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Nov 282018
 

#laurenandgregsaddleup

Bradford Wedding Photographer | The Bradford Barn


Lauren & Greg

Today I’m sharing some photos from Lauren and Greg‘s Bradford Barn wedding!

How They Met

Lauren and Greg’s story is beautifully written on their wedding website (which I will keep private unless asked to publish the link), so rather than re-write it, I will be lazy efficient, and just copy it here 😉

In September 2008, Lauren and Greg’s story began like so many that had come before:

1. Boy meets girl
2. Boy likes girl
3. Boy does nice things to get noticed but girl doesn’t realize the boy likes her
4. Girl even complains to boy about terrible luck with other boys

Ironically, Greg thought he was simply meeting a new co-worker in the newsroom of The Waterloo Region Record, but as it turns out he was about to meet the greatest person in his life. Needless to say, based on the story to this point, nothing had gone quite like Greg expected (or hoped).

Bad taste in music (Nickelback), mix tapes, hot chocolate and a shared love of sports brought them closer together. Their friendship grew, but timing never gave them a chance for anything more. Weeks in the newsroom turned to years, and eventually both moved on from Wilfrid Laurier and the city of Waterloo.

A couple chance encounters down the road made it clear to others that there was a clear attraction and connection between the two.

Sports has always been at the forefront of their friendship – take a Monday Night Football game in September 2012 for example. Greg (two weeks into his new life in Toronto) and his friend Josh happened to walk into the bar where Lauren worked. Their obvious “friendliness” was rekindled instantaneously, but alas, timing again wasn’t on their side.

Fast forward three years to Friday, October 23, 2015 – both were disappointed that the Toronto Blue Jays had been eliminated in a crushing game six defeat at the hands of the evil Kansas City Royals. Frustrated that the Jays late-season run didn’t have a magical finish, Lauren and Greg went on Facebook unknowingly beginning the journey to their own incredible ending.

After Greg left a note on Lauren’s “farewell to the Jays” post, a few comments were exchanged, innocent enough between friends, but admittedly Greg was the first to remember those old feelings from the bullpen. After days of texting and enough flirting that even a blind squirrel could read into, Lauren finally asked Greg to meet for a drink. Seven years after originally meeting they finally had an actual date … talk about anticipation.

From that night on Lauren and Greg fell in love, finding in each other their best friend and confidant. If anyone ever needs to know how much they care about each other just tell them this: Greg now watches football (soccer) on his own and Lauren won’t complain when a regular season Leafs’ game is on their TV. Weeknights are spent cooking, making football picks and geeking out over Star Wars or comic books. Weekends usually involve some horseplay – quite literally, as Greg volunteers at the farm where Lauren trains retired racehorses.

They’ve traveled to Bucs and Broncos games in Florida, the beaches of Jamaica, even hiked a volcano in Nicaragua and are excited for the new adventure each passing month and year will bring.

The Proposal

October 28, 2017 began like any normal Saturday. Little did Lauren know, the events that would transpire that day would make it the greatest day of her life thus far.

They took their first steps toward their future journey when Greg used a few groups of friends to set up an unexpected date. It will come as no surprise that Greg had planned for nearly every possible outcome – recruiting multiple future-groomsmen and friends to aid in this charade.

The day began with a skeet shooting lesson, at a gun range designed to get the Lauren into a specific region without raising any questions. Following the range, Greg made sure to mention a friend’s birthday pub crawl, after all they hadn’t seen this friend since his wedding, so Lauren brought up the pub’s “location” on the phone’s GPS. It didn’t seem that far (thanks to Greg changing the location label in his phone). So off they went to a very real pub at it’s very fake address. Luckily, Lauren was too happy during the drive to pay much attention to all the signs they passed on the way to “Brimstone Brewery” that advertised the trail riding farm that they’d actually driven to, in Port Colborne.

Grey skies and a threat of rain couldn’t damper Lauren’s excitement as she saw Greg ride his first horse, taking a trail out to the beach at Reebs Bay. Then just before sunset, with waves crashing behind them, and of course as per Lauren’s dream scenario – a couple horses nearby, it happened. As Greg looked at Lauren with grin on his face, he was at a loss for words for the first time in his life. He managed to explain to Lauren that she was everything he had ever dreamt for in life. She was the best thing about his present and the brightest spot in his future. Wearing Lauren’s favourite plaid shirt and ring in hand, Greg got down on one knee and proposed.

On their own they’ve had important life experiences, learned a hard lesson or two, and took unexpected detours – but Lauren and Greg have finally made their two halves whole.

Their wedding day will be just a few days short of a decade since Greg and Lauren first met. So much of their story has been written already, and they can’t wait to start on the next chapter. They’ve found their someone to share an adventure with.

Bradford Barn wedding ring photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding

A quick shoutout here: If you are looking for a rustic venue, or a barn venue, The Bradford Barn is THE best barn-wedding venue I’ve seen! The barn is two stories, the property is beautiful, and the staff are fantastic (and so helpful!!).
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Getting Ready

The Bradford Barn has a 3-car garage that’s been renovated and converted into a bridal suite on one side, and a groom’s suite on the other – it’s pretty neat!

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Above: The Groom’s Side

Even being in close-proximity, Lauren and Greg never saw each other before Lauren walked down the aisle, it worked very well!

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

Lauren and Greg had their Bradford Barn wedding ceremony at the outdoor wooden arbour, with a large field in the background. It was quite emotional for both of them! Greg teared up when he saw his bride for the first time, and they both were a bit teary-eyed during the vows.
Bradford Barn wedding ceremony photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

The wedding party consisted of seven groomsmen, three bridesmaids, and one bridesman. They are a super fun bunch, and we had a lot of fun not only doing the “standard” photos, but also a lot of silly ones. (Lauren and Greg have quite the sizeable “Outtakes” folder. haha.)
Bradford Barn wedding party photo by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

After the family and wedding party photos, it was time for the newlyweds to take their bride & groom portraits! The Bradford Barn has a lot of great photo spots, so we kind of just wandered around and did our thing!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

Bradford Barn wedding reception photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Lauren and Greg surprised their guests with a choreographed first dance, that was very impressive!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Lauren & Greg!

Wedding vendors:
Venue: The Bradford Barn
Wedding Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Weddings by Miranda
Cupcakes: DIY by Lauren’s dad, the “Master Baker”
Cupcake icing & decorations: Lauren’s sister and one of the bridesmaids
Cupcake boxes: Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
Band: Darrin Painter and the Bradford Barn Band
Makeup & Hair: Frosting Mobile Beauty Services
Caterer: Custom Catering
Favours: Donations to the Chantal Millet Memorial Fund at Niagara College
Invitations: Zazzle
Wedding dress shop: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Wedding dress designer: Martina Liana
Bridesmaid dresses: Colors Bridesmaid
Mens Tuxes: Moore’s
Bride’s wedding band: Spence Diamonds
Groom’s wedding band: Amazon
Officiant: Elizabeth Moore
Transportation: Switzer-Carty Transportation
Rentals (linens, plateware, glasswear, etc.): Totally Covered
Guitarist: Josh (Best Man)
Bradford wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Sep 192018
 

#laurenandgregsaddleup

Bradford Barn Wedding Photos | Bradford Wedding Photographer


Lauren & Greg’s Sneak Peeks

These sneak peeks of Lauren and Greg’s Bradford Barn wedding photos, have to be the biggest sneak peek blog post I’ve ever done! I have soo many favourites it was hard to pick just a few for the sneak peek photos!

The Bradford Barn was the perfect venue for Lauren and Greg’s rustic wedding (if only their horse-baby Avie could have been there as well!) They lucked into perfect (yet HOT) weather, and had their ceremony outdoors in front of a beautiful field. The bride and groom got a little bit emotional, but they were happy tears!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The wedding party was of course awesome, and really fun! I do like a good fun wedding party – they had everyone smiling and laughing the whole day!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Lauren and Greg surprised their guests by doing a choreographed first dance which was SO awesome…. more photos of that in their full blog post!
Bradford Barn wedding photos by Bradford wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Lauren & Greg!


