I first met Kate and Braden in 2018 when they eloped here in Niagara. They brought with them their parents and siblings but almost everyone else had no idea about their secret nuptials on the Hornblower under the fireworks. I instantly loved them – from their sweet and genuine natures and their deep love for one another, we quickly became friends.
So when they emailed me a few months later to ask if I’d consider coming to Ohio to the family farm to photograph the vow renewal and reception, there was no hesitation!
We drove down to Ohio for the weekend – joining their families for a bbq dinner the night we arrived. Having already met their families, it was like visiting our own loved ones.
On the morning of the wedding, it was a gorgeous (and hot!) day, everything set up, the many many fur babies were excited amongst the bustle. Braden and his brother/best man got ready upstairs while Kate arrived for some last minute details before we head to the hotel where she got ready with her mom and her sister/maid of honour.
Back at the property, Braden waited on the porch for their ‘first look’ and my romantic heart loved that they shared a reaction similar to the first time they were married. It didn’t seem to matter the time that had gone by, they were still as in love.
After a few portraits, Kate hid away while the guests started arriving. A beautiful and touching ceremony where they renewed their vows, a few family portraits, then it was time to party!
We took a couple opportunities for portraits at sunset and with Kate’s beloved horse but the rest of the evening was all about celebrating. Kate even surprised Braden (born in SK, Canada) with a “Canada” themed groom cake!
It was such an amazing time with a wonderful couple and I can’t even properly express how thankful I was to be there a second time for them! Congrats again you two – can’t wait to see you again!
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