G&J Wedding - Gorrie Ont.
Gavin and Julie had a beautiful ceremony in the town of Gorrie. It turned out to be a wonderful summer day with a nice mix of sun and cloud. The landscape made for a great country feel just like they had intended. The bridal party spent the morning preparing at the ceremony location while the groomsmen put their suits together out at Gavin's place near Wingham. Both locations made for great photo opportunities. We gathered in the back yard (as seen in the first photo) for the ceremony. Gavin and Julie's daughter was the flower girl and came down the isle in a custom wagon carriage. She looked very cute in the wagon, especially when she started to play shy and laid down hiding in the bottom of it. Julie came down next arm in arm with her very proud father.
Following the ceremony Gavin and Julie jumped into an old Ford Coupe that was brought down from Owen Sound for them to use. I followed them to a friends farm in Howick. Upon arrival I had many photo ideas flood into my head as the landscape was breathtaking. We didn't have enough time to do all the ideas, but we put in an honest effort. The farm has a beautiful creek running through the back of it with a bridge in one spot and another with rocks that could be used to cross the water in another. The sun was getting into the golden hour as well making for amazing lighting conditions.
We spent some time at the river and then made our way up to the Shop. It had an old railway sign set up at the side of it and a very old school garage door, combined with the antique car we had a perfect setting for an old western looking photo. We did a few shots here and then took some time to chill before heading back to the reception.
The wedding reception was very unique, after dinner and speeches, Gavin and his band Tommy Gilham and the Chill Billys took the stage and kept the night rolling with a mix of old classics and country music. As the music played and the party was on I went outside and noticed a perfect sky for a night photo. I set up my gear for night photography and took a photo of the tent rocking under the stars.