I’m always a fan of a big Trinidad wedding. They have lots of colours, lots of dancing, and lots of money flying around. This is definitely one of the bigger bridal parties I have worked with. However, when everyone’s focus is to help the bride/groom, things go very smoothly. Even a little rain didn’t stop this couple from enjoying their portrait sessio.
Summer weddings can be quite predictable when it comes to heat. But as a wedding photographer, usually a couple of days before the wedding I’m checking forecast updates every day to have an idea of what to expect during an outdoor wedding photoshoot and what to advise my couples. I was a little concerned, when rain popped up right in the middle of our predicted portrait session at Downsview Park.
Yet in traditional Trinidad wedding fashion, things ran behind. I’ve worked enough of these weddings to know that nothing goes on schedule. And in this case, the delay worked in our favour. We missed the rain by 10 minuted. Now any girl with curly hair will tell you that it doesn’t necessarily need to rain. The extra humidity in the air is enough to make your hair go nuts. That’s probably why I was able to get through the family portraits so quick. And these two had BIG families. So the potential rain did speed up the process of everyone wanting to go back to their cars.
They had a traditional Christian ceremony at Downsview Seventh-day Adventist Church. And the rest of our events happened National Event Venue & Banquet Hall. This venue is darker than most but they have tons of flexibility with neon lights. So even if your decor is simple, the lights still help the space make a statement.
The evening was full of food, speeches, games, and dancing. It was also when I got to finally relax and enjoy the festivities. It was still raining outside, but at that point I was ready to party at this Trinidad Wedding