Ashley & Ben's Wedding at Willow Creek Barn

Picture it: Ailsa Craig, last Saturday. The heat was outstanding (feeling like 40ºC+) but so was Ashley & Ben's incredible wedding at Willow Creek Barn Events! Ashley planned a late September wedding, the day after the first day of Autumn, to avoid the heat and such luck! But like with all things, it didn't phase either Ashley or Ben, and the day was absolutely perfect...right down to their own horses being brought on-site, a vintage VW Van, and their new puppy Lennon. What more could you ask for!?

Seriously, this VW Van is incredible! And I happened to find it randomly parked in a Home Depot parking lot...and waited around to get the owner's contact info for Ashley! So pumped it worked out!

Willow Creek Barn Events in Ailsa Craig - that late summer sun spilling in makes us swoon!

Willow Creek Barn Events in Ailsa Craig - that late summer sun spilling in makes us swoon!

The sunset at Willow Creek Barn was outstanding...breathtaking really! The whole lay of the land seems custom made for weddings and events, especially with the sun setting right behind the grove of willow trees that line the creek. We snuck out for a few minutes to capture the sunset in a nearby field, chasing the light as it dipped behind trees in the distance.

Ugh...makes my heart flutter...

I mentioned there were horses, right? Nova and Rhett, Ashley & Ben's two boys, were brought in for the day from their hometown to help celebrate. I love people who understand that animals are family and deserve to be part of the wedding, too! Because of the extreme heat, we didn't have a tonne of time to work with them, but I'm so glad they were there!

So dreamy. The perfect fairytale kiss!

And, like usual, we set out for some night photography...including one of my favourite of all time, taking on the dirt road under the light of the stars. If you know the Coldplay song "Yellow", you'll understand the quote I like to put with the photo:

Look at the stars...look how they shine for you.
— Coldplay, Yellow
Willow Creek Barn Events Wedding Photos
Wow! Where do we even start? We cannot say enough good things about Shawn and his incredible work behind the lens. He is truly an artist that has the ability to sink into the minds of his clients, and transform their visions into an epic reality. From my first words with him, to making arrangements for our engagement shoot and our wedding, he has always been easy to contact, on board for all of our hair brain ideas and produce images that are simply flawless. Shawn even scoped out a man that ended up being our driver for the day of the wedding as he knew I had been looking for months to find a vintage VW bus for my bridal party. We cannot thank him enough for all of his hard work, creativity, time and effort in editing these images to produce absolutely stunning photos. We would choose him again in a heartbeat!
— Ashley & Ben

So, without further ado, please take a trip through Ashley & Ben's wedding last weekend at Willow Creek Barn Events!

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Vendor Love: Venue: WIllow Creek Barn | Florist: The Country Groose | Photography: Van Daele & Russell Photography