Ok, one Kiwi and one Canadian. Alex and Nathan (remember their engagement shoot? https://khiphotography.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/yyz-akl-love-also-cheese/ )…and everyone from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and every other corner of the earth were so much fun to be with that day. As usual we started early shooting the wedding party getting ready, Jay off to Port Cunnington and I got to hang out at the cottage. It was a beautiful start to rainy, windy day.
The ladies seemed to be having a lovely time enjoying massages and make-up…a little last minute pressing too.
All the dresses were made by Alex’s sisty Michael, she is an incredible designer. Alex, all the way from New Zealand trusted her sister wholeheartedly to design all of the dresses. And she did a beautiful job.
Ah, and the jewels she wore, each piece was stunning.
We were so lucky to see the sun come out during the ceremony. In fact just moments before Alex walked down the aisle it was pouring. I even made a mad dash to our car to get all 10 of our wedding umbrellas. Turns out we didn’t need them.
If you remember Alex and Nathan’s engagement session we shot mostly at an old barn near her father’s cottage last time they visited Canada. It was a stunning location. You can imagine how sweet it was to shoot in a similar location at Port Cunnington. They have a beautiful (if not slightly dangerous) barn on the property. We took the above shot just inside the creaky door.
Alex was like a Narnian* Princess. She looked so dreamy. I can’t say enough of what an incredible job her sister did on the dresses. Alex has since offered to do the same for Michael, she’s not yet taken her up.
And the party begins…They were so ready! Have you ever been to a party attended by both Kiwis and Aussies? It’s dangerous. Add 50 excited Canadians, some Hockey vs. Haka talk and you don’t know which way is up!
Jay shot an entire series of this kid. He had quite a relationship with his food…
This was one of our Kiwi table mates. We loved him, he and Jay kept each other well occupied. Another stellar Jay shot.
A slide show journey through the lives of Alex and Nathan, surprisingly many parallels considering all of those continents and oceans that separated them. At this time we were also lectured on the differences between Haka and Hockey…heard of Haka, perhaps it can be described as a pre-rugby ballet?
Alas, the first dance. Jay and I have been looking forward to this since we first heard the details. Alex and Nathan have been taking Tango lessons in New Zealand. They surprised their wedding guests with a very exciting first dance. Apparently this was the moment Alex was most nervous about. They rocked it and their guests loved it.