From the moment Alison emailed me her outline of their wedding plan when inquiring if I was available for their date, I was interested in being part of their day.
“We are planning for a mostly outdoors wedding taking advantage of their extra side lot for a tent and old wishing well for the ceremony. Our guest list will likely be about 100. We live in NYC but are so excited to get married in my home town in my family home which has been the venue for family celebrations for 100 years now”
I photograph a lot of farm weddings and backyard weddings in Prince Edward County and I love it when a couple has a real personal connection to the place they decide to start their married life together. Photographing along Kingston’s beautiful waterfront in a home that’s been in the family for 100 years was a real treat.
Frosh week at Queen’s University can be a ruckus of a time along the campus and waterfront but this year it was surprisingly quiet that weekend in September. Their ceremony was an emotional rollercoaster with tons of laughs and a plethora of tears from both Allie and Dennis and everyone in seats. As soon as they said “I do.” and walked down the aisle with those huge smiles we wandered across the road to the “Time” sculpture along the waterfront and spent some time wandering up and down the water with some champagne.
An outdoor reception, only having dinner and a couple of the speeches under a tent was a great addition to the backyard wedding vibe.
Hanging out all day in your childhood backyard, portraits in the place you played as a child and dancing under the stars …what else could you ask for on your wedding day (except a partner that looks at you the way Dennis looked at Allie all day)
Here’s a bunch of my favorites from their backyard wedding in Kingston: