Emilie & Dave’s New Years Eve Wedding (Picton)

This past New Year’s Eve, Emilie & Dave had their beautiful and elegant barn wedding at Picton’s The Mill House in Prince Edward County (very close to Sandbanks Provincial Park).  This gorgeous location not only offered a custom-built wedding venue barn (with heated floors and built-in audio system), but a two storey farm house that was rented for the occasion.  This was incredibly convenient for a wedding where many family members were not local and wanted to use the same location for a ‘home base’ for the Bride’s family. As well they were able to use a second barn (12 km away) for the Groom’s family called the Old Dairy Barn At Sandbanks.

Emilie and Dave’s wedding was unique (at least unique for me).  They wanted a WOW experience for their arrival to the ceremony and they certainly achieved it.  When Dave proposed to Emilie while they were out West, he surprised her with a helicopter ride into the Rockie Mountains.  To include that into their wedding, the two of them (and I) flew via helicopter to The Mill House for the ceremony.  We departed from the old Picton airport (a photographer’s dream location with its old buildings) and had a short 1200ft tour of Prince Edward County.  We then circled the venue and made the big entrance. Only a couple of people knew about the surprise and they did a great job of getting all the guests outside next to the barn for the big arrival.

I choose a Black & White theme for this preview because I felt it represented the elegance and sophistication of this wedding.  It was a beautiful wedding day with excellent family and guests, a great meal, the ceremonial cutting of the cake with a sword, a beautiful venue, touching speeches, fun photo booth and great music … with a  grand finale of an impressive midnight fireworks display courtesy of North Star Fireworks Entertainment.

A huge thank you to Emilie and Dave for hiring me to be their private wedding photographer for the day.  Even though I was with them for 12 hours (12:30pm to 12:30am), the time flew by (pun intended) and it was a very fun day.  I wish them all the best.

Beautiful Peterborough Barn Wedding – Jessica & Tyler

On a recent sunny, hot summer day at a private family farm … Jessica and Tyler tied the knot.  Choosing to hold all elements of their wedding day at Tyler’s parents farm was an excellent choice.  They had plenty of room, two private on-site locations for each to get ready and an active barn that for the wedding was cleaned up and looked fantastic.  I have always felt that wedding receptions in old barns are rich with character and atmosphere.  Plus, with the reception being in their own family’s barn, it made for a much more personal and intimate venue.

A couple elements of their wedding that stood out for me was a surprise live musical performance by the twins and Tyler’s Vet proudly staged outside the barn. Oh … and the chickens roaming freely were a great addition to the farm atmosphere.

Great family and friends, a casual but beautifully decorated atmosphere, a great meal and great music made for what I saw as one fantastic wedding.  A huge thanks to Jessica and Tyler for bringing me in to photograph their wedding day!