarket wedding photography by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Once we got back to the house, Jillian and Beau greeted their guests, and got ready to start the reception. Jillian had left a gift on Beau’s chair at the head table, and he was very happy when he opened it! It was a rare Boba Fett helmet!
Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet wedding gift photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding cake and R2-D2 groom's cake photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The photo below on the left was also going to be a surprise for Beau, but he totally caught on to what we were doing. πŸ˜‰ I think I still surprised him with the photo below on the right though!
Star Wars wedding photo composites by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Jill & Beau!! I was so happy to be a part of your wedding day, and even the awful weather (which thankfully cleared up!) couldn’t dampen everyone’s happy spirits!
Newmarket wedding photography by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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

Florist: Caruso & Company
Caterer & Cake(s) Artist: Dorio Bakery
DJ: DJ Amy from Almost Famouz
Make-up & hair: Brittany Buck Hair & Beauty Boutique
Invitations: Memory Lane Paperie
Dress boutique: Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique
Wedding dress designer: Essense of Australia
Mens’ tuxes: Moore’s
Jeweler: Sophia Jewellery
Officiant: Rev. Pamela Covert-Slater
Newmarket wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Aug 202016
 

Newmarket Backyard Wedding Photographer


Jillian & Beau’s Sneak Peeks

Jillian and Beau are coming home from their honeymoon in Quebec today, so what better time than to post some sneak peeks from their wedding day!

I do love being a Newmarket backyard wedding photographer! Backyard weddings are so intimate, and nothing’s ever forgotten because usually they’re already at home! There’s no travel either! Another thing I love, are weddings with a theme! And in this case there were “accents” of Star Wars, which Beau is a big fan of. All these Star Wars special touches were a surprise. I think the most popular Star Wars accent were Jillian’s shoes – everyone was going crazy over them!
Star Wars wedding shoes, photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

We left Newmarket for a short while, and went over to Kettleby to do some photos – we were definitely in luck because the thunderstorms cleared for us while we were out there!
Newmarket backyard wedding photos by Newmarket Backyard Wedding Photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The photo below was a special request that Jillian asked me to do. For you photographers reading this, the light sabers in the photo below are actually my Ice Light 2, with a bit of Photoshopping done to them πŸ˜‰ I should note that I didn’t create the background/scene – I just added Jillian and Beau into it, and altered the lighting a little bit.
Star Wars wedding Digital Art by Newmarket Backyard Wedding Photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Jillian & Beau! Thunder, lightning, and even a tornado touching down couldn’t stop your awesome wedding day! πŸ˜‰

Sep 042015
 

Tiffani and Jonathan’s Backyard Wedding in Mount Albert

Tiffani and Jonathan got married in Mount Albert (well, technically Zephyr) on the HOTTEST day of the year – it was 38*C – and it was an outdoor wedding! Oddly enough, you would never know how hot it was just by looking at the photos. Despite the heat, it was a fantastic wedding, with fantastic people, and everyone had lots of fun – especially the kids, since Tiffani made sure their wedding was super child-friendly by having a bouncy castle! (If it wasn’t so crazy hot, I bet I could have gotten Tiffani and Jonathan in the bouncy castle too πŸ˜‰ )

The day started in Mount Albert, with Jonathan’s “getting ready” photos, and a few quick portraits.
Mount Albert groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Then we all headed out to the same spot where we did Tiffani and Jonathan’s engagement photos, to do some family photos and photos of the groomsmen. While we were there, Jonathan’s friend Alex found not one, but TWO four leaf clovers! Double luck! Unlike Alex, who told me that he finds four leaf clovers all the time, I have never found a four leaf clover in my entire life, so I was very excited. As was Jonathan’s sister, Vivien (who is awesome, by the way.)
Mount Albert groom with a four leaf clover by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

After that, I thoroughly enjoyed the air conditioned drive over to Tiffani’s parents’ house, where the backyard wedding was taking place. Tiffani’s father built this big structure, almost like the skeleton of a barn, in the backyard. It was covered with a big white tarp, which would have covered the guests if it rained, but it also provided shade on the hot day that it was! It was awesome and very impressive! After the wedding, they planned on dismantling it, and using the wood for other projects. The “barn tent” (I’m not really sure what to call it!) was a multi-purpose area which served as the ceremony area as well as the reception area! A really smart set-up, if I do say so myself! At the end of the “barn tent”, was a small stage, which was not only the “altar” during the ceremony, but also where the head table was setup for the reception, and then after dinner would turn into a dance floor. Brilliant!
Mount Albert Backyard Wedding by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The gorgeous (and delicious!) wedding cake and cupcakes!

Backyard wedding wedding cake and cupcakes by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Mount Albert bride by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffani’s wedding gown was custom made by her friend’s mother – and it was stunning! The beading, the fabric, everything!
Mount Albert bride by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Mount Albert bride by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffani walked down the aisle to a piano instrumental version of Christina Perri’s song “A Thousand Years”. (Side note: I LOVE this song!!! I know it was probably written for spouses/lovers, but it makes me think of my kids, especially my daughter.)

Mount Albert backyard wedding ceremony by www.jnphotography.ca

The backyard wedding ceremony

The awesome wedding party! They were all so much fun! And as it turns out, Marisa has a hidden talent for making little kids smile in photos, so she was super helpful πŸ˜‰ And the guys had me laughing all day! What a great group!
Mount Albert wedding party by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Of course we had to do the ever popular “running from a dinosaur” photo, because Jonathan is a HUGE Jurassic Park fan. If Tiffani had let him, he would have had a Jurassic Park themed wedding.
Mount Albert wedding party running from dinosaur by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I took it one step further though, and put some dinosaurs in a few photos – just for you Jonathan!
Mount Albert bride and groom with dinosaurs by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The whole family got in on the action too! (I thought it was hilarious how a few of them were shoving each other out of the way.)
Mount Albert family running from dinosaur by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Mount Albert bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Tiffani and Jonathan have a very regal look. Very “William and Kate”, I think.

Mount Albert bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Mount Albert bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Mount Albert couple's wedding rings by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

One of Tiffani’s friends lives in London, England, and she couldn’t make it to the wedding. Luckily, the technology available these days makes it possible to see your friends on your wedding day, even if they are halfway across the world.
Mount Albert bride on FaceTime or Skype by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Tiffani and Jonathan! You two are just so perfect together, and I’m so happy I got to be a part of your special wedding day!

To see more photos from Tiffani and Jonathan’s backyard wedding, see the slideshow below!

People who helped make Tiffani and Jonathan’s day fantastic!:
Venue: Tiffani’s parents’ backyard
Officiant: Leslie Sedore
Florist: Keith’s Flower Shop
Cake Artist: Bakers Crush Custom Cakes and Cupcakes
DJ: Mike from BFBB Music
Caterer: Big Grill Catering
Hair Artist: Nooshin from Sophisticated Hair and Beauty
Favours: Homemade
Invitations: Vistaprint
Wedding Dress: Custom made by Elena Annibale
Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors
Bridesmaids Dresses: Custom made by Elena Annibale
Bouncy Castle: A Reason to Celebrate
Washrooms: Chantler’s Environmental Services
Drone Pilot & Four Leaf Clover Hunter: Alex
Mt. Albert Wedding Photography: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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


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