Driving out to Cambridge, our windshield wipers were going full tilt. It was raining cats and dogs (for those of you who love dogs — stay tuned). Fortunately, the rain started to subside just as we were pulling in to salon to start documenting Erin and Ryan’s big day.
Erin selected a gorgeous midnight blue and fushia as the colours for her wedding. The deep blue and the pop of pink worked perfectly together on an overcast day. Absolutely adore her Kate Spade shoes!
We had been looking forward to meeting Erin’s mom, having heard a lot about her (and her handy work and baking) from Erin. Although Erin’s mom still lives in PEI (where Erin hails from originally), she had been a big help to Erin in planning and executing special details of Erin’s big day. Erin’s mom also gave her a hand with her dress…
Once Erin was ready to go, it was time for a quick portrait with Quinton, Erin and Ryan’s adorable pup and the dog of honour. He is certainly quite the photographic gent. Love the suit! (Quinton was outfitted by Erin’s mom)
We love it when our couples opt to see each other before the ceremony. The landing down on the Grand River at Cambridge Mill, where they would be getting married a couple of hours later, provided the perfect backdrop for Erin and Ryan’s first look. Just a couple of quiet, intimate moments alone before their day together began to unfold.
Just as we were finishing up portraits, the sky opened up again and we all made a mad dash to Cambridge Mill’s beautiful ceremony space — with its floor to ceiling windows, you have the feeling of being outdoors right on the river even though you’re indoors. It was a touching ceremony, with Erin’s grandmother playing the piano, personal readings from friends and family, and a whole lot of love…
While Mark took some family photos, Naomi headed back to the Mill to document some of the touches that personalized Erin and Ryan’s day. Their cake table in particular deserved special attention. Erin’s mom had done all the baking and had brought family heirlooms to serve the cakes and cupcakes on…
Another set of special details were the table cards. If you thought that Quinton only got dressed up for weddings, you are sorely mistaken. He has a number of different outfits and costumes and Erin used photos of Quinton in these for table cards. (This really makes me think that Sabine and Griffin, our cats, need more clothes. Although, truth be told, I don’t think either of them would let us dress them up or take their pictures!)
Just before heading into their cocktail hour, Mark made a quick detour with Erin and Ryan up to the balcony on the top floor. A little breeze to catch Erin’s veil and the stunning view of the river resulted in some classic images.
Guests got mini donuts for the road as a nod to Ryan’s proposal to Erin. There were actually no donuts involved, although Erin thought there were. If you don’t know the story, you really should ask (sorry Erin, but it is pretty funny).
Erin and Ryan — thanks so much for choosing us to document your day! We had a fabulous time with you two, your family and friends, and, of course, Quinton.