Meghan & Benjamin’s Wedding – Preview

20 Aug

Meghan and Ben have quite a lengthy love story that stretches back to their youth, making today a big deal.  A much awaited union, after 9 years of dating, college, getting a dream home, two children, they finally tied the knot.

Now I know Ben is a wonderful guy from what Meghan has said, not to mention the best man’s touching speech.. but I have lots of firsthand experience at how lovely Mrs. Meghan is.  We went through the SSW program at Con College together.  She’s a shining diamond.  A loving mother, caring friend, and kind soul.  Knowing how sweet she is makes me all the more happy to see how happy she is.

Now, join me in screaming over these shots from their wedding

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Krista & Jeff

14 Aug

There are countless wedding venues to choose from in Thunder Bay, but it’s nice to see the meaningful places couples pick.  Parents of the bride were happy to share their dream property over 20 years in the making.

Krista and Jeff met in 1st year University here at Lakehead.  They now live in Southern Ontario together.  Many family members came from out of town to celebrate this sweet couple, I hope everyone enjoyed their time at Mink Mountain and hope the weather stayed clear!

Congrats K+J!

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Julie & Spencer – sneak peek

10 Aug

My second destination wedding – and I can call this a destination wedding, right?  Lutsen may only be two hours away, and the landscape is pretty much the same as home, but the resort is just so beautiful it feels like you’re away somewhere special.

There is lots to say about this awesome couple and their incredible wedding.

Like, 1. they are really fun and nice, and put on an awesome party.
2. They each have a large group of friends that adore them.
3. They are really loving parents! Julie kept saying: gee this would’ve been a lot easier if we did the wedding BEFORE kids! But half the bridesmaids had infants there anyway so it was a total baby party with a fun vibe.

The wedding itself was so cool – Lutsen Resort has an amazing layout for a beautiful outdoor wedding.  Grassy area for the ceremony, covered deck for cocktail hour, view of the expansive lake.

Highlights of the day include:

So many tiny babies
The “first look”
Curly blonde toddler stealing the show (multiple times)
The most insane storm and downpour
Double rainbow
Ending the night with a bonfire, first time s’mores

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This series on the bridge is their First Look

 

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Minutes before the rainstorm and a defective umbrella

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Couldn’t capture just how hard the rain was, but it was intense

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Air guitar bride

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Natasha and Jeremy

24 Jul

A very intimate wedding at Mink Mountain Resort brought in a handful of out of towners to enjoy the sweet celebration on a piece of paradise on the north shore.  Their reception will follow in Winnipeg this fall.

 

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Sophie & Calvin

4 Jul

This was a quaint, long weekend wedding at (my favourite venue in/around Thunder Bay) Rose Valley Lodge.

Calvin and Sophie were actually already married, but living in Toronto, they wanted celebrate with Calvin’s family back home, so they “re-wed” in Thunder Bay with closest family and friends.

When choosing a venue, the beauty of Rose Valley spoke to Sophie.  The scenery plus the added bonus of animals hangin out for the I do’s were a major selling feature.  I mean, I found a big pen of puppies while I was scoping out photo spots, so who couldn’t love this place?

The weather, food, music (Morning Light and Viva), and excitement to all be together celebrating made for a fantastic and beautiful evening to remember.

Wedding Planner: Maid for the Bride

Flowers: Velvet Rope Floral

Decor: Glamour and Glow Events

Venue: Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant

Cake: Desserts Only

Enjoy the sneak peek!

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The Rose Valley cake-cutting tradition

André is ONE!

17 Jun

Look at my cousins’ cute little guy!!! Click images to view larger

Ashley & Jacob – e session

16 Jun

Some cute lovers who are cutely in love

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