It’s not often enough that we get to shoot a smaller, intimate wedding ceremony these days. For some reason, we tend to book big bashes–and that is AWESOME. But there is something that we miss about smaller ceremonies like this one. This one in particular really reminded us of our own wedding. Oceanstone, where E & D got married, is just a stone’s throw away from where Rae and I had our ceremony, and it was around the same time of year. E’s dress was even remarkably similar to Rae’s dress. As a wedding photographer, I sometimes wonder how I would have shot my own wedding (weird musings, I know), and I think this wedding is a good indication. Fewer dogs by a lot though.
More and more I see couples coming down the isle together, and I think this is a really cool development in weddings. Without wanting to get too much into the history and symbolism of weddings, I can say the father bringing the bride down the isle comes from older times when the family ‘gave away’ their daughter to the groom’s family, usually for strategic family alliances or something romantic like that. These days, couples get married because they choose their own partner, they pay for much of their own wedding, their future is their own, and the day is more of a ‘coming together’ than the bride being given. As our social dynamics change, I love seeing the ritual of weddings also change to reflect the couple’s union with greater authenticity.
We hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments from this day at Oceanstone Resort. It was a beautiful wedding and a pleasure to be a part of.
Venue: Oceanstone Resort
Make up & Hair: Nicole Smith at Margo Beauty
Flowers: Nardin’s Garden
Officiant: Moe Hardin