Stephanie + Corey | Wedding Photography in Mansfield, Ontario
Meet Stephanie + Corey. We first met Stephanie about 6 years ago when she was the proud maid-of-honour at her dear friend Amanda’s wedding. Stephanie decided that when she got married, she wanted us to be there to capture her special day, as well. And that’s just what happened. Last March, we received an email from Stephanie asking what our availability was for September 2019 because her big day had arrived!! Hooray!! She told us about her and Corey’s sweet love story, and all about their adorable little girl! We were so excited for them, and the next step in their family journey. This is their wedding story.
We began the day with Corey and the guys at their beautiful, new home (as of earlier that week!!). The guys were shining their shoes and helping each other get ready, while the horses grazed in the field and the dogs barked their greetings. We took the guys outside to the driveway for a quick toast, and then set off to meet up with Stephanie and the ladies.
The ladies were nearly finished with hair and make-up when we arrived. There was a lot of energy, excitement and activity in the cottage at Mansfield. The flowers girls paraded around the room with rainbow-colored flowers, while the ring bearer got into his tiny suit. With the help of her sisters and her mother, Stephanie slipped into her stunning gown. Her daughter quickly jumped in for a photo with her. She could hardly contain her excitement for the day. The sweetness and reality of it all set in for Stephanie and she needed a moment to take it all in. Then, it was time to go meet Corey under the giant oak tree.
It was the perfect late summer day for an outdoor ceremony in the shade! Such a perfect setting for a wedding! Stephanie + Corey shared their vows, as friends and family watched and supported them. Everyone cheered and clapped as they were officially pronounced husband and wife!
Then, it was time for family, bridal and creative photos. It was our first time capturing a wedding at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, so before the big day we did a quick visit to the venue and discovered each nook and cranny was filled with character and rustic charm. We knew we’d have no trouble finding neat places for wedding photos!
As we toured the grounds, dinner was being prepared by none other than the bride’s parents. In fact, her Dad is known to be a legend when it comes to smoking food. The guests mingled on the lawn, until they were called to come inside for dinner just as the rain started. After dinner, it was time for speeches. Loved ones shared tender stories, heartfelt moments and well wishes for Stephanie + Corey. There was so much laughter, joy and a few happy tears. The bride and groom shared in their first dance together as husband and wife. Parent dances followed directly afterwards and then the party started.
Thank You Stephanie + Corey for inviting us to share in this special day with you! We wish you the very best!
Photography Fusion: Darlington Studios
Venue: Mansfield Outdoor Centre
Soundtrack: “Home” by Zerbin, licensed through Songfreedom