This post is a little unique because I shot this wedding a few year ago as a second photographer. I still love it, though, so I had to share it. Amanda and Joshua decided on a winter wedding at Bean Town Ranch in early February. Amanda dreamed of a snowy day that wasn’t too cold, and they got exactly that! They also got an amazing sunset.
I’ve photographed a few winter wedding now, like this one at Temples Sugar Bush and this one at Brookstreet. This was my third time photographing a wedding at Bean Town Ranch in Plantagenet, Ontario, and I love the place. It’s got rustic decor with plenty of lace and twinkle lights. There is an outdoor ceremony location for the summer months, and an indoor one for winter and/or rain. The place has a ton of little details throughout including a gorgeous bar, a place for a bonfire, and they can also do fireworks! Not to mention a horse and buggy ride. They have beautiful grounds so that you don’t have to travel for your portrait time. To cut down on driving time even more, you can get ready and stay at Chez Suzy, a nearby bed and breakfast. The less you have to drive, the more your photographer can capture!
They hired my friend, Chris Quiroz, to document their wedding day, and decided they also wanted a second photographer. I went with the ladies while they got ready, and Chris stayed with the guys. Amanda is in love with Beauty and the Beast, and that was her inspiration for their wedding colours and decor. The bridesmaids didn’t have flowers. They carried lanterns instead! It photographed beautifully and was a great option for a winter wedding.
If you’re planning a wedding during the winter, make sure that you factor in when sunset is so that you have enough time for portraits after the ceremony. If you can’t move your ceremony time for whatever reason, think about doing a first look and the wedding party portraits before the ceremony. And if it’s going to be cold, fur shawls for the ladies always looks amazing!