Stephanie & Darren’s Trillium Resort Wedding
This post is a hard for me to write. I just dont think I’ll do a good job putting it into words this time. Im usually pretty good at conveying my emotions with text; but every now and again I find my self speechless. Or mostly. It’s rare. LOL In a nutshell: Im in love with this Trillium Resort Wedding and so much love for these people, so it is what it is!
If you follow me on instagram you’ll know I had a hard time not oversharing this wedding – even though I hate spoiling it for my couple, I couldnt hold myself back!
Stephanie and I met at a wedding show at the Grandview Resort in Muskoka, where she kicked off planning their Trillium Resort wedding. She won my grand prize of 4 hours wedding coverage; which after some emailing back ad forth and a half failed skype interview (man, technology and me… love/hate relationship); Stephanie & Darren topped off their coverage and went with my top package for all day coverage. The thing about that package that is so unique is it has not just an engagement session but a boudoir session too. It put Steph and I into constant communication over the past year and a half, and Im happy to say we became such good friends.
We did their engagement session at Darren’s folks lakefront home. Mark and Jane were so welcoming, and it was quick to see where Darren’s sense of humour came from! Check out their Muksoka E-sesh here.
I went to their home to shoot Steph’s Boudoir session (which I cant share here…. sorry gang!) and after we had beer and nachos and just hung out. A couple weeks later Steph came to my place to work with me on designing her boudoir album; which she was having made as a wedding day gift for Darren! (And what a hit it was! I loved being a fly on the wall when he opened it!)
By the time their Trillium Resort wedding rolled around, I truly felt like one of the gang. I laughed with them, cried behind my camera when they said their vows and danced the night away with their family and friends.
As I cycled through these photos to make selections for both a slideshow teaser and this blog post I had to reach for the tissue again – Im a mega sap for a happy love story.
If you’re not a scroller; here’s a slideshow video.
Stephanie and Darren Slideshow
Love you guys and thank you – for your trust in me, my artistic vision and for welcoming me into your lives.
Wedding Pro Team
Venue – Trillium Resort & Spa
Officiant – Leah Elliot – Elan Weddings
Bridal Gown – Barbra Allin from Beckers Bridal
Bridesmaids Gowns – The Gown
Grooms & Groomsmen Attire – Moores
Hair and Makeup – Spa Muskoka
Brides Rings – Spence Diamonds
Grooms Ring – The Hunt House
DJ – The Muskoka Touring Company
Florals – Seasons in the Country
Buttertarts – Stephs Aunt – Teri Anley
And many thanks to my Second Photographer Bobbi Jo & Assistant Alex! What a great team!
Darren and Stephanie,
Thank you again for sharing your pictures with me. They are heartwarming, romantic and fun!! Just like your wedding day was!!
I am so very happy for the two of you!