Gillian and Mikey’s Awesome Wedding {Guelph, ON}


I love photographing small intimate weddings, and Gillian & Mikey’s Guelph wedding celebration was no exception.     Gillian and Mikey are so relaxed and fantastic to work with.  After a year engagement, they picked their date and started planning for the wedding only 2 months ago during this past Christmas, and it was fantastic.

We started off with photographing their ceremony at the Guelph City Hall, and the first thing I noticed was Gillian’s AWESOME Green shoes.

After the Ceremony we photographed the family photos in front of the City Hall’s famous living wall.   Where with the help of technology we included Gillian’s Maid of honour and sister Elizabeth who was not able to make it to the wedding.

All dressed for the -24 freezing weather we heading from the warmth and comfort of the city hall to our first of many photo locations.   Spending around 20 minutes at each location then we would hop in the cars to warm up and travel to the next destination.  Even with this warm up period my one camera froze and stopped working, which is why we always carry backups of our back up equipment, but you know its cold when……..

After getting some fantastic winter photos, we headed over to La Cucina restaurant for the reception and to unthaw.    One of the coolest thing was their give aways for the guests.   We each received a Mason Jar full of amazing coffee from Grizzly Coffee in Guelph which was a special blend made especially for Gillian and Mikey’s wedding.

After the 3 hour”Mangia Mangia” marathon of the best Italian food I have ever had (would recommend La Cucina to everyone), as a group we played a quick game of  “Telestrations” before heading out to finish off the evening with some snowing street photos downtown Guelph.

Please enjoy a few of my favourite moments and photos from the day.



Favourite Memories of the Day  ~ Mikey:  Seeing Gilly walk into the room.


Favourite Memories of the Day  ~ Gill:  Skyping with family around the world before the ceremony…and then seeing Mikey looking dapper!



Any Surprises:  The weather  -24 c before wind chill was not anticipated!


Advice for future couples:  Do whatever you want! ..but also if you have an outdoor photoshoot on the coldest day of winter, don’t forget your boots!


Favourite Detail: Loved the restaurant – they went out of their way to make it spectacular.


Best Wedding Related Decision:    Keeping it small and intimate


Would you change anything:  Nothing!

The rest of the wedding details…….

wedding date:  Friday February 13th, 2015
weather: Overcast and -24 Freezing cold with flurries, snow, then a blizzard.
wedding venues: Guelph City Hall, Guelph Covered Bridge, Arboretum,  La Cucina
Two Tone photographer: Kurt
wedding First Dance Song: Our House – CSNY
Other Vendors: Lyric Flowers in Stratford, Grizzly Coffee in Guelph

In Their Words: 

“We loved working with Kurt. One of the reasons we settled on him as a photographer instead of the countless other wedding photographers was his personality (as well as his photographs!). As we were having a small (around 25 people) wedding, we really wanted someone who could interact with our guests and make them feel at ease. Kurt came recommended to us by Andrew Goodwin, and the quality of his photographs alone stand for themselves. I would highly recommend Kurt to others and appreciated his candour on one of the big days in our lives. Thank you, Gill and Mikey”

Thank-you Gillian and Mikey for allowing us to be apart and capture your awesome wedding celebrations.

Cheers, Kurt

3 Responses to Gillian and Mikey’s Awesome Wedding {Guelph, ON}

  1. veronica says:

    Absolutely beautiful photography!

  2. veronica says:

    Beautiful photography!

  3. Una Newland says:

    What wonderful photos. I feel I was there!

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