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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! 🙂

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!

Jan 062019
 

Utopia / Barrie Wedding Photographer | Tiffin Centre for Conservation | Tiffin Wedding Photos


Carly & Phil

December was a rough month for me health-wise, but I did manage to get Carly and Phil‘s Tiffin wedding photos done! Woo hoo!!

How They Met & The Proposal

When Carly and Phil first met, they were both surprised at how much they love just talking to one another! They went on their first date at The Tin Cup, and 3 years later, on Halloween, Carly found an engagement ring in her pumpkin!

The Wedding

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

The Ceremony

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

Carly and Phil had their forest-themed wedding ceremony, among the towering trees at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation. Yes, an awesome outdoor, forest ceremony (with perfect lighting, I might add!)!
Tiffin wedding ceremony photos by Utopia Barrie  wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

I feel so lucky to always get to work with such fantastic wedding parties! They were awesome, and looking lovely, of course! The guys ditched their jackets, and the girls looked great in varying shades of pink and gold.
Tiffin wedding party photos by Utopia Barrie  wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

Surrounded by a forest of trees, it’s not that difficult to find great photo spots – they are literally everywhere you look! Not to mention that these two are naturals in front of the camera!
Tiffin wedding photos by Utopia Barrie  wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

The reception was held in the awesome little log cabin (the Jose Building), that I always enjoy photographing receptions in. The space is the perfect size, there’s a covered patio, boardwalk, bar area, and even a full kitchen for the caterers to use – it’s a great set-up!
Tiffin wedding reception photos by Utopia Barrie  wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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

Congrats Carly & Phil!

Wedding vendors:
Venue: The Tiffin Centre for Conservation
Florist: Klara P. (Groom’s mother)
Cake: Costco
DJ: Keep Them Dancing
Hair & Makeup: A&A Hair Salon
Caterer: Casal Catering
Invitations: Vistaprint
Dress shop: Michelle My Belle
Mens’ attire: Moores
Officiant: Charles Caldwell
Utopia / Barrie wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

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!

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