Colleen + Andrew | Wedding Photography in Barrie, ON
New Year’s Eve parties are always exciting! But New Year’s Eve coupled with the element of anticipation found in a wedding? Well, that’s a party that is off the hook! How did you spend your New Years Eve? We spent ours with an amazing couple, Colleen + Andrew, and their incredible network of family and friends. We had so much fun that we created an enhanced wedding photography slideshow for all to enjoy!
We met them last January, when they won an engagement session with us at a local bridal show draw. We shot Colleen + Andrew’s Engagement Session back in late June of last year. We always highly recommend the engagement session to our couples, and have actually decided to include this session in every Photo Collection we offer. Not only does it give us a chance to get to know a couple better, but it gives them a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera.
As of last week, there was still very little snow in the area. The ground was a distinct brown colour. It didn’t seem as if a winter wonderland was even possible. And then… the snow came, just in time for the wedding. All the land was covered in beautiful, clean, white snow. We love winter weddings in Barrie! And Saturday’s temperatures, a comfortable 2 degrees Celsius, may have been the best so far this season.
We arrived at the house early in the morning to get some photos of the guys getting ready. Andrew, a brilliant writer and speaker, was busily finishing up the final touches of his speech, while his dog, Sota, and Colleen’s dog, Lola, played around his ankles. You could tell the dogs were just as anxious as everyone else for this exciting event! Then, Colleen arrived at the house with her bridesmaids and it was game on! Everyone sprung into action, the ladies upstairs, touching up their hair and make-up, then donning their gorgeous gowns. While the guys, downstairs, dressed and fretted over the ever challenging pocket square. (Side note: We’re really contemplating taking a course on how to fold the perfect pocket square, so that we can become expert pocket square aficionados).
The scheduled ceremony start time at St. Michael’s Parish in Barrie was 3:00pm, so we thought it would be fun to do a ‘First Look’ before the ceremony, along with the creative session with the bridal party.
After the ceremony, we headed off to get the party started at the Barrie Country Club. Laughter filled the air, the music from DJ Nick of Keep Them Dancing was pumping, and everyone gathered on the dance floor to celebrate the occasion.
What a party!! Thank you Colleen + Andrew for choosing us to capture the beautiful moments of your day! Happy New Year!