So I really like my birthday – like really like it. I am actually the type of person to give myself not only a birthday week, but a birthday month! But historically, I have never been able to celebrate my birthday on the actual day. When I was in university, exams always ruined the birthday spirit and all the celebrations would be postponed until after everyone had suffered through all their tests. Then when I was working as an engineer, the end of March was one of the absolute busiest times of the year and everything would once again get pushed a week or so. So when I starting working for just myself, I figured I would be able to set the day aside for celebrations – but that only works if you don’t book anything on the date.
But I didn’t mind sharing the date with Jolani + Josh for even a second! These two are so kind and wonderful that I had no problems postponing my birthday celebrations a little bit to be able to capture their wedding day! And as an added bonus, these amazing people took time out of their special day to highlight my birthday by gifting us a delicious birthday cake – how cool is that?!
But honestly, ringing in the start of Jolani + Josh’s marriage was the perfect compliment to what was already a pretty great birthday. I loved getting to spend the day behind the camera and loved doing it for these two even more.
Their wedding day was actually wedding days as they split their ceremony and reception up over two days. We spent the first day (my actual birthday) at the lovely Strathmere Inn for their ceremony and a scrumptious afternoon lunch. We then headed to Lonestar Ranch on Day 2 for their formal reception and some great partying!! The weather was less than ideal on this second day, but it all worked out beautifully in the end and I think it is safe to say that everyone had a rocking time!
Thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make this day possible!!
Wedding Photography: Stephanie Beach Photography (that’s us!)
Photo Booth: Stephanie Beach Photography (that’s us too!)
Ceremony + Day 1 Catering Venue: Strathmere Inn
Reception + Day 2 Catering Venue: Lonestar Ranch and Catering
Groom Suit: Moore’s Clothing
Hair Stylist: Showpony Hair
Make-up Artist: Dionne Lafond
Cake: Justine Lafond & Maryam Osman
Officiant: Enduring Promises
Ceremony String Quarter: Canto Sentimento Strings
Rings: Lavigeur Jewellers