Early July I made the trek to Keene, a beautiful rural town south east of Peterborough for the wedding (ceremony and reception) of Rachel & Ian. Rachel and Ian live just outside the town of Keene and are very active in the farming lifestyle. The elements of a farmers wedding were included in their day in many of the small (and sometimes large) details. The fellows boutonnieres, the inclusion of the farms windmill, the wheat field and their vehicles were all fun personal elements they included in their day (and in much of the photography).
From the comical moment of the stray cat walking into the church during their ceremony, to the rock’n reception with a fun hula-hoop game to get Rachel & Ian to kiss, awesome meal and great music by Homemade Jam, the entire day had a great atmosphere of being laid back and having fun.
Here is a brief summary of their perfect July wedding. Enjoy!
Fun. That is how I would sum up the June wedding of Alyse and Ken. They are a fun, easy going couple with a great young son (Avery) that wanted nothing more than to have an enjoyable day with their family and friends on the shores of Stoney Lake at the popular Viamede Resort.
My time started with Ken, his son, Best-man and father at his parents cottage in the Burleigh Falls area. After the fellows were done, I quickly drove to Viamede and spent an hour with Alyse and her Maid-of-Honor in the newly renovated Honeymoon Suite. After a couple small hiccups with Alyse’s dress were dealt with, Alyse was looking beautiful and set for her wedding day. A short walk from the honeymoon suite took us to the awesome waterfront ceremony location that is commonly used at Viamede. Even with including the unique element of a dove release, their wedding ceremony went off without a hitch. After the ceremony we did a quick group photo of everyone at their wedding (there is a great spot to do this next to the popular ceremony location), we quickly had fun getting the family formals done and went straight into the wedding party and bride & groom photos. With the ease of walking around Viamede, we were at their reception for the exact time we needed to be. This was immediately followed by a very well done meal. I’d like to thank Alyse and Ken for including me in the fantastic meal they had ordered. After the meal some heart felt and humorous speeches were delivered and then there was a quick transition into the dancing. A great end to a great day.
Here are just a few of my favorites from their day.