Piper’s Heath Golf Club
I had the most amazing summer wedding at Piper’s Heath Golf Club in Milton. Such a pretty venue. Our morning started with the bride and groom prep at the respective parent’s homes. I personally love it when I get a prepared home for weddings. Homes with cleaned rooms, and no clutter. Obviously, when you have a swarm of bridesmaids getting ready, things can get messy. However, this house was a dream. There was even a pretty backyard garden for family photos.
Once we arrived at Piper’s Heath Golf Club, Eryk and his groomsmen greeted guests at the lovely outdoor ceremony site. Rachel arrived with her father via a golf cart. The civil ceremony was at an isolated gazebo. It was a sunny day but everyone was under a canopy of trees which made for gorgeous pictures. After a beautiful ceremony, we took care of all the family and bridal party photos. It was a relatively large group so I wanted to make sure we got everyone before they scattered for cocktail hour.
So it was only Rachel, Eryk, and us two photographers driving around the gorgeous grounds of Pipers Heath Golf Club. It was honestly a photographer’s dream. Especially with the venue coordinator taking us to all the best spots and making sure we didn’t get beamed by a golf ball. We did run a little short on time near the end. However we were able to pull them out during dinner for sunset photos later in the evening. I can’t imagine a more perfect wedding day. Here are just a few of my favourite photos from the day. Can you feel the love just oozing from these two?
Golf Course Wedding
There are so many other elements from this golf course wedding that I absolutely love, I cannot even begin to sum them up here in words. For any couples planning a wedding at a golf course, there are some rules of etiquette to keep in mind. These can come in handy for your photographer as well.
- You are a visitor. The golf course is for the golfers. So if someone is playing, don’t be a distraction. If you’re driving a golf cart, stop. The last thing you want is to be hit by a flying golf ball on your wedding day.
- No high heels on the green. Let’s face it, high heels at weddings are common. Chances are the bride and bridesmaids will be wearing them. If you’re planning on taking photos on the green, be sure to have a pair of flats available.
- Bring water bottles with you. The full photo tour of a golf course can take some time. Even if it’s not a particularly hot day, it does come in handy. Also, be sure to take the empty bottles with you when you leave.
- Plan your pee breaks. Bridal parties have the worst luck with this. You have approximately 30min for a ceremony, 30min for family photos, 30min for bridal party photos, 30-60min for couple photos, plus travel time. Bathrooms are only readily available at the main venue. So the last thing you want is to be stuck out there at the 18th hole needing to pee in your wedding dress.