Wade and Tracey first contacted me a few months ago about having their wedding in March. We chatted through email and booked the date, and I was so excited to work with them! Then over the holidays, I got an email saying they just didn't want to wait that long, and they wanted to simplify and just have immediate family present. Of course, I was on board, so last weekend, I met them at the Crown Winery to document their super sweet ceremony! I thought it was adorable that they were so anxious to be married. I remember when I was engaged, 6 months seemed like FOREVER, so I think a short engagement makes total sense. Anyway, it was a beautiful afternoon, and I enjoyed getting to document this special time for them and their new family.
I got a couple of photos of Tracey getting ready, then it was on to the ceremony. Tracey walked down the stairs to the patio where Wade proposed. Her two sons escorted her down the steps. They were perfect gentlemen! After meeting Wade on the patio, everyone went inside the Queens Pavilion for the ceremony. It was lovely and included a sweet sand ceremony involving all four kids. The sun was streaming in the window giving them the most beautiful glow.
After the ceremony, everyone toasted champagne (or cider for the kids), and we took some family portraits. I also got a few dancing photos and cake cutting before I left them to spend time with their family. It was such a low-key shoot, and I loved getting to meet these folks! I wish them so much happiness with their new family of six.
So, obviously, this was the first wedding of 2015 for me, and it was a great one to start on! My goal for the year is to shoot 20 weddings, and I'm already up to 13 booked with 2 more meetings this week. Things are going so well, and I couldn't thank you guys enough for supporting me and spreading the work about my business. I have the best friends and clients!