The weekend of Kim and Anand’s wedding was my first double-wedding-weekend of the summer. After shooting Alanna and Marcin’s wedding on the Friday (which was the hottest wedding I shot all year), the heat was finally ready to break on the Saturday… But with it came rain.
We were all watching the weather reports all day. We took every opportunity to jet outside for portraits during the “getting ready” portion of the day, and using awnings to our advantage before the rain picked up enough to have everyone head back inside. Kim and Anand held onto hope, though, that their ceremony could continue outside of the Old Courthouse.
By the time we got there to start capturing some details before the guests started arriving, the skies had started getting brighter, and it hadn’t rained in more than half an hour. The DJ started setting up his equipment, the guests started to take their seats… And then we started to hear thunder in the distance. I have to give a huge thank-you to my assistant, Saraya, for running to get our umbrellas, because not too long after she did, the skies opened up. Everyone went running inside, with an amazing group of people (from the staff, to groomsmen, and even some guests!) braved the downpour to help bring in all of the chairs. I found a hiding spot underneath a tree and my umbrella, and captured some photos of all of the chaos. Things can go wrong on a wedding day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t worth remembering!
The rest of the day went off without a hitch. Kim and Anand added personal touches in every way possible. Each table was named after a place in the world that held personal significance to the couple, along with a card for each person explaining the story behind the significance. Each table setting was accompanied by a gift of spices, a different blend for each guest, labelled with a story behind why they chose it, and what type of meal it would add a great flavour to. And you can never go wrong with beautiful centre pieces by Springhill Flowers!
Kim’s brothers gave a toast by making their sister some actual toast. The wedding party entertained everyone with hilarious stories of how their friendships became what they are today, and Kim and Anand’s first dance broke out into one of the best dance parties I have ever seen at a wedding.
These two have been such a pleasure to work with, from the very first time that we met. I can’t thank you both enough for asking me to be a part of your journey!
Huge thanks to all of these amazing vendors, too!
Venue: The Old Courthouse
Catering: Culinary Catering
Flowers: Springhill Flowers | DJ: Vanrock Sounds
Hair: Jaime Mitchell-Hegedus | Makeup: Selah Vie Hair & Makeup Artistry
Dress: By Casa Blanca, from Becker’s Bridal
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal | Suits: Bud Gowan Formal Wear