“Things happen for a reason” is, and has always been, part of my life’s mantra. How you roll with it is what determines your happiness in life. Besides, a venue change 6 months before your wedding date isn’t that stressful if you don’t let it be. Plus, it can lead to something even better than you’d originally planned! Breanne and Dustin had to switch up their wedding venue when their original choice was sold and decided to not hold weddings on the property they had to scramble to find another spot… in comes Penryn Mansion.
Bre and Dusty (yeah we’re on short form name basis now) won my “Win the rest of your wedding photography” contest last fall on Facebook …their tactics to entice people into voting for them were to dress up their cat in various costumes (zippy didn’t appear to be psychologically harmed by this) and posting posters at both of their work places asking for friends and colleagues to help them win. Their outpouring of support was amazing and they won the contest hands down.
They booked the spot, let me know we were switching up locations and everyone breathed a sign of relief :) Penryn is a gorgeous spot with a beautiful old home (hence the name Mansion) and amazing grounds located just off the Port Hope Golf Club. If you’re getting married in Port Hope you really should look in to Penryn (or if you’re getting married and looking for a place – Penryn is amazeballs).
They’re both artists, creatives and unique individuals who were planning a low key, small family party/wedding (with some friends thrown in for good measure) …move forward 6 months from the date switch and I was stoked to share a wonderful day with these two on a gorgeous early September weekend in a whirlwind of emotions from fall down laughter to tears of joy/sadness and multiple embarrassing stories told by those parents, siblings and friends. Breanne’s cousin Meredith and her husband Adam (of Meredith and Adam “breakdancing in a wedding dress” fame) emcee’d a true roast of the couple keeping everyone entertained between speeches during h’orderves and, again, on the dance floor.
I’m seriously in love with these two and their love story, their cat masks (yeah that’s right – they wore their cat masks to enter their reception because they’re crazy and cats are awesome) and their wedding.
Here’s a smattering of my favorite images from their Port Hope Wedding Photography: