We’ve had our share of big, energy-packed wedding parties where all twenty bridesmaids are crammed into the same room, all frantically trying to get dressed in the morning. Those days are exciting, loud, and a true adrenaline rush for sure. But having the exact opposite, just one other person to share the morning with, is certainly a nice change of pace! Diana and Joe decided to spend their wedding day hanging out with their best friends—quiet, intimate, and composed. The room was so calm, in fact, that we weren’t quite sure what to do with ourselves! Well, soon enough, the guests started to flood into the Westmount Country Club, and we felt right at home again (smile).
It’s both a blessing and challenge when we are only at one location for the entire day. Though it’s wonderful that no travel or parking is involved between events, trying to use a limited space for portraits (and dodging crowds) really pushes us to be creative. So the cocktail hour room, reception hall, and even the driveway became our studio for the day—and we love how everything turned out!
I’m guessing Diana really loves orchids, or bright magenta and purple, because the entire room was painted with these pretty colors! Since the ceremony and reception took place in the same room, they cleverly used the same reception centerpieces to grace the front of their ceremony space for a quick transition. With candles and chandeliers everywhere, the room was picture perfect for a sunset reception and a happy bride!