Mother nature threatened to be not so nice on Rob & Olivia’s big day…fortunately she got over her tantrum before the day’s events started!! It was a touch on the chilly side, but the sun was shining and it was a spectacular September day!
As I mentioned in the blog about their engagement photos, I have known Rob for a very long time. But, let me just say…it’s one thing to know the bride or groom, but I knew three of the groomsmen and one of the bridesmaids just as long, or in the case of the three groomsmen…even LONGER! We’re talking WAY back to BEFORE these boys started kindergarten!! Good times…
There were lots of old acquaintances there to celebrate with Rob & Olivia and their families, so needless to say, it was a fun wedding to shoot and just to be at!!
Rob is a farm boy (What? A farmer booked me?), so we started the day at Rob’s parents’ pig farm and had some fun taking photos with tractors and fields and dumpsters and beers! All good farm items I promise!
After finishing up with the guys, I headed into Stratford to meet up with Olivia and her girls at the lovely Arden Park Hotel. Olivia’s mom did an awful lot of hard work for the wedding….like A LOT! She made all of the girls’ bridesmaid dresses, her own dress, the flower girl dress and did a number of other little sewing details like stitching their wedding date into Olivia’s dress as her something blue and a special message on the back of Rob’s tie! Wow!! The mother of the bride normally has lots to do…but that generally doesn’t include outfitting the majority of the wedding party!! Well done!!!
It was a nice day, but a little on the windy side, so we tried to find some shelter from the wind for the girls’ photos…we started at the hotel and eventually crossed the street for some photos at the deli and to help the DQ workers take orders in the drive-thru!!
The ceremony was held at the beautiful Presbytarian church downtown. I had forgotten just how HUGE and gorgeous that church is!! Wow!! Afterwards, we headed to the park and to York Street for some wedding party photo fun!
The ceremony was held at one of the local banquet halls…it looked spectacular!! Hard to believe that there was a dart tournament held there that same morning! And the food…ohmygoodness!!! I haven’t seen a spread like that since I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean!! WOW!!
The food was awesome, the party was rocking and I had an absolute blast with Rob & Olivia and all of their family and friends. I was super honoured to have been asked to be a part of the day!!
Now on to the show!
Congratulations guys! Enjoy the sneak peek!