Mother Nature was doing her part for Jessica and Ryan on Saturday. Picking a wedding date in October is risky business but not this October 26, 2019 - it was PERFECT! (Last year, I photographed a wedding on this same weekend and we woke up to SNOW! ... it was beautiful, and reflective ... but very cold for a bride with bare feet!) Jessica and her girls started their day at Echo Hair Studio in Belleville. The maid of honour / make-up artist, worked on faces while hair was being done. The soft curls and braids gave the girls a very classy yet laid-back look and the barely there make-up complimented the style perfectly. We went to the Bride & Groom's home next where the girls were getting ready upstairs and boys downstairs. Then it was time for The First Look! I love this so much!! The bride and groom had a private moment, all to themselves. This allows them to be more relaxed when it's time for the ceremony and we had a little extra portrait time too! Busses were arranged for the guests to arrive at The Meadows on time for a 3:30 ceremony. The sun was shining and kept guests warm throughout the service. We finished two pages of family formals after our big group shot and then some more portraits of the new Mr & Mrs. The reception started with a Bride & Groom Dance followed by a delicious meal, speeches, games and a special cake cutting game.
It was a beautiful day filled with friendship, laughter and lots of love. Congratulations Jess & Ryan!