Wedding Photographer | A Beautifully Blended Family | Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club, Thornton, ON

Making a blended family work is difficult. Holding a wedding that includes everyone is even more challenging. Connie and Oliver pulled it all of beautifully!

Wedding in Fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

A Beautifully Blended Family

During weddings with blended families, it’s especially important to make the kids a part of your celebration. Maybe the kids didn’t choose your new partner, but knowing that they belong to a family unit – whatever that looks like – is important to their confidence and self-acceptance. By including the kids in the ceremony or even letting them dress up like the groomsmen and brides’ maids gives them a sense of importance on your special day. Just like a father or mother gives away their daughter, the kids are giving their parents acceptance and wishing them a new life together.

A boy on a wedding - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Flower girl on a wedding - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

This is who I am - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Little girl dress on a wedding day - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

A boy on a wedding day - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

As I mentioned in Connie and Oliver’s engagement photo session blog, they make the blended family thing look easy! I’m well aware that it may not be easy, but you’d never know it when you see the family together. At least during our photo shoots, the kids were cooperating and listening to directions and receiving praise and love from both parents. It really is a beautiful thing.

Happy Family on their parents wedding day - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Chill Out

Connie was possibly the most relaxed bride I have ever worked with. Granted, we have known each other for 4 years now, so she knows a thing or two about working with me. When a client continues to come back to me, I find we connect immediately and fall into an easy pattern of working together. She obviously trusts me and my work.

Wedding rings - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding rings in the bride's bouquet - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

The bride on her wedding day - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

The bride's selfie on her wedding day - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club, Thornton

Located in the Barrie area, Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club is a fantastic wedding venue with great food and service. The outdoor ceremony area is beautifully arranged with a gazebo and landscaping to highlight the colours of the season. As you can see, the course overlooks rolling hills which is especially abundant with colour in the fall.

Bride and groom on a golf course in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding couple in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding couple silhouettes in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding couple at sunset in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride and groom with their children on a golf course in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

You + Me = 5

Connie and Oliver added a lovely tribute to their blended family through the use of coloured sand. Using a vase, each person in the family poured a different colour of sand into it. They poured the sand one at a time and the layers created one colourful vase of sand. This ceremony represents the uniqueness of each person in the family and shows that each person contributes to something bigger and more beautiful.

Wedding ceremony at golf course in fall - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding ceremony sand mix - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Blended family at wedding ceremony using coloured sand mix - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

After wedding ceremony happiness - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

After wedding ceremony kiss - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

The bridal party - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

A wedding couple at Sunset dance - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Toast of the bouquet - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Toast of the garter - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

End of the night wedding couple watch their same day edited photo slideshow - Blended Family in Fall wedding by DA Photography, www.daphotostudio.com

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2015 DA Photography
2nd Photographer, Photo Booth photographer and assistant: Jacquie Dudley
Wedding Ceremony, Reception and Photography Location: Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club, Thornton, ON
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