My two boys and I flew the red eye into London ON for a wedding that was close to my heart – two of our friends were getting married. James was the best man and I had to sit back and try not to take too many pictures (their photographer, Jackie Rombouts, a family member in Ontario). Obviously I was ecstatic when the groom asked if I would be willing to take some photos of the guys getting ready the morning of the big day. We were put up in a rustic cabin on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, and a place I would gladly have called home if not for the winter weather network reports keeping my impulsive nature on more solid ground.
The night before the wedding, it looked like this barn-style wedding was going to take place in very wet pastures. The wedding party searched good ‘ol Google for any reports that showed sun and were lucky enough to find one meteorologist outlier. Sure enough, the wedding day was warm with bright clouds – a photographer’s dream!
Short of not getting the chance to tip a cow, this wedding vacation was fun and relaxing. Congratulations to G&J and their little man T! I hope you enjoy
Waiting for the groom to arrive, the groomsmen spent the morning relaxing while the best man had second thoughts about winging his speech.
T, who had just turned 1 the day before, and my little man wait for everyone to get ready to go down to the beach for some more photos. While T seems to have a strong sense of style, my Jaxon is a prime example of why you don’t let babies dress themselves when going to a wedding 😉
What a handsome bunch of guys, so grown up and responsible in their pressed suits…oh wait…
After the wedding, we all headed back to the beach where Jackie was hard at work photographing the wedding party.
Holy, Holy water on tap!!!
The wedding took place in a barn on the brides family farm – the location was truly transformed into a magical event, complete with chandeliers, old-style barn doors, and pots of flowers amongst straws of hay that made me rethink the location of my up and coming wedding location. The groom’s cousin, lead singer of the amazing band Cardinal Chase, gave a superb performance and we can’t wait until they tour out here in Vancouver!
While the guests all enjoyed a feast of spit-roasted pig, Jaxon turned his attention to the finer things in life and discovered why you always prefer life not to give you lemons!
The first dance as a married couple. Congrats again you two!