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Langdon Hall Winter Wedding

Amanda + Rob

Amanda + Rob had a beautiful wedding at the always amazing Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.

It was a nice relaxing later start to the day in the beautiful bridal suites at Langdon Hall with Amanda and her sister having their hair and make up done.  Making things really easy on me, always a plus but not always a reality, Rob got ready in the room right beside Amanda's!

They deciding to have a first look before their wedding ceremony so they could get all their pictures done ahead of time and before it got dark... but we still went out for some great portraits after dark too!

Once we finished up with portraits of the wedding party and the families it was time for the
ceremony which was held outside in the beautiful new outdoor Summer House that was part of Langdon Hall's recent additions.  Don't worry though, everyone kept warm surrounded by space heaters and snuggled in fleece blankets.

The ceremony was officiated by the good folks at Kettle Creek Weddings who always do a great job.  It's always great working with them!

Unfortunately, Rob's mother broke her leg a week before the wedding and was unable to fly out from the west coast but I though it was a really nice touch that they set up a live stream so they could watch the ceremony and still be a part of everything.

Cocktails after the wedding ceremony were held in the new Firshade Room and then everyone headed up to the Orchard Room for the wedding reception where Amanda & Rob were introduced and a beautifully choreographed first dance.

Every wedding I see something new and this time it was the kissing game... you know the type, you have to do something to get the bride and groom to kiss instead of clinking glasses.  This time it was 'Mean Tweets' and let me say that their guests came up with some good ones that they forced Amanda + Rob to read.  :)

At this point I shouldn't have to say that the food at Langdon Hall was amazing as well as the service.

Amanda + Rob are big karaoke fans so it was inevitable that everyone was singing during their reception... I'm not going to lie, I've heard better versions of Piano Man.  :)

You can see my favourite wedding photographs from Amanda & Rob's wedding up above and their full Langdon Hall wedding slideshow below.

 

Langdon Hall Wedding

Alex + Bobby

This was such a great little intimate wedding at Langdon Hall!  

Alex and Bobby were joined by some of their closest friends and family for the ceremony and then dinner in the Colonel Langdon room at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.  As you would expect, the food at Langdon Hall is second to none.  The presentations are a work of art!

In a former life, Bobby was an assistant OHL coach so it wasn't really a surprise to anyone there that he had the staff at Langdon Hall set up a TV during dinner so they could all watch some World Cup of Hockey!   They even had a custom hockey stick made up with their wedding date and his team colours on it!

It was a beautiful autumn day and we got an amazing sunset for pictures.    

I really love shooting these smaller, intimate weddings at Langdon Hall!

One from the Portfolio...

This is the second part in a continuing series called 'One from the Portfolio' where I explain a little of the background of some of my favourite wedding photographs.  

You can see the first image in the series here.

I love this image is from Lisa + Greg's wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club.  

I was photographing the wedding party and looking for something a little different and decided to put them all up on a nearby ridge (I think the chip & putt was on the other side).  

I had taken a few frames and was just about to wrap things up when their flower girl (and their daughter!) decided she had had enough and walked down the hill towards me.  Never one to give up on a shot, I kept shooting and wound up with this image that was way better than the ones with everyone up on the ridge.  

I love the flower girls expression and the fact that the picture is about her now and the wedding party is out of focus and is just a supporting element in the picture.

Waterloo Region Museum Wedding

Joanna + Kris

Joanna + Kris' wedding at the Duffield Theatre and the Waterloo Region Museum was a special one for me.

I've known Joanna for a couple year through my work with the New Hamburg Community Players, an amazing local community theatre group that I do work with.  Joanna and her family are fixtures with the community players, working every job from actors to directors to hair and make up.  It was great seeing so many familiar faces from the theatre group at the wedding!

I shoot weddings all over Ontario, mostly in Toronto, so I'm always traveling for weddings.  It was a really nice surprise to find out that Joanna would be getting ready at her parents place which happens to be in the same little town of New Hamburg that I live in!  Cheers to a 5 minute commute. :)

Since pretty much everyone at the house was involved in theatre there was a lot of singing and dancing. Once Joanna and her bridesmaids were ready, I met up with Kris and the guys for a few more getting ready pictures.

Everyone then headed down to Cambridge at the Dunfield Theatre fore the wedding ceremony after we dodged a few rain clouds.  Joanna was able to get permission to have her wedding ceremony right up on the stage at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge!

Waterloo Region Museum is a great new venue in the south end of Kitchener that has a great modern feel to it.

Joanna decided to have a masquerade theme to the reception so everyone got masks handmade by the bride!  

After dinner and everyone else speeches, Joanna decided to give her speech to Kris in the form of one her favourite songs... and she can really sing!

Everyone then headed onto the dance floor to dance the night away.

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures from this Waterloo Region Museum above as well as the full slideshow below!

You can see their farm engagement pictures here.

WhistleBear Wedding

Michelle + Mark's Wedding

Michelle and Mark had a beautiful wedding at the brand new (and I do mean new!) WhistleBear Golf course in Cambridge, Ontario.  The new clubhouse and facilities at Whistle Bear are simply stunning!

We started off the day with Michelle and the girls getting their hair and makeup done at Voila Salon in Waterloo and then headed to the hotel to finish things up.  From there it was on the Whistle Bear for a first look (such a great idea, check it out and more in my top 10 wedding tips!)and some portraits on the grounds and then a beautiful outdoor ceremony officiated by Trish from Kettle Creek Weddings who did an amazing job as always!

A few more quick portraits in the nice golden hour light and then it was off to a great reception in on of their brand new event spaces!

Check out some of my favourite wedding images in the gallery above and the full slideshow below!  You can also follow the link to see some of Michelle and Mark's Cambridge engagement pictures


Langdon Hall Intimate Wedding

Sharlene + Greg

This wedding sets the record... as the smallest wedding I've ever photographed.  It was also one of the my favourites!  

While there might have only been 9 people (that's including Sharlene + Greg!) at this wedding it wasn't lacking in anything... great moments, great people, lot's of emotions and a beautiful day.  It was really amazing to see how close these two families were even before they officially become one!

Langdon Hall was the perfect setting for Sharlene + Greg's wedding... the guys started the day off with an archery lesson on the front lawn while Sharlene and the girls spent a relaxing day getting hair and makeup done by one of Sharlene's close friends.

Sharlene used to be a chef and one of the biggest reasons for choosing Langdon Hall for their wedding was to have one of her mentors, chef Jason Bangarter, lovingly prepare an amazing meal for their wedding.  The food at Langdon Hall is simply on another level from any other wedding venue and Chef Jason is the reason why!

Check out some of my favourite images in the gallery above and the full slideshow below.

You can also view and purchase prints of the entire collection of wedding here.


Cambridge Farm Engagement Session

Michelle + Mark


Headed out into the country Michelle + Mark's engagement session this past weekend.  It was so great for Michelle's friend to lend us the farm for the shoot!

These two are getting married in a couple weeks at the newly renovated Whistle Bear Golf & Country Club... in fact, I think they might be one of, if not the, first to get married in the new building.   It should be fantastic, I can't wait!