For those wanting an out-of-city escape for their wedding day, the Madsen’s Greenhouse in Newmarket is an easy consideration. Summer and botanical themes seem to go hand in hand. Caylyn and Ryall were such a sweet older couple when I first met them. When I found out their wedding venue was Madsen’s Greenhouse, I hesitated.
Madsen’s Greenhouse is my Achilles heel. It is a stunning venue during the day, no doubt about that. Great indoor/options no matter what the weather conditions. However, once the sun sets and the ambient lighting reduces to string lights, it’s dark… and green. Even researching other photographer’s work online I noticed a similar pattern. Once it got dark, the blog just ended with no late-night photos to show. The few who did include evening photos had overly saturated skin tones which makes people of colour look really yellow. At least it was reassuring to know that I wasn’t the only one having difficulty with this venue at night.
With that in mind, I still love a challenge. The reason why I’ve been a professional wedding photographer for so long, is that I’m constantly challenging myself to become better. Each wedding I do is a learning experience. Even the ones that don’t go according to plan. So I brought in a few of my own lights to compensate for the darker venue. Huge improvement from my first time, but I still want to show it better. Madsen’s Greenhouse is stunning in real life and it deserves to be the same in your memories.
After the bridal party portrait session at Mabel David Conservation Area with the cutest little flower girl, came the wedding ceremony. The wedding theme was elegant rustic and set in a beautiful greenhouse garden. From the fan wedding programs to the painted wine bottle centrepieces, it is obvious to see the love that went into making this day special. Their sweet outdoor civil ceremony had white chairs and a wooden altar. The bright and airy setup filled with leafy greens, florals, and a beautifully diffused natural light.