When Cailin and I first spoke and she told me that her and Brett had met playing on the same innertube waterpolo team in university and she included “(bathing caps were involved)” I knew right away that they were my kind of people! This rustic country wedding at White Spruce Acres in Southern Ontario was incredible! Brett’s family lives in an absolutely beautiful farmhouse in St. Mary’s, Ontario and I got to hangout there with him and his family and groomsmen before heading to Whispering Pines Retreat where Cailin and the girls were getting ready. The property was amazing and we had so much fun taking photos in the woods there.

       

      Their ceremony was held right in the cute little town of St. Mary’s, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Parish. After the ceremony, we went back to the farm and the wedding party helped make all of my “American Gothic” photo dreams come true! The dinner and reception were held at White Spruce Acres and it was a blast. They had gorgeous cornfields, fun lawn games for the guests to play during cocktail hour, and a beautiful old barn – it was one of my favourite venues to date for sure! Dinner was delicious and I cried several times during the speeches, mostly because I was laughing so hard but also because of how much love all of Cailin and Brett’s family and friends shared for them and how excited they all were! After dinner, Cailin and Brett had their first dance before the party kicked off with a wicked sunset and a live band – I was sad to go at the end of the night!

       

      Cailin + Brett

       

      Mother of the groom attaches bouteniere to the father of the groom's lapel Groomsmen getting ready for the wedding dayThe groomsmen pose for a photoThe family dog poses for a portrait surrounded by her familyA portrait of the groomA bridesmaid fixes the brides veilThe bride looking over her shoulder and smilingBridesmaids laughing together and standing with their flowersThe bridesmaids laughing and walking with their flowersThe bride looking away smilingA stained glass window at the churchWindows at the church shine light into a darkened roomThe groomsmen await the arrival of the brideGuests reading the program while they wait for the ceremony to startThe bride arrives at the church and is escorted in by the priest.The grooms reaction to seeing the bride walking down the aisleThe bride and groom stand facing the alterThe guests and bride and groom all stand in the church during the ceremonyThe groom places the ring on the brides fingerThe bride and groom share their first kiss as a married coupleThe bride and groom walk down the aisle together as a married coupleGuests gather outside of the church after the ceremonyGuests mingling outside of the church after the ceremony The bride and groom leaving the church after the ceremonyThe bride getting into a van transporting the wedding partyDecorations hang from the back of the van, pink and white streamers and beer cansThe bride and groom looking at eachother lovingly while standing in front of a wheat fieldThe wedding party stand together in an "American Gothic" style poseFlower arrangements and string lights on the head table at the reception The beer menu, complete with craft beers with personalized titles for the coupleGuests play frisbee during cocktail hour at White Spruce AcresThe bride throws her head back in laughter while talking with a guestThe bridesmaids all crowd together to pose for a selfieThe bride and groom and their grandparents laughing togetherA guest plays with bubbles with a child at by the cornfieldsThe bride and groom share a dance beside the barn at White Spruce AcresThe bride and groom looking at each other and laughing in front of a cornfield at sunsetThe bride laughs as the groom whispers something in her earThe bride and groom standing together and looking at the sunsetThe bride and groom walk back to the partyThe guests standing by the barn at sunset A live band performs for the bride and grooms first danceThe bride and groom share their first dance as a married couple on the dancefloorA gorgeous sunset over the tent at White Spruce Acres

      Want to see more of Southern Ontario’s beauty? Click here to see one of my favourite Lake Huron engagement sessions!

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