Paris and Jake, ultra photogenic with hearts of gold and senses of humour extraordinaire! Did we ever enjoy spending the day with them along with their friends and families. Right from our first meeting together, we knew exactly what they envisioned for their wedding day: an unforgettably fun time for all their guests at Niagara's historic wedding venue, Ball's Falls. Jake's family and friends were travelling all the way from British Columbia for the festivities and friends came from as far as Mexico; therefore, enjoying the day and making it memorable for all was fundamental! Enjoy the day they did!
We watched the forecast all week; early in the week sunny skies and balmy temperatures were forecasted; however, as the week went on the weather changed to rain, wind and even chances of evening snow flurries!! As weather is NOT something anyone can control (we sure wish we could as photographers!!), Junilo and I made sure our 'plan B' was well worked out. We primarily leave it to couples to decide what they would like to do in the event of bad weather; however, we really appreciate when couples consider our suggestions and are not afraid by the thought of a little inclement weather. Although Paris and Jake's first look meant juggling umbrellas and avoiding puddles, we think the photos speak for themselves; the tones, lighting and location made for some very memorable photographs. And Jake's reaction to seeing his bride could not have been more perfect! The genuine emotion he displayed is something we will remember for a long time to come.
By the time we finished the bridal party photos our cheeks hurt!! They had us laughing from the very first shot. We were so appreciative that everyone was so cooperative and willing to go along with the change of plans to do most of the photos inside as it was pouring rain by that point! Just as a little side point for couples, planning with your photographer before your wedding is essential to have the best photographs possible. It's important to remember that even if the weather does not turn out to be ideal for your wedding day, good planning and discussing options can mean for beautiful photos no matter the circumstances ;)
After a very heartfelt ceremony in St. Catharines, we headed back to Ball's Falls for cocktails, dinner and an epic party for all invitees. We finished the night with sparkler well wishes for the couple. Their tropical Costa Rican honeymoon was the perfect end to a perfect wedding celebration.
Congrats guys, you have a life of laughs and smiles ahead of you :)
Venue: Balls Falls, Vineland (Niagara) Ontario | Bridal accessories: J-Picone Bridal Accessories | Dress: Laudae at Sash and Bustle | Bridesmaids' dresses: Sash and Bustle | Hair: Solace Salon | Bridal Florals: The Watering Can | Catering: Chef Brad Rempel