Jen + Nav {Wedding Photography}

We always watch the weather intently in the days leading up to shooting a wedding. For the entire week before Jen and Nav’s big day, the forecast was rain, with more rain, and then just when you thought it might clear — more rain. With fingers firmly crossed that the forecast would be wrong, we set out for Jen and Nav’s condo where Jen, her parents, and the girls were preparing and Nav’s parents’ house where Nav, his family, and the guys were getting ready.

Jen’s dress and accessories were absolutely gorgeous. We especially loved her earrings, which belonged to her grandmother.










As Jen was having the finishing touches done on her hair and makeup, she and Nav texted back and forth.

Feigning having forgotten something at home, Nav asked Jen to check one of the boxes in their family room. There lay the perfect wedding day surprise — a card and diamond earrings.


Jen’s bridesmaids helped her lace up her dress. When the clasp wasn’t holding, they stepped up and did some last-minute sewing!


With a couple makeup touch ups done, it was time to hit the road.

Meanwhile, Nav’s parents trimmed a couple of loose threads. Of course, leave it to mom and dad to ensure Nav looked perfect.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — we love it when our couples opt to see each other before the ceremony. Jen and Nav had their first look in Nav’s parents’ backyard. After spending a few quiet moments together, Jen helped Nav fasten his boutienniere.

Hoping to beat the rain, Jen and Nav, with their bridal party in tow, raced to Evergreen Brickworks for photos.

The umbrellas tell all. The forecast ended up being dead on. Fortunately, Jen and Nav were prepared!

When the rain started coming down harder, we headed inside and took some edgier, grittier shots by the kilns.

We captured these shots from one of the balconies in the Brickworks as the bridal party made their way to our next shoot location.

Loved these portraits of Jen with her umbrella!



The palette that Jen and Nav chose for the wedding provided a real pop of colour. We couldn’t resist sharing these photos of their socks and shoes.


Chalk graffiti (slightly softer and more gentle), Jen and Nav, and more bricks.





One of our favorite shots of the day, through the bull rushes, almost didn’t happen. We had been madly dashing through the rain to various sheltered areas of the Brickworks for most of Jen and Nav’s photo time. There was one location nearby that we had scouted the week before and hadn’t had a lull in the rain to use. As we were getting ready to finish up with the Brickworks, we told Jen and Nav about this spot. We’re so glad that Jen and Nav agreed to make one more run for it through the rain for this last shot at the Brickworks.

Jen and Nav were clear with us from the get go — they wanted something unconventional on their wedding day. Traditionally, marriage was the start of shared domestic chores. For an unconventional twist, why not head to the laundromat for some photos?






Jen and Nav’s ceremony and reception were held at Oliver & Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier.

Seconds before heading down the aisle with her dad.








Once Jen and Nav had made it official, the skies cleared, allowing us to take advantage of some of Auberge’s outdoor locations with Jen and Nav and their families while the rest of their guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the terrace.



Jen’s flowers, by Wisteria Floral Design, were absolutely gorgeous!!




Auberge is a fabulous venue for an intimate wedding. Modern French cuisine in the exquisitely restored 1860s woodcutters’ cottages. Not to mention a lovely terrace for the cocktail hour.




The party started early with this wedding. Cheering, toasts, and dancing — all before the speeches started or the dance floor was even open.






Part of our jobs as photographers is to keep an eye on and capture reactions to speeches, not just the speeches themselves. And sometimes we catch guests whose attention is focused elsewhere, like this little guy.

We were headed outside to take some stylized shots of Jen and Nav’s rings on the suitcase that they were using to collect cards from their guests. These ducks, who reside outside Auberge’s main doors, wanted in on the action though.




Cake cutting done, Jen and Nav headed into their first dance followed by Jen dancing with her dad and Nav with his mom.




With the floor open, the energy of this party was kicked up a notch.

While most of the guests were celebrating Jen and Nav, a number were watching (and match making for) these little ones.


Success!

After all that excitement, someone was a bit sleepy.

To catch some of the motion, we left our shutters open. Frenzied, fabulous — absolutely.

Congratulations, Jen and Nav!

Vendor Credits:
Bridal Boutique: Superior Bridal
Rings: Damiani Jewellers
Hair and Makeup: Blush Pretty
Flowers: Wisteria Floral Design
Venue: Auberge du Pommier
Cake: Chocolada
DJ: D&W Entertainment

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