Venue: The Royal Ambassador
Wedding Planner: http://www.katemackenzieweddings.com/
I love weddings at The Royal Ambassador not just because of it’s proximity to my home, but because it’s a great location for guests just outside the city limits, lots of parking, and easy to get to. The Royal Ambassador offers beautiful grand ballrooms with huge windows and large chandeliers, gorgeous ambiance, great staff and food that I always look forward to having. The grounds are exquisite set next to a beautiful lake, 2 gazebos, beautiful weeping willows and flowers everywhere. I can’t say enough about this place, because for photography, it has everything for a great variety of images all in one place.
One of my favourite dress images this year. Love the reflection from the mirror hanging on the wall.
Photographing the rings is one of my favourite parts of the day. These incorporated Robin’s grandmother’s antique mirror
Antique mirror, brush and comb that belonged to Robin’s grandmother
Hockley Valley Resort hosted the bridal party getting ready part of the day.
The wedding dress was embroidered with gold thread throughout….simply gorgeous!!!!!
Robin’s mom’s were a big part of her getting ready moments before the wedding.
Bridal portrait with beautiful window light.
bridal portraits with window light……85mm 1.4 at f1.4
All her sisters and girlfriends were there to help her get ready and were part of the first look.
First look reveal of wedding gown to bridesmaids.
Bridesmaids attaching the wedding veil
bride and her bridesmaids journalistic, unposed portrait with beautiful backlight.
There is always, undoubtedly one reason for the bride to be late and it’s either hair and makeup or the limo. This time it was the limo who got lost on the way to pick up the bride then on the way to the ceremony. The groom patiently awaited the arrival of his bride then finally walked down with the flower girls.
The bride and her mom walking down the aisle and the look on Robin’s face shows how happy she is to have her mom by her side.
Robin chose this gorgeous waterfront gazebo for her ceremony and almost lost her time slot because the limo was late.
It was a gorgeous sunny August day for a wedding by the lake
Now, because the ceremony started late and there was another wedding party waiting to get married we opted to have the second half of the ceremony moved to the garden side gazebo because Robin wanted photos of her getting married by the lake. What a bride wants a bride gets so the Royal Ambassador made it work!
Off we go to ceremony part 2 at the garden gazebo…..still lovely!
and here is where part 2 of the wedding ceremony took place amidst the beautiful weeping willows
here is a really fun, natural expressions shot of some of the bridal party. I just love the way Robin is looking at Jon here.
The royal ambassador ballroom beautifully decorated
Bride and grooms first dance
the look on his face says it all.
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