Carrie and Julian live on a farm just north of Napanee and chose that location for their Napanee Farm Wedding. Julian had grown up on a farm with lots of animals and chores and his beloved tractor, Henry. Henry was going to be a guest at the wedding I was informed during our time together shooting their engagement photos on and around their farm (while being chased by chickens). They showed me the barn and discussed their plans for renovating it and making it a dance hall for their wedding.
Fast forward a year and the tents were up, the ceremony space had been cleared and the hay fields were hayed (is that the term for it?) and the weather was gorgeous… not blistering hot or raining (the two types of weather we had this year)… juuuuust right for an outdoor wedding. Henry had fallen ill and was unable to attend the wedding but sat quietly on the property waiting for photo ops. The sound of chickens surrounded the wedding reception in their tent.
They’d chosen a private ‘first look’ to show off their outfits to each other and to have a quiet moment before the chaos of the wedding day landed and an emotional reveal it was. As guests started to arrive they were able to greet them and show them down to the second hay field where the ceremony was. Even though they’d already seen each other (and teared up a bit) Julian, once again, teared up at the sight of Carrie being walked down the aisle by her parents.
The reception was filled with music and laughter, games and amazing speeches by family and friends.
Here’s a bunch of my favorite images from the day: