Shawna and Richard’s wedding at the Kirby family farm was quaint, but bursting with love and laughter throughout the entire day. There was a relaxed feeling to the day and this was due mostly to Richard and Shawna’s easy going attitude. From the moment I met them at their engagement session, I could tell that we would get along like old friends. Speaking of old friends, it was my neighbor, Jason Trzeciak, who works with Richard and referred them to me. So a big shout out to Jason, I owe you a beer buddy.
We started off the day with photos of the couple each getting ready. My second photographer, Alan Presutti, worked with the guys at a cottage near Lake Ontario. He captured some nice details, including a viewfinder given to Richard as a wedding present by Shawna, which had some personalized photos for Richard to enjoy. I was off with the girls at Adam and Kelly Kirby’s house, which had some amazing natural light. The girls were looking spectacular with their hair and makeup done by Nikki from Gallery Salon. It was an emotional time for Shawna with a lot of laughter and tears of joy, which is understandable with all her best girls and mother there to support her. Next, we arrived at the Kirby family farm for the ceremony and reception.
Before the ceremony, Shawna had a sweet moment with her father at their first look. They both drove up to the ceremony in a rusty old truck with the Kirby Farms logo emblazoned on it. The ceremony site was in an open field, surrounded by trees and the guests were seated on hay bails. After they both read their vows and sealed the ceremony with a kiss, we had just enough time to get some formals in before a torrential downpour! Just as we stepped under the tent back by the house, the rain came down. But after Shawna and Richard’s first dance, the skies broke with a rainbow stretching across the farm which created a beautiful portrait of the couple for some extra good luck.
Everyone had a great time that day with the help of the awesome vendors. Duke’s Donuts rocked my world with a melt in your mouth pastry. Ugly Duck Coffee was also on hand to provide the perfect after dinner pick me up. The officiant, Patrick, was taken by surprise, when Richard brought out a birthday cake for him.
The rest of the night was filled with dancing and some fantastic sunset photos. Such a pleasure spending the day with you Shawna and Richard, congratulations to you both!
Hair and Makeup: Nikki – Gallery Salon
Flowers: Flower Fields Forever
Catering: Three Brothers Catering
Tent Rental: Nolan’s Rental
Wedding Planner: Stephanie Van Epps