Date archive: October 2015
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are…. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life…In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend, a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile.”
– Bob Marley
Once upon a time, on a somewhat overcast August afternoon, an awesome couple made their dreams come true!
I met Maya through work a couple of years ago. Coincidentally, 3 of the girls at work were getting married within about a year, and I was honoured that Machado Photography was asked to photograph all 3 weddings! (Also see Monica & Jeff’s pics in July 2014.) It was neat to see how differently the 3 couples planned and celebrated their big events!
Family and home played a huge role in Maya & Patrick’s plans; the ceremony, reception and photographs all took place at Maya’s family farm. In fact, we even did their engagement photos around there too! The Ewert property was the perfect setting for everything, with space for the ceremony, tented reception, innumerable photo backdrops and even a field for guests who wanted to pitch a tent and spend the night!
Both Patrick & Maya’s families were wonderful to work with; my assistant Dan and I had so much fun working with them that I almost hesitate to call it work! All of them pitched in to ensure that Maya and Patrick’s day was exactly what the happy couple wanted. The decor was beautifully rustic chic (flowers fresh from the garden!); the 3pc band that entertained the guests before and after the ceremony was a very classy touch (I think that they played all of the Disney classics!); the food was gourmet home-style country-comfort food (loved that shortcake!).
The family’s speeches were funny and emotional; the childhood pictures of Maya and Patrick that were displayed were sweet; the jokes that guests had to tell in order to get Maya and Patrick to kiss were a nice twist on convention.
The day turned out a bit chillier than the average August day, so Mrs. Ewert passed out lots of wraps and shawls to the guests. By the time the dancing started, no one felt cold anymore. The reception pictures were a blast to take! I can’t say I’ve ever seen a bride rock a denim shirt over her wedding dress like Maya did!
Machado Photography sends a great big CONGRATULATIONS to Maya & Patrick and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness together. Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!