This was a truly picture perfect winter wedding. Derek and Nel got married on a crisp winter day in December, right before Christmas. We made our way down the freshly snow-covered trail at Trent University Nature Area to a small clearing in the cedar trees. A peaceful hush surrounded them; the kind you only get right after it has snowed heavily. Their closest friends and family gathered on either side of their DIY aisle made out of a pine needle garland wrapped in twinkling string lights. The wonderful Julie Connelly officiated their wedding ceremony which felt intimate and emotional.
Derek had met Nel on a trip to the Philippines, but Covid kept them apart for almost 3 years. Nel, who had never experienced snow or winter had his hopes pinned on a snowy Hallmark wedding. They were in luck as a major snowstorm arrived only days before their wedding and ensured that they had a beautiful winter wonderland as a backdrop. It totally felt like they got married inside a snow globe.
If you’re interested in having a winter wedding, there are so many beautiful spots in the Peterborough area, including Trent University Nature Area. Winter weddings are a rare occurrence which makes them extra special (and means I’m probably available on your date! Reach out to me here). Please enjoy some of my favourite moments from Derek and Nel’s wedding.