This wedding was definitely one for the books. We could not have asked for a more beautiful August day to celebrate the love between Adrienne & Doug. The Tiffin Centre for Conservation made the perfect backdrop for these two, as the couple actually met while doing conservation work together! I know, it is too perfect. This wedding was also special for me to photograph since I am actually planning my own wedding at the Tiffin Centre for this upcoming year. It was cool to have a chance to see the venue from a vendor's perspective first. Anyways, enough about me, back to these two amazing humans.
The day started off with Adrienne getting ready surrounded by her family and dearest friends at a nearby Hotel in Barrie. Laughter filled the room, and really set the tone for how much of a celebration today was going to be for all involved. It was immediately clear to me that this wasn't your average family, Adrienne and her siblings were all were incredibly close friends as well. The girls had their makeup done by Diana from DIO Artist and were looking fabulous. Adrienne, being truly one of the kindest people I have ever met, looked stunning in her gown from The Brides Project. If you aren't aware, The Brides Project is a Toronto-based charity, where the proceeds from every dress sold go towards supporting cancer research. To finish her bridal look, Adrienne had a gorgeous bouquet of pastel blooms made by Wild Lotus Floral Design.
Once everyone was ready, Adrienne surprised her parents with thoughtful gifts. Tears were shed, and soon after we were on our way to the ceremony.
The couple decided to have Adrienne's younger brother act as their officiant, and by the end of the ceremony I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. The ceremony really emphasized not just the love between Adrienne and Doug, but also the love that surrounds them from both of their families and all of their friends.
Once we were all finished with taking portraits, I headed over to the reception leaving Adrienne and Doug to have a few quiet moments alone before joining in the festivities. Due to Covid restrictions in the province, the couple decided to host their cocktail hour and following reception just outside of the hall, under a high canopy of trees. The buzz of conversation and live music from the very talented Ariel Kristen floated on the air while guests mingled and enjoyed drinks prepared for them by The Wheeled Brew.
As the newlyweds entered the party, and the sun began to set, fairy lights came on all throughout the surrounding trees, which created a magical experience for all.
After a delightful roast dinner prepared by The Gourmet Group, it was time for a few heartfelt speeches followed by the formal dances. The sun was really setting by this point, so the dancefloor became beautifully lit by all of the surrounding fairy lights and lanterns.
This was really an amazing day to kick off Adrienne & Doug's life together as a married couple. It was such a clear reflection of who they are as people, that although I started the day having never met either of them, I left feeling like I had made two new friends.