Trillium Trails Banquet Centre
I have been looking forward to this couple’s summer wedding at Trillium Trails Banquet Centre since their engagement shoot last year. Such an amazing pair. Great eye for detail throughout this venue. Even the people at Trillium Trails thought so as they hired a marketing videographer to capture the day. Samantha and Adam put so much thought into the planning of their wedding day. Yet they were still able to turn it off when the day finally came around. When the couple is having fun, so is everyone else.
I absolutely loved capturing this early August wedding and getting to share in so many beautiful moments with their family and friends. The colour of all the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomsmen’s’ ties were lavender to compliment the lush green of this venue. The colour fit in with the rustic and elegant vibe of Trillium Trails so well. This venue has the most beautiful spacious banquet room with tall ceilings and big windows overlooking the grounds. The catering team also coordinated the dinner courses in a way that allowed everyone a chance to explore outside during golden hour. We didn’t specifically plan to shoot with the setting sun but the timing worked out so great that we hit the lighting at the best angle.
The outdoor civil ceremony arrangement at Trillium Trails was absolutely stunning for this Italian wedding. The bride’s father had some difficulty walking. So her brother escorted her across the open field and over a bride. She was then joined by her father who held her hand down the aisle. The entire ceremony was a toss-up between capturing the couple and the teary-eyed guests sitting in the audience. So this was definitely one of those weddings where I was glad to have a second shooter to document both perspectives.
Immediately following the ceremony, we gathered all the VIP family members for their portrait session. I always try to arrange these sessions for family first, then bridal party, and finally the couple. The purpose of this is to reduce your entourage as we go. That way, once we’re down to just the couple, it actually is just the two of you. So for those who aren’t used to being in front of the camera, it helps to at least have some privacy. I will also be photographing the maid of honour’s wedding in two years so be sure to check that out as well.