Southbrook Vineyards Pictorial

Southbrook Vineyards Pictorial

Jan 9, 2013

Ashley & Steve.

EVENT: Ashley & Steve’s Wedding
DATE: August 2012
LOCATION: Southbrook Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
FORMAT: Instrumental acoustic guitar

Meeting people who share the same passion for craftsmanship and detail is a rare thing. Rarer still is when your life and career paths have crossed similar intersections. When I first met Ashley and Steve, I think we spent more time chatting instead of going through music…

From our small-town roots to our work in advertising, Ashley and I shared a lot in common. Steve also competed for many years as a varsity athlete. I always find a strange kinship between athletes and musicians. The focused pursuit of a single goal seems to draw us together.

In terms of locations, Ashley and Steve’s wedding day was absolutely stunning. The ceremony was held at Ridley College Chapel in St. Catherines. It’s a beautiful stone church with incredible stained glass and a thunderous sound.

Musically, the ceremony was a unique blend of new and old. Pre-ceremony music ranged from contemporary artists such as Maroon 5 and Ben Harper, to classic artists such as Fleetwood Mac. The processional and recessional took on a formal tone; with music being covered by Ridley’s organist. For the signing, I performed Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love With You. It was a great counterpoint to the sound of the organ.

The cocktail hour and reception were held at Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. One of the region’s highlights, Southbrook has won numerous architectural and design awards. It has an openness that embraces the surrounding environment, combined with a warmth that you don’t find in a lot of modern buildings.

And, almost as if ordered on cue, the cocktail hour concluded with a final clearing of the skies–complete with a rainbow.

It was an honour to be a part of the day.

Jake Dudas, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

All photography by Sue Morley Photography

2013 Private & Corporate Event Performance Schedule

01.26.13 – Locks Salon & Spa Event – Peterborough, ON
05.11.13 – Casa Loma – Toronto, ON
05.18.13 – White Oaks Resort & Spa – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
05.19.13 – Auberge du Pommier – Toronto, ON
06.01.13 – Jamie Kennedy @ The Gardiner Museum – Toronto, ON
06.15.13 – Greyhawk Golf Course – Ottawa, ON
07.26.13 – Parkwood Estates/Deer Creek Golf – Ajax, ON
08.24.13 – Private Residence – Woodstock, ON
09.14.13 – Greystone Golf Club – Milton, ON
10.04.13 – Royal Ashburn Golf Club – Ashburn, ON

2013 Public Event Performance Schedule

02.14.13 – McKeck’s – Haliburton, ON
02.16.13 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON

2012 Private & Corporate Event Performance Schedule

05.18.12 – JW Marriott – The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa – Minett, ON
05.26.12 – Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery – Niagara, ON
05.27.12 – Canoe Restaurant (Oliver & Bonacini) – Toronto, ON
06.09.12 – Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
06.16.12 – Riverbend Inn & Vineyard – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
06.22.12 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
07.01.12 – Rosehill Event Lounge – Toronto, ON
07.07.12 – Ravine Vineyard – Saint Davids, ON
07.14.12 – Private Residence – Aurora, ON
07.21.12 – Waupoos Estates Winery – Picton, ON
07.22.12 – The Assembly Hall – Toronto, ON
08.05.12 – George Restaurant – Toronto, ON
08.11.12 – Southbrook Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
08.18.12 – Ganaraska Forest – Port Hope, ON
08.19.12 – Engagement Party (private residence) – Unionville, ON
08.22.12 – Colliers International Event – Royal Canadian Yacht Club – Toronto, ON
08.24.12 – Paletta Mansion – Burlington, ON
08.25.12 – Knollwood Golf Club – Ancaster, ON
09.01.12 – Queenston Heights Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
09.02.12 – The Oakville Golf Club – Oakville, ON
09.08.12 – Jamie Kennedy @ The Gardiner Museum – Toronto, ON
09.12.12 – NACDA Event – JW Marriott – The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa – Minett, ON
09.15.12 – Bark Lake Leadership Centre – Haliburton, ON
09.22.12 – Victoria Inn – Gore’s Landing, ON
09.29.12 – Grosvenor Lodge – London, ON
10.06.12 – 99 Sudbury – Toronto, ON
10.20.12 – AMT Electrosurgery Event – Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
11.03.12 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON
11.17.12 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
12.08.12 – UCCC Event – Sheraton Parkway Toronto – Toronto, ON
12.16.12 – Medical Centre Event – Dolce Vita – Peterborough, ON
12.21.12 – Kirkland Engineering Event – Peterborough G&CC – Peterborough, ON
12.29.12 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON

2012 Public Event Performance Schedule

12.31.12 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON

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