Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens is by far my favorite wedding venue to work out of. I’ve been a recommended vendor with them for a few years now. I’m fully familiar with their six ceremony sites and four reception halls. However my favorite feature of theirs is the indoor Mediterranian Garden. It is a multi-room year-round greenhouse. I make a point of incorporating it into my couple’s wedding day each time. It doesn’t matter if the weather is beautiful, rainy, or freezing cold. This location is perfect every time. It also changes with each season. For example, during the holiday season, a Christmas train set runs through the trees adding a fresh festive element.
While most venues charge a fortune for professional photo permits, the RBG includes it in their package. So if you book your ceremony or reception with them, the Mediterranian Garden and Hendrie Park come with it. They have additional gardens you can add on as well based on how fancy you want to be. However this is one of the few venues I know that will blow you away even with their most basic package.
Their engagement shoot earlier this year was pretty unique so I was expecting the same for their wedding day. Kalyna writes poetry. In fact, those poems are how she proposed. They were also the vows of their wedding ceremony. And based on the speeches made by their loved ones, these two ladies were #relationshipgoals.
They kept me teary all day with so many intimate moments. So glad was able to capture video for their ceremony as well. It’s definitely one that needs to be seen and heard. The video also allowed me to capture all the tender moments I would have otherwise missed with photography. They were quick, personal, and out of nowhere. Yet with these two, those moments seem to be the most natural things in the world. Be sure to check out the ceremony video from this LGBTQ Wedding below.