When I first met with Rebecca and Morgan, their wedding was going to just be at Juno Tower on CFB Stadacona, however a change needed to be made. With the ceremony set to take place on the 12th floor, and elevators not functioning, it was going to be impossible for many guests to make it up to the ceremony. Luckily for Rebecca and Morgan, a solution was found when the Tall Ship Silva was miraculously available on a Saturday in August.
I have wanted to shoot a wedding on the Silva for a while now, but an opportunity had never presented itself, so I was pretty excited to learn of this change in plans. I had never been on the Silva before, so I made sure to make it to the rehearsal the day before the wedding to get a feel for the ship, which was actually larger than I thought it would be.
On the wedding day, the DJ and I met up with Rebecca’s dad at the base and we hitched a ride with him over to the Silva, and we managed to snag as good a parking spot as could be expected.
The Silva set sail around 2:00 and made its way toward George’s Island, where we got into position behind the island for the ceremony. It was cool to see Rebecca and her father emerge from below deck to walk down the aisle.
The ceremony was beautiful and topped off with a sweet little moment as an excited Rebecca did a little bounce when it was time to kiss Morgan. The ceremony ended and then it was time for some champagne and mingling. Rebecca and Morgan made their way around the ship and spoke with all their guests before I pulled them aside to make sure we got at least a few shots on the boat before our cruise ended at 4:00. We had some wind which blew Rebecca’s dress around a bit, making for a few cool photos.
Next up, there was a pink double decker bus waiting for the wedding party and any guests who wanted to hop on. The bus took us to the Public Gardens for photos and looped back around to the waterfront and Stadacona to pick people up and drop them off while we were taking photos.
The reception was at Juno Tower where we made our way in to find a cake so well made to look like a birch tree that it could have been mistaken for being real, and a whole bunch of guests ready to get eating.
The speeches were remarkably short and to the point, and before we knew it, the dancing was under way. It was an amazing day, one Rebecca and Morgan will remember for a lifetime, I know I will. Congratulations guys, I wish the best for you in your life together. Here is a little glimpse into Rebecca and Morgan’s beautiful day.