The first weekend of October. It was cold and raining on and off. The skies were threatening to open up any minute, maybe with some snow. Noses were running and fingers were numb. But none of that matters when it comes to this couple. They could warm the entire world with their kind, laughter-filled love. As I said in their engagement post, these two make me smile. And once I met their family and friends, I could see that they both come by their lovely joy quite naturally. One of my favourite moments was watching Allan try to hold back tears as his stunning bride made her way ethereally through the forest, coming to meet her prince. They joined hands in front of their guests and spoke to each other directly from the heart, causing both laughter and tears.
After the vows were said and the commitment secured, we snuck off to the woods for a few moments of quiet celebration before heading back to join their guest in celebration. After a wee mingle, we all packed up and headed to the Timeless Cafe & Bakery, on the grounds of the Timeless Material Co. in Waterloo. There we had fun hanging out with the wedding party, sneaking up on R + A and just generally being silly! I also had a small heart attack when Rachel's gorgeous pearl engagement ring nearly got lost among the many stacks of wood on the property, but I managed to rescue it without delay! Phew!
A delicious meal followed and then the party moved out to the tent, where their talented friends performed for the gathered masses who came to wish this phenomenal couple a life of happiness and joy together. Honestly, it could not have been more perfect.
Thank you, Rachel + Allan for inviting me to be a part of your breathtaking day and I can't wait to share many more moments of love, happiness and hilarity as you grow your family in the years to come. Love you both.
PS Special thanks to Rachel Keyes for coming out to second shoot with me - you are awesome!