Sometimes, when you meet people, you just know after about 30 seconds that you’re going to click perfectly. That is totally how it was with Anne-Marie and Greg and myself.
- Super chill and laid-back? Check.
- Asked for more candid pictures and less posed portraits? Check.
- Awesome idea for an engagement session at The Fringe? Check.
- Listened to my suggestions & feedback? Check.
- Live band at the reception, and an awesome party? Check, check, check!
Their wedding day was probably on the most beautiful Saturday in September. It was warm, sunny but not too bright, and some fall colors were starting to creep into the world. We met at the Gazebo at the Muttart Conservatory and started with a quiet moment alone for Anne-Marie & Greg, before heading off to take a few portraits before the wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was in the gazebo, and was an intimate affair, with close friends and family all looking on as Anne-Marie & Greg tied the knot. I don’t think I’ve ever met two people who were quite as overjoyed at getting married and joining their lives together, and I think the pictures below (and their huge smiles) totally bear that out.
Then we headed off to the Freemason’s Hall for the reception. The hall itself is a big, beautiful, character-filled place to hold a wedding, and it totally fit with their personality of being laid-back but still totally awesome and authentic. As music aficionados, Anne-Marie & Greg also didn’t settle on a DJ or iPod playlist for their dance. Nope, they asked Pete Turland and his band to come and play, and had a big rockabilly dance party! LIVE MUSIC at a wedding reception! What a difference it can make. Everyone was up, dancing and shaking, and the party continued long after I finally left for the evening.
It brings me a great deal of joy to be able to share these pictures with the world. Congrats to Anne-Marie & Greg!
This picture is currently on show at The Tea Girl for the month of February!