Do you ever have those moments where you just can’t stop smiling? That was me on this past Saturday at Beckie and Rob’s wedding at the Gibson Centre. Their wedding day was a day that will be cherished in their hearts for years and years to come. Not only did they have the most beautiful weather, their day was filled with love and smiles throughout. From the busy moments of getting ready to the most tender first look I’ve ever witnessed, you could feel so much love and happiness.
We started out the day with the bridal parties getting ready at The Nottawasaga Inn and Resort. This group was the most on-time and chill bridal party I’ve ever walked in on! The entire bridal party looked so beautiful and handsome! From there we headed to The Gibson Centre for a First Look between Rob and Beckie in the beautiful boardroom. There is just so much charm and beauty in this building and it was a great privilege to shoot a wedding there! Their first look was so incredibly sweet! I think there were just a few nerves before hand but once they had those moments together the nerves were gone.
The bridal party photos were done at The Museum on the Boyne in Alliston. It was a just wee bit hot at that point but they were troopers! Their bridal party was a mixture of family and friends and you could tell they were surrounded by awesome people! We headed back to The Gibson Centre for the remainder of the day. The ceremony was simple and sweet and filled with so many blessings of love. Because we had the opportunity to do all the formal portraits before the ceremony because of the first look, we were able to spend a good chunk of time with just the bride and groom for their portrait time. These two were so confident and natural during pictures that we rarely had guide them. We just spent time capturing their interactions. The expressions and moments captured here are truly genuine!
I love receptions because I feel like I get to be part of something so special. This is where you truly get to learn who the bride and groom are through the lenses of parents, friends and family. It’s such a privilege and keeps me smiling behind the camera the whole time! There were a few moments during the day when I almost teared up (yes us photographers are emotionally invested in the day too!). But the moment that totally got me was the mother and son and father and daughter dances. I can see myself one day when my kids are grown and are marrying the love of their lives. When looking at the immense of love in the eyes of the parents as they are dancing with their son and daughter it brings me right to the love that I have for my kids. Seriously, gets me every time! (I may have tears right now just remembering that moment!)
At the end of the evening we snuck Beckie and Rob out of their wedding reception to get a few sunset set shots. This is hands down one of my favourite moments during a wedding day. The nerves are completely gone for the bride and groom, they can’t smiling (or touching one another!) and its just them and those moments. This was the first sunset that they got to watch together as husband and wife!
Congratulations Beckie and Rob! I wish you so many blessings of love and happiness as you begin the adventure of married life together. It was truly an honour and privilege to spend the day with you and your loved ones. Have fun in Hawaii together on your honeymoon!
Thank you as well to Amy of Amy Cheshire Photography for working alongside me for the day! It’s so much more fun to spend the day with another photographer! Some of her incredible images are sprinkled throughout this blog post!
For a full list of vendors they are linked below.
Venue: The Gibson Centre
Flowers: Flowers by Lady Di
Music: DJ Mastermix
Caterer: Custom Catering Events
Makeup: MBM Makeup by Michelle
Hair: Studio Hair Design
I am now taking bookings for 2018 Weddings. I would love to chat with you if you are in need of a wedding photographer for your wedding! Please drop me a line here and I look forward to hearing about all the amazing things you have planned for your special day!