Rebecca + Jeff
Rebecca & Jeff's wedding at the Hessenland Inn on the shores of Lake Huron was one of my favourite weddings of the year!
Rebecca was a bridesmaid from Nicole + Bobby's wedding last year so there was an automatic comfort level for all of us working together! Plus, we did some great engagement pictures you can see here.
It was my first time photographing a wedding at the Hessenland Inn and I have to say it's an amazing venue. The reception room is an old stone barn and the bridal suite is in the converted silo with amazing views!
After everyone was ready and looking great, we headed across the grounds for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The weather forecast hadn't been looking great all day, and there was a brief moment it looked like we might be getting wet during the ceremony, but my lucky habits foot worked again and it blew past us.
Hessenland Inn has access to a great beach so after some portraits with the families and the wedding party I took Rebecca + Jeff down there for some portraits of just the two of them.
The reception had everything... great speeches, great food, great party, great tornado.... Yep.
The weather held out out for the ceremony and pictures but once the reception started it was a full blown thunderstorm for most of the night. At one point, during one of the fathers speeches the normal sounds of rain, thunder & lighting were replaced by about 15 seconds of a loud roar. We all kind of paused and looked up, half expecting the roof to come flying off but it quickly passed. The worst of the damage was several big trees on the property knocked down!
You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs from their wedding above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!