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An Intimate Backyard Minimony | Barrie Wedding Photographer

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September 16, 2020

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On September 11th, David and Victoria said “I do!” and tied the knot during their intimate backyard “minimony” in Barrie, Ontario. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to postpone their big wedding. However, September 11th is a very important date to them – it’s their anniversary – and they wanted to make sure they made their marriage official on that date.

Victoria initially reached out to me on Instagram to ask about my availability and to book me for their minimony. I was SO excited because I haven’t shot a small, intimate wedding before, only big ones! It was just going to be their parents, grandma, and uncle in attendance (and their dogs Oakley and Subie, of course)!

As I walked into their house, I was immediately welcomed by Victoria, David, and their family with warmth and happiness! We talked a little bit, and then I began photographing the details. Their house is absolutely gorgeous and I love how Victoria had their dining room set up like a mini reception table.

Once everyone was ready, we headed outside for the minimony! It was quite an intimate affair and David and Victoria celebrated their union with a Corona, Lime Juice, and Tequila mixtue. It looked delicious! After the minimony and family portraits, we headed over to Bear Creek Eco Park for their newlywed portraits.

Victoria and David, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your minimony. I loved meeting you two and providing you with photos of your marriage to cherish for a lifetime. I hope you enjoy my favourites from your big day!

Bride with her dogs on her wedding.

Fairytale inspired engagement and wedding rings.

Bride looking at her dress and her samoyed dog before her backyard minimony.

Bride getting her dress on with help from her stepmom and mother-in-law.

Bride sitting with her two dogs before the minimony.

Minimony entrace decor and hand sanitizer.

Backyard minimony set up.

Backyard minimony signing table and gazebo decor.

Minimony signing table decor.

Minimony decorations on the signing table and gazebo.

Old tea cart decorate as the signing table.

Corona, lime juice, and tequila cocktail on the tiki bar at this backyard minimony.

Bride being walked down the aisle by her father and meeting her soon-to-be-husband,

Bride and groom exchanging vows during their minimony.

Bride and groom exchanging rings during their minimony.

Bride and groom officially announced husband and wife during their minimony.

Bride and groom mixing their Corona cocktail and sharing the drink together.

Bride and groom kissing as husband and wife at the end of their minimony.

Minimony reception set up with rose wine favours.

Wedding cake with green accents and flowers on a vase.

Wedding cake with green accents and flowers on a vase.

Bride and groom cutting into their cake at their minimony.

Bride and groom wearing "Just Married" face masks during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom wearing "Just Married" face masks during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom smiling at each other during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom walking hand in hand during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom kissing and walking hand in hand during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom sitting on a rock and smiling during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom sitting on a rock and smiling during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom holding hands, walking down a path, and smiling at each other during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom embracing during their minimony portraits.

Close up photo of the bride's rings during her minimony portraits.

Bride resting her head on her groom's shoulder during their minimony portraits.

Groom adjusting his tie during his minimony portraits.

Bride and groom holding hands and kissing on a pathway during their minimony portraits.

Close up of bride's bouquet during their minimony portraits.

Bride and groom doing a dip kiss during their minimony portraits.

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