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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!

May 242018
 

Burlington Engagement Photographer | Lauren & Greg’s Equine Engagement

On a rainy, dreary, gray day in Burlington, I photographed Lauren and Greg’s engagement photos, but ALSO got to meet their new horse-baby Avie! Who by the way, has a beautiful smile.

Burlington equine engagement photo by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Avie is an 8-year-old retired racehorse, and he was AWESOME during our photoshoot! (Avie is the horse on the right in the photos below, but the horse on the left was very interested in being in photos also!)
Burlington Equine Engagement Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Burlington Equine Engagement Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Burlington Equine Engagement Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Burlington Equine Engagement Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Near the end of the photoshoot, Lauren and Greg did a quick outfit change…
Blue Jays engagement photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The rainy weather had no bearing on this equine engagement session – the photos turned out great! It was actually difficult to choose which ones to put in this blog post.

Lauren & Greg – I can’t wait for your wedding in September!


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

Jul 082015
 
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Emily and Tyler’s Rainy Aurora Wedding, with Horses!

Emily and Tyler met through a mutual friend, and at the end of May, they were married at the Royal Canadian Legion, in Aurora.

Tyler proposed to Emily when they were on a trip to the Dominican Republic!
Engagement ring by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The morning of the wedding, Emily and her bridesmaids all got ready at her parents’ house in Mount Albert. The house was set a bit away from the road and there were trees blocking the view of the road – which was good because I do love having brides get ready near large windows 😉

Bridal prep by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bridal prep by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora Bride by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

It rained a bit in the morning, but the rain broke and we were able to do some portraits outdoors at Emily’s parents’ house! The real perk of having a rainy day (minus the actual rain), is that the rain clouds provide a most excellent light diffuser!

Aurora bridal portrait by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bouquet by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Emily and Tyler had planned an indoor ceremony at the Royal Legion in Aurora, which was a good thing because right as they started saying their vows, there was a huge clap of thunder, and it started POURING rain. You could hear the rain hitting the roof of the building, but Emily and Tyler didn’t notice because they were so focused on each other!

Aurora wedding ceremony by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Emily and Tyler had arranged to have their wedding photos taken at a nearby farm, but before heading there we grabbed a quick shot of them holding their parents’ wedding photos!
Wedding couple with wedding photos of their parents by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

By the time we all got to the farm, it was pouring rain again. So we did photos inside the barn while waiting for a break in the rain. And lucky for us – inside the barn were horses!
Aurora wedding party by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The horse below, his name was Thomas. He was SO tall!! How I wish we could have had Emily riding a horse with her wedding dress flowing behind her! But alas, that probably wouldn’t have gone over well in the rain. *sigh*
Bride and groom with a horse by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora bride and groom at a barn by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I love these shots below, because it shows that even if it’s raining, you can get nice photos and have a great time, all at once!
Wedding couple in the rain by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding couple in the rain with an umbrella by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora wedding party by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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Wedding couple with bouquet in foreground by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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Aurora wedding couple by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

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Aurora groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Emily LOVES horses, so she was right at home with the horses in the barn! I can’t remember the name of this horse, but I do remember that his competition name was “Forrest Gump”, because he just lazily goes along with whatever you want him to do. He was so gorgeous, and friendly!
Bride with horse by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bride and groom with horse by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding rings by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Emily and Tyler, I had so much fun documenting your wedding day! Despite the rain we got some great photos and had a fantastic time! Emily, if you ever want to get in your wedding dress and go horseback riding, you give me a call!


To see more of Emily and Tyler’s wedding day, view the slideshow below!

Many thanks to the creative team who made Emily and Tyler’s Aurora wedding so special…
Venue: Aurora Royal Canadian Legion
Cake: Amy (Emily’s sister)
Wedding Dress: Gown Go Round
Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: Elmwood Brides
Mens’ Tuxes: Moores
Officiant: Tracy Cox
Photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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


Aurora Wedding Photography by Newmarket Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer Newberry Photography is anything but your average Aurora wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other Aurora wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Newmarket, York Region and Toronto areas.

This is Aurora wedding photography at its best. Jennifer Newberry Photography is an award winning photographer based in the Newmarket area. Offering wedding coverage in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and all of Southern Ontario, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the area and is located right here in Newmarket.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Newmarket wedding photographer. With clients based all over the world, Newmarket is home to this Newmarket wedding photographer.

I take pride in offering our clients the type of Aurora wedding photography they are looking for. It’s one thing to take pictures, it’s another to create art for my clients.

Our clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Newmarket wedding photography studio.
Serving Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and Beyond

Jennifer Newberry Photography offers Newmarket wedding photography coverage in the GTA, including but not limited to, Aurora ON, Newmarket ON, Toronto ON, Barrie ON, Waterloo ON, London ON, Hamilton ON, Muskoka ON, and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for an Aurora wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider me for your family photography needs in the Newmarket area.

May 302015
 
Aurora bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

As I type this, Emily and Tyler are likely dancing the night away at their reception, as a newly married couple!

They were married today at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aurora. Rain was on and off throughout the day, but mostly “on” in the afternoon. Nevertheless, we used the wonderfully diffused light that the rain clouds provided us, and got some fantastic images!

Emily and Tyler arranged to have their wedding photos done at a beautiful farm owned by a friend of the family’s, luckily there was a nice dry barn (full of HORSES!), so we hung out there while it rained, and ventured outdoors when the rain took a break.

Getting the dress on by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Great job Lindsay! 😉

Aurora bride by www.jnphotography.ca

Aurroa wedding party by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Bride and horse by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Aurora bride and groom by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congratulations Emily & Tyler!! I can’t wait until you see all your wedding images!


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


Aurora Wedding Photography by Newmarket Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer Newberry Photography is anything but your average Aurora wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other Aurora wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Newmarket, York Region and Toronto areas.

This is Aurora wedding photography at its best. Jennifer Newberry Photography is an award winning photographer based in the Newmarket area. Offering wedding coverage in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and all of Southern Ontario, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the area and is located right here in Newmarket.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Newmarket wedding photographer. With clients based all over the world, Newmarket is home to this Newmarket wedding photographer.

I take pride in offering our clients the type of Aurora wedding photography they are looking for. It’s one thing to take pictures, it’s another to create art for my clients.

Our clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Newmarket wedding photography studio.
Serving Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and Beyond

Jennifer Newberry Photography offers Newmarket wedding photography coverage in the GTA, including but not limited to, Aurora ON, Newmarket ON, Toronto ON, Barrie ON, Waterloo ON, London ON, Hamilton ON, Muskoka ON, and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for an Aurora wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider me for your family photography needs in the Newmarket area.

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