Haley + Stephen
Haley and Stephen had a great autumn wedding at the Ancaster Mill in Southern Ontario.
These two own and operate an AMAZING restaurant in Toronto called The White Brick Kitchen. Seriously, check out the menu... I can't wait to eat there! We actually wound up doing their engagement pictures there (check back to the blog soon for those!).
Haley started the day at her Aunts house in Hamilton getting hair and make up done with her bridesmaids... and their dog. :) Stephen and the boys got ready at nona's house which was literally just down the road... nice and easy for me! It's always a bonus when the bride and groom get ready close together, it allows me to just bounce back and forth and get more coverage of the guys.
Once everyone was ready and looking great we headed out to Canterbury Falls, an amazing waterfall just down the road from the Ancaster Mill, for their first look. First looks, or reveals, are such a great idea since it allows you to get the formal portraits out of the way before the ceremony which helps with the flow of the day (allowing your guests to go straight from the ceremony to the cocktail hour) as well as to get the big reveal done and settle the nerves. :)
From there it was over to Ancaster Mill for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then into the Ancaster Mill for cocktail hour after a few quick family portraits.
Since these two were both chefs, they wanted something very specific for their meal at the reception... in this case, it was some of their favourite comfort foods served family style. Fried chicken, beef sliders and even a soft serve ice cream machine for desert.
You can see some of my favourite wedding images above and the full wedding slideshow below.