When I got the email from Jake & Jenna confirming that they'd like to fly me up to Northern Ireland to shoot their intimate cliffside wedding I did a happy dance. OF COURSE I WOULD!
I'd been wanting to visit Ireland for a long time and the fact that I could photograph these two beautiful souls declaring their love for each other while on all of that lush green soil was a dream come true.
I met Jake & Jenna when we all lived in the beautiful Muskokas working at private golf club nestled in Northern Ontario. It completely tickles my heart knowing that I witnessed the earlier days of their blossoming relationship that circled around to us reconnecting and documenting their marriage almost 10 years later.
Their story started with stressing over the planning of a big hometown wedding in Canada, but an impulsive idea of "Why don't we just ditch this and get married in a castle?" quickly turned into a reality! They chose Dunluce Castle on the Antrim Coast which did not disappoint...An Irish dream!
They shared tears, laughter and jokes with the crashing waves and castle ruins behind them while only their closest friends and family adored them followed by speeches, dinner and drinks at a traditional Irish pub afterwards.
It was a pinch me moment standing on the cliffs edge with the Irish sea air blowing through my hair during such an intimate ceremony.
Jake & Jenna are the epitome of playful, soft and kind love. They welcomed me as part of the family and I'm already looking forward to reconnecting with them next summer!
I can't believe it's already been almost a year. Time really does fly when you're having fun documenting love stories.