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Caden & Matt – Harvest Wedding

Cufflinks filled with Personality! Gay wedding couple apply those personal touches to their wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario. “We were thinking about doing getting ready photos apart,” Matt tells me as he and Caden attack cufflinks to each other’s sleeves.

“But then we realized, we’ve gotten ready together every morning for the past ten years. It only makes sense to get ready together today.”

And I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes I think people fall prey to tradition. They think that because something was always done one way, they have to too. But it’s just not the case. Your wedding day should be about you. You should do the things that feel natural to you. You should make your own traditions and set your own standards for the day.

These two definitely did that.

They bought special, custom cufflinks that embodied their personalities: Harley Davidson helmets for Caden; A Pie symbol for Matt.

They had significant pins and pieces that they wore for each person that passed away before their day, to keep them close in spirit. They walked together, hand in hand and created a wedding day that was a great reflection of who they became as a couple over the past ten years.

Caden and Matt get ready together on their wedding day with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography in Ridgeway Ontario.

2 gay men pose for their getting ready shots for their wedding photography in Ridgeway Ontario with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography.

Two gay men take the time together, getting ready to say their "I do's" in Ridgeway OntarioCaden and Matt share a kiss, while getting ready on their gay wedding day with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography. This adorable gay couple pose for a silly photo for their gay wedding photography in Ridgeway Ontario with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography.

Caden and Matt pose for a photo for their first look session on their wedding day with gay friendly photographer 2Bride PhotographyFriends and family of the couple arrive on their gay wedding day from Toronto Ontario with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography.

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We spent a little time around the Inn taking photographs, before their friends and family began spilling into the two room bed and breakfast where Caden and Matt had stayed the night before.

No one seemed nervous. No one was anxious. It seemed the more people that arrived, the more relaxed the atmosphere became. They sat together telling inside jokes, about making home made beer in the basement of friend’s homes and about the 9 years that Caden and Matt had been engaged.

Waiting for the ceremony to begin friends and family of this adorable gay couple begin telling stories of Caden and Matt's "early years"

And then it was time to head down the aisle…

Matt takes a trip down the aisle on his gay wedding dayThe ecstatic groom takes a trip down the aisle on his gay wedding day, arm in arm with his loving mother.

Birds eye view of the grooms at the "altar" on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

As the ceremony began so did the rain. It started as a pitter patter and then began to pour, washing out the outdoor ceremony that Matt and Caden had hoped for. But after some quick thinking, they turned the situation of the room around. The grooms huddled in the doorway, the patio of the Ridgeway Restaurant spread out behind them. And although the room was a little cramped, there were beaming faces all around.

Caden begins to recite his vows to Matt, to love him for the rest of his days, on this rainy gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

The "I do's!" said between two gay men on their wedding day, punctuated with love and humour these wedding vows brought tears to our eyes.

Exchanging rings at the altar on their gay wedding day with gay friendly photographer 2Bride Photography.

I now pronounce you partners for life, the grooms hold their breath for the announcement, brimming with joy.

Gay couple share their first kiss as newly weds. Gorgeous Gay couple share their first kiss on their wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario.We did it! The stress is over. Let the fun begin. This lovely gay couple has exchanged vows, rings and first kisses on their wedding day... now bring on the fun in Ridgeway!

Best. First. Kiss. Ever.

The two grooms steal a kiss before the family photos begin on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway OntarioCircled by friends and family the two grooms depart on their gay wedding day beneath a rainbow of umbrellas. A sign of support for the new married couple. The grooms and their party pose for a photo on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

From there we went to their reception…

Reception decorations at a gay harvest wedding in Ridgeway Ontario

The MC’s at their wedding kept us laughing the entire evening. They filled it with games and competitions for us to enjoy. Giggling at the MC's on this gay wedding in Ridgeway ontario

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Instead of clinking glasses there were competitions and challenges to get these two to kiss. It included singing songs and creating rhymes, all centered around things that were important to the grooms.

A party goer sings a song to make the two grooms kiss on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

Two gay men share a kiss on their wedding day in Ridgeway OntarioThe Happy Couple on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

At one point they broke out “The World’s Straightest Man Competition.” Apparently Caden was a champion at this game. We got to see him show us his skills against one of the best men…

The World's Straightest Man competition breaks out at the gay wedding in Ridgeway OntarioAll in good funThe entertainment at the gay wedding in Ridgeway OntarioTo the Victor go the spoils...

Winner and still Champion!!

The grooms say their heart felt thank yous for the support of friends and family on their wedding day in Ridgeway OntarioTwo gay men share their first dance on their gay wedding day in Ridgeway OntarioA Happy Ending to a gay wedding day in Ridgeway Ontario

Their wedding day was a fantastic celebration; a party to celebrate their love and the life they have built together.

It may have taken 9 years from popping the question to saying the “I do’s”, but I’d say everyone agreed it was well worth the wait.

Especially when you looked into their beaming faces, you couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that these two belonged together.

 

5 Comments

  • What a neat Narrative of our day! Love it. Caden (and Matt)

  • What a beautiful story told through pictures.
    Best wishes for a beautiful life together.

  • Going through your wedding pictures made me cry! I hope the rest of your lives together is as beautiful as the love shared by your families in the pics. Congrats to a wonderful couple! Looking foreward to someday meeting Caden. I wish you the best of life, love, and happiness.
    sincerely,
    Aunt Ellen.

  • Marlo Turner Ritchie says:
    November 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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    Beautiful photos! I am so happy for you, Caden! Hope to meet your hubby one day!

  • Michelle Menhennet says:
    November 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

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    Congratulations to you both! You look radiant and very much present in the moment, the eat way to declare your life together. So happy you both!

    Michelle Menhennet

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