Shantel & Desirae had a very hot and sunny day for their wedding. These girls chose the beautiful Devonian Gardens for their wedding ceremony, and we were lucky enough to have the run of the place for photos.
Their ceremony on the wedding lawn was very touching, and emotional for everyone.
Shantel & Desirae knew exactly what they wanted for photos, they had several favourite spots in the Japanese Garden.
I noticed while we were moving between locations that Desirae’s train (which, by the way, was an awesome addition to her pantsuit) was picked up by the wind. I asked them to start running, and I love this result.
Both brides had beautiful bouquets.
They had rented this amazing limo-bus from Blue Sky Limos for both families to be transported out to the gardens.
Shantel & Desirae are both super sweet, love the outdoors, and have very happy personalities. I was delighted to find that all of their receptions tables were dedicated to various hard rock/heavy metal/punk band…not quite what I was expecting! And then…one table was Riverdance. Who knew?
This cake was delicious, made by the Art of Cake. All of those roses on top were chocolate.
Another cool thing about a same-sex wedding: four wedding rings!
Desirae gives a little nod to the table placecards…
Thank you so much Shantel & Desirae for choosing me for your wedding. I had such a fun and easy time with both of you, you were an absolute pleasure to photograph. Congratulations on your marriage!