My summer was full of scorching hot weddings in Southern Ontario. But of course, as soon as September rolled in I had my first rainy day wedding, and I couldn’t have been more stressed. Knowing Shyla like I did, I knew how beautiful her and Mike’s wedding day would be and I was heartbroken when I saw the forecast. Natural light was limited all morning but we managed to capture some gorgeous getting ready shots without having to fight the hard sunlight I had gotten use to all summer.
The rain kept up and when it came time to make the call about where the ceremony was being held, Shyla & Mike insisted on getting married outside rather than the chapel on the grounds. Their guests huddled under the covered terrace as opposed to the chairs on the lawn, and groomsmen held umbrellas over the Bride and Groom so that they didn’t get completely soaked. You know how some romance movies make the rain seem so charming and idealistic? Well I have to say, that’s what the ceremony felt like – something out of a movie. Mike somehow managed to choke back his tears and get his vows out and their first kiss was just perfect.
Once the ceremony finished we headed out to do their wedding portraits and the sun appeared out of no where, followed by the most enchanting rainbow I’ve ever seen. Guys, I know how silly this sounds but I almost cried it was so breathtaking.
Every little detail was impeccable, the light, the gown, the couple, the bouquet, it was all so surreal. And can you even believe that Shyla had a child only weeks before this wedding!? She and Michael both looked amazing and I couldn’t be more pleased to have been a part of their day.
Second Shooter: Lea Marcucci
Film Lab: Photo Vision
Hair & Makeup: Samantha Pickles
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Tux: Hugo Boss
Florals: Bernard Thibault Floral Artistry
Venue: Sunnybrook Estates – McClean House