Will + Heather were married on a wet and grey day that was not exactly in the plans. We all anxiously watched the forecast, fingers crossed that the rain would hold, and by some miracle, not one drop fell while we took photos – amen!
The day started in Heather’s childhood home, where she dressed for the day with help from her mom and sister while the rest of her family busied themselves taking care of last-minute details and getting ready themselves. I loved seeing her Grandmother’s dress hanging among photos of the couple and special momentos of their relationship, a kind of vision board of their love to set the mood for the day.
Then I zipped over to the Victoria Park Pavilion, the almost-secret venue in the heart of the city’s busy downtown park, where Will and his best man were waiting, greeting guests and making sure their boutonieres were on securely. The ceremony was full of unique moments and special readings, including a broom jumping! I love when couples bring bits of their story and personalities into the ceremony, so fun!
After we took some portraits around the park, playing with the (thankfully unnecessary) umbrellas and skirting around mud puddles, we joined their guests for a kickass reception, including the fab Dan Howler Band, who had everyone on the dance floor from song 1. I have to admit, I have never been to a wedding with a live band but since Will is a local music producer/engineer, it was fitting that the music was off-the-charts awesome. So much so that after my time had officially ended, I packed up my gear and hit the floor to cut the rug for a few more songs before heading home.
Thank you Will + Heather for trusting me to document your love and your day, it was damn fun!