Rustic Barn Wedding in Pembroke – Rose & Dylan

I met these two at their engagement session where they took me to the most GORGEOUS field near their home in Alice, ON. It was one of the most beautiful sunset photos of the year & highlighted her red hair just perfectly.

Rose & Dylan’s wedding was so sweet & filled with love. I was able to work with a new videographer, Candace Bell Productions, & she was just SO lovely to work with. We started the day at Rose’s parent’s place to get her ready. We did details on the deck, hanging her dress, bridesmaids’, & the two flower girl dresses for her twin nieces (yes, I know you just said “awh”). She also borrowed a necklace & earrings from his grandmother, which was a really sweet touch. 

After details, we got her into her gorgeous dress from Crazy Beautiful Dresses with her mom zipping her up & last minute make up touch ups Haley Ashlynn MUA for her & the girls, we went outside for a few photos of her with her girls, which was really sweet. Especially as they were fixing her dress outside for her. 

Then, we went to where the guys were getting ready (their house) & I need to learn how to tie a tie to help groomsmen out, because for some reason they always ask the photographer. I also need to learn how to put on a boutonniere properly without fear of stabbing someone. But getting ready with them was lots of fun, & their home was on the property of where they were getting married, so it was very easy to pop around to get some detail shots of the property. 

When the ceremony started, the guys truly stole the show. They used the creek from behind the ceremony space to boat into it, screaming after Dylan. It was such a funny show. They had a nephew on a play tractor go down the aisle as the ring bearer, which was met with tons of laughter. It was a sweet mix of laughter & very tender moments in the summer sun. The kiss when they came back down the aisle was a lovely touch. 

After the wedding ceremony, we got family photos done & then wedding party photos under a willow tree. The group was filled with giggles & laughter, with tons of smiles. 

The real showstopper was the photos of just the two of them, both under the willow tree & in front of the creek. You’d never be able to tell that they were experiencing a wild day, in that moment it felt like just the two of them. They were complete naturals in front of the camera, especially with that beautiful veil.

Now, before I get onto the reception, I need to tell you something. They built their venue from an old barn on the property with the help of a few family members & a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. It was brought up so many times just how BEAUTIFUL the space was, complete with a bar & a burning of their initials into the wood floor. Simply stunning. 

The reception had teary-eyed speeches (but some laughter, don’t worry), super yummy food, beautiful desserts, & just an all around good time. 

The dances were really special & filled with so much love. Then they had a special dance for the single sister of the groom & the single best man of the groom, stomping in a tin bucket. I had never seen that before, but it had the whole crowd roaring with laughter as 500 Miles blared through the speakers. 

It was such a beautiful day & I am so honoured that I was able to be a part of it. Thank you, Rose & Dylan. <3

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