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.
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.