Jenna + Jeff | Wedding Photography Fusion at The Gibson Centre
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … Happy New Year! This particular day of the year has special meaning to Jenna + Jeff. They were introduced by their good friends, Katie + Scott, five years ago on a New Year’s Eve in Barrie. A few years later, Jeff proposed (on NYE) and now they are celebrating their wedding day on … you guessed it … New Year’s Eve! As you can see, this holiday is a central character in this couple’s love story.
We started the day with Jenna at her parent’s home in Innisfil. The ladies were getting into their little black dresses and Jenna was just finishing up her make-up (courtesy of the very talented Melissa Hall). Jenna gave a round of hugs to the lovely ladies, then headed upstairs to slip into her beautiful Sophia Tolli gown. We drove over to the Gibson Centre in Alliston to meet Jeff. We spent a few minutes with him, then gathered in the hall for the first look. Jeff and his parents stood at the altar, awaiting the entry of the bride-to-be. Jenna walked down the aisle, arm-in-arm with her parents, to meet the groom for a sweet moment. We took a few portraits, then let the couple hide away downstairs, so guests could arrive. The room filled with loved ones, exchanging hugs and warm wishes to the parents and grandparents, then it was time for the ceremony to start.
We love this part of the day because there is such anticipation and excitement for all involved. Everyone wants to see the beautiful bride and witness how the groom is going to react once he sees her. Jenna + Jeff were pronounced husband and wife! The room exploded with applause! The happy couple, all smiles, walked up the aisle officially married. Oh, and can we just say how much we love the way Jenna + Jeff incorporated their sense of humour into the signs for the the ring bearers and flower girls! Love it!
The guests went to the second floor reception area for cocktail hour, while we photographed the couple, family and bridal party. We all headed upstairs for the grand entrance. The emcees approached the podium and announced the entry of the parents and bridal party. Then, Jenna + Jeff shared in their first dance. Dinner was provided buffet-style and guests filed into the adjacent room for delicious burritos and comfort food. Once each table was served, Jenna + Jeff danced with their parents and it was time for speeches. Beautiful words of wisdom and love were shared through laughs and tears by their parents, siblings and friends. After Jenna + Jeff thanked their guests for coming, the dance floor opened up and everyone danced in the new year.
Thank you Jenna + Jeff for inviting us to capture this special moment in your lives. We are so excited to have spent the day with you and your loved ones, as you both married your best friend. We wish you all the very best! Happy Anniversary and New Year!
Photography Fusion: Darlington Studios
Venue: Gibson Centre
Decorator: Status Events
Hair: Michelle Moorehouse
Make-Up: Make Me Beautiful
Florist: Tottenham Florist
Cake: Crystal Clark
Dress: Sophia Tolli
Suit: Vera Wang
DJ: DJ Master Mix
Officiant: Glen Eagle
Soundtrack: “Auld Lang Syne” and “Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental)” by Trouvere, licensed through Songfreedom