cobble beach wedding | lisha & baden

There's something very romantic about rain on a wedding day. It poured all throughout my own, and I've always found that although stormy weather does necessitate a few logistical changes to the best laid plans, it also creates an undeniably warm and cozy atmosphere. By confining guests indoors, rain draws them closer together. On Lisha and Baden's wedding day in Owen Sound, guests from near and very far gathered to witness the union of two people who came from opposite sides of the earth, and they did so in the rose petal-covered Sweetwater restaurant at Cobble Beach.

Each guest would receive a bottle of Canadian maple syrup decorated with an Australian flag. "Thank you, from one side of the world to the other," it read. Lisha, a Canadian girl, met her Australian love, Baden when they were both working away from home in western Canada. They'd travelled to seek adventure and opportunity and found each other along the way. They decided to marry in Lisha's hometown of Owen Sound, and were joined by friends and relatives from around the world.

Shortly after they said their vows, the rain lifted and pastel colours diffused into the sky, allowing guests to enjoy the fresh evening air and the amazing views of Georgian Bay. Once the dance party started, Baden's side of the family invited everyone to share in their Albanian-Australian traditions such as joyful (and in the men's case, acrobatic) group dances. It was an amazing sight to behold.

Lisha and Baden, thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate and document your wedding day. You have grown into such an amazing woman from the lovely teenager you were when I first met and photographed you, Lisha. I'm so happy for you that you found Baden. I have no doubt that you two will continue to lead a life of excitement and love together. Congratulations and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

One of my first sights upon arriving in Lisha's bridal suite was this cherry in the sink — evidence that the previous evening's party had been fairly epic.

Hilarious bridesmaids are my favourite bridesmaids, and Lisha's girls had sass in spades.

Though it was raining when we began taking portraits, The Inn at Cobble Beach offered so many lovely indoor spots where we could shoot.

And besides,  a little rain never hurt anyone!

Thanks to the on-site shuttle, we were able to explore more of the stunning grounds at Cobble Beach.

During a break in the dinner services, we noticed a spectacular sunset had appeared, so we stole a few moments for some evening portraits.

Then one hell of a dance party began, kicked off by some traditional Albanian dances.


Venue and catering: Cobble Beach  // Photographer: Dallas Curow Photography  // Bride's shoes: Steve Madden  // Bride's jewellery: Swarovski  //  Hair and makeup: The Spa at Cobble Beach