Kortright Centre for Conservation
The first time I photographed at Kortright Centre for Conservation, I underestimated the sheer size of this site. I was lost in the woods, with a bride, in high heels, and a wedding gown finding the photo op locations. This time around I pre-scouted the area at Kortright Centre for Conservation. Something I haven’t done in years. So I downloaded a map and showed up two hours early on the wedding day. Honestly, two hours wasn’t enough. However, I was able to locate the key sites I wanted to capture and sorted out a semicoherent route to hit them all within my time frame. The session luckily did go over a lot smoother.
The day started out at a nearby hotel where the bride and groom got ready with their bridal party. They did have a son, so each group took turns taking care of him. Ladies handled the feedings. And men handled the dressing. It was a team effort and he did kinda steal the show.
The ceremony and reception were both coordinated by Paramount Eventspace. The ceremony was organized in a private upstairs room and the main level was dedicated to the reception afterward. The reception hall was stunning. The couple went all out. We’re talking sparklers, dry ice, spotlighting effects, etc. They did the grand entrance with their son and went straight into their first dance.
Unlike most weddings, these two toned out the rest of the evening. After the first dance, there were no other scheduled events. Whatever speeches occurred, were completely impromptu. The cake cutting has no announcement. These two really didn’t like being the centre of attention. And they loved having no timed obligations so they could just walk around and mingle with guests whenever they felt like it. So it became a very relaxed evening.