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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!
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!
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!
Congrats Lauren & Greg!
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Danielle and Kyle got married on Canada 150 this summer! They didn’t actually know it was Canada’s 150th birthday when they set their date, but it worked out – and it was certainly a big celebration! Spoiler alert: Danielle and Kyle’s wedding was AWESOME. Even cooler than this Caledon wedding photographer could have imagined! They had an antique Ford Model T car, acrobats, aerial silk dancer, a contortionist, farm animals, hay bales, an old log cabin, not one but TWO barns (including a “bar barn”), an old english telephone booth, a vintage carriage (which we didn’t end up using for photos, but it was still cool) and *drum roll*…. an ice cream truck!!!!
As easy as it would have been to have a “Canada 150 Wedding”, they didn’t go that route. Though Danielle did have her toes painted red with a Maple Leaf, and Kyle was wearing Canada-themed socks, that’s about the extent of the Canada-specific celebrations went. Really I would have to say that the ceremony was an “elegant rustic” theme, while the reception was more of a “circus acrobat” theme
How They Met
Danielle and Kyle met at Wynn Fitness, where Danielle worked. She was working at the juice bar, and Kyle was working out in the gym. Danielle used to offer Kyle free samples of smoothies, which he always declined. One day, a friend of Danielle’s offered to buy Kyle a Gatorade (this friend knew that Danielle had a huge crush on Kyle) and the three of them striked up a conversation. Kyle and Danielle eventually got to talking, and he said he had an old school Camaro, and Danielle asked to go for a ride. They went on their first official date to Tu Casa Restaurant, and were engaged 3.5 years later!
Danielle came home from work, opened the door, and Kyle was standing. He had candles, a bottle of wine and plant on the table beside him (all of which they already had). Kyle opened his laptop and there was a PowerPoint display, explaining how he loves Danielle and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. He then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Danielle, of course, said yes!
The entire wedding took place at Danielle’s father’s house. It was a great setup for a wedding! They had an outdoor ceremony in front of an old log cabin (which was a bit risky because it lightly rained on and off for a bit, but it stopped raining just in time!). The reception was held in the main barn on the property. The barn next to the main barn was the “Bar barn” where the drinks were served.
The girls got ready in the house. Since it was raining on and off during this part of the day, I opted to do most of the detail photos indoors. (Well, except the shoe photos, I did those on the covered porch.)
During a “rain break”, I did get Danielle’s dress hung up on the porch of the house for some photos – I just love how they turned out!
Danielle’s bridesmaids helped her get ready, and it was impressive to me because I didn’t have to pose or “stage” anything! They were just doing their thing (perfectly photogenically might I add!) naturally! It’s rare and awesome for me as a Caledon wedding photographer when this happens.
Look at these two! Ready to get hitched! Danielle had Kyle choose his own suit, and it was to be a surprise for her – so at this point she had no idea what he was going to show up in!
Danielle was driven across the property by her father, in his old Ford Model T antique car. (It was quite the effort to stuff that huge wedding gown in there! lol).
Often when I see dads escorting their brides down the aisle, they generally have a very stoic or serious look on their faces. I love how Danielle’s dad was all smiles! (And any guy I’ve photographed, knows how happy I was with the “hand in pocket” lol!)
Since Danielle and Kyle didn’t do a First Look, the first time Kyle saw his bride was when she walked down the aisle with her father. I always love to do the shot above (right), as it captures the groom’s face as he watches his bride come down the aisle!
Wooden benches were set-up for the guests to watch the ceremony, and they (was it Kyle? I think so, but I might be wrong) built a platform for them and the officiant to stand on during the ceremony.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds went back to the antique car and got in the back, and Danielle’s father escorted them back up to where the reception & cocktail hour was going to take place.
The Wedding Party
Although the wedding party didn’t stand up with Danielle and Kyle during the ceremony (they were sitting in the front rows), they certainly were still a big part of their day!
Little Clarke was a most adorable flower girl!
I suppose now is a good time to mention that Danielle is a professional acrobat! When I asked what was the most important photo they wanted taken, she said “Me doing a handstand in my dress” – and so, that was the very first “Bride and groom” photo we did!
