29Oct '14

Teresa + John, Merridale Cidery Wedding

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John and Teresa met when they didn’t expect it. There was no elaborate set-up, no internet search, no music in the background. There they were at work, in the cafeteria having chicken fingers and cold fries. Over a year, a friendship grew into more – he was drawn in by her beauty, brains and sense of humor, she relishes how he makes her laugh until she cries, and how he takes care of her.

I first met John and Teresa as part of a family portrait session Teresa’s sister Suzanne organized. John and Teresa were so personable, and sweet with each other, I was thrilled when they called me to photograph their wedding.

The beautiful weather on their wedding day was magnified by their choice of location; Merridale Cidery in Mill Bay. After weaving your way down the welcoming road, you come upon a beautiful property, cozy character buildings, cute signs and of course, an orchard. After taking it all in (and having a delicious pre-wedding lunch) John pulled up, happy, laughing, easy-going – moments later Teresa did the same. This happy, laughing, easygoing mood carried through the whole day. Teresa, getting ready with her sister and mom, in the yurt overlooking the ceremony location, was effortless and stunning as she slipped into the role of bride. She walked confidently towards her beaming groom.

After a joyful ceremony and  some laughter filled photos, Teresa and John, still looking dashing, sauntered into a room of loving family and friends, and into an evening that had all the elements of a night to remember.
Thank you Teresa and John, (and all your lovely guests)

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Ceremony and Reception: Merridale Cidery
Dress: Allure from Beckers Bridal in Toronto
Hair and makeup: Tasha Winters
Flowers: Leaf and Petal
DJ : Spin the Black Disk (Jeremy Baker)