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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!

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 πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰

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.

Nov 052013
 
Etobicoke bride and groom - www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Laura and Sam have had time to enjoy their wedding photos for a little while now, so I thought I would do a post about their rainy, wet, yet glorious Etobicoke wedding!

When Laura first met Sam, Sam was actually dating Laura’s sister Courtney! They were in high-school, and as lots of high school relationships are, Sam and Courtney’s relationship was short-lived. Fast forward 2 years. They saw each other again, and Laura thought “Hot damn, he grew up handsome!” while Sam was very nervous about seeing Courtney again after a couple years had gone by! They went on their first date at a park near The Assembly Hall (spoiler alert: That’s where they got married, and did their engagement photos!)

Well I guess you can imagine that all went well, if you’ve read the title of this blog post πŸ˜‰ On September 21st, 2013 they got MARRIED! It was supposed to be an outdoor wedding, but sadly Mother Nature decided not to cooperate πŸ™ Laura was really disappointed (as was I!!!) as she had imagined a beautiful outdoor ceremony underneath a willow tree, but Laura and Sam are REALLY laid back and easy going, so they went to Plan B. They moved the ceremony inside the Assembly Hall, and continued on with the wedding!

(If you can’t see the video below, click here.)

Etobicoke bride and groom - www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager


Other wedding vendors:
Venue | The Assembly Hall
Florist | Mayflower Displays
Cake Artist | Close family friend of the couple
Make-up Artist | Friend of the bride
Hair Artist | Vanessa from eFx Salon
DJ: Peter Lazar from Urban Events
Pianist: Aaron Peixoto
Caterer | Jennie Taylor at 10tation Event Catering
Favours | 4imprint.ca
Invitations | Created by the bride & groom
Bride’s Wedding Gown | Windfall Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses | Henkaa
Mens Tuxes | Moores
Videographer: Friend of the couple
Officiant | Justice of the Peace
Couch Rentals | Yasmin Lasry from Absolute Event Rentals

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