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Working with Tom & Colleen at The Manor for their wedding wasn’t really work… I mean, I did everything a hard working photographer should: Arrived on time, took some really great photos, used the The Manor’s large windows for naturally lit detail photos (winning!) and I even let the wedding party use my giant camera bag to store things like the veil that wouldn’t quit and shawl so they wouldn’t lay on the cold ground…..

 

I feel if you’re planning a January wedding, you should probably expect some chilly weather…. in fact, you should probably even hope for some snow!  Without it, the ground and everything around it just looks dead.  Then again, Tom and Colleen’s wedding party was lively and colourful enough to make anyone want a January wedding in Ontario!

 

The Inn on the Twenty is one of those venues that holds a special meaning for me.  It’s been the “unicorn venue” for me for a long time – that means I’ve always wanted to shoot there, but never had the opportunity till Meghan & Allan asked me to capture their engagement photos there last fall and then again with their wedding later this year (yay!)

I remember when I first started shooting weddings 9 years ago (whoa, really?  Really!), outdoor winery weddings seemed so inspirational and the Inn on the Twenty / Cave Springs was one of those places I thought I would really like to be.  Fast forward 9 years later:  I now live near Prince Edward County (the gastronomic capital of Ontario) and I have the pleasure of working with some beautifully located winery venues throughout my wedding season, but in the back of mind, Inn on the Twenty always sat on my bucket list, while I sipped on the occasional Cave Springs Dry Riesling all summer (yes I seriously linked it – it’s delicious, go try it!)

Anyway, this awesome couple also brought their adorable puppy with them and we had the most amazing afternoon playing in the vines against the fall colours, it was honestly a dream.  I cannot wait to visit this venue again to capture what is sure to be an equally beautiful wedding day for these two photogenic people.

Cheers!

 

 

Ian & Stephanie’s wedding at The Waupoos Estates Winery in Prince Edward County was perfect!  Yes, it was cloudy and yes it rained, but that didn’t matter to them and if you ask me, the weather only made the colours pop more than usual and made it that much more beautiful to photograph.  Plus it forced us to get creative with the front porch of the farm house.

We started the day with Ian getting ready in Picton at the Claramont Inn (Room 2 in case you’re wondering).  I’ve never been here before, but it was a great spot for the guys (and best lady) to get ready.  After making sure the guys got their ties on straight, I headed to the Waupoos Farm House to see how the girls were getting along – yet another venue with tons of character to play with.

Something that’s new at Waupoos this year was their covered area attached to the tent.  It’s a decent alternative to the waterfront dock setup should it rain.

I hope you enjoy these photos and it inspires some couples to ignore the rain like Ian & Stephanie did.

 

Prince Edward County is one of those places in Ontario where no matter how many times your visit, you still find something new to experience.  So many people believe they can do “The County” in a day, or even in a weekend…. Well, after living here for 3 years and travelling nearly all 1,050 square kms of that island more times than I can count, I can tell you there are STILL places I haven’t seen, tasted or dined at.

This year, one of those new places for me to bring my camera to was By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery & Vineyard just outside of Wellington.  It’s a lovely little winery (which is for sale by the way!), with it’s own farm house, barn and apple house (used as their tasty room).

I first met Jessica & Dale here and their vision for their wedding was something I could appreciate: 16 of their closest family and friends, married on the back deck of the apple house, overlooking the vineyard at sunset, drinking wine.  The lovely Dawn Quantrell officiated the intimate ceremony, which included pouring two bottles of wine into a decanter and re-pouring it into each guests’ glass to signify unity.  It’s a dream really….(and you guessed it, also helped inspire my own wedding day).  Making the day as personal as possible is what a wedding is really all about.

After the sun set and the photos were done, they gathered together in the farm house for a catered dinner where I took my leave, but not before taking one of my favourite moon-rise photos ever.

I hope you enjoy some of these glowy vineyard wedding moments with this beautiful couple, and if you’re planning an intimate wedding in Prince Edward County, do not hesitate to check this venue out (tip: September is a lovely time of year to get married there).

Cheers!

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