I had the privilege of being able to do outdoor shoots last year for Elegant Wedding Magazine. I shared the first one with you all, Spring Garden at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Toronto.
This shoot was very different and I loved it for that reason. It was paramount that as many natural elements were included to maintain an organic feel. It’s not often an outdoor wedding can utilize most of the natural elements outside to contribute to the overall tone of the event style. But it can be done!
Here are some of our favorite shots of this simply stunning shoot!
To see more head on over to the Elegant Wedding Magazine blog post Moody Woodland Forest Wedding
Dresses: Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery
Miguel and I go back to high school so when he contacted me and asked me to help plan his wedding naturally I was over the moon happy! His fiancée Michelle was lovely and we got to meet at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay downtown Toronto as she tried on a slew of gorgeous gowns.
There were many obstacles these two had to overcome amid all the planning, their daughter Mia was under a year old and that took much time and attention. They had also bought a new house, were renovating and had several setbacks.
Everything came together at the Trent Port Marina, tucked away in a town in the southern part of Ontario on the Bay of Quinte. Very quiet, quaint town where everyone knows everyone (I grew up close to there so it was nice to be “home”). It was an intimate setting of close friends and family for the ceremony and dinner. Michelle and Miguel exchanged vows in the late afternoon and then the party started.
The one thing I won’t forget about this wedding is the way they both looked at each other the entire day. It was with such love and certainty, I was so honored to be a part of their happy day. See more on my website
Planner: Ashley Victoria Productions//Venue: Trent Port Marina//Catering: Tomassos//Linens, Napkins & Chair Covers: Chair Cover King//Photography: Images by Montserrat
No, we aren’t talking about who they regret marrying! As couples did their own wedding planning with the help of friends or family- post wedding? Some share with us what they would have done differently.
“When we got married the only thing I wish I could have changed was our first dance song. I also realize we should have gotten married in Ontario instead of Quebec because in Quebec the woman doesn’t take her new husbands last name.”-James
“I somewhat regret not listening to my Mom when she suggested we should take some more time for photos (just the two of us).”– Natasha
“I should have requested that the camera was to stay on the entire night, instead someone shut it off after the ceremony and it was never turned back on. The speeches and everything during the night was not recorded and that was important to me.”-Jessica
“Number 1: Review that guest list 100 times and make sure whoever is at the door has the most updated one (especially if it’s a big wedding like ours was). Number 2: Designate someone to assist the photographer if you have a big family and a big bridal party. Or else Uncle “I-Don’t-Know-You” will photo bomb all your shots. Number 3: Review the songs you want played at key moments with your DJ. Nobody wants “Baby Got Back” for the groom and mother dance (unless that’s the plan?).”– Mike
“I wish I hadn’t stressed so much about the little details that no one else would even notice or remember. I regret putting money towards ‘things’ instead of towards more people being able to attend.”-Corinne
“We shouldn’t have cheaped out on the photographer, they say you get what you pay for and it’s true!”-Kim