I don’t know what it is about Father’s on a wedding day, but they get me everytime. It’s really the only time I get emotional during the course of capturing a wedding story. It’s always the dads that get me. Likely because my own father is so important to me. He’s my favourite man and I can often find his traits in fathers on wedding days.
Laura’s father was no exception. Having worked with him before, I was pleasantly surprised to find that he happened to be the Father of the Bride for this wedding. I had not connected the dots before arriving to his home to capture Laura getting ready. This man has two daughters. In every single interaction I witnessed him have with them, the love for them both just poured out through his every word and movement. He called it blabbering, I call it beautiful. He cried walking Laura down the isle, during his speech and of course during the ceremony. I just loved him.
I’m sure the tears have everything to do with the fact that he knows Collin well. Laura choose correctly and her father can see it. Just like I could. Collin and Laura are very honest with each other. Having known eachother their whole lives, they avoided any awkard family meetings or meshing. They’ve all been friends and neighbours for decades.
Tillsonburg weddings might be my favourite. I think it’s the people. Authentic, kind and loving. All day long, Collin, Laura and their friends checked in to ensure we were okay, had eaten, had a drink, were doing well. With hundreds, literally hundreds of people to host and spend the day with, I think it really speaks volumes when the bride and groom, the family and wedding party repeatedly check in to make sure we’re happy.
Clearly best friends already. I can’t wait to watch these two create a family and have the life they deserve together.
Amazing day. Amazing wedding. Amazing couple. Thank you for your kindness. Enjoy the images….