Riviera Events and Convention Centre

The Riviera Events and Convention Centre is a gorgeous venue to work with during the day. However, when this event centre gets dark outside… it gets really dark inside. When I found the couple was not doing a first look or portrait session before the wedding ceremony, I was a little worried. See sunset during this time of year happens at 4:40. So by the time their ceremony starts, it’s already pitch black outside.

The portable lights used for this event were my lifesaver. I used them for everything. It lit up my portrait session so I could capture the large bridal party and all the key family members. It even provided beautiful colors with the venue’s indoor waterfall setup. Essentially, it made me the only camera left standing during the indoor ceremony when the venue’s power went out. That’s right. I captured half this couple’s wedding in complete darkness. If you ever wondered why you need to hire a professional photographer, this is it. Cell phones were useless. Even the videographer they hired wasn’t able to capture anything. But the show must go on.

Referral Program

This is my third wedding from this particular group of friends. Six friends. Three weddings. One crazy year. Lots of familiar faces at this wedding. They all attend the same church. In fact, the bride from this wedding was also the wedding planner for the previous two. Which pretty much means the decor and planning of her own wedding will be immaculate. For example, the lace on the bride’s wedding dress inspired the lace design of the wedding cake. Jemima is the planner behind Limitless Events. Be sure to check out her work on Tanisha & Jason’s Tuesday brunch wedding at the Paletta Mansion during a solar eclipse. As well as Novalee & Kareem’s spring showers wedding at Paradise Banquet Hall.

The second shooter for this wedding was Michelle Paquot.

 

bride prep dress
bride prep lace
bride prep jewelry
bride prep shoes
bride prep flowers
bride prep hair and makeup
bride prep hair and makeup
bride prep getting dressed
bride prep getting dressed
bride prep getting dressed
groom prep suit
groom prep shoes
groom prep
groom prep
ring boy
new watch
grooms gift
the boys
groom down the aisle
grooms first look
bride walks down the aisle at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding ceremony at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding ceremony at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
holding hands
wedding ceremony at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding ceremony at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding ceremony prayer
blackout wedding ceremony
first kiss
first kiss reactions
wedding ceremony singing
bridesmaids at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding party at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
family portrait at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bride portrait at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bride portrait at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
formal portrait at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding couple portrait at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding couple at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding couple at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
party favours at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
head table at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding cake at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
guest book
wedding rings
grand entrance at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
first dance and dry ice at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
first dance at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
first dance at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
grace at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
maid of honour speech at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding couple kiss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
sweetheart table at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding cake at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
mother son dance at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bride dancing at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bridal party at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bouquet toss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bouquet toss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
garter toss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
garter toss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
garter toss at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
groom at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
bride reveal at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
wedding couple at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
couple speech
reception party at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
reception party at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
reception party at Riviera Events and Convention Centre
photo booth fun