Jesika + Jamie’s wedding at Steckle Heritage Farm in Kitchener was one of those weddings where everything just flowed so well. From getting ready at her aunt’s roomy and beautiful home to the party on the dance floor that I heard going strong as I pulled away, it was just a rad day.
My fab second Avan and I started our day with him chilling in the basement with the groom and his gang while I stayed upstairs with the ladies. Everyone was calm as the bride’s aunt and her team from her home-based salon put the finishing touches on hair while the ladies helped each other with makeup.
Once everyone had a snack, we set up for the first look before doing some family and wedding party portraits in the stunning backyard, trying to stick to the shade so everyone stayed as cool as we could under the July sun!
Off we went to Steckle, which is always such a gorgeous venue but looked extra radiant on this day, with a simple, elegant birch arbor and rustic touches in the barn, minimal but really lovely. Before the bride walked down the aisle, there was an extra special visit from the resident baby squirrel Dylan Fartbox, who was so charmed by the bride he sat quietly in her hands instead of being his typically curious and busy self. Squirrel snuggles complete, J+ J met at the altar and said their beautiful and heartfelt vows and then we took even more photos (because why not?) before making our way into the barn to get some food and rehydrate.
The speeches at this wedding were absolutely hysterical and touching and I loved seeing Jes + Jamie react to the shared stories and wishes from their families. They cut their first slice of pie together (such a fun twist instead of a traditional cake cutting!) and danced their first dance in style.
Before we left, Avan and I snuck them out for photos in a brilliant sunset and for a requested image with the llama (who basically ignored us but the sheep made an effort) before letting them get back to the dance floor.
Thank you Jamie + Jesika for welcoming us so warmly and for being so awesome all day! It was a really good day.