Nikki and Rob were officially my last wedding of the season, and what a busy wedding season it was. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding to end the year too. The location was Gammondale Farm which is one of prettiest places in town in general, let alone the location for a wedding. Before I made it to Gammondale, I had the chance to spend some time with Nikki and her bridesmaids getting ready.
Not all couples hire me to capture 'getting ready' photos but I always encourage it simply because there are so many natural moments during that time. You can always feel some nervous tension during this time, but that just adds to the emotion. It also allows for some truly memorable photos. Although, one of my favourite photos of the first part of the day was a wedding dress shot. I don't always get a chance to capture the wedding dress by itself but when I do, I always like to try something different. In this case, I managed to hang it on the window with the blinds slightly drawn behind. The final result, I think, turned out pretty cool.
When all was said and done at the house, I made my way to Gammondale Farm. The day was overcast but that proved to be perfect weather for this Fall wedding. As soon as a I arrived I noticed all the people waiting anxiously by the pumpkin field. It was quite the backdrop for a wedding, the farm on one side and the expansive hillside on the other. As guests waited I just walked around and captured a lot of candid photos.
Before we knew it, Nikki had arrived and was getting ready to make her entrance by horse and carriage. That moment alone, summed up the entire day, everything was just so picturesque. Accompanied by her Father, who eventually helped her down and walked her down the aisle, the ceremony soon began. It was a lovely ceremony with all the close friends and family watching on, smiling. I could see that Nikki and Rob were completely lost in the moment.
Once it was done, everyone headed back to the farm area and mingled for a little. As everyone gathered I got some more great candid photos. Eventually we managed to get the closest family members together for some formal portraits. Of course we used the amazing backdrop for the portraits. Once we were done there we got some more portraits against the main big barn and then I spent a short amount of time with just Nikki and Rob. There were so many vibrant colours there that it was easy to come away with good looking photos. Plus, Nikki and Rob looked amazing.
The reception took place in a tent just beside the main house. It was an intimate reception which I always like. The food was served in the main house, which was decorated so beautiful. There was a candy table, a s'more making station and of course, a desert table. For the ceremony, it was pretty laid back, the speeches were short and everyone pretty much just hung out and enjoyed the evening. The real fun began later in the evening when the dance floor opened up. It wasn't just any dance floor, it was located in the main big barn. It was decorated so lovely and it as the perfect place the spend the rest of the evening dancing the night away.
I only stayed for the first dances and then my night was over but everything looked amazing and Nikki and Rob doing their first dance in that atmosphere was a perfect end to the night, at least for me. I know their night kept going so I can't speak to that. Nikki and Rob were probably one of the most easy going couples I have yet to photograph which made the day so much fun and relaxed. I'm still amazed at how many great photos I came away with.