Fifty Acres Estate
Ahhhhh what a wonderful day at Fifty Acres Estate for a wedding. In fact, this my first time photographing a wedding at this venue. Kay & Yaro had a civil wedding ceremony in the venues main lounge. It was a Philippines/Ukrainian fusion wedding. Nevertheless, the ceremony was pretty simple. Kay walked down the aisle with mother and brother. Her father was unfortunately unable to make it due to Covid travel restrictions.
The couple recited their own wedding vows and exchanged rings. However the groom was a huge Lord of the Rings fan. So he had some special additions added to this part. From custom music playing during the exchange. To the fireplace lighting up once the ring was finally put on.
They had a flower girl furbaby as well. Despite being wheelchair bound, she was still super active and refused to sit still for photos.
I am just in love with the Fifty Acres Estate. Obviously it wasn’t quite spring. As a result, it was not as lush and green as it could have been. And we did get some light snow flurries as we walked around. But it was the wind that was super fun to work with. As long as the bride’s hair can withstand it, wind can add a lot of fun energy to the photos. Especially when you consider a veil.
This venue is a functioning rustic farm with horses, forests, and prairies. We took our time exploring all the areas. We even had a horse who wanted to get involved. The ceremony was happening later in the day, so there was some restrictions in order to preserve the bride’s wedding dress. But she was a trooper for most of the ideas I threw her way. And the groom was a total ham for having his photo taken. Since it was a bit cold that day due to the snow fall, the family photos were kept indoors.
Reception at Fifty Acres Estate
The reception at Fifty Acres Estate was kept pretty casual. They had boardgames available for guests. The couple had a selection of signature drinks that became my checklist for the night. They had a harpist provide the musical entertainment. And aside from the one speech, there was no real scheduled events for the evening. Once formalities were done, the remainder of the night was karaoke.
Such a great way to start off my wedding season.