I’m going to pause here for a moment just to mention, that while Danielle, Kyle and I were doing their photos, the guests were enjoying drinks and appetizers at cocktail hour. But amongst the guests mingling around were two awesome acrobats (and friends of Danielle’s) who were performing while walking around the crowd!
Anyway, back to the bride and groom photos, we did photos all around the property. Danielle and Kyle are so photogenic, they made my job easy! Though I suppose, with Danielle’s job she’s probably very used to having cameras around!
As I mentioned earlier, the reception was held in the main barn on the property. Danielle and Kyle did a beautiful job of decorating it!
When guests first entered the barn, they greeted the newlyweds and some of the wedding party in a short receiving line, and then were greeted by the acrobats who were performing during cocktail hour. The acrobats did a “champagne pour”, where one of them was sitting up in the silks dangling from the ceiling pouring the champagne into a glass the other acrobat was holding, and then handing out to guests. I’m told Danielle is usually the one up in the silks pouring the champagne when she does events!
The MC was none other than Danielle’s friend and contortionist, Gabriella! Two bridesmaids carried a purple suitcase into the middle of the barn, which Gabriella came out of and did a short performance before announcing the entrance of the bride and groom.
During the reception, the main event was the incredible aerial silks performance by Danielle’s friend and bridesmaid, and one of Kyle’s best friends, Jennifer Roy! Honestly, I took so many awesome photos during her 8-minute performance, that I couldn’t just choose one or two for the blog. So have a scroll, here are all my favourites 😉
As you can see (above right), Danielle was moved to tears by Jen’s awesome performance! Danielle herself can also perform the aerial silks. Sidenote for Danielle: My daughter really wants to see you perform sometime 😉
As if all of the above wasn’t exciting enough – an ice cream truck showed up!
Even though it wasn’t quite dark enough, we went ahead and did a sparkler exit anyway before I was done for the night. Fun times!
Congrats Danielle and Kyle! I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your AMAZING and unique wedding day!!!
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Every Canadian will always remember what they were doing on Canada’s 150th birthday! I was Danielle and Kyle’s Caledon wedding photographer, photographing their EPIC Canada 150 wedding!
Danielle and Kyle’s wedding literally had everything – including circus acrobats!
Danielle is an acrobat (and an acro instructor!), and as she said in her speech, she couldn’t imagine her wedding without “a little bit of circus”. There was an incredible aerial silk performer, two acrobats that performed during cocktail hour, a contortionist, an antique car, farm animals, hay bales, old log cabins, not one but TWO barns (including a “bar barn”), an old english telephone booth, a vintage carriage (which we didn’t end up using for photos, but it was still cool) and *drum roll*…. an ice cream truck!!
Here’s a peek into their day!
Before their wedding day, I ask all my clients what’s the #1 photo that they want. Most brides say “Me and my new husband”, or “Us and our families”, but not Danielle. Nope, the #1 photo she most wanted was, and I quote, “Handstand picture”. She wanted a picture of her doing a handstand in her wedding dress. Yep, it happened! (Yes, the sparkly white tennis shoes were her wedding shoes!)
Another “must have” photo for Danielle was the sparkler exit photo. It wasn’t really dark enough when we did it, but we made it work!
Congrats Danielle & Kyle!
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Newmarket Wedding Photographer | Holland Marsh Wineries
Katie & Kyle
One of the perks of being a Newmarket wedding photographer, is that there are SO many great venues in this area, one of them being perfect for a lovely vineyard wedding, the Holland Marsh Wineries! Katie and Kyle added to their rustic vineyard ambiance with something they love to do together – woodworking & crafts!! And as you’ll see, they did a beautiful job!
The Early Days (How They Met & The Proposal)
Katie was having trouble with her car, so a friend/co-worker recommended that she take her car to this particular repair shop. Little did she know, her friend was playing matchmaker, because he knew that Kyle worked at this repair shop! Katie took her car in, and when she met Kyle her first thought was “He’s so thoughtful and… tall.” (That’s true, Kyle IS really tall!). Kyle meanwhile, was thinking “She seems really sweet… and she really needs a new car.” They went on their first date to a restaurant in Unionville, then they went on a walk. A short 5 months later, Kyle proposed on bended knee on the dock at Sibbald Point Provincial Park.
Katie and Kyle had their summer vineyard wedding on a gorgeous day in July. They brought a ton of woodworking projects they created themselves to add to the rustic feel of the day – wooden photo frames hanging from the trees to serve as a photo booth, benches for their guests to sit on, and lots of signage!
There were 6 children in the wedding party, and one of those children was a MOST adorable little flower girl named Rachel! Katie let Rachel try on the dress (adorable), and Rachel helped Katie put her shoes on. She really was the perfect flower girl!
At the Holland Marsh Wineries, there are many places where the ceremony could be set up. Katie and Kyle chose one of my favourite places – right in front of the pond! The lighting is great there in the afternoon, so that made me one happy Newmarket wedding photographer 🙂
With this many kids in the wedding party, you have to let them run around and have fun! So we incorporated that into a few photos, of course!
Katie and Kyle were total naturals in front of the camera!
I LOVE doing these shots below, and they work especially well when there’s a significant height difference between the couple!
Congrats Katie & Kyle! It was an absolute pleasure to be there to document these precious memories for you!
To see more of Katie and Kyle’s Newmarket wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)
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Jenny and Mason‘s WaterStone Estate wedding happened on a special day, for them and for me! It just so happened that their wedding date was the same day as my baby’s 1st birthday! Birthdays are a big deal in my house, but we celebrated my little guy’s birthday the day before, so that at Jenny and Mason’s wedding I could fully focus on documenting their day! They certainly made it worth it too – the wedding was phenomenal! It was a bright, beautiful day, and they went with a rustic theme, but with a bit of a vintage twist. For example, instead of a guestbook, they had a long piece of wood, featuring their names and wedding date, that their guests could sign.
WaterStone Estate & Farms is an equestrian centre with real live horses! The grounds are beautiful and there are lots of great photo spots!
WaterStone has an expansive 100 acre property, which means lots of fields and gorgeous backdrops for photos!
Mason looked handsome in his suit, as he walked up the aisle to escort his mother, and then Jenny’s mother, to their seats.
Jenny’s family dog, Gilligan, also escorted Jenny’s mother down the aisle to her seat. Unfortunately Gilligan passed away suddenly last month, but I am so thankful that I got to not only meet this wonderful dog, but photograph her as well!
I was so, so happy that they had the ceremony set-up with the sun behind the altar! No one wants to be squinting in their wedding photos 😉
Love the fist-pump!
I just love the candid photo of Mason and his mother (in black & white) below. I definitely want a photo like this of me with each of my sons on their wedding days! And how adorable is the flower girl!
Usually larger wedding parties are harder to wrangle and organize for photos, but not in this case! Jenny and Mason’s wedding party was well-organized, present, and best of all, FUN! Jenny and Mason certainly do have some good friends!
Jenny and her bridesmaids – what a gorgeous group of ladies!
Scout is a beautiful white horse at WaterStone, he’s extremely gentle and photogenic! He’s a big guy at about 16.5 hands (or 66″), and looked great next to Jenny in her gorgeous wedding dress!
Some photos with Scout in the background.
More pictures with the veil! I do love long veils 😉
Are Mason and Jenny not THE most gorgeous couple?! (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE Jenny’s hair!!! I’m totally jealous because my hair won’t hold a curl for very long. And her hair always looks that amazing!! Oh okay Mason, your hair looks pretty good too.)
WaterStone also has a gorgeous barn! And what’s a rustic-themed wedding without a barn?
I absolutely love how Jenny had the day’s schedule painted onto a wooden pallet! She had a lot of wooden signage, but the pallet was my favourite I think!
Here are the other custom signs – each of them gorgeous! It’s really all the small details that really pulls a wedding together, and this is a perfect example of that!
The reception room is a lovely big room, complete with stone fireplace and adorable lights strung from the wood-paneled ceiling!
And last (but not least!), as a tribute, I wanted to include these 2 photos of Jenny’s sweet dog Gilligan. I could totally tell that this dog was thoroughly loved, and will be greatly missed!
All in all, it was a beautiful, wonderful day, and I’m thrilled that I got to be a part of it!
To see more of Jenny and Mason’s WaterStone Estate wedding photos, watch the slideshow below! (If you can’t see the slideshow below, click here.)
Are you getting married? Looking for a WaterStone 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!