Simcoe Cranberry Creek Gardens Wedding Photography… Finally, our full blogpost on this outdoor fairytale wedding near Lynedoch, Norfolk County, Ontario. This must be one of Canada’s most unique venues! This meticulously landscaped ‘secret garden,’ with reclaimed heritage buildings and structures throughout, stole our hearts. The view of the white chapel from the end of the impeccably manicured lawn aisle, lined by symmetrically designed gardens, is reminiscent of a small scale Alice in Wonderland scene. Their wedding day was awesome right from the start, surrounded by their immediate families and closest friends at a charming old schoolhouse turned B&B, the Lynedoch Lyceum Retreat and Special Events Centre. As if the details at the schoolhouse were not enough, we were overwhelmed by the incredible photo opportunities at every turn in the privately owned gardens. Situated among Carolinian forest, having orchards and flower beds, to rows of cedars – this place has it all! Nearly two years ago, I stumbled upon a bridal portrait taken among rows of tall trees – I have no idea who the photographer was and I have yet to find the photograph since. I loved the idea and had been searching for an opportunity to do our own take on such a setting. Little did I know, until we scouted out this couple’s ceremony location, that this would provide a very similar setting to the one in that portrait (if not the very same setting!). So, one of my favourite features is the garden’s row of cedars, and we are excited to be able to show our take on it. The reception took place in the nearby town of Delhi, at the Backstage Capitol theatre and concert venue, formerly known as The Capitol Theatre. Originally built in 1933, the theatre was a great choice, having a stage with red curtains, a large screen for films, and a high ceiling resembling a twinkling night sky.
We owe many thanks to matron of honour/sister-of-the-bride and bride’s brother-in-law whose gorgeous wedding we photographed last year (as seen on Style Me Pretty), previous clients and new found friends, for passing along our name to these now newlyweds! Check out their trails and waterfall engagement portrait session here.