Weddings

This COVID wedding is particularly special to me (Samantha), as Eden and Sam are good friends from church. In fact, Logan and I were around when Sam spoke about meeting Eden for the first time. We got to see them become friends, spend time together in our small group, and eventually start dating.

Before they even started going out, I asked Logan what he thought of the two of them together; they just seemed to be a good fit for each other. Similar backgrounds and faith stories have given them a beautiful understanding of one another. It’s been a joy to see their relationship grow, including the day they got engaged right before coming over to our place for dinner!

Although their wedding was COVID-sized, there were so many beautiful moments that made it a meaningful, joy-filled celebration. Traditional weddings often go by so quickly because the bride and groom are busy catching up with guests, moving from one activity to the next, and even driving to all their different locations. Eden and Sam, however, got ready in Eden’s childhood home, had their first look on the steps, and were married in the backyard.

“Small” does not mean “less”.

Despite the simple day, Eden and Sam didn’t give up on having gorgeous details to elevate their wedding. Eden found her dress online at the Reformation, her flowers and cake were provided by local vendors Sweet Violets and Wellington Cakes, and even her engagement ring supported Theresa Duong Arts, a small business based in Toronto.

Having a COVID wedding does not mean you have to give up on your dream of having a beautiful day. We like to say that “small” does not mean “less”. And if you’re like Eden and Sam, it can even be more intimate, elegant, and focused on what weddings are really all about.

Eden and Sam: thank you so much for including us in your big day. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have captured the images your kids and grandkids will one day pour over, asking what it was like to get married during the pandemic of 2020. Your wedding story will be a treasure for your descendants, and it was an honour to be a part of it. Congratulations to you both!!

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Gown: The Reformation

Catering: Bin-23

Cake: Wellington Cakes

Florist: Sweet Violets

Rentals: Royal Rentals

Engagement Ring: Theresa Duong Arts

Groom’s Wedding Band: Arkay Silversmiths

Bride’s Wedding Band: Adiamor Jewelry

Jewelry: Susan Yin

Eden & Sam // Guelph COVID Wedding

Weddings

This COVID wedding is particularly special to me (Samantha), as Eden and Sam are good friends from church. In fact, Logan and I were around when Sam spoke about meeting Eden for the first time. We got to see them become friends, spend time together in our small group, and eventually start dating.

Before they even started going out, I asked Logan what he thought of the two of them together; they just seemed to be a good fit for each other. Similar backgrounds and faith stories have given them a beautiful understanding of one another. It’s been a joy to see their relationship grow, including the day they got engaged right before coming over to our place for dinner!

Although their wedding was COVID-sized, there were so many beautiful moments that made it a meaningful, joy-filled celebration. Traditional weddings often go by so quickly because the bride and groom are busy catching up with guests, moving from one activity to the next, and even driving to all their different locations. Eden and Sam, however, got ready in Eden’s childhood home, had their first look on the steps, and were married in the backyard.

“Small” does not mean “less”.

Despite the simple day, Eden and Sam didn’t give up on having gorgeous details to elevate their wedding. Eden found her dress online at the Reformation, her flowers and cake were provided by local vendors Sweet Violets and Wellington Cakes, and even her engagement ring supported Theresa Duong Arts, a small business based in Toronto.

Having a COVID wedding does not mean you have to give up on your dream of having a beautiful day. We like to say that “small” does not mean “less”. And if you’re like Eden and Sam, it can even be more intimate, elegant, and focused on what weddings are really all about.

Eden and Sam: thank you so much for including us in your big day. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have captured the images your kids and grandkids will one day pour over, asking what it was like to get married during the pandemic of 2020. Your wedding story will be a treasure for your descendants, and it was an honour to be a part of it. Congratulations to you both!!

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Gown: The Reformation

Catering: Bin-23

Cake: Wellington Cakes

Florist: Sweet Violets

Rentals: Royal Rentals

Engagement Ring: Theresa Duong Arts

Groom’s Wedding Band: Arkay Silversmiths

Bride’s Wedding Band: Adiamor Jewelry

Jewelry: Susan Yin

Eden & Sam // Guelph COVID Wedding

Date:

June 18, 2020

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  1. Bryna McLeod says:

    Great work Samantha. I love these photos.
    I can attest to the fact that you were professional, unobtrusive, kind and observant.
    I also enjoyed meeting you and Logan. You are a charming couple and Eden and Sam are lucky to have you as friends.
    I’m so glad you were their wedding photographer. It was lovely to have you at the wedding and I hope to see you and Logan again. With warm regards,
    Bryna – mother of the bride.

    • Samantha Gates says:

      Thank you so much Bryna! I absolutely loved being at Eden and Sam’s wedding. Thanks for including us and being so warm in your welcome. We hope to see you and your family again as well! Warmly, Samantha.

      P.s. The beautiful flowers you gave us to take home lasted over a week!

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This COVID wedding is particularly special to me (Samantha), as Eden and Sam are good friends from church. In fact, Logan and I were around when Sam spoke about meeting Eden for the first time. We got to see them become friends, spend time together in our small group, and eventually start dating.

Before they even started going out, I asked Logan what he thought of the two of them together; they just seemed to be a good fit for each other. Similar backgrounds and faith stories have given them a beautiful understanding of one another. It’s been a joy to see their relationship grow, including the day they got engaged right before coming over to our place for dinner!

Although their wedding was COVID-sized, there were so many beautiful moments that made it a meaningful, joy-filled celebration. Traditional weddings often go by so quickly because the bride and groom are busy catching up with guests, moving from one activity to the next, and even driving to all their different locations. Eden and Sam, however, got ready in Eden’s childhood home, had their first look on the steps, and were married in the backyard.

“Small” does not mean “less”.

Despite the simple day, Eden and Sam didn’t give up on having gorgeous details to elevate their wedding. Eden found her dress online at the Reformation, her flowers and cake were provided by local vendors Sweet Violets and Wellington Cakes, and even her engagement ring supported Theresa Duong Arts, a small business based in Toronto.

Having a COVID wedding does not mean you have to give up on your dream of having a beautiful day. We like to say that “small” does not mean “less”. And if you’re like Eden and Sam, it can even be more intimate, elegant, and focused on what weddings are really all about.

Eden and Sam: thank you so much for including us in your big day. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have captured the images your kids and grandkids will one day pour over, asking what it was like to get married during the pandemic of 2020. Your wedding story will be a treasure for your descendants, and it was an honour to be a part of it. Congratulations to you both!!

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Gown: The Reformation

Catering: Bin-23

Cake: Wellington Cakes

Florist: Sweet Violets

Rentals: Royal Rentals

Engagement Ring: Theresa Duong Arts

Groom’s Wedding Band: Arkay Silversmiths

Bride’s Wedding Band: Adiamor Jewelry

Jewelry: Susan Yin

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