I arrived at Brenaissance where Tumi, her mom and her bridesmaid were getting ready. Tumi’s wedding was on a Monday, the venue was closed to the public and provided a quiet, calm atmosphere for the ladies. I asked why they had chosen a Monday to get married and their reason was due to the specific date they wanted. This date was the same date they married traditionally 1 year ago, and so they decided to have this wedding on the same date – only one anniversary date to remember!
Tumi arrived at Warwick in a gorgeous mercedez benz classic and made her way down the isle to meet Peter. The wedding was small, intimate and the pastor kept the ceremony light hearted and specifically on the topic of love and the things that couples need to do in order to keep their marriage strong, fresh and secure.
After the ceremony, the Warwick team packed our safari truck with bubbles and snacks and sent us on our way up the mountain for our couples photos. This is my favourite time of the day, where the couple can take a break and simply enjoy the moment. We stopped at a few places along the way and enjoyed the scenery. The bridal party had champers, snacks and practiced their first dance before the safari truck drove the bridesmaid and groomsman back to the venue to leave the couple and I alone to capture their special pics.
The reception venue was set under the Warwick trees and surrounded by pretty fairy lights and bunting. This made my job very easy as every photo and every detail was just gorgeous!!
The guests welcomed the couple by singing songs and dancing in celebration of their marriage. We began the festivities shortly after with speeches and meals. A quick circulation of the mic allowed each guest to say what Tumi and Peter’s relationship meant to them – words like inspiration, trust, love, happiness were mentioned, showing us that they are a truly inspirational couple… better yet, TEAM, that many are fond of.
Tumi organized sparklers for their first dance which complimented the fairy lights surrounding the dance floor. Their first dance was a contemporary song which they practiced a routine to. It was refreshing to see a couple having so much fun – rapping to the lyrics and improvising with new moves replacing the original moves they had forgotten in the moment.
I was honored to be a part of their special day and so proud that the day had finally arrived after 2 years of meetings and discussions, it was more than documenting a wedding but rather capturing a celebration of people I really got to know and like. Thank you Tumi & Peter!