Ashley + Chad {Ancaster Mill Wedding}

Ashley and Chad are so laid back and at ease together. And they’re fun. A perfect combination. They make us smile and laugh right along with them. Ash and Chad’s wedding was a joy to document. Not that this came as a surprise to us — we knew it would be after meeting them for drinks and, later, doing their engagement shoot.

We started the day with Ashley in Ancaster at the hotel where she was getting ready.

We love mirrors and reflections. Ash’s makeup application in the window provided so many interesting angles.


Down the hall, Chad and his groomsmen were getting ready. The shaving kits, which were the gifts to his groomsmen, were awesome (Mark was eyeing them — I wonder if one would make him want to shave more often…).


A little behind the scenes shot…

Ashley, her bridesmaids, and her mom headed over to the bridal suite at Ancaster Mill to finish getting ready.

Love this one of Ash and her mom…

Ashley had a couple of minutes to relax, casual and comfortable, but stylish, before the day really got started.

The bridal suite at Ancaster Mill is gorgeous. It provided so many stunning options for shooting Ashley’s dress — we couldn’t pick just one!




Before we knew it, it was dress time. Ashley looked absolutely stunning in the afternoon light putting her dress on. Seriously. So pretty.

Let’s not kid ourselves, as long as you live, you always need mom. We shot over mom’s shoulder and then over Ash’s…

We’re always looking for new perspectives and effects. This dreamlike shot was taken through the sheers in the room.


From outside, just before heading over to the ceremony…

Our favorite parts of Ash and Chad’s ceremony were the way that Ash beamed at Chad throughout and Chad’s vows, delivered so sincerely and typed on an itty-bitty piece of paper. A few of these favorites…





After the ceremony, we headed out with Ashley and Chad’s bridal parties for a few shots on the grounds near the Mill. We’re sharing a few of the PG photos from that part of the day. You’ll have to ask the guys about the rest…


So what if we love Ashley’s boots?

We always scout the locations that we’ll be shooting on the wedding day ahead of time so we can formulate our plan. We were so excited to find this section of the Bruce Trail with amazing open spaces, old trees, and fabulous fall colours. The trail proved to be just the right backdrop for these two to spend some time alone (with us); to smile and laugh, and just be … newlyweds…




[Lipstick: beautiful but messy].











Time for something playful. Don’t ever grow up. Always throw leaves.


In perspective…

Back at the Ancaster Mill, it was time for dinner, cake, and dancing…



Ashley and Chad threw such an amazing party that it pains us not to blog it all. We couldn’t resist sharing a few late night shots of Ash and Chad and the Cohibas though…




Those personal vows Ash and Chad shared got right to us. We knew we had to shoot the rings on them.

Ashley and Chad — thanks for your infectious smiles and laughter. And for making our job so easy and fun. Don’t forget to give us a call when you’re next in the city!

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