What kind of end-of-season would it be without a huge snow dump days before the last large wedding of the year? Robyn and Jesse’s big day was still relatively warm, despite the largest snowfall recorded since 1957. The entire bridal party were troopers, walking around human-made snow paths around Kensington and also Riley Park, while huddling for warmth in between snaps. Robyn was an incredible and carefree bride, who wasn’t worried about getting her dress a little dirty throughout the day – it was so refreshing to see such a gung-ho attitude!
Despite the piles of snow, the ceremony and reception were amazing in one of the coolest historical buildings – SAIT’s own Heritage Hall. The Irene Lewis Atrium was built as an attached structure to the historical Heritage Hall building, providing a most unique backdrop to the ceremony and a feeling of being “outside” whilst being protected inside. My favorite part of this spot is the incredible natural light through the glass ceiling – a rarity to get such great light while indoors and not have to rely on camera flash, much to my delight.
Robyn and Jesse are huge fans of cats and their amazing table numbers exemplified that perfectly. I was so happy to see some of my own photos of the two’s cats in some of the frames from their engagement session. I even got a special magnet for my place card holder and, of course, it was in the shape of a cat. (Not to mention Robyn was texting me photos of her cats the night before her wedding. Us cat people gotta stick together.)
Robyn and Jesse, thank you for trusting me to document your incredible wedding – and for your willingness to power through adverse weather for your portraits! You two are amazing!!