Marissa & Daniel’s beautiful wedding took place at Milton Ontario’s Granite Ridge Golf Club, which overlooks the hills of the Niagara Escarpment. Marissa & Daniel travelled from their home in Ottawa to say their vows closer to where their family and friends are. When I arrived at Marissa’s mother’s home, bridesmaid makeup was in full swing and the mood was incredibly calm, with a subtle undertone of nervous excitement. While the bridesmaids were given the final touches on their makeup, the mother of the bride helped her daughter complete her wedding day look. And, in turn, she helped her brother get his boutonnière attached.
On my drive to Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, the skies opened up and an enormous amount of rain poured onto the streets. Knowing the couple had planned for an outdoor ceremony, I was upset that things hadn’t gone as Marissa & Daniel had planned. But as I entered the clubhouse, the reception hall had been set up beautifully for an indoor ceremony. By the time the ceremony was over, the sun had made an appearance and the ground managed to dry quickly, so thankfully we had the beautiful grounds of Granite Ridge to take formal photos, as planned.
After Marissa & Daniel and I headed back inside, where their party had already started. The place settings and dessert table looked beautiful and before long, the guests of honour were announced into their reception, and began their first dance.
Between courses, I managed to sneak the newlyweds outside for a couple photos during golden hour, before the sun disappeared behind the escarpment. These were some of my favourite photos of the day. After speeches concluded, a couple more formal dances took place and the cake was cut, before the dance floor was officially opened, ready for the energetic party ahead. Congrats again to Marissa & Daniel!