Most people think rain on your wedding day spells disaster, but for me, it created a unique opportunity to capture unusual and beautifully authentic images. Truthfully, the overcast day creates some of the best lighting for photographs, and on Mel and Matt's wedding day it was no different. Toronto has so many beautiful and authentic wedding venues but Black Creek Pioneer Village was the perfect wedding venue for such unpredictable weather with a little bit of coverage hidden away in all the rustic barns, colonial homes and natural greenery like willow trees and vegetable gardens. The intimate and cozy weather was in the end ideal for Mel and Matt's intimate and romantic outdoor wedding, the vintage and rustic elements of the wedding ceremony and reception space matched all the intricate and vintage wedding elements and details that were found all over the place. It's also worthwhile to note that they enter their wedding to the a live trumpet performance by their ultra-entertaining Arsenals, an incredible Toronto-based Jazz group that truly created an electric and fun atmosphere. Oh, and there was an ice-cream truck that showed up at midnight with some soft-served ice-cream for all the guests, something I took complete advantage of while I could.
I wouldn't mind shooting a few more rain soaked Toronto weddings with midnight bound ice-cream trucks.