st johns wedding

Jessica + Neil's SHERATON HOTEL WEDDING IN ST. JOHN'S // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

A love so sweet you can see it in their smile. 

Jessica and Neil's wedding took place in the Sheraton Hotel courtyard, and what a joyful day it was. Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Sparkes!

Thank you Jess and Neil for trusting me with your beautiful love story. XO

Venue: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland

Officiant: Craig Murphy - Ceremonies and Celebrations

 Hair: Mobile Hair by Allison

Makeup Artistry/Photographer's Assistant: Nadia Ali Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry

Cupcakes: Colorful Creations

Decor Setup: DIY arranged by Celtic Knot Wedding & Event Decor

Bridal Gown: The Model Shop & Julia's Closet

Alterations: Rodney Philpott Designs

Menswear: Moores Clothing // Joseph Abboud

DJ: Todd Skinner

Sacha and Shane's Wedding at the Rocket Room in St. John's / Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

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It's been a pleasure to capture Sacha and Shane's life over the last couple years, and now, just weeks before they are due to welcome their second daughter into the world, I realized the blog post of their wedding wasn't up yet! Let's fix that. ;)

This pair are amazing. Not only does Sacha and Shane's love for each other just shine from their faces, they are so welcoming, warm, kind, and a blast to be around.

Along with their close friends, family, and daughter Quinn, S+S celebrated with a first look on the cliffs of Middle Cove, a candlelit ceremony, and casual cocktail reception at The Rocket Bakery's Rocket Room where everyone danced into the night. Enjoy their story, and stay tuned for more to come from these sweethearts!

Leslie and Jim's Wedding at The Wilds Golf Resort // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

When best friends and their dog take on the world.

Leslie and Jim had their wedding at the Wilds Golf Resort in Salmonier last September, and it was a day full of laughter, joy, and doggy cuddles! This couple's love and friendship just radiated throughout the whole day, and was only amplified by their wicked friends and family who came out to celebrate.

Between their golden lab (named Bruce Wayne, #batdog), riding on a golf cart, and a totally laid back attitude, L+J's wedding was nothing less than a celebration that will be remembered forever!

The day started in one of the chalets, hanging with the groom and his squad!

 

Leslie and the gals started their day at one of the quaint cabins, before heading in to the hotel and getting dressed for the ceremony! You can just see the love all these women share!

 
 

Congratulations Leslie & Jim! I wish you both so much love and a long happy marriage! XO- Maddie

V E N D O R S 

Venue: The Wilds Golf Resort

Hair/Makeup : The Studio Beauty Bar

Gown : Ever After Bridal Boutique

Decorator : A Hint Of Vintage

 

Rachel and Roger's Quidi Vidi Brewery Wedding in St. John's // Newfoundland Wedding Photographers

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Have you ever watched a romance movie and just completely laughed at it, because there's no way it's even close to real life?

Laugh no more, peeps.

Meet Rachel & Roger. Their love is a modern day fairy tale.

After randomly chatting with these two in line at Starbucks one day, and then meeting at the same spot months later for a consultation (through their online photog search and a twist of fate!), I knew R+R were special people- with an even more incredible love between them.

These guys cherish each other in a way that is hard to come by nowadays, and their love is just purely on FIRE. Between their wonderful families, a laid back wedding plan, and the biggest love St. John's has ever seen, it was truly an honor and pleasure to capture their November wedding at Quidi Vidi Brewery!

Keep blazing, Rachel + Roger. xox

 

The day began at R+R's home where Rachel got ready with her Mom, as well as her maid of honor!

 
 

After Roger got ready, it was time for their beautiful first look in Quidi Vidi!

 

Then, their families showed up with the sweetest small bridal party in tow.

Before the evening wedding at Quidi Vidi Brewery, Rachel and Roger set off on some lovely adventures around St. John's!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Once evening hit, it was officially time for this pair to say I Do in front of a close group of loved ones!

Lacy Rose Design did an amazing job of getting Quidi Vidi Brewery ready for the wedding, and that gorgeous cake by Colorful Creations fit perfectly!

After their sweet ceremony, Rachel and Roger's family and friends gave the best wedding speeches I have EVER heard, and we all danced the night away!

 
 

Thank you so much to this amazing couple for allowing me to capture your beautiful love story. :) I can't wait to watch your life together grow!

V E N D O R S

Venue : Quidi Vidi Brewery

Floral / Decor : Lacy Rose Design

Cake : Colorful Creations by Denise

Gown : Ever After Bridal Boutique

Officiant : Craig Murphy

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

Here's Why You Should Have A Winter Wedding // St. John's Wedding Photographers

Are you getting married and thinking about a winter wedding? I know, Newfoundland is crazy cold... But myself and the team from this shoot say DIVE RIGHT IN!!!

 Winter weddings are unique, unconventional, and so easily customizable to suit your tastes as a couple in many ways!! If you're looking for something different for your wedding, look no further!

There are some incredible wedding vendors here in Newfoundland to help you pull off the cozy winter wedding of your dreams! I can't give away too much yet, but have a look through the beautiful wedding inspiration below to get some ideas for your winter wedding, crafted by our local brightest and best!!

>>> STAY TUNED to Styled In Lace for the full Newfoundland Winter Wedding Inspiration feature in March!! <<<

VENDORS

PHOTOGRAPHY // Maddie Mills Photography

EVENT DECORATING // Live Wire Events

CAKE AND CONFECTIONS // Ivy Teresa

PAPER GOODS // The Paperie

HAIR-MAKEUP-STYLING // Nadia Ali Makeup Artistry

BRIDAL STYLE // The Bridal Salon

MENS ACESSORIES // Midnight Tailors

LOCATION // The Bungalow at Bowring Park 

 

 

St. John's Wedding Photographers || Danni + Zack Said I Do || PART ONE

Once upon a time, on a REALLY rainy day in October…Danni and Zack got married! 

Well. When it rains, it pours, but you know what they say about the skies opening up on a wedding day. Based on the amount of water that came down on their big day, D+Z will have an eternity of good luck and happiness. 

Their wedding was laid back, simple, and fall inspired with lots of DIY flair, and was a perfect reflection of them, just the way it should be. The Waterford Manor, which was a great location for their intimate daytime celebration, hosted the full day. For dinner, the newlyweds wanted a burger buffet, and the bride even made the cake herself. This sweet friends and family celebration was amazing in every way, and the wonderful bride&groom were the cherry on top. They are kind, full of laughter, expressive, passionate, and adventurous- and I am honoured to say we grew into not just “Client and Photographer”, but friends. 

***BECAUSE it rained on the wedding day, their portraits had to take place two days later, and man did they ever turn out beautifully! Stay tuned for Danni and Zack’s outdoor wedding adventure on the barrens, coming to the blog this weekend!! For now, enjoy part one of their story!!!

Danni and Zack, I wish you so much love, respect, and happiness. Here’s to more adventures, you two!!

XO, Maddie

Wedding Dress Made By : Megan Sooley of Sooley Designs

Wedding Coordinator and Planner : Stephanie of The Waterford Manor