Pam & Matt | Married | Fort Gibraltar, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pam & Matt's wedding was back in April at Fort Gibraltar. The rain was on and off all day but that didn't stop us from capturing amazing photos. The morning started off with the girls at The Loft, downtown while the men were getting ready at Pam & Matt's house. The bride and groom decided to stay traditional and see each other for the first time when Pam's dad walked her down the isle. After some photos around the fort we headed to King's Head Pub for some lunch. The reception took place back at the fort. The evening consisted of hatchet throwing during cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and all around fun.

Something in particular I loved about Pam and Matt's wedding was their exchange of vows. They each wrote their own vows and this really helped show all the guests the love between them. Another moment that had me in tears was Matt's father's speech. He brought emotion to the entire room.  

Thank you so much to Pam and Matt for asking me to take your wedding photos. 

- Mackenzie 

Jacqueline & Josh | Wedding | Riu Santa Fe, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Jacqueline and Josh.. Josh and Jacqueline... One can not be mentioned without the other. Anyone that knows these two would definitely agree. Their wedding day, or week I should say, was nothing less than perfect. The morning started out with the girls hanging out, grabbing a bite to eat and the giving of gifts. Then we all headed to the salon right on the resort for hair and make up. The salon did such an amazing job on the girls' hair, the updos were absolutely stunning. From the salon we headed back up to the room and took photos. The whole wedding would be any photographers dream because there was a ton of time for photos. The girls in their robes popping champagne and enjoying the time before the wedding was something I was so glad to capture.

After the bride was dressed I quickly ran over to the guys room. These men, sweet, caring, compassionate, okay mainly goofballs! They definitely delivered on the wedding day and it created such a fun environment for everyone. Bentley, oh sweet little Bentley. This little man is son to the bride and groom. Once dad dressed him it was clear he was very pleased with his appearance. The entire day Bentley was a champ. 

After a few more formal photos of the girls in their dresses ready to go. One of my favourite moments from the entire day was the bride seeing her groom for the first time. The balcony of the bridal suite overlooked the ocean which included a view of the tiki bar where everyone was to meet. The men were already down there mingling with guests while, little did the groom know, the bride was overlooking from above. 

The wedding ceremony was sweet, intimate and beautiful. First the flower girl came down, niece to the bride and groom, she melted everyones heart. Then Bentley, the sweetest little ring bearer walked down. He really pulled on the heart stings, especially Josh's. The moment Jacqueline walked down the isle was one I know neither Josh or Jacqueline will ever forget. As soon as jacqueline laid eyes on Josh the emotions started flowing. Thinking back to this moment melts my heart, the love between these two is extremely evident. Because the bride and groom were legally married in Mexico and didn't sign a marriage license in Canada before the wedding, everything needed to be spoken in Spanish. Josh's aunt who is also his god mother repeated everything in english for the guests. This added such a sweet personal touch to the ceremony that everyone was appreciative of.

After the ceremony, at the brides request, we had time for formal portraits with every single guest. Doing this also helped to show everyone how appreciative Josh and Jacqueline were for them travelling for the wedding, photos that will forever cherish. The dinner took place at the steakhouse restaurant overlooking the ocean and the reception to finish off the night was right on the beach. Repeating myself over and over, this day was perfect.

- Mackenzie <3

There aren't many things I love more than travelling. If you or someone you know is looking for a destination photographer message me for details. 

Kayla & Levi | Wedding | Graysville, Manitoba

Kayla and Levi, two people who will always be dear to my heart. Their wedding was back in November. The day was chilly but there was no sign of snow! Kayla and Levi are high school sweethearts. They are the couple that no one really knows how long they have been together, because no one can remember them apart.

Their wedding day was nothing less than perfect. All the hard work that went into this day and the details Kayla planned, it was a true rustic dream. Kayla has since started her own event planning business (how awesome, right?!!). I would highly recommend anyone who is planning a party, event, or wedding shoot her a message. I know she would love to help. 

- Mackenzie

 

** Huge shout out to my bestie Chelsea Poulton, who second shot this wedding for me.

You rock, thanks girl! 

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