Crystal + Brian's Wedding at The Rocket Room in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Call them what you will- Cryan or Brystal (the emcees came up with these gems, not me folks! hahah)- but the real way to describe these guys is best friends and truly committed partners for life.

In August, I got to celebrate with Crystal and Brian for their I do's! Working in the theatre world, having their wedding on "dark day"- Monday- was not the only amazingly untraditional thing about the festivities!

They got ready together in the same house, did a first look, hung out in Quidi Vidi all day with their entourage, walked down the aisle together for their ceremony, and shared their first dance with all the wedding guests.

It was the perfect way to make things official and celebrate the love they share! Thank you C+B for the most chill wedding day ever and for being such friendly, welcoming, fun loving souls <3

Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry | Trang Garments | Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food Kendra Bursey | Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.

Sarah + Chad's Wedding at Glendenning in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Ever since I met Sarah & Chad, I knew we would and go on some amazing adventures, belly laughing all the way.

Oh BOY was I right.

From their Cape Spear engagement session last year to their wedding this summer, it’s been nothing but a complete joy to be by their side documenting some of their happiest days!

These two are so silly, fun loving, adventurous, and share a passionate connection that is so clear across their faces. We got them hitched at Glendenning, explored Quidi Vidi, piggybacked on George Street, and danced the night away like a bunch of loons because Newfoundland parties are the best kind of party!!

Thank you so much for having me along for your wicked day and welcome back home to Newfoundland! <3

Venue: GlenDenning Golf Club || Floral/Decor: Event 3Sixty

Cake/Sweets: Pam Picco's Speciality Cakes and Sweets

Custom Gown: Rodney Philpott Designs

 
 

Kristy + Keith's ELOPEMENT at The Doctor's House // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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When I got back from England at the start of August, nothing was nicer to greet me than a lovely elopement at The Doctor’s House on a calm summer day.

Kristy and Keith live in Ontario and consider Newfoundland like their home away from home (Keith is from NL originally), so it was a no brainer for them to elope by the sea with a few of their closest loved ones.

I love the Doctor’s House because it’s so near to the city but feels light years away- surrounded by trees, ocean, and a sense of peace as far as the eye can see. It’s also super close to the Dildo Dory Grill and Dildo Brewery so ya knows we had to stop in for an Iceberg Beer!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Maloney, and thank you so much for having me there to document your sweet day! xox


Congratulations Kristy and Keith!

Erika + Ronnie's Wedding in Witless Bay NL // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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In classic Newfoundland style, this June wedding in Witless Bay was full of mist and fog and a complete bucketful of love! We adventured by the sea, had so many cuddle huddles to keep warm, ate poutine, and surprised the groom with a quad (!!!) No biggie ;)

Words can't express the love shared between Erika, Ronnie & Leo. From taking their family photographs when Leo was just a little baby, to their engagement session, and now their wedding, I have watched this little clan grow and could not be happier for them as they set off as, officially, the Wards. <3 Enjoy their wedding story and leave them some congratulations!

Assistant/Second Shooter: Alex Stead Photography | Music: Heartland Band 709 Florist: By Sharpe Design | Decorator: Spotlight Events Cake/Sweets: Colorful Creations | Videographer: WPA Films | Hair: Tara Tobin Makeup: Allison Best - Makeup Artistry | Gown: Ever After Bridal Boutique

 
 

Kat + Chris's Wedding at Yellowbelly in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Chris's dad got a yellow VW Westfalia for just $1000 years ago in a stroke of luck. Eventually, the bus (The Colonel) became Chris's, and it went with him to Ontario where everyone joked that the bus was the love of his life.

That is, until he met Kat. This beautiful soul came along and fit perfectly in the passenger seat. 

Flash forward to a year ago. Recently engaged and having decided to get married in Newfoundland where Chris is from, these cuties stumbled upon me and I am incredibly grateful they did. When Kat told me they had an antique yellow Westfalia they'd be driving down for the wedding, I nearly fell out of my seat because I've wanted this exact bus since I was a little kid (and even have a mini replica of it on my shelf)!

Yesterday, I was completely honoured to finally meet these two. They gave me the biggest bear hugs, and Chris didn't even judge me when I literally went weak in the knees and couldn't speak properly for about half an hour upon seeing the Colonel (it took me about an hour to recover LOL).

They shared a beautiful ceremony with their own vows. They didn't complain about the rain ONCE. We adventured by the sea, just us and the bus, documenting another milestone in their life in the most epic way possible. Everyone cried all night at the reception (especially at her dad's speech, waterworks) and so much love was shared. Kat surprised her new husband with a recording of their first dance song that she sang herself, and they swayed underneath the lights of Yellowbelly. 

Thank you SO much, Kat and Chris. People like you make me love my job. You are both so generous, loving, kindhearted, adventurous souls and when we met I felt like we had been friends for years. Thank you for bringing me along on yours and the bus's most amazing adventure yet.

Love you two so much, maybe even more than your bus ;)

VENDORS

HMUA: Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry

Assistant : Nadia Ali

Venue: Yellowbelly Brewery

Bouquet: All Events

Music: The Musicmen

Katie + Fred's 1920's Wedding at Manuel's River // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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A decade together. The first half as friends, the second half in love. And their whole life ahead.

Katie & Fred's wedding in June was filled with so much amazingness my heart burst! They share a love of vintage, so a 1920's inspired wedding was a no-brainer. From the bride's beaded gown, to the flapper bridesmaid dresses, to the stunning feather centrepieces at the reception, these guys' personality was ALL over their wedding. The best part, though, was a board game cocktail hour to entertain their guests!

