Sometimes, he helps her into the dress.
Sometimes, it’s balmy and breezeless during the month of February in Newfoundland.
Sometimes, instead of an officiant – you can have a song.
But you should always, be true to yourselves.
When the guests all leave, the anniversary cake has been ate, when the years pass down the road; will you look back on your wedding and remember it as carefree and fun? Will you remember fondly the memories you made with your very best friends and family?
Hayley and Kai will.
They’ll look back and smile at the tiny cabin by the sea, breakfast cooked by Dad, the legion of dogs, a tiny ceremony near the beach, the Jigg’s Dinner at the Twillingate Masonic Temple and the drunken laughter of their nearest and dearest while they slow danced by a fire.
We were made to feel like family, these were our people.
Be true to yourself, especially on your wedding day.
Tommy and Jess are FUN. I knew it from the moment I met them, it was confirmed on their engagement shoot – so naturally that meant I was bouncing off the walls with excitement during the days leading up to their wedding. They’re music lovers like me so music was tied into their event from mixtape CD’s as gifts, Fred’s for a few photos – and the dance floor being filled up from the moment supper was cleared from the table. (Seriously! The family started moving and shaking to the DJ’s ambient music while the staff at Holiday Inn were cleaning up, these families knew how to party)
They compliment each other perfectly – with incredible personalities to match, shooting their wedding was such a dream.
A little singing telegram of love provided by Not An Item
It’s been many, many years since I roamed the hills of Winterton, just as many since I’ve known Sara. While we’ve may not have always seen eye to eye, we reconnected after high school and she’s grew into a stunning woman whose life has been full of surprises and blessings. She’s your beautiful girl next door, and Stephen knew this. They may not have spent any time together all those years of growing up on the hill, but one Christmas with the sounds of Mummers hanging over head they took a chance on destiny. Sara always asked her friends how you KNEW you had found the one, they both said after their first kiss they knew. Soul mates.
Seal Skin moccasins for Sara & her girls. Sara has a special relationship with seal skin clothing 😉
Stephen’s a bit of a hero, he helps serve and protect our country – and gives up time with his new wife to go over seas. Found at an estate sale for a former solider, Sara found an old compass to give to her sailor to always guide him home to her. She figured since it helped the original owner home, it could do the same for Stephen. ❤
You first ask a groom what he wants for his wedding supper and you’ll get everything from Ches’s to a prime steak. Stephen loves a bit of KFC and was the FIRST groom to win the battle to have his choice of food at the reception. I have never been happier to eat fries and gravy at a wedding in my life. Take note – you don’t have to serve the same thing as everyone else. Go with what you love, everyone else will love you too!
On Sept 9th, she said I do to her tall, dark and handsome man. There are some people that just complete each other, I know I’ve probably said that before. However I’ve been around Barb quite a few times, and my only chance to meet Kent before the wedding was as the Helicopter was pulling away (we’ll get to that later). There’s an energy between them, I like to call them my super hero couple. Barb is with the Canadian forces, Kent is a Search and Rescue tech. They’re selfless, hilarious, amazing and so deeply in love. Surrounded by close family and friends, at the Hibb’s family cabin off of Bauline Line they said their vows and sealed it with a kiss. The rest of the day was spent buckled over in laughter, getting stung by hornets, being gifted sexually suggestive dice and full of beautiful, beautiful people.
Jeeze, I’m tearing up and everything.
A wonderful surprise from Kent’s buddies in SAR.
The smiles from the little ones aren’t easy to get sometimes, the bridesmaids caught on to my secret…
This crooked big chair caught our eye, but little did we know underneath it was a gigantic hornets nest. Did I ever tell you how my brides are troopers? Two stings on her bare foot. What did she do? Walk it off.
Are you swooning yet?
No direction needed, they were this natural, this incredible.
I’m really glad my grooms past and present like to break it down.
Just a quick little preview of what’s to come in a few days… a bride so beautiful, that while editing I’d stop and gasp at how stunning she was in the photos.
I could write a novel on this wedding, so for now…
There’s nothing like an absolutely beautiful wedding in Ferryland, with a ‘first look’ before hand, a little road trip – and a shot of fireball. Janice and Jason had it all, plus all the love in the world for each other. ♥
Me and Emily get a little nutty once the reception rolls around….
I may have gone over board on this blog post, but Danielle and Philip’s wedding was phenomenal! Both of them are extremely chill, and wanted nothing more than for me to capture their wedding day as it played out. Phillip hails from England, so when I was told I’d have a bunch of English guys on my hands – I knew I’d have a hand full! Danielle’s amazingly talented mom made her wedding dress… and the brides maids dresses too!! Simple, antique, eloquent. The wedding was an outdoor wedding at the wilds, the weather was perfect – and Danielle walked up the aisle to Barry Louis Polisar’s All I Want Is You (well known for being in the movie Juno!) how cool is that?
Her engagement ring was the most unique ring I’ve ever seen!
Isn’t Phillip’s mom the cutest?
Danielle prepped for getting tired during the reception by bringing a energy shot. We did a little step by step shoot on how a bride can regain her energy on this oh so important day:
These two had only met days before, but they sure had the moves together – haha.