During the peak wedding season, our family and friends often ask about our schedule. Rather than telling them what days we are booked, I tend to tell them the one or two weekend dates we have open for the months of September and October. But this year, after telling them all that, I also had to add in the random Tuesday we had booked for a wedding as it meant we were taking time off around that day.
Now Tuesday may seem like a really weird day for a wedding, but honestly, Shalane + Riley’s mid-week wedding was rather perfect!
So, like pretty much any wedding industry team, Dave and I have some favourite venues throughout the area, and Jabulani Vineyard is definitely on that list! There is just something about the venue’s scenery and photo-op locations that fits our style and approach so nicely. Add in a super team of people who run everything and you really do have a great venue! But what’s even better than all of that are the the types of couples they attract – so kind and thoughtful and just plain wonderful to work with! Teresa + Stephane fit that description to a T, and it was such an honour to be able to capture their gorgeous wedding day for them.
So, fun fact, did you know that City Hall doesn’t perform wedding ceremonies on long weekends? Well neither did I. In fact, that’s how Amy + Luc’s wedding day initially got split over two days. But when all was said and done, I actually really liked the multi-day wedding as for me, it meant I got to grab two different looks for the photos both in outfits and locations, which was super fun.
My favourite moments during a wedding are always the private looks between the newlyweds. When the groom looks at his new bride and can’t help but smile from ear to ear, when the bride lights up when she catches his eye, and when they look down at their rings marking the start of their new life together with glee.