The bouquet toss at this Château Le Parc wedding was a riot! All the single ladies went onto the dance floor to catch the coveted bouquet.
Before we discuss this particular image, they need to confess that I love the bouquet and garter toss. The later they occur the more opportunities for great candid photographs. Once people have a glass or two they become very relaxed or in some cases, more energetic. Both of those behaviours can be conducive to beautiful photos during this crucial moments of the wedding day.
During my consultation with the bride and groom I always emphasize a good preparation will be the first step towards capturing a good shot. That is the reason why I recommend my couples to set specific time for the bouquet and garter toss. Usually, the best time to do the bouquet toss is after the dinner is served, about 15 minutes into the dances.
This timing works because all the guests are still present, they are in a good mood, full of energy and not too inebriated. I generally ask the DJ or MC to give me an five minutes before the time. While most brides and grooms have a timeline, that is only a guideline and can run late on the big day. As such, the DJ and MC are still my best bet to make sure we are prepared for this event.
I generally set the lights in front of the bride in a position myself between the lights and the bride facing the single ladies.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.