On my way to Saraguay House for Amy and JF’s wedding, I was a bit concerned. Our plan was to take the family photos outside, and then the wedding party pictures at York Redoubt. The problem was the rain, as it was raining heavily at times, and just misty at others. When Amy arrived at the venue, I spoke to her about her options and she was so calm and easy going about the whole thing, it was refreshing. She was willing to go out in the rain if need be and prepared for that scenario with umbrellas.
When JF arrived, I loved the look of his Navy uniform, my thoughts went straight to the photos we were going to be doing with the bride and groom both in white, and the white foggy background, developed in black and white…sweet. Amy’s father was also in uniform, as he wore his Brampton Fire Department uniform as he walked his daughter down the aisle. When they got to the front of the aisle and he handed over Amy to JF, something else unique happened. The ceremony was conducted in both of Canada’s official languages to accommodate Amy’s English speaking upbringing, and JF’s French speaking family, a nice touch for sure.
The family photos we had hoped to take outside were forced inside by the weather, but we carried on as planned with the wedding party. Fortunately for us, the rain let up and we just had mist to deal with, not too bad considering the possibilities. I was glad I planned ahead and brought and extra pair of shoes and socks for the reception because my feet were soaked after going to York Redoubt. JF changed out of his Navy uniform and into an outfit with a black bow tie and white jacket, a look many commented reminded them of James Bond. JF was quick to correct people that he looked more like Humphrey Bogart. I think he was right.
The first dance was well done and I believe it was a Tango, but my dance knowledge stems from watching So You Think You Can Dance, so take that with a grain of salt. Later in the evening, one couple stole the dance floor show with a swing dance to what felt like the longest song ever. I was tired just watching them dance, it was impressive.
What a wonderful day for a fantastic couple, I am so glad I was a part of it. Here are a few photos from their Wedding Day.