Emily and Anthony’s wedding at Cambridge Mill was my first wedding of the 2020 season. It couldn’t have been a more perfect start. The Cambridge Mill is one of my favorite wedding venues. Everything is in one location and there are so many photo locations close by.
I originally met this couple through their officiant. He was the father of a groom I photographed a couple of years ago. Coincidently, his son is also an officiant. One who has worked a series of weddings with me in the past. So it was definitely a fun experience seeing everyone again.
The bride did her hair and makeup at her parent’s house. However due to the sheer volume of her wedding dress, she could actually put it on until they arrived at the venue. With winter weddings, having a first look can be a great option because you have more time and daylight. These two were luckily able to squeeze in their portrait session just a few minutes before their civil ceremony.
The portrait formal session of this winter wedding was at the glorious Mill Race Park in Cambridge, Ontario. It’s a waterfront park just across the street from their venue, Cambridge Mill. The park’s stone wall architecture makes it look almost like a ruin. I could imagine this park would function beautifully as a mini-amphitheater. We used it in a similar manner. It was the backdrop of this couple’s love story as they took center stage. However, since it was freezing outside, we only lasted about 15min. You’d never guess it though considering how many photos we got out there.
The formal festivities of the evening were all held at the Cambridge Mill. I absolutely love this venue. The reception room had an ancient rustic feel like an old stone castle. This couple also utilized purple accents which really gave the room an elegant feel. Their eye for simplicity and detail is amazing. There is definitely a fine elegance to the finished day they plan, and their timing for the day is like clockwork. The couple had a few speeches. And once the dance floor opened, everyone was out enjoying themselves. All in all, it was a very enjoyable wedding experience.