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.