Caro and Martin go WAY BACK! They've been together for a decade, and you can just tell when a couple has been together for so long because you see them able to communicate with each other sometimes without even using words. You see it in Caro and Martin, and it's just SO sweet to see!
On the day they got married, the weather was rain in the early afternoon, but by the evening time, the sun came out which allowed us to sneak in some really AWESOME sunset shots on the golf course.
Their wedding was honestly such a blast, and I think it's easy to see that in their photos!!! I also happen to be friends with quite a few of the guests in attendance, so of course, that made for a really wicked good time. I may have even stayed a little extra longer just to enjoy the dance floor.
I started off my day with Caro and the girls at the Brookstreet Hotel, while my second photographer extraordinaire Emily was with Martin and the boys to capture them getting ready. I always LOVE this part of the day, because I feel like it really does set the tone for the day that is to come. There are usually TONS of laughter, some jokes, just a bit of nerves, but it's ALWAYS a good time to see the bride and groom hang out with their closest family and friends.
Just before leaving for Caro and Martin's First Look, Caro wanted to capture her dad's reaction of seeing his daughter as a bride. Another of my favourite moments, because there are almost ALWAYS tears of joy when dad realizes his baby is getting married!
Caro's little brother escorted her downstairs to her First Look with Martin.
One quick whirl around the parking lot in a convertible before the ceremony, why not!?
I'm always in awe when I go through the photos from a wedding to edit and I see that my second photographer Emily captured the most adorable photos of kids! While I'm busy running around scouting the next location for photos, talking with family or wedding venue staff, having a second photographer and second pair of eyes is SO WORTH IT for shots like these, and of course so much more!
They say that "You Are The Sum Of The 5 People Closest To You" which in Caro and Martin's case I think rings true! Everyone in their wedding party knew how to have a great time just like Caro and Martin, and it made my job so easy! So much so that I knew they wouldn't bat an eye if I suggested posing "LIKE A TIGER!" during formal photos, an ode to the classic Austin Powers movie!! Hah!!!
While their guests and wedding party enjoyed cocktails, we snuck in a few more romantic shots of the two before they headed back inside. You'd never guess that just a few hours before this warm and glowing sunset that it had actually rained!
Time to go party!!!
Emily and I had such a blast at Caro and Martin's wedding! I think it's safe to say their guests also had a great time. Congrats Caro and Martin! Can't wait to see what life has in store for you two next! :)
- xo Val
Wedding dream team:
Main photographer: Valerie Miles Photography
Second shooter: Emily Dozois
Hair stylist: Stéphanie Diotte
Makeup artist: Kassy Dow
Florist: Stoneblossom Floral Gallery
Getting Ready location: The Brookstreet Hotel
Ceremony + reception venue: The Marshes Golf Club
Officiant: Natalie Joy Quesnel of All Seasons Weddings
Wedding planner/coordinator: Andrea Lamont of The Marshes Golf Club
DJ: Clifford Feltham
Cupcakes and cake: The Frosted Shack
Catering: The Marshes Golf Club
Bride’s dress: Ami-Fer Montreal
Bridesmaids dresses: Alliance Bridal
Groomsmen + groom attire: Jimmy Suits
Favours: Pineneedles Farms