It took me way too long to post Kristel & Ryan's incredible wedding at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club, but boy am I super excited to share it with you now. They got married last September and their wedding was one of my favourites of the year. Which you can probably tell, as I included way too many pictures in this post - but there were just so many amazing moments, I couldn't leave anything out.
Kristel is one of those super sweet, really thoughtful kind of girls, evidenced by the absolutely perfect gift she gave Ryan on the morning of their big day. She knew how hard it was that Ryan's dad was looking down on him from Heaven on such an important day in a man's life. So she did the best thing she could think of and had special cufflinks made with a picture of his dad on them, so he'd be walking along with Ryan the whole day. I still tear up at Ryan's reaction, even all of these months later!
This wedding is one of the best examples of why we love our job so much, capturing the best parts of peoples lives - the love, the laughter and the happy tears - all on one day :)
I love kids at weddings so much, they always crack me up with their hilarious facial expressions!
I always love the very first photos of the brand new Mr & Mrs - the look on our couples faces as the relief of the ceremony pressure is now off, and they can enjoy the rest of the day as husband and wife is the best. But before Kristel & Ryan headed off to do their photos, they had one stop to make at a very special lady's house. I can't tell you how happy it makes me that they surprised their dear friend with a visit, and she just happened to be making a batch of home made perogies!
One of the best parts about getting married at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club (besides the delicious food and super professional staff) is the scenery can't be beat. We love the rolling hills and the epic views of the Halton escarpment!
During the reception, Mike always has an eye on the weather outside. Some of our very best pictures are taken at night or during sunset. He noticed that there was the clearest sky, full of stars and had Kristel and Ryan take a quick breather for this beautiful shot. As luck would have it, there is actually a shooting star making its way clear across the sky. I think Ryan's dad may have had something to do with that :)
I'm going to end this post with some hilarious garter toss shots. It was such a fun, emotional and beautiful day, I just love being able to enjoy it through these incredible photos!
Do you love this wedding as much as I do? If you'd like Mike and our team to be part of your special day, give me a shout! You can also follow us on Instagram to see what we've been up to lately @kate_zekarphoto.