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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!

Sep 172018
 

Tiffin Centre Wedding Photographer | Barrie Wedding Photographer | Tiffin Centre Wedding Photos


Carly & Phil’s Sneak Peeks

Today I’m sharing with you all a few of Carly and Phil’s Tiffin Centre wedding photos!

They had a lovely outdoor ceremony amongst the trees at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation – which is actually, technically, located in Utopia Ontario (not Barrie). Yes, that means Carly and Phil literally got married in Utopia! What a fun thing to be able to tell people.
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Carly and Phil!
Tiffin Centre wedding photos by Barrie wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager


Are you getting married? Looking for a Barrie 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!

Feb 262018
 

#billiamandemilywed

Georgina Wedding Photographer | Georgina ROC Chalet Wedding Photos


Golden Dinosaurs | The Simpsons


Emily & Bill

“Dinosaurs are the best, so just calm down.”

Emily and Bill’s Georgina ROC Chalet wedding had very elegant decor with a “light sprinkling” of golden dinosaurs (yes, golden dinosaurs), and was accented with elements from The Simpsons. Most of the guests were wondering “What’s up with the golden dinosaurs?” and they all had to wait for the bride and groom’s speech to find out the answer – the answer was the quote above 😉

How They Met

Originally, Emily and Bill met on the internet. When they met in-person, they actually met outside a subway station in Toronto (because Emily was running late. ha). On their first date, they went to a pub, and they talked for hours. Bill got tipsy and was a super gentleman and insisted on escorting Emily home on the subway, bus, then subway, then to her car. Then, Emily drove him home because she was sober. They dated for 18 months before getting engaged!

The Proposal

Bill woke Emily up before my night-shift with coffee and a ring, and asked “So… you wanna get hitched?” Apparently this was a great way to wake up, because Emily said yes!

The Wedding


As I mentioned earlier, there were elements of The Simpsons TV show here and there. (The golden dinosaurs I’ll get into more when I get to the Reception part of the blog.) One of those was Bill’s cufflinks – which are replicas of the cufflinks from the Simpsons episode of Lisa’s wedding!

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding Simpsons cufflinks from Lisa's wedding. Photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!


Emily and Bill did a First Look (most people will tap the groom on the shoulder or poke them or something, Emily went with the always popular, ass-grab.), and all their bride & groom photos before the ceremony, so they could mingle with guests right after the ceremony.

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding first look photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony


The ceremony was held indoors, because despite it being September, it was crazy hot outside! (It was something like 32*C)
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception


Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Here’s where the golden dinosaurs come in!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Georgina ROC Chalet wedding photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Someone (not Emily), added to the golden dinosaur cake toppers, by dressing them with a tiny bouquet, and floral bow-tie!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding cake and cupcake photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The first dance was done in the same area as the ceremony, but the arch was moved away.
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Emily & Bill!! I never thought about it until afterwards, but I left before you guys brought out the pinatas! D’oh!
Georgina ROC Chalet wedding reception photos by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Wedding vendors:
Venue: The ROC Chalet
Wedding coordinator: Carey D. (friend)
Florist: Mid-Valley Gardens
Caterer: O’Malley’s Catering
Cake: Maggie O. (friend)
Cupcakes: Sugar City Cupcakes
DJ: Carlo Y. (friend)
Makeup Artist: Jenni Lin Studios
Hair: Crystal Lamers Hair Salon
Wedding dress store: Torrid
Bridesmaids’ dresses: RW & Co.
Groom’s suit: Moores
Groomsmens’ pants: Old Navy
Groomsmens’ accessories: Etsy & Winners
Bride’s rings: Spence Diamonds
Groom’s ring: Costco
Officiant: Richard Moore
Invitations: Splash of Silver
Golden dinosaurs: DIY by Emily
Georgina wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


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

Feb 092018
 

Toronto Wedding Photographer | Miller Lash House Wedding Photos


Secret Garden Themed Wedding


Kelly & Steven

Today I’m sharing with you photos from Kelly and Steven’s Miller Lash House wedding (with a secret garden theme!) Their Miller Lash House wedding took place on a gorgeous sunny Toronto day. (Well, Scarborough, technically.). The ceremony was outdoors in a unique circular 360* setting, while the reception was held in what felt like a tented garden. I just love all the decor that Kelly chose! But we will get to that in a moment!

How They Met

Kelly and Steven met at the Filly and Firkin Bar. (I believe that bar is closed now.) Kelly was at the bar with her friend Nancy, and Steve was at the bar with his friend Neil. Kelly had been hanging out with a guy all night, and after chatting with Steve at the bar, Steve could tell that Kelly didn’t really like the guy – so he pretended to be Kelly’s boyfriend! The guy knew Steve was lying, and clearly didn’t like that. Apparently, this guy had bothered other guys that Steve knew at the bar that night, and the poor guy ended up getting punched. When that happened, Kelly and Steven ran from the bar. The next day, Steve asked Kelly to go out for coffee, and they found out that they were both normal human beings…. haha! After the coffee, they drove around for a couple hours just talking. Steven got hungry and ended up eating McDonald’s.

They dated for just over 6 years before Steven completely surprised Kelly by proposing!

The Proposal

In the summer of 2016, Kelly and Steven were at a City and Colour Concert at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto. They were at the very back of the venue, and when “their song” was being performed, Steven completely shocked Kelly with a proposal!

The Wedding

The Miller Lash House is located at the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto. It’s a tucked-away little gem of a venue, and it really suited the Secret Garden Theme perfectly!
Miller Lash House wedding photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

The Miller Lash House wedding ceremony was held outdoors, in a unique setting where the guests sat on ALL sides of the bride and groom during the ceremony! The circular setting was certainly interesting from a photography point of view! Kelly’s parents walked her up the long aisle (as seen in the first photo above), and Steven saw his bride for the first time as she approached the altar, which was beautifully decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements and greenery!

Miller Lash House outdoor wedding ceremony, by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

I don’t even know where to start with this wedding party. They were quite possibly the wildest, funniest, most entertaining wedding party I have ever encountered. I’m fairly certain that because of them, Kelly and Steven have the largest “outtakes folder” that I have ever created – haha! They clean-up pretty nice though, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve photographed 3 of the members of the wedding party previously 😉

Miller Lash House wedding party photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Newlyweds!

We actually didn’t have as much time as I usually like to do the bride and groom photos, but we made good use of the time we did have! Kelly and Steven are naturals in front of the camera!

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Miller Lash House wedding. Bride and groom photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

Below you can see some of the Secret Garden Themed decor that I mentioned earlier. I just love it – so elegant! The doorknob table-numbers are brilliant!
Miller Lash House wedding photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The reception area was tented, but with open sides so you literally felt like you were inside a hidden garden!
Miller Lash House wedding reception photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The newlyweds danced to “their song”, which of course was the same song that was playing at the concert when Steven proposed – “We Found Each Other in the Dark” by City and Colour.

Miller Lash House wedding reception photos by Toronto wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Kelly & Steven!



Venue: The Miller Lash House
Florist: Terrain Flowers
DJ: DJ Borhan
Makeup: Alana Y. (a friend)
Hair: Tiia (Maid of Honour & bride’s cousin)
Caterer: Enville Catering
Favours: DIY
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas (they have now merged with Shutterfly)
Wedding dress store: The Gown
Wedding dress designer: Stella York
Bridesmaids’ dress store: Jealous Bridesmaids
Rings: Michael Hill
Officiant: Debbie Grant (family friend)
Transportation: School Bus Rentals
Girls’ Jewelry: Paula (Steven’s mom)
Door that table cards and keys were hung on: Rick (Kelly’s dad)
Toronto wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Toronto 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!

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