Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sarah & Jonathan - Gorgeous Wedding at the Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake

We first met Sarah & Jonathan in October, at Sarah's sister's wedding. What none of us knew that sunny day in Muskoka was that Sarah & Jonathan had a secret - they were newly engaged :) When they contacted us about photographing their own wedding at the Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake we were thrilled and couldn't wait for their big day!

Norman and I drove down the afternoon before and met up with Sarah & Jonathan to scout all our photo locations for the following day. They were both super-relaxed and excited, and the venue almost had too many possible locations - perfect. I have to admit that even though I loved both the Secord Room where the ceremony was to be held and the Old Library where Sarah & Jonathan would be having their brunch reception with their intimate group of guests, I was still sort of in awe with how beautifully the day turned out. This is a prime example - one of my all-time favourite images EVER:

But let's start at the beginning..

We spotted this horse and buggy cruising past while we were scouting the evening before

I loved Sarah's dress - it reminded me so much of what one of Jane Austen's leading ladies would wear to get married :)

I'm a fan of lists, so I totally understood why Jonathan carried this little notebook with him everywhere to keep track of plans and ideas..

This was fantastic - when the boutonnieres arrived we found out that Jonathan's Mum had also had orchids for her wedding day, which neither Sarah or Jonathan realized when they picked them for their own wedding!

For someone with a reputation of not smiling in pictures, Sarah's Dad sure smiled a lot :)

This wedding had a lot of two of my favourite things: laughing and kissing :) 
(the kissing part is coming up..)

I thought it was lovely how both sets of parent held hands throughout the ceremony..

telling secrets during the signing of the registry..


Jonathan and his new Father-in-law discussing that "new wedding ring" feeling..

"Looking Forward"

Sarah's Mom made the cake (I love that!) and the pink orchids were grown by another family member



Norman and I went out for Chinese the night before, and this was my fortune :) It seemed so perfect to be able to give it to Sarah & Jonathan on their wedding day!

watching people listen to speeches is always one of my favourite parts of a wedding..

I loved the story Jonathan told in his speech - about how they knew it was Meant To Be when his key openned the door to her apartment :)

touching up make-up before heading out for photos :)

brothers :)

sisters :)

Next, we headed into town to capture the quaintness of Niagara-on-the-Lake - which must be one of the most picturesque places on earth!

We had such a fantastic time photographing Sarah & Jonathan celebrating their marriage with their close family members! Everyone was really lovely.. you guys have great families and you were all such a joy to spend time with :) We wish you all the happiness in the world :)

Jessica + Norman

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