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 multiroom 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.
Sikh Wedding Ceremony
Wedding photos generally capture the happy moments of your wedding day. I prefer to capture everything. The ugly crying, wedding vow bloopers, and drunken dance moves are some of my favorites. However when there’s drama amongst key guests, I do give privacy. So when I happen to get a couple like this without drama at all, my day just gets super easy. They did request their Sikh Wedding Ceremony to remain private as it was a spiritual ceremony for their family. However I was able to include photos from their civic ceremony in this post. This was my first time working in the RBG Grand Ballroom with my new lighting equipment. Such a difference in the final results as this room can get pretty dark at night. And the bright colours worn by the guests of this South Asian Wedding looked amazing in the venue’s gardens.
I also photographed their Christmas mini session.