Guild Inn Wedding
The Guild Inn is one of the most popular wedding venues in Scarborough. It also happens to be only ten minutes from where I live and once of my favorites to shoot at. Not just for weddings, but family and maternity shoots as well. The venue hosts multiple events on any given day. It’s able to accommodate indoor ceremonies and outdoor ceremonies in the gardens. The garden grounds are huge. Even during the off season, the historical outdoor museum works as a beautiful backdrop. The permits are a bit steep, but it is worth every penny.
Cultural weddings photograph beautifully here. The brightly coloured florals really compliment the neutral ruins. The unique open setting feels like something out of a romantic movie. I almost expected a song to break out where I could see my wedding couple run through the fields. Oh wait, that actually happened during our portrait session as the couple hired a musician to play cocktail hour.
Since this was a fusion wedding, the couple opted to have a civil ceremony. So the ceremony, portraits, and reception all happened on site. A civil ceremony was very simple. Though it did have some religious Christian backing. Despite being from two very different cultures, the families had so much fun together. They did include cultural elements throughout their wedding day to represent their different families.
It also gave me a chance to catch up with a familiar couple. I did photograph the bride’s brother’s wedding the previous year. And he did return today as one of the groomsmen.
This is a relatively new service I offer. It gives you the benefit of two photographers for your morning prep/portrait sessions. You get photo/video coverage of the ceremony and reception. And a photo booth is available for your guests once the dance floor opens. It a little bit of everything, but only requires 2 shooters throughout the day. I am a trained on photographer and videographer. This just allows me to transition between the two throughout the day. Video coverage of this event is at the bottom of the page. It includes a full runthrough of the wedding ceremony and the scheduled highlights of the evening wedding reception. All speeches and vows are uncut so you remember every word