Erin & David really managed to luck out with the weather for their big day since they were my last wedding shoot before the cold and the snow set it. While weddings in the snow can be beautiful, I believe most brides still prefer above freezing temperatures for a wedding :)
Erin decided to get ready with all her girls at the Hotel Fort Garry, which gave them lots of room to do all their hair and makeup. It also offers a beautiful backdrop for the getting ready shots and that never hurts! Erin and David decided to do all their photographs before the ceremony but still wanted to have a special moment when they saw each other for the first time. We set up an area in the hotel where David was ready, waiting for Erin to come down, and they had a romantic moment together away from all the hoopla of the wedding day. This is always a special moment to capture for me… I remember how it felt when I saw Meagan for the first time on our wedding day! We then spent the next while photographing around the hotel with just the two of them. I love how these shots turned out and I think they are some of my favourite images that I’ve captured at the Hotel Fort Garry.
Once everyone was ready they all hopped into their limo and we headed off to the Legislative Building. Since it was beautiful weather we chose to photograph outside. We were in a bit of a time crunch and its always tricky to balance everything, but we were able to allow for some special moments to develop and I know Erin and David will look back at them fondly. Once we were done shooting the couple alone, the wedding party joined us and we captured some really cool shots of everyone.
Erin and David also booked the Hamilton Building, which lends itself as a spectacular backdrop for individual portraits of the bride and groom. This was also an excellent time to take a few more group shots of the wedding party. Next was quite possibly the riskiest location that I’ve shot at all year, but I absolutely love how these shots turned out. We went down to the docks on Waterfront Drive; it was risky because it was quite muddy and dirty but the girls handled it well and I think they’ll also love how these shots turned out!
Erin and David combined their ceremony and reception in one location at the Crystal Ballroom. Their guests sat at their tables and the ceremony took place just in front of the head table. It was beautiful and unique and the ceremony held some special moments for them which included participation from some of their close friends and family.
By the way, I absolutely loved Erin’s flowers – she had one of the largest bouquets of the year and the roses looked amazing! Erin’s flowers were done by Academy Florists in the Kenaston Village. Later on during the reception guests were treated to cupcakes made by High Tea Bakery… always a treat!
It was a fantastic time and I don’t think we could have asked for a better wedding party to spend the day with.
Thanks guys and enjoy the images!