A wonderfully vintage wedding at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Ontario with my good friends Tara and Mike
A more beautifully vintage venue I’ve never found than the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Ontario! Tara and Mike were at a work function held here and were blown away, so much so that Tara announced that they HAD to host their wedding ceremony and reception here. The only question… was it possible? And as you can see, it certainly was… in fact the Old Mill Inn was ideal. They have own on site wedding chapel, several ballrooms, beautifully large bridal suites and amazingly cool grounds with endless bridal portrait possibilities. I was giddy at the thought of shooting here!
As mentioned in my earlier engagement shoot post, I’d known Mike for several years and I was honoured when they asked if I’d shoot their wedding. The day started early, meeting the fellas at a subtle nearby hotel and impressed that they were all wide-eyed and hangover-free! Contrasting later in the posh Old Mill Bridal Suite the ladies were living-it-up with room service and early morning tunes. Hair and makeup were well underway so I dove right into some details, of which there were-a-plenty.
Skipping ahead to the moments just before the First Look, both Bride and Groom had been separately maintaining their game-faces all morning… but through the lens I was starting to see some beautiful cracks in the armour. It’s always something I look for, the moments when the moment starts to sweep over the stars of the show. This is when my job becomes effortless… just point, and shoot. Natural human emotion begins to roll and all I have to do is keep up. Mike’s genuine expression was what every Bride wishes for and deserves, just beautiful.
If you have an opportunity to stop by the Old Mill I highly recommend it. From the beautiful wedding chapel (see below) through to the reception ballroom, Tara and Mike’s wedding was bang-on, custom-fitted to their personalities.
Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be part of such an important day in your life!!
* A shout out to Jen of Jen Fisher Makeup and Hair by Sarah G – Tara and her Bridesmaids looked amazing!