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Frances & Beth
How They Met
Frances and Beth met through a mutual friend who lives in Toronto. They had each heard of the other, and had seen each other at a couple of events, but hadn’t really had a chance to talk for over a year.
When they finally did start talking, there was an immediate attraction for both of them – They connected on many levels right away!
For their first date, they met up at a barbecue. Things took off from there, and four years later came…
Beth, Frances, her two daughters Jasmine and Melanie, and their dog Skipper, were on a five-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. They were watching a beautiful sunset from their campsite, when Frances turned and asked Beth to marry her in front of Jasmine and Melanie. Beth said yes of course, and the four of them hugged, cried, and laughed. Jasmine and Melanie starting planning for the wedding at that very moment!
When I was photographing the rings, I couldn’t help but notice that the four rings elegantly symbolized their new family. I pictured the two engagement rings as Beth and Frances, and the wedding rings as Jasmine and Melanie. (I don’t normally make up little “ring families” but I liked the symbolism in this case.)
Beth and Frances both got ready at their home. They got dressed in separate rooms, and then had a First Look in their dining room before heading over to the Holland Marsh Wineries.
The ceremony was held outdoors, with DIY wooden signs scattered around the venue. It was a gorgeous sunny summer day, and a great day to get married!
I LOVE the group photo above! Right after the ceremony, the brides walked back down the aisle, followed by the five bridesmaids, and they all surrounded the brides and hugged and cheered. The photo you see above is a pure candid shot of them post-hug right after the ceremony!
The Wedding Party
The fantastic wedding party consisted of Frances’ two daughters and Beth’s three nieces. All five of them acted like sisters though, I noticed, and they really made the day all the more special for Frances and Beth.
Some photos of the gorgeous brides, of course!
The only thing I can think of to say about the reception was that it was full of love, laughter and fun!
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Frances & Beth’s Sneak Peeks
I had the pleasure of photographing Frances and Beth’s Holland Marsh Winery wedding last weekend – and it was so much fun! They lucked into a beautiful, sunny day – even though the week before the weather forecast was predicting thunderstorms!
Frances and Beth are both so kind and wonderful, I just loved being able to document their special day for them!
They had an all-female wedding party (girl power, woooo!), which included Frances’ daughters, and Beth’s nieces. All five of them (and their spouses!) helped out with everything, and helped create the perfect day for Frances and Beth.
Congrats Frances and Beth!
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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.)
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!