At the end of the summer, I photographed Chrissy & Gareth’s Drake Hotel Cafe wedding. When I first met them, they told me that they wanted a non-traditional, intimate and laid back wedding with lots of good food. So they did away with some of the traditions that weren’t important to them, and chose the rad Drake Hotel Cafe as the perfect relaxed, quirky and casual fun backdrop for their wedding. And it was, as they planned, an intimate and casual gathering of family and close friends. From head to toe, their wedding was personalized with what they love as a couple: from Chrissy’s stunning Carol Hannah dress, to the handmade cake by Gareth’s mom, to the delicious marshmallows from Bobbette & Belle as favours, and the “strolling dinner” instead of a sit-down meal.

Chrissy & Gareth, thank you for trusting me to tell your story! Cheers to being true to who you are and doing things your way. Here’s their wedding story:

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Venue & catering: The Drake Hotel

Cake: Gareth’s mom

Makeup artist: Ashley Readings

Floral: Quince Flowers

Bride’s dress: Carol Hannah from Sash & Bustle

Jewellery: Anne Sportun

Groom’s attire: Gotstyle