These two high school sweethearts got ready for their intimate elopement at the groom’s childhood home alongside many of their closest friends and family. They started out their day’s adventures with a first look and Suzy Q donuts in the backyard before heading around the corner to the high school where they started dating.
After a couple cute pics around their school with their friends, we set out for the 2 hour drive to Barron Canyon in Algonquin Park. Not gonna lie, I don’t think any of us were expecting the amount of dust on that road leading up to the Canyon that we got. I won’t name names, but somebody made the mistake of trying to clean it off with window wiper fluid before the trip was over. Wrong call.
Then we hiked 15 minutes up to the Barron Canyon lookout and picked the perfect ceremony spot where family could gather around, finding a rock to sit on or a tree to lean on while the two exchanged vows with an incredible view behind them. Mid-ceremony, their family gathered around them to pray for a blessing on their marriage and I got chills — this was one of those moments when I realize just how special it is that I get to come in and witness something as intimate and genuine as a wedding ceremony.
And their day truly was a genuine one — as can be seen by the relaxed pizza “reception” if you want to call it that after the ceremony. Everyone gathered around the pizza and music and celebrated with the newlyweds that they were married.
That’s how you do a wedding. Pizza and good people.