June 23rd 2007 was a day that only brides dream of, clear blue skies, light breeze in the air and the wedding celebration of a lifetime.
Cheryl sat in the chair at 3 Small Rooms Salon in Barrie, Ontario as her bridesmaids peered into the mirror at her, Teary eyed because Cheryl is the last of their friends to finally get married.The stylist teasing her hair chats with Cheryl about how Mark and her met.“We met in Mexico on vacation!” exclaims Cheryl “And we are going back for our honey moon” A light “awww” rings throughout the salon as all of the stylists look over at her.
Mark and the boys are out on the golf course, Ryan meets up with them halfway through to grab some action shots before they headed to the hotel to get ready, and 15 minutes later they were.
Cheryl’s hair is fantastic, a loose looking updo, that she could easily take down at the reception, it was like something you would only see on a red carpet in Hollywood, it really deserved its own photo shoot.
The limo pulled up to take the party back to Cheryl’s parent house.There her flowers had arrived, large pink, corraland white peonies surrounded by green, the perfect accent to the bridesmaids simply elegant corral knee length dresses. I snap Cheryl as she gets in close to smell her bouquet “They look amazing!” she says.Cheryl’s dress was a long, cream lace mermaid style gown, that had enough buttons to involve the entire wedding parties help in fastening.
The ceremony and reception site at Tangle Creek Golf Course was like something out of a travel magazine, the bright greens, the mature tree line, the big white tent for the ceremony. I watched as the limo pulled around the back of the club house , each bridesmaid walking and crying all the way to the tent of guests waiting for the main event, waiting for the bride. Cheryl and her father slowly walk the path to the tent, and her guests stand, whispering among themselves how “beautiful she looks”.
After the ceremony guests were lead to the veranda of the club house where they sipped cocktails and nibbled on hors d’oervesuntil the newlywed couple returned from their wedding photo shoot. The most perfect lighting for photos as the sun started to set on an overcast sky giving a warm glow to their skin.
Mark & Cheryl were introduced as husband and wife into an elaborately decorated hall with large paper flowers hanging high above our heads. Dinner was served during speeches, kind words and tears were shared and shed, and a slideshow of Mark & Cheryl’s lives played on large screens.Mark and Cheryl’s first dance took the party late into the night, and a great night it was.
Probably my favorite shot of the season!
The Reception Hall