Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cheryl & Damian's Cozy Fall Wedding at the Glenerin Inn

The first time we met Cheryl & Damian in person was the morning before they got married. They live in Edmonton, but came back to Ontario to have their wedding at the beautiful Glenerin Inn, closer to where their families are. My first impression of them as a couple about to get married is that they were both very calm - they both just seemed really happy and excited about spending a great weekend with family and friends :) On the following morning it was the same, so I could tell it was going to be a really fun day!

I knew that Damian had proposed to Cheryl on a mountain-top, but didn't realize the extent of his romantic tendencies until we saw the long stemmed red roses he had given Cheryl the evening before the wedding - along with a card inviting her to a date to celebrate their one-week anniversary the following weekend (awww..). Not only were Cheryl and Damian a really relaxed and easy-going bride & groom, and a couple of the nicest people we've ever met, but both of their families were fantastic to spend the day with. Even a fire alarm going off in the middle of their ceremony didn't faze these guys!

As I was looking through the images after the wedding, I could still hear Cheryl laughing..

 I loved how elegant Cheryl's gown was - my favourite part was this beautiful broach detail..
Cheryl's Aunt Chris did a beautiful job with all the flowers for the day :)
 Through some sort of incredible wedding-day magic, even the wallpaper in this room at the Inn looked fantastic with the eggplant and bright green colours of the wedding :)
 We planned the photos for before the evening ceremony, so that afterwards the happy newlyweds could relax and enjoy their cocktail hour. This meant we got to do one of my favourite things - a "first look" moment :) The Glenerin Inn has a beautiful patio perched above the forest it backs onto, which was the perfect spot!
 We all loved the classic stone of the old Inn, and they had this beautiful sitting area that was great for the family photos..
 .. and the stone exterior was perfect for some shots of the happy couple :)
The ceremony took place in this lovely intimate space, and was performed by the same woman who had done the ceremonies for Cheryl's siblings as well :)
There were three elegant cakes - each a different delicious flavour!
I loved Cheryl & Damian's wedding - it was a perfect day: a beautiful setting full of really wonderful people :) The best wish I could think of would be to hope that the rest of their lives together is full of days, moments, people, and places as lovely as their wedding day!

Cheryl & Damian - it was such a pleasure spending time with you and your families. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your day :)

Jessica + Norman

{We love to photograph non-traditional weddings :) If you've got one in your future, please get in touch!}

Photography: Jessica + Norman - Jessica Lin Photography
Venue: Glenerin Inn, Mississauga
Cake: Teresa Trivino - Sophie's Sweets
Flowers: Chris Irvine


  1. Jessica: We're so pleased to have some photos so quickly to share with friends from Alberta and further afield who weren't with us at the wedding. Your relaxed approach to the photos helped Cheryl and I to keep calm during the wedding day. We look forward to seeing the rest of the photos!

  2. Thanks so much to Jessica and Norman for making taking photos so much fun! We really had a wonderful day with friends and family and now its captured in these incredible photos. Thank you to everyone for making this day possible- to our parents, families, friends, Aunt Chris (flowers!), Teresa (cake-, Cousin Elliott (video), Glenerin Inn staff, and of course my wonderful husband.....we had a lovely first week dinner this weekend. I would highly recommend working with Jessica and Norman if you want to capture a wonderful day!


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