Having a Watson Porter Pavilion at Fanshawe Conservation Area  means a few things. First, it means that you’re obviously super chill because it’s a super down to earth place to get married. Second, it means you and nature definitely get along because it’s a decent hike in to get to the actual pavillion. Third – it means you have to get creative about finding ways to get your guests to find the actual pavillion. Sure, you can leave trails of flower petals or cutesy DIY signs that make it look like Pinterest exploded all over the place – or you can just get a GIANT WACKY WAVING FLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE-MAN to wave your guests in. Ruby and Jordon opted for this and let me tell you, that sneaky waving dude makes for some amazing candid photos.

I wanted to take a moment, before we start showing some of these photos, to shoutout Chelsey for an absolutely incredible capture of this wedding day story. At the time of writing this, Chelsey has been a part of the team for two years now (photographing for much longer) but I really can’t imagine Ten2Ten without her in it. Her eye for details, the big moments and the small ones in between are exactly what Ten2Ten Photography is about.

To Ruby + Jordan, thank you for having us be a part of your wedding day and also for being all-around amazing folks! Wishing you a lifetime of love, happiness and togetherness!

groom getting ready in london ontario
groom and groomsmen putting on ties in the morning before the wedding
grooms laughing trying to tie a tie
groom and groomsmen watching a youtube video on how to tie a tie
the grooms accessories photographed on the bed
copper wedding rings
grooms mom putting his boutonniere on
grooms mom hugging him on the wedding morning
daisies welcoming guests as they arrive for the wedding
family arriving for the wedding day
guests arriving at the brides home on the wedding day
brides mom and dad putting boutonniere on
all the bridesmaids seeing the bride for the first time
first look with brides family
tattooed bride smiling with her family and friends
brides parents happy and smiling before the wedding
brides baby newphew and family at bridal first look
modern tattooed bride smiling with her bouquet
bride and parents family photo in backyard garden in brampton
bride with tattoos petting black cat
black cat on wedding day being held by brides dad
wedding party picture in backyard garden with mismatched dresses
wedding party picture with bride and bridesmaids laughing in backyard garden with mismatched dresses
rustic bridal bouquet with bride and tattoos
beautiful backyard rustic wedding in london ontario
brides and family member before wedding ceremony
bride and bridesmaids walking to wedding ceremony in london ontario
bride walking to ceremony with bridesmaids in green dresses
brides parents walking in front of our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario
little kid pointing to the bride in a church
bride walking down the aisle in our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church wedding ceremony
our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church wedding ceremony with bride walking down the aisle with parents
bride being given away by parents at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london
our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church wedding ceremony
bride and groom standing at the altar in polish catholic church
bride and groom holding hands during catholic ceremony
grooms parents looking at them with love during a formal catholic wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario, captured by london wedding photographer Chelsey of Ten2Ten Photography
wedding ceremony at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario, captured by london wedding photographer Chelsey of Ten2Ten Photography
bride and groom first kiss in a london ontario polish church
happy guests after bride and groom are pronounced husband and wife.  ceremony at wedding ceremony at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario
happy wedding guests at ceremony at wedding ceremony at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario
happy wedding guests ceremony at wedding ceremony at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church in london ontario
candid wedding photography in polish catholic church in london ontario
bride and groom walking down the aisle, bride smiling with family clapping
bride smiling happily after exiting the church
family hugging after the wedding ceremony
friends hugging after the wedding ceremony
bride and groom greeting guests after the wedding ceremony
Family photos at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church
formal wedding photos at our lady of czestochowa polish catholic church
wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man at wedding
wedding party posing in front of wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man
Fanshawe Conservation Area wedding photos with all wedding party walking
Fanshawe Conservation Area wedding photos with wedding party laughing
Fanshawe Conservation Area wedding photos with wedding party in relaxed pose
groom and his grooms men and grooms lady at Fanshawe Conservation Area
groom and his grooms men and grooms lady at Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and bridal party photos at cabin in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and bridal party photos at cabin in Fanshawe Conservation Area
outdoor photo locations in london ontario
rustic wedding photography locations in london ontario at fanshawe conservation area
bride and bridesmaid smiling bride at cabin in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom photos taken at Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom photos taken at Fanshawe Conservation Area
relaxed bride and groom photos taken at Fanshawe Conservation Area
intimate wedding photos taken at Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom photos taken at Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom kissing each other at their wedding in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom kissing each other at their wedding in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom laughing at their wedding in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom walking together at their wedding in Fanshawe Conservation Area
bride and groom hugging outside the watson porter pavillion
bride and groom hugging outside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
bride and groom hugging outside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
bride and groom kissing outside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
couple posing for wedding photos during their watson porter pavillion wedding ceremony
couple posing for wedding photos during their watson porter pavillion wedding ceremony
couple posing for wedding photos inside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
couple posing for wedding photos inside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
couple posing for wedding photos inside the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
couple posing next to little church building
rustic wedding photography in london ontario
intimate wedding photography poses in london ontario
intimate wedding photography poses in london ontario
intimate wedding photography poses in london ontario
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding decor at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
closeup of wedding decor at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
plants used as wedding decor at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
pinball machine at wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
pinball machine at wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
kids climbing inside of a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man during cocktail hour at the wedding
outdoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
indoor wedding reception in the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
bride and groom during speeches; wedding at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area in london ontario
parents of the groom during speeches; wedding at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area in london ontario
bride and groom laughing during speeches; wedding at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area in london ontario
guests reacting and crying during speeches; wedding at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area in london ontario
a toast from the bride and groom after speeches are done
guests cheering during wedding speeches
couple taking sunset photos and friends and family shooting over photographers shoulder
sunset photos at the watson porter pavillion
conservation area sunset wedding photos
london ontario intimate wedding photographer posing couple during sunset
couple walking during sunset in london ontario
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area with parents of the bride doing a speech
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
proud father of the bride doing a speech
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
bride and groom giving their speech during the wedding reception
tattoo bride kissing groom
bride and groom cutting cake
wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
pinball during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
cutting the cake during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area
dancing during wedding reception at the watson porter pavillion in the fanshawe conservation area

Questions to Ask your Photographer when you’re having a Rustic Wedding

  • Make sure that your photographer is cool with any hiking or long treks that it may take to get to/from your venue. You’ve gotta pick someone who isn’t afraid to get their shoes dirty or bring 40-pounds of gear along with them on a hike. Style + personality are awesome, but resiliency is also key!
  • Ask about how versatile they are. Can they photographer indoors? In naturally lit indoor spaces? In artifically lit indoor spaces? When you’re deep into a wooded area, you deal with what the weather gives you and as a photographer you have to have the skills to make it work – no matter what. Even if that means doing all your photos indoors.
  • Ask them about overnight accommodations and if they’re necessary. Depending on how rustic you’re getting and where in this beautiful world your wedding is being held, it may make sense for your photographer to require overnight accommodations. For locations that are 3-4 hour drive each way for a photographer, plus a 10-12 hour working day, it’s always a nice gesture to ask about accommodations. Safety is important – and starting and ending a 20-hour day with driving isn’t the safest thing. Have the conversation at the time of consult so that you can know what to expect!

Vendor Team

A shoutout to the vendor team who made Ruby + Jordan’s Watson Porter Pavillion wedding a huge success:

  • Chelsey @ Ten·2·Ten Photography
  • Tania Floral
  • Salon Entrenous
  • Rebel Remedy
  • Boutique Lustre
  • DJ WolfPup (Madison Foster)
  • Angelos Italian Bakery and Market
  • A-B Party and Tent Rental
  • Suit Supply