The sunsets on the grounds of St.Mary's Golf & Country Club never disappoint! Neither does the staff there – they're among my most favourite to work with anywhere – it's like hanging out with friends all day, and Hayley & Patrick's (so romantic, sexy and gorgeous) wedding was no different! Their reception in the Hideaway was classy, rustic, modern and eclectic – just like the two of them!
I absolutely LOVE this space! The massive garage doors give such great light, which I always borrow during the bride & groom portraits. But, Hayley also got ready at the golf course, so you couldn't ask for better lighting for having her makeup done (or for photos of it!) Meanwhile. Pat was getting ready with the boys just next door (walking distance) at the Stone Willow Inn.
Isn't Hayley an absolute beauty?
And trust me...she's beautiful inside and out!
...her gorgeous bridesmaids agree.
The First Look
Hayley & Patrick wanted to do the majority of their photos before the ceremony, so we did a quick first look on the grounds then zipped into downtown St.Mary's for wedding party and family photos! After the ceremony though...that's when the magical sunset and golden hour arrived, and we set out for some of the most romantic and dreamy bride & groom photos ever!
The Gazebo Ceremony
The ceremonies at St.Mary's Golf & Country Club are always so nice, just off the Club House and overlooking the gorgeous greens and property – plus the skies are, for some reason, always epic! Hayley & Pat's ceremony was emotional, sincere, sunny and certainly gorgeous! Plus...the confetti throw as they walked down the aisle together was pure perfection!
...just a few nerves! Or maybe just thirst?
See? I told you the flower petal confetti throw was perfection!
The Reception in the Hideaway...and sunset photos!
During the cocktail hour just outside the Hideaway, I zipped in to capture the reception space and Hayley & Pat's absolutely stunning wedding decor all lit up with candles everywhere! After they mingled with their guests for awhile, we took a quick stroll onto the greens for some of the nicest, most romantic and sexy bride & groom sunset photos ever!
What a day!
I was with Hayley & Pat for about 8 hours – hard to believe all of the above was in that short amount of time! If I could go back and spend their wedding day with them and their super fun friends and family, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Plus, shooting at St.Mary's Golf & Country Club is always a pleasure – from the staff to the grounds to the food (oh my, the food!) – it barely feels like work at all. Thanks for an amazing day, H&P – looking forward to keeping in touch! xoxo Shawn