On Saturday, David and I headed off the The Quarry Golf Club to photograph Sara's getting ready photos. As we arrived, we were taken into the reception room where it was absolutely beautifully decorated. Sara had just finished getting her hair and makeup done by a family friend and we got photographs of her stunning dress from David's bridal. Her dress had the most beautiful rose gold accents on it which matched the trim on her veil, her necklace and earrings as well as the flower details on your running shoes (this bride knows how to be comfortable on her wedding day and the shoes were so pretty!). To top the shoes off, her shoelaces lit up in rainbow colours at a touch of a button. They were so awesome. Her two bridesmaids were dressed in beautiful long dresses and they looked so pretty as well. Just as Sara finished getting ready, there was a call from Jack. The skies had decided to open up and it looked like there was not an end to the rain in sight. Their ceremony had been planned to take place at Jack's parent's farm outdoors, but the last minute decision was made to hold the ceremony on the covered terrace at The Quarry. So, some amazing family members brought all the flowers, the arch and all the other decorations and quickly and beautifully set everything up. The flowers were done by Kuhlmanns Greenhouse and they smelled heavenly. The bride disappeared into the downstairs locker room as Jack and his groomsmen arrived. As calm and relaxed as Sara seemed, Jack was the opposite. He was a bundle of nerves and stress. And, to make matters worse, he forgot his dress shirt and tie at his parents. Lucky that his parent's farm was only ten minutes away and despite the teasing from his groomsmen and David they arrived with time to spare and Jack did not have to go shirtless for the ceremony. I am not sure he will live that down. Even his parents were laughing about it.
The ceremony was beautifully officiated by marriage commissioner, Marissa Loewen. She suggested to the bride and groom to have a Love Letter ceremony incorporated into the ceremony. What an amazing idea and one that David and I had not heard about before. The bride and groom write letters to each other and put them along with a bottle of wine and glasses in a box and lock it to be opened at a later date such as their first anniversary, first fight, fifth anniversary, etc. The box that Sara got was from Amazon and it was very elegant.
The skies cleared right up during the ceremony and the sun came out so we were able to head to Jack's parents's farm to photograph the formals. Jack and Sara drove in style in his Dad's Oldsmobile 442 Hurst decorated with "Just Married" and tin cans trailing behind. We got some gorgeous shots of the wedding party along with a shot that I had been dying to do this year after seeing so many frogs at all our locations. Sara had no problem at all picking up a frog, holding it in her hand and pretending to kiss it so we could do a take on the Frog Prince fairy tale. Thank you so much for that, Sara!
As we are still in the Covid pandemic, David and I said goodbye to the wedding party after the formals as they headed back to an intimate reception at The Quarry and to enjoy their meal catered by The Quarry and cupcakes provided by Fuss Cupcakes along with music by Revolution Entertainment. Sara told me the next day that it was a great evening and they even saw a double rainbow! I am sure that means good luck on a wedding day!
Thank you so much, Sara and Jack for allowing David and I the privilege of capturing your amazing wedding!