Last Updated on February 15, 2024
I recently had the pleasure of capturing Danielle and Brad’s beautiful Harding Waterfront Estate wedding in Mississauga. And let me tell you, it was a celebration to remember! With just over 100 guests, this intimate gathering felt like a warm and cozy family affair. What truly made this wedding special was the presence of their fur baby, August. August stole the show during the ceremony, wearing an adorable white bandana and adding an extra touch of love and happiness to the already joyous atmosphere.
Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Brad’s aunt, which added a personal and heartfelt touch to the proceedings. And of course, no wedding is complete without stunning flowers, provided by the talented team at Forever Blooming. The neutral-coloured arrangements perfectly complemented the natural beauty of the estate. Unfortunately, it rained pretty much the entire day. But you know what? It didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! Just before the ceremony, the staff at the Harding Waterfront Estate did their best to dry off the seats, and Danielle and Brad’s guests were absolute troopers, braving the rain with smiles on their faces. And you know what they say, every cloud has a silver lining. The rain provided us with the perfect lighting for some stunning photos.
All of the wedding party and bride and groom portraits took place on the estate grounds. One highlight of the day was when the groomsmen decided to pick up Danielle for a photo. It was a funny moment when they fumbled and almost dropped Danielle, but thankfully, they caught her just in time! Luckily Danielle didn’t mind too much and had a good laugh!
The celebrations continued and kicked off with Danielle and Brad coming out on the balcony (like the royal family, lol), where they greeted their guests during cocktail hour. The wedding reception was held in Harding Waterfront Estate’s glass pavilion, where Danielle and Brad opted for a cocktail-style setup with food stations. Danielle and Brad’s love for country music was evident as they kicked off the festivities with their first dance to Marvin Barry’s “Earth Angel.” It was a moment of pure magic, and you could feel the love radiating from the newlyweds and their guests.
Throughout the entire wedding, it was evident that love and laughter were at the forefront. It was a laid-back and joyful celebration, filled with authentic moments that truly showcased the love between Danielle and Brad. As a professional wedding photographer, my goal was to capture all these meaningful moments in an authentic and friendly manner. I wanted to ensure that the couple and their guests felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. Wedding photography should be more than just capturing perfected details and static poses. It should capture the essence of the day and the emotions that come with it, creating lasting memories that bring a smile to your face every time you look back on them.
I hope you enjoyed this brief look at Danielle and Brad’s big day! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer with a documentary-style approach, please feel free to get in touch, I would love to hear from you! 🙂
Harding Waterfront Estate Information
2700 Lakeshore Rd W
Mississauga, ON L5J 0B4
Glass Pavilion: up to 240 guests seated and 500 standing
Bell-Gardiner House (main building): up to 60 guests