In February 2010 I photographed Nicola and Chris’s wedding. It was a winter fairytale! They wanted a white wedding with fresh snow and they got their wish because the day before the wedding a good amount of snow fell. Groom Chris grew up in England and had never really seen much snow so having a wedding in the winter time makes it even more special and exciting. Chris was so prepared and happy to be out in the snow that he was out finding locations and shoveling pathways for pictures the day before the wedding.
Nicola and Chris got married at the Grist Mill in Waterloo Park. It’s a beautiful location and the photo opportunities are endless. The ceremony was memorable and sweet. Being there photