One fine day, Jessy & Greg decided to tie the know and what a day it was. A gorgeous Friday afternoon in May it was, with sunshine aplenty. Brandon and I drove into the Elora Mill (a newly developed hotspot, boasting with character & old-world charm!) with our jaws dropped down to the ground. I am not kidding. You feel like you’ve managed to drop out of Ontario and into a magical little land where fairies roam. Cue my beautiful bride Jessica in all her Rapunsel glory. I showed up to the room she was staying in and felt the magic in the air. Overlooking the Elora Gorge, Jess & her pals hung out, relaxed before the ceremony.
It’s always funny to start the day with a group of people you don’t know, have never met and then end the day feeling like the closest of friends. This was Jess & Greg and their entire wedding party & fam jam. These people not only were fun to photograph but to get to know them along the way was a pleasure.
One of the most memorable moments was when a crew of us went to the rooftop terrace for a “smoke bomb photo” and being a smoke bomb virgin I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that we were on the rooftop and there was lots of wind; so it was going to be interesting. Jess may have been slightly burned, and the whole rooftop turned into a Apocalyptic scene, but I couldn’t have laughed harder and been stoked to see Greg enjoying it too.
At the end of the day, a wedding is so much pressure. It really is, and to give people peace of mind, yes, you will be nervous. And yes, there are a lot of moving parts. What Jess & Greg showed me was to slow down and enjoy the moment. Please, don’t plan a bajillion hours of time for photos, instead take time and spend enjoying it with your closest. Eat the snacks at cocktail and enjoy a drink with your bridal party and reminisce all the funny moments of the day. Those moments captured are the best types of moments, and the rest will fall into place.
Without further ado, here is Jessica & Greg & their magical Elora Mill Wedding. Brandon & I were so honoured to capture your love & life!