Its been a couple of years since we photographed a Barrie, Ontario Wedding. Chuck and Rebecca were married last month at Collier Street United church, the reception was held at The Barrie Country Club. You probably remember them from their Toronto Engagement Session at Don Mills last year. For photos we went to the Southshore Centre on the lakeshore in Barrie and then to Midhurst, On. Only a few mins outside of Barrie for some couples portraits.
Between the 4 of us, Ryan, Rebecca, Chuck and I, who know Barrie and area pretty well, most of us also grew up here we managed to get lost in Midhurst twice! We decided to take the giant limo bus they had for the day with just the 4 of us down the tiny small town streets of Midhurst. The drivers was truly a master, spinning that bus around every time we led him in the wrong direction, or missed a turn. Its amazing that we got lost because we even went on the one month walk through and visited the location. Either way we laughed the whole time and managed to find the location and got some really great photographs.
Weddings are not perfect, neither are wedding photos. There is always something that doesn’t go as planned, its just the truth. Things happen. But how you deal with it and react to it, will shape your memories of this very special day. Take the issues on your wedding day, before and after wards with a grain of salt. You will be happier because of it, and have better stories to tell. I am sure perfect weddings are boring (we have yet to attend one). I can’t imagine Chuck and Rebecca’s wedding without remembering her bridal party running from the Barrie lakeshore to the bus because it started to rain just as we finished taking some group shots, or the time the 4 of us got lost trying to find their couples photo location in Midhurst, or Ryan teaching Chuck, late in the night, after a few drinks, how to use the settings on his camera and the self timer mode so he could take pics of his new wife on their honeymoon.
Rebecca & Chuck were awesome on their wedding day, but the truth is that they are pretty awesome any day of the week. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you guys and having the chance to photograph your Barrie Country Club wedding and Toronto engagement, both days were quite the adventure!. We hope you enjoy and keep the memories these photos bring and the ones in between.
Erika & Ryan