country field bride and groom portrait during golden hour

Rustic Barn Wedding

Courtney & Justen

Tavistock, ON | June 2019

Barn weddings are some of my favourite weddings to photograph. Courtney & Justen's wedding was a particular treat because of the photo locations they had arranged for us to visit before their afternoon ceremony. We visited a farm property before heading to an industrial feed mill building in Baden, Ontario with a cleaned out floor that felt straight out of an action film or a video game. Beautiful light streamed in through the large windows, showing off the colours and textures of the exposed brick walls. They said their "I dos" soaked in sunlight with endless farm fields behind them. A few steps away, we entered the gorgeous barn for the party to begin. Strings of lights and skylights lit up the tables as the guests filtered in for a meal, drinks, speeches and dancing. I invited Courtney & Justen to join me as we crossed the country road to take a few quiet moments to take in the last few minutes of golden sunlight on the most perfect day.

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Tavistock Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photography ◈ Ben Lariviere Photography
Florals ◈ Marianne Shantz
Makeup ◈ Britt Darling
Hair ◈ Stephanie Nafziger
Officiant ◈ Eleanor Epp-Stobbe
Catering ◈ McLay Brothers BBQ
Ring ◈ Kurtis Sales
Bride Attire ◈ Taylor's Bridal
Groom's Attire ◈ Murray's Clothing & Footwear
Music ◈ Shadywood Events