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Kelita and Bill’s Backyard Wedding in Ontario happened on Bill’s parent’s property in Sunderland. Definitely an epic backyard as far as backyards go. I love intimate weddings, they are so personal and fun. I enjoy taking photos all over, we have such a beautiful province, and it’s one of my favourites things about being a photographer.
When I made the drive to Kelita and Bill’s wedding it was clear that it was going to be a super rainy day. I knew they had planned for some beautiful outdoor locations and I hoped that we would still be outside for most of the day. They were the best, they still had the ceremony in the same location, and the guests held umbrellas. It was beautiful and perfect and memorable.
People often ask what you should do if it rains on your wedding day when it comes to photos, basically stick to your plan, gets some umbrellas and we will still take beautiful photos.
Matt + Chelsea’s backyard cottage wedding was completely enchanting – it was just featured on The Wedding Co – but I loved it so much I had to do my own post. I love backyard and cottage weddings to start, but it took place in Midland on Georgian Bay – which is one of my favourite places on the planet. If you are having a cottage wedding in Georgian Bay, please contact me! I love it there, and I promise it will shine though in your photos.
This wedding was lovely, Matt & Chelsea had a big bridal party filled with friends, and it was amazing they each popped their own bottles of champagne. I also love white bridesmaids dresses, the colour of Matt’s suit and Chelsea’s blush dress. Chelsea’s dress was so beautiful, her mother actually made it for her, which is incredible. One of my favourite photos from this wedding is the one where Matt & Chelsea are looking out at the tent and seeing all their friends and family gathered for the reception. You can just see the joy and delight that the entire wedding came together so beautifully.
This wedding was full of beautiful details, which isn’t about decor so much as it set such a magical tone for the evening, it was so inviting. One of my favourite touches was the ‘welcome home’ sign that they made with rope that greeted each guest as they arrived for the day. I also loved the eucalyptus alter that they built for the ceremony. I could actually list a lot of things, so I will just let you see for yourself.
After the wedding was over I drove back to honey harbour to boat back to our cottage, the boat was slick with dew (thanks a lot late September) and I slipped on the edge of the boat and fell flat on the dock. I ended up with black eye, and thankfully I put my camera bag in the boat first. Quite the adventure! Those moments come out of nowhere and it was eerily calm, I pulled myself half out of the water onto the dock and the night was completely silent and no one was around. I boated back in the darkness feeling pretty on edge, but I love the adventure that come along with my job, even when things don’t go as planned.