Alexandra & Aaron’s wedding took place at the gorgeous industrial E.V.O. Kitchen in Cambridge, Ontario. I met up with the couple at the venue for their first look. It was a hot, sunny mid-September afternoon, exactly a week before my son was born. Alexandra made the bold choice of not wearing white on her wedding day, which was a pleasant surprise for me. Her black, lace wedding dress looked gorgeous on her and completely reflected her personality and style. Alexandra and Aaron had a (mostly) private moment to see each other, shake their nerves out and mentally and emotionally prepare themselves for the day ahead.
After some couple’s photos, we were happy to cool off in the air conditioning at the historic venue, as the guests arrived. With gorgeous light streaming in from the huge factory-style windows of the nearly 100-year-old building, the quiet couple said their “I dos,” as friends and family watched on.
The day smoothly transitioned right into cocktail hour, complete with beautiful (and delicious) hors d’oeuvres and one of the most stylish, beautifully decorated receptions I’ve ever witnessed. Some of the many unique details that shaped the style of Alexandra & Aaron’s wedding included: the typewriter on the gift table, a donut bar with a sign that read “Donut mind if I do” and the wedding favour – a bottle opener shaped like an ornate key.
The vibe of Alexandra & Aaron’s wedding was romantic, but very low-key and relaxed; much like the newlyweds. After a delicious meal, and a few funny and touching speeches, dancing begun with some formal dances, followed by a very enthusiastic dancefloor. My night wrapped up with the cutting of the wedding donut, but I have no doubts that the old floorboards felt the energy of the dancefloor for hours after I left.
Did I have an incredible time photographing these two lovebirds and their gorgeous wedding day? Donut doubt it.