Amy and Paul get married on Amy's homestead property near Stratford, and host a glamorous reception at Revival House // BC Wedding Photographers in Ontario
A few weeks ago we got the opportunity to head back to Ontario to photograph Sayde's cousin, Amy, marry her fiance, Paul. Photographing family and friends is always a special treat for us, and this one was extra special since we got to spend some quality time with Sayde's mom, Melanie, decorating the ceremony site where Amy and Paul would be married. With an added touch of personal meaning, Amy and Paul married on the front yard of Amy's childhood home where her and her siblings were raised. In addition to becoming a great venue location, we thought this was a wonderful sentiment for a wedding day. This happened to be right next door (in country terms haha), to where Sayde and her own siblings were raised, so brought back lots of great memories!
After weeks of rain leading up the wedding, the sun was shining brightly as we started Saturday with Amy, who was effortlessly and beautifully styling her hair and makeup for the day. The three of us met with Paul in Stratford at the Shakespearean Gardens for them to have a private first look together.
As friends gathered at the ceremony, it was clear that some were seeing each other again for the first time in a little while, and had come from all over to be at Amy and Paul's wedding: everyone was full of happy greetings, group hugs, and big laughs as many of them played catch up. With their siblings as their wedding party, Amy and Paul exchanged vows in the glowing sun, in a ceremony lead by Pastor Will Kraemer, who has been Pastor since we were all wee kids, and has performed most, if not all, of the wedding ceremonies for this generation of our family. Afterward, Amy and Paul made their way to Revival House with all their guests for drinks, dinner and dancing. Revival House is unlike any wedding or reception venue we've ever photographed, and was decorated so glamorously Design's by Cate that we just could not stop clicking away that night. The energy was contagious as everyone hit the dancefloor to celebrate, mingle amongst the tables, and went ga-ga as Ken's French Fries truck, a Stratford Staple, pulled up later in the night to hand delivery some delicious, salty-vinegary goodness.
Thank you Amy and Paul for inviting us to be part of your big day, it means so much when friends and family want us to be the ones to capture it all. You both looked absolutely stunning and your never-fading smiles made it clear how much you both burst with love for each other. We hope you love the photos, and that you had the best day ever!