As soon as I walked into Chantal’s room at the Guelph Delta Hotel and noticed a mug that read “Best Day Ever”, right then and there I knew Chantal and Mike’s Guelph Wedding Adventure was going to be a blast.
Not too often you get an opportunity to photograph the guys as they make the pilgrimage from where they got ready to the ceremony. It was only fitting to capture the moments as the guys head down Arthur Street and across the foot bridge to the ceremony location at St.Georges Church.
Located on the banks of the Speed River is the beautiful old St. George’s Church. St. Georges is one of the oldest and largest churches in Guelph, and I love photographing at this church. Rev. Canon Ralph and Sexton Ron are really great people and fantastic to work with. Chantal surprised Mike by walking down the isle to a live performance by her Glee Club students. It was a beautiful ceremony with poems in both French and Italian as well as more entertainment by the Glee Club. We photographed the Family photos in St.Georges then the wedding party boarded Brentwood Livery’s Limobus to the Albion Hotel for a few beverages and photos.
After leaving downtown Guelph, we headed towards Cambridge and Whistle Bear Golf Club for the awesome reception. After taking a few chilly sunset photos, we sat down for an awesome meal, listened to Jazz music and enjoyed Chantal and Mike’s Great Gatsby themed wedding reception party.
It really was one of the Best Days Ever.
Would you change anything: nothing, it was perfect!!!
A Two Tone Favourite: Chantal’s beautiful brooch bouquet completed with her grandmother’s insect jewel.
Advice for future couples: Marry your best friend and laugh during the rough spots
The images in this slideshow were viewed and enjoyed by Chantal and Mike’s guest at their wedding reception. Each Same Day slideshow is selected and edited at the reception during the dinner, and will contain many more images. We begin the process by downloading our cards then browsing and selecting our favourites. From there we quickly edit each selected image for viewing – there are no special filters, no photoshop, nothing crazy just the images in their purest form. For a better quality show click on the settings button and select 720p quality. Sit back and Enjoy
Any Surprises: Chantal teaches French and Music and had her Glee club (show choir) come and sing her down the aisle and during the signing of the marriage license.
Mike had no idea!
Favourite Memories of the Day:
Chantal: Dancing the night away!
Favourite Detail: Our guest book was a pair of old wood skis from Chantal’s grandfather. Mike burnt in their wedding date in Roman numerals and guests signed away.
Favourite Memories of the Day:
Mike: hanging out with friends and family
wedding date: February 27, 2016
weather: Windy winter weather with not enough snow!
Two Tone photographer: Kurt
wedding venues: Ceremony – St. Georges Church Guelph, Reception – Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Photos at Albion Hotel in Guelph
First Dance – acoustic version of “Always On Time” – Ja Rule
Additional wedding vendors: Brentwood Livery, K-Toss DJ
“Kurt was an absolutely amazing photographer to work with. We had a previous photographer that had left us hanging. Kurt settled all of our previous misconceptions and made us excited for our day. Mike, myself, and our wedding party were veterans with wedding photography and Kurt was by far the best. He was creative, energetic, and kept the day moving. During the reception, Kurt had the brilliant idea of showing the days photos on his mini slideshow. We received so many compliments from this aspects and the untouched images looked absolutely amazing. Thank you so much Kurt for being a memorable part of our big day!”
~ Chantal and Mike
Thank-you Chantal and Mike for allowing us the opportunity to capture your awesome wedding celebration.