Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tracey & Paul's Amazing Golf Wedding :)

Tracey and Paul are my favourite kind of couple - they're both super-creative and love putting together details on a theme. In this case: golf. Paul's a graphic designer, and he loves golf. Tracey loves to make things, and has more DIY talents than I can list. They're both crazy about each other, and are fantastically fun to be around. I knew their wedding was going to be an amazing day :)

Paul designed not only the invitation set, but also the many signs and labels for the details. (He's also the one who insisted on "the pants" - but we'll get to that in a minute..)
Tracey made these gorgeous matching robes for all the girls to wear while getting ready in the morning 

 Absolutely stunning :)
 Next we headed to Greystone Golf Club, where the guys were getting ready.. Tracey also made the ties for Paul and the groomsmen - each one was lined with it's own super hero :) And yes - those are "the pants" ;)

One of my favourite parts of the day is the "first look" :) 
 I love this shot of the bridesmaids (below) snuggling together to keep warm!
Last-minute fixes, then time to walk down the aisle.. (love those "golf" signs!)
Tracey's Aunt Monique played piano for the ceremony, and her cousin Emma sang beautifully :)
I think it's a good sign for the years of marriage to come when there's a lot of laughing during the ceremony :) 
 Paul's Grandfather is the one who played bagpipes as the newlyweds walked back up the aisle together.. such a lovely touch :)
In a bit of wedding-day magic luck, the truck wash around the corner from the reception venue was painted exactly the same colours as "the pants"! 
Friends and relatives were enlisted to help make many jars of red pepper jelly and chili sauce for the guests to take home, and instead of a guest book there was a signing quilt. Tracey and Paul even made hundreds of tiny custom buttons with sayings like "Best Wedding EVER" and "I'm here for the Bridesmaids".. Tracey even got her own personal button :) 
Time to get the party started with some dancing and photo booth fun! 

Tracey & Paul - you guys both worked amazing hard organizing ideas and creating all the personal details of your day, while also somehow giving the distinct impression that none of those details or plans mattered half as much to you as having your friends, family, and each other to enjoy the day together.. I can't think of a better frame of mind in which to start off your married life :) Thank you so much for having us with you to capture all the amazing moments, people, and details of your day!

Jessica + Norman

{We love photographing fun and alternative weddings! If you've got one in your future, please get in touch!}

Hair: Shear Pleasure, Milton
Make-up: Courtney Lilly Carruthers
Flowers: Janice at Business is Blooming
Venue - Ceremony: Greystone Golf Club, Milton
Ceremony Musicians: Monique Barry
Venue - Reception: Teatro Conference & Event Center, Milton

** a very special thank you to Ben Benvie - Ben was willing to step in and capture Tracey & Paul's wedding when I came down with pneumonia two weeks before their wedding day, and graciously agreed to come along for part of the day and help us out even though I was "back on my feet". Ben did a beautiful job, and was a pleasure to work with :)


  1. Beautiful Pictures!
    Amazing Detail!

  2. JESSICA & NORMAN. These are all pretty damn great! You kids really summarized the whole day with these selected images. Oh, and y'all also reminded me that I have no where else to wear those friggin pants. Hahaha!nD


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