Mary and Jason exchanged marriage vows at St. Joseph's Church in Douro, Ontario. This was a special place for them, since Mary's parents were married there 27 years ago. Following the ceremony, we went across the road and recreated a few of her parents' wedding portraits, and then also recreated the same portraits except with Mary and Jason.
We went to Mary's uncle's farm down the road in Douro for more of the wedding photography. The farm has been in her family for over 100 years! The wedding favours were made at this farm too, and nothing beats homemade pure maple syrup! I especially loved the rustic barn with a mason jar chandelier.
We went to Lakeview Park in Oshawa after that,and on the way it started raining. We took a few portraits in the rain with my clear umbrellas, and then we all headed into the Jubilee Pavilion for their wedding reception. The reception started off with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, where Mary poured tea for Jason's parents and Jason poured tea for Mary's parents. Jason's family is from Taiwan and they had about 14 guests travel from Taiwan for this special occasion. Following speeches and toasts, it was time for the parent dances and the first dance. For the father and daughter dance, Jason played guitar and sang. For the mother and son dance, Mary's uncle, mother, and grandfather played an Irish waltz on the violin. The band played for Mary and Jason's first dance.
The whole family was such a pleasure to work with and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wedding. Thank you Mary and Jason for choosing me to be your wedding photographer!
Photography - Michelle Lewis Photography (shot by Michelle and Lyndsey)
Hair and Make-up - Katie Lynne Hair and Make-up
Florist - Catherine McPhee
Cake - Rachel Baksh from R-dot Baking Co.
DJ - DJ Kaii Dreams from Durham Wedding DJ's
Entertainment - "The Front Porch All-Stars" live band (family friends of the couple)
Rentals - Ooh La La Party Rentals
Reception Venue -The Jubilee Pavilion Banquet and Conference Center
Ceremony Venue - St. Joseph's Church (the name of the Priest was Father Sany)
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