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

Oct 092017
 

Sutton Wedding Photographer | Rosie’s Place


Lily & Ahmad

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

It’s not too often you marry the same person twice, but that’s exactly what Lily and Ahmad did! Lily got a teaching job in Vietnam, and to get the paperwork done in time, they legally got married in February. Then they had their wedding in July, at Sutton’s newest wedding venue, Rosie’s Place! I was honoured to be their Sutton wedding photographer for their big celebration!

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

How They Met

In the very beginning, Ahmad and Lily met in high school. Ahmad was friends with Lily’s twin brother, Chris. Chris and Lily went to separate high schools, so Lily met Ahmad when he came over to visit Chris.

Flash forward to when they were in university: Lily came home from spending a summer studying in Venice, Italy. Ahmad was working at the local Petro-Can gas station. Ahmad ran into Lily’s family there, who told him about her travels. He texted her asking about the trip, and they started “seeing each other” that summer. By the end of the summer, they were officially a couple. Five years later, they were married!

The Wedding

Getting Ready

Lily and Ahmad actually got ready together for their wedding! They thought it would be easier, plus technically, they were already married anyway 😉
Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony & Reception

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Rosie’s Place. The ceremony was outdoors, and the reception was held the beautiful barn filled with authentic antique decor! Lifestyles Catering served mouth-watering foods from all around the globe – which was fitting since Lily is such a world-traveller!

Since Lily and Ahmad were already married, they didn’t need an officiant. Instead, their wedding party took turns reading lines from the original ceremony.
Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

Another unique wedding element, was their almost-entirely male wedding party! The guys on the bride’s side wore shades of warm colours (yellow, orange, red, pink, etc.), and the guys on the groom’s side wore cool colours (green, purple, blue). Malini was not only the Maid of Honour (and only female attendant), but she was deemed by several people (including herself) as “the best person at the wedding”. Malini – you are awesome! (I know her response would be “I know.” haha.)
Rosie's Place wedding party photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

We literally just walked all over the property and took photos – Rosie’s Place has tons of great photo spots!

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Rosie's Place wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Lily & Ahmad! I hope you are having the time of your lives in Vietnam!

I am so honoured to be the Rosie’s Place preferred photographer! Check out the other awesome preferred vendors below!

Venue: Rosie’s Place
Florist: Family friend
DJ: Shooting Stars Productions
Photobooth: Shooting Stars Productions
Drapery: Shooting Stars Productions
Caterer: Lifestyles Catering
Favours: DIY
Invitations: DIY
Maid of Honour’s dress: Utsav Fashion
Mens Tuxes: Moores
Rings: Kavar Jewellers
Decor: All Reasons Party Rentals
Cake Topper: Kate Aspen
Sutton wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Jul 132017
 

Sutton Wedding Photographer | Georgina Wedding Photographer


Lily & Ahmad’s Sneak Peeks

Today I get to share with you some of Lily and Ahmad’s Sutton wedding photos! Lily and Ahmad have a unique wedding story, in that they got married to each other twice this year!

Lily got a teaching job in Vietnam, and when they found how long it would take to get their marriage license after they got married, they had to get legally married a bit earlier than they planned, just so all the paperwork would be ready before they left for Vietnam.

They had their big wedding celebration just last week, at Lily’s parents’ place! Their “Auction barn” was turned into a beautiful wedding venue for Lily and Ahmad! They also had a ton of DIY aspects of their wedding that a lot of people worked very hard on, but I will talk about that in a future blog post 😉

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

My daughter noticed that in the photo below (top left), that the wind blew Lily’s hair into a heart-shape!
Sutton wedding photos by Sutton wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Lily & Ahmad!


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

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