Here is the last wedding of my 2018 season, and I must say that Ali and James made this day the perfect note to end on. Their small, intimate family wedding was hosted at the Drake Devonshire Inn in Prince Edward County. Although the winds were strong and the waves were angry, the sophisticated interior of the modern inn created a perfectly warm environment to celebrate a meaningful day.
In celebration of the Bride’s Ukrainian heritage, Ali and James walked down the aisle together and stood on a hand-embroidered cloth called a Rushnyk, which was passed down by her parents.
With the entire hotel all to ourselves we explored each unique space, from the owners suite to the waterfront, we spent little moments throughout the day taking portraits and taking in the moments that had unfolded.
Our dining experience was incredible, but it came at no surprise.. every single meal I have had a Drake restaurant has been insanely delicious (and I’m not just saying that). Throughout the evening, the kids kept us all entertained with shuffleboard competitions, handmade cards for the bride and groom, and more than a couple of trips to the photobooth.
I love every opportunity that I get to shoot at the Drake Devonshire as I find it always provides a new source of inspiration. The ever-changing art installations and the 70’s themed living room lobby provide a stimulating atmosphere to explore and create in. Being able to share this space with two people who were literally up for anything (including sunset photos when it was no more than 2 degrees outside) made it a refreshing and enjoyable way to cap off the 2018 wedding season.
Second Shooter - Brian Bettencourt, 3B Photography
Hair and Makeup - Village 272
Wedding Dress - Jealous Bridesmaids
Groom's Suit - Pasqualino
Bride's Shoes - Nine West
Groom’s Shoes - Johnston Murphy
Wedding Bands - Elizabeth Blythe
Florist - Flower Fantasy
Venue / Catering / Coordination - The Drake Devonshire