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Andrea and Shane's Wedding at Manuel's River in CBS // Newfoundland Wedding Photographer

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June sure was a rainy one here in St. John’s, and for Andrea and Shane’s wedding it was truly the perfect little touch to their sweet woodland celebration!

Surrounded by rushing rivers, deep forest, and their loved ones, A+S said I do at Manuel’s River and had a perfectly silly, laid back, wonderful day! From the smile glowing on Andrea’s face you’d swear there was real magic in the air, and it was such an honour to adventure alongside these newlyweds making memories.

Thank you SO much to all of you for having me as part of your intimate, super special day <3 All my love and congratulations to Mr & Mrs Murphy! xoxo

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

JEN + CASEY : ENGAGED // St. John's Wedding Photographer

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I am more excited than Stanley from The Office on Pretzel Day!!! 

Jen & Casey are getting married this Saturday so there's no better time to loo back on their engagement session from last fall (and not just because of their adorable kitty)!

These two found each other and just knew it was right. Congratulations J+C, I can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend! xo

Janelle and Marc's Wedding at Manuel's River in CBS / St. John's Wedding Photographer

In a fun little twist of fate, I was taken back to Manuel's River for the same date two years in a row. This time around it was Janelle and Marc's turn to tie the knot!

Being a Newfoundland girl engaged to a New Brunswick guy, they of COURSE had to come here to get married, bringing many guests along with them from NB to celebrate in the most magical place on earth! 

Janelle & Marc were treated to a seriously beautiful day for their wedding, and they spent it getting ready together in the same house, exploring the Manuel's River woods, and sharing a quiet evening coffee on a balcony just before entering their reception.

No wedding is complete without a classic Screech In, so Skipper Dickie finished off the night with. a crazy time for the mainlanders! They were totally game for some fun and it made for a party.

Congratulations and all my love to Mr & Mrs Dumont!

Before Janelle did her first look with Marc, she had to do one with her girls too. :)

And then it was Marc's turn to see his bride. My heart!!!

Congratulations again to Mr & Mrs Dumont, and I hope you love your wedding sneak peek! XO

Big shout out to the vendors who made Janelle and Marc's day possible!

Photographer: Maddie Mills Photo

Photographer's Assistant: Tammy Carew of Enlightened Photography

Venue: Manuels's River

Officiant: Jane Morgan

Floral / Decor : Lacy Rose Design 

Robyn + Matthew's Wedding at Manuel's River in CBS // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

Robyn and Matthew met in highschool, fell in love, and the story continues to this day. 

This amazing wedding began with the bride and groom each getting ready in their childhood homes, surrounded by love from their families and bridal parties. In the early afternoon, Matthew's uncle then officiated their ceremony, which added such a personal touch to the vows and wedding. After an adventurous afternoon of photos around historic St. John's and the stunning Manuel's River, with R+M all cuddled out, everyone enjoyed dinner and a slideshow of memories from the couple's life together.

In an age where love is too easily overshadowed by the greed, busyness, and changing times in our world, it was so refreshing and beautiful to witness a storybook connection. Thank you Robyn and Matthew from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to Elbonita Kohzani Photography for your assistance and second shooting!

THE VENDORS

Decorator- By Sharpe Design
Florist- By Sharpe Design
DJ- Roy Brophy and the Music Men
Invitations- The Paperie
Wedding Cake- Ivy Teresa
Dress- The Bridal Salon
Shoes- Le Chateau
Ceremony Venue- Gower Street United Church
Reception Venue- Manuels River Interpretation Centre
Caterer- Fireside Catering