Williamstown Country Wedding
It’s been awfully quiet here on the blog lately while I’ve focussed my attention on keeping up to date with all of my editing from the past month (has it really been a month?!) since Marion and Roch’s wedding, but I’m so pleased to finally be sitting down to relive the moments from special days this summer.
Marion and Roch’s wedding day was SOOOO relaxed. The guys got ready with no complications, and we laughed while Roch suffered through his mother and cousin making sure that he looked perfect (thank you for that!). Marion had secretly bought Roch a gift, which I delivered for her, and which came as a real surprise to everyone at the Brunet house. The beautiful watch was a great way to mark the occasion, and the look on Roch’s mother’s face when she saw what he’d been given was just priceless. Since Roch was of the impression that they were not exchanging gifts, this surprise led to an impromptu flower picking moment and I delivered the sunflower, along with his note (written on the same card that came in the watch box! :)) when I headed over at the MacDonell house, where the girls were getting finishing touches from Allison of Poppin Makeup & More and Danielle from Dandoo’s Hair Salon. Needless to say, the flower brought a big smile to Marion’s face as she accurately guessed what had happened. :)
I’m usually attempting to ensure that my arrival coincides with the girls returning from their appointments, so it was a bit of a treat for me to work with mobile hair and makeup. It was fun to see that side of the getting ready process and both girls did some awesome work. The MacDonell property is beautifully wooded, which gave us the perfect opportunity for some outdoor photos with the girls and Marion’s family before we all headed to the church in Williamstown.
I had so much fun working with this wedding party. It gave me the chance to be reunited with a former athlete of mine from waaaaaaaay back in the day, and the whole group seemed to be on-board with Marion and Roch’s relaxed approach to the day, so even a (2-minute) rain shower didn’t faze anyone. We worked through our photos in and around Williamstown, taking full advantage of back roads and empty fields (or ditches).
The reception was in the barn at the Williamstown Fairgrounds and I had a ball exploring the venue and discovering just how much thought had been put into the details, which were taken care of by Marion’s relatives. It was just stunning! From the beam drapings and twinkle lights, to the the hanging lanterns and croquet out on the lawn, it seemed like the whole place had been transformed from an agricultural centre to a perfectly rustic country garden party. Over 200 guests were invited for dinner and we laughed our way through some very entertaining speeches, including an awesome tribute to the bride by her sister Chelsea, the maid of honour, before guests were invited to dance the night away to the rockin’ tunes provided by The Shiners (who happen to be one of my very favourite local wedding bands).
Marion and Roch, thank you so much for allowing me to document your big day! Here are your highlights:
I’m Ang – a Cornwall, Ontario-based photographer with a passion for capturing light and photographing natural moments as they happen, whether during an intimate city wedding or a Willliamstown country wedding like this one. My goal is to capture memories that you will cherish once your wedding dress is wrapped up and the flowers have dried. I love meeting new couples and getting in amongst the wedding day bedlam so that I can document the emotions and truly special moments. Please explore more of www.momentusstudio.com to see more examples of Cornwall, Ontario wedding photography.