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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Congratulations, Jen and Nav!