Dana & Darren first came to Justin and I as a referral from another happy couple we shot wedding photography for last year. When they told me they were having a Niagara vineyard wedding, I knew I wanted to shoot it! So I was absolutely thrilled when they asked us to capture their wedding photography.
The weather could not have been more beautiful. So beautiful in fact that Dana and Darren had nothing but sunshine for their stunning open-air wedding ceremony held in the vineyard of the Cave Springs winery, located in scenic Jordan, Ontario. The wedding ceremony sign located in the vineyard was so cute and was one of my favourite details of the day!
The beautiful bride carried red roses (as well as the Maid of Honour), while her bridesmaids carried calla lilly bouquets. The boys rocked some cool shades during the photos and we had lots of fun running around the vineyard, and using a gorgeous antique Rolls Royce in the wedding party photos. The car really added a cool, vintage feeling to this stunning vineyard wedding and was the epitome of class. I also brought along a cute parasol that worked as a dainty prop for Dana to pose with.
After their “I do’s” and some photo time in the vineyard, Dana and Darren arrived at The Inn on the Twenty restaurant and hotel where the reception was held in The Windows Room. The room is aptly named, and later that evening we were treating to a gorgeous sunset as guests finished their dinners and listened to the final speeches.
Later on during the reception, Dana, Darren, Justin and I moved down into the Cave Springs wine cellar to pose the newlyweds among the stacked barrels of wine. Those of you who have been watching my blog posts might have noticed that I am LOVING shooting night-time or dark scenes lately. I find that by using a room with little to no ambient light, I can control my own light completely and create beautiful and dramatic scenes, which are very different from my daytime photography. I love it because this gives my clients something totally cool and unique to use as a dramatic finish in their wedding album. It’s also fast becoming my favourite way to shoot!
Thank you Darren & Dana, and congratulations again on becoming husband and wife!