LET’S TACO BOUT A PARTY! Clo and Jon’s Victoria Park Pavilion wedding came to life exactly as they’d described. They wanted it to feel natural and relaxed, casual and authentic- but all with a bit of their style added in! They didn’t want to do anything they wouldn’t normally do, say anything they wouldn’t normally say, or eat anything they wouldn’t normally eat. A taco buffet and sangria for dinner, and a donut bar for dessert were huge hits, and really helped add to the playfulness and laid back feeling they wanted for their wedding day. But don’t let this fool you- this was still an incredibly beautiful, meaningful and well organized day. The night wrapped up with an oldies dance party, which were played live by The Keynotes. We had a special delivery during dinner (see below!) and Jon’s Dad was in charge of the dance floor with his sweet moves!

I spent the morning with the gals getting ready in Chloe and Jon’s stunning home, and focused a lot on real moments, instead of a lot of set up and motionless images. The moments when Chloe’s parents saw her as a bride for the first time are in here, and both were such sweet moments to witness. Lots of tears and hugs- the mark of a love filled day!

Hope you enjoy this one!
xo Jenn

PS See below for the list of hugely talented vendors that Chloe and Jon brought on to bring their day to life. And a huge shoutout to Allison Leigh for shooting with me!

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Slip-style vintage-inspired wedding gown by A la Robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chloe did all of her paper goods and signage by herself! Holy talent. 
Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Slip-style vintage-inspired wedding gown by A la Robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Ah my heart! I love catching sweet moments like this. That’s a proud Mama right there!
Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

My jaw dropped when I saw Clo all dressed and ready to go. Check out the back of her A la Robe dress! Slip-style vintage-inspired wedding gown by A la Robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Boho bouquet with protea and herbs by Mint and Magnolia Floral Design, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Slip-style vintage-inspired wedding gown by A la Robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Couldn’t leave without giving snuggly Penny some love.Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

This first look sequence is everything! One of my favourite parts of wedding days!Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Emotional first look between bride and groom photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Mint and Magnolia just blew this one out of the water. How incredible is this boho bouquet?! Boho bouquet with protea and herbs by Mint and Magnolia Floral Design, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Boho bouquet with protea and herbs by Mint and Magnolia Floral Design, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Boho bouquet with protea and herbs by Mint and Magnolia Floral Design, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Such a fun colour palette for the bridesmaids- burgundy, forest green and taupe. These ladies rocked this! Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Boho bouquet with protea and herbs by Mint and Magnolia Floral Design, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

And here we are with the cutest first look with bride and Dad. Proud parent moment #2. Bride's first look with her Dad | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Burgundy, forest green and taupe bridesmaids | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groomsmen in chinos and blazers | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Portraits of bride and groom | Chic, laid back wedding at Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groomsmen in chinos and blazers | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Burgundy, forest green and taupe bridesmaids | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Burgundy, forest green and taupe bridesmaids | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Burgundy, forest green and taupe bridesmaids | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groomsmen in chinos and blazers | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Burgundy, forest green and taupe bridesmaids | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groomsmen in chinos and blazers | Victoria Park Pavilion photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Floral hoop ceremony decor by Mint and Magnolia, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Proud parent moment #3! Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Holding back the tears…Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Potted herbs of rosemary and basil made for simple and practical centrepieces! I love this idea! Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Donut Bar | Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Donut Bar | Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Victoria Park Pavilion wedding creative team: Mint and Magnolia | Bride’s Makeup: Pohanka Makeup Artistry | LoversLand | Little Mushroom Catering | Victoria Park Pavilion | Debrodniks Donuts | Kettle Creek Weddings | Robins Goldsmithing Inc. |
Makeup: facesbynadeen | Hair by Britt Zavitz | Signage: Bride! | Lights: Wedding Dream Decor

Dundurn Castle was the perfect backdrop for Deanne and Rob’s sweet summertime engagement session. The beautiful detailing, gorgeous arches, incredible light peaking through the trees, and white walls are a dream to shoot with. These guys are such a short drive away from here, so it’s practically in their neighbourhood (and it’s only like 10 minutes away for me too!) I popped by their place beforehand, to grab some shots of them with their adopted pup Bernie. He is my BFF and is such a gentle little soul.

Photographing these guys and their September wedding next year is something that is near and dear to my heart. Deanne is a good friend and has accompanied me on many a weddings over the last two years, so I’m pretty stoked to be able to capture these special memories for her and her sweetheart Rob. Deanne’s engagement ring is the most precious vintage looking ring, by Anouk Jewelry. Is it 2018 yet?! I can’t get over how cute these two are together and I’m so excited about how our session went- they are naturals!

Enjoy!
xo Jenn

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sweet Summertime Dundurn Castle Engagement Session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Dundurn Castle Engagement Session: August 2017