Thank you so much, Katie and Fred for your friendship, outgoing spirit, and for always down to be silly! From one crazy cat parent to another, I wish you guys all the happiness in the world.

VENDORS

Second Shooter: Amanda Dinn Photography // Venue: Manuels River

Officiant: Craig Murphy // Music: The MusicMen

Band: Bic & The Ballpoints // Florist: The Floral Boutique

Decorator: Exquisite Events // Sweets: Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Hair/Makeup: Juanita Tobin // Photobooth: Shutterstruck

Michelle + Don's Wedding in Quidi Vidi // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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Michelle & Don got married surrounded by their closest family and friends down on the docks of Quidi Vidi where Michelle spent her childhood. It was such a beautiful evening by the water for their I do's, followed by an adventure around the village!

These two are THE MOST adorable, and you can honestly just feel their love coming through when you look at these photos. Capturing their lives for the evening was a total joy!

Special thanks to Todd at Mallard Cottage for the celebratory champagne and for inviting us to hang out in your backyard!

Julia + Gerry's Wedding in Gander // Newfoundland Wedding Photography

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The wind whipped around so fiercely and it rained off and on this wedding day, but it was completely irrelevant as soon as you took one look at Julia and Gerry.

You can tell that these two share their souls; they are entirely dedicated to loving one another and growing in life together. What's even more apparent is the commitment Julia and Gerry have to happiness and to being grateful, which radiates completely over everything they do. 

We had an incredible day exploring Gander, laughing so hard our sides hurt, and taking time to appreciate the magic of life, so much so that every time I look back on these beautiful people it touches my heart to remember all the blessings we counted and the real human connection that was shared. 

Enjoy this glimpse into the story of some of the most caring, kind, resilient people I've ever met. xo

Brian + Shawn's Elopement // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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Brian and Shawn. Decades together, deep friendship & beautiful love, and now husbands.

Spent an afternoon with these joyful souls last fall making it official. Their intimate elopement on the dockside of St. John's brought tears to everyone's eyes, including mine- but that's no shock.

Enjoy this little glimpse into their story. XO 

Signing their marriage document and smiling ear to ear. Love my job so much. 

Kelli & Brad's Wedding at Rocket Bakery in St. John's / Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

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It's always been a strong belief of mine that the very best kind of weddings are the ones where you throw tradition to the wind, do things your way, and make the celebration all about love & enjoying the company of your favourite people.

Kelli & Brad did just that by keeping their wedding super laid back.

We started the day with a first look over the harbour, and it was a miracle we didn't blow away! ;) Then it was onto the park for family time (just look at their gorgeous daughter, my heart!), and drinks at Shamrock City with their bridal party. After dinner at JAG Hotel, Kelli and Brad had an evening ceremony at Rocket Bakery which was followed by a super chill cocktail reception!

Big thanks to these fellas for an amazing day (and the amazing food, haha!). Congratulations and all my love K+B!

Floral & Decor: Lacy Rose Design

Officiant: Craig Murphy - Ceremonies and Celebrations

DJ: Jordan Light & Sound

Gown: Kathy Evans Bridal Studio

HMUA: April Pink Beauty

Bridal Shawl : Rodney Philpott Designs

Venue: Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food

(Shout out to Shamrock City for having us for a drink!)

Claudia & Enrico's Wedding at Yellowbelly in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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Life has a funny way of working itself out. No matter the hardships, the heartache, and the twisting path you took to get here today, sometimes you meet someone who changes everything.

Claudia and Enrico's love was each other's saving grace, and I was so honoured to spend a rainy (understatement) November day with them and their beautiful family to celebrate their wedding. It poured cats and dogs people, I don't know how else to explain it, but that only added to the magic that surrounds this couple. 

They ran through the rain, danced under the golden glow of string lights, and shared their love for everyone so fiercely. I can't think of a better way for them to have began the rest of their lives together than what you're about to witness below. xo

Live Wire Events | Yellowbelly Brewery

(Special thanks goes out to The Inn at Mallard Cottage)

Terri-lynn + Andy's Wedding in Twillingate, Newfoundland | St. John's Wedding Photographers

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Their story began 12 years ago in high school, driving back and forth between two small towns until Andy *finally* asked Terri-lynn to be his girlfriend. Flash forward to last weekend, and they went back to Twillingate where it all began in order to celebrate their love. 

The coastal wind battered everything in sight. We were all shaking from the cold. I'm pretty sure it was below 0. The weather wrenched the location plans. But absolutely NONE of that mattered, because Terri-lynn and Andy had the most perfect day- imperfect weather and all.

The love these two share is fierce, warm, and full of the most beautiful laughter. It was an honour to brave the cold on the sea for these two, and I wish them a lifetime of absolute happiness. 

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Pride!!

Until next time, XO

Maddie

April + Jason's Wedding at The Doctor's House in Green's Harbour // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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If a wedding day makes you feel as though you're floating on air, then getting married at The Doctor's House makes you feel like you're in another world entirely.

Surrounded by the fresh forest air, with little peeks of the ocean horizon coming through the trees, April & Jason said their I Do's. They joined two beautiful families into one and celebrated the bond they already share with their beautiful little boy. 

Happiness was in abundance with these guys as we frolicked by the ocean, went for a dory ride, and danced the night away in a barn loft!! I wish April, Jason, and their son Blake a lifetime of happiness. All my my love to you!

VENDORS

By Sharpe Design || Allison Best - Makeup Artistry || SKY Salon || Colorful Creations ||

The Doctor's House Inn & Spa || Ever After Bridal Boutique