You may remember Travis and Courtney from their Spirit Rock engagement shoot that I posted last fall. After spending the day together, it felt like we had been friends for years. The two of them chatted excitedly about their wedding ideas for the upcoming spring, and I knew it was going to be a spectacular day. I couldn't wait to make the drive down to Norfolk County to help them capture the memories of the best day of their lives.
Fast forward to May 2014. Travis, Courtney, and their friends and family had created one of the most stunning backyard weddings I have ever seen. Everything was perfect. Majestic maple trees provided a refreshing outdoor canopy over antique church pews. Courtney's dad had collected vintage window frames from his travels around rural Ontario over the past year and they were set up on stands to create a winsome chapel effect. (Wow... you'll see what I mean!) Vases of hydrangeas adorned heirloom hutches and tables, and glittering chandeliers hung from branches overhead. Everywhere you looked was another intricate, loving detail so artfully arranged. Soft jazz music a la Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby floated through the air, and I felt like I had stepped into a dreamy, romantic fairytale.
Courtney's mom told me they had collected most of the decor from antique shops, garage sales, and items left on the side of the road. A little coat of white paint, and voila! That, to me, made everything all the more special.
The morning was spent getting ready inside Courtney's parents' whimsical home, while the boys worked in the yard applying last minute touches. I especially loved working with Courtney's three highly photogenic cats who are clearly important members of the family. I'm a cat person, so these animals made an already wonderful day that much better. ;)
The day passed by gracefully and way too quickly! This setting was a photographer's dream and the people there were amazing. It was family to a T.
Travis and Courtney, congratulations on becoming husband and wife. Thank you for allowing me to capture your special day. It was an honour. Enjoy these previews. :)