Dark Horse Estates Winery Wedding | Alyssa + Derek

Grand Bend Wedding Photography

Alyssa and Derek’s beautiful wedding took place at Dark Horse Estates Winery on a lovely sunny day in Grand Bend. It was a few years ago when Alyssa and Derek first contacted me about their wedding.  We photographed their fun fall engagement photoshoot in Guelph, but then like many couples, they were forced to reschedule their wedding day.  When their day finally arrived, I was so excited! I was extra excited since Alyssa and Derek had informed me that they were big Harry Potter fans, and would be having a “nerd” themed wedding. Yes please! 

When their wedding day finally arrived, I was fortunate to be accompanied by my wonderful and talented associate photographer Kasia.  We always have a great time working together! Kasia started the day with Derek and his groomsmen, while I met up with Alyssa and her bridesmaids for their preparation photos. 

The bridal party prep was followed by a touching first look behind the winery, and a bridal party photoshoot.  I love the photo of Alyssa using “The Force” on the groomsmen!

During cocktail hour, this clever couple hired a magician to entertain guests with some very cool card tricks.  In all our combined years as photographers, Kasia and I had never seen a magician at a wedding – it was a great idea that I hope catches on!

Finally, during the reception, we snuck out for some dramatic sunset photos and photos in the wine cellar. 

It was truly a wonderful day and Kasia and I are honoured to have been Alyssa and Derek’s photographers!

Send me an email and I’d be happy to chat about your wedding day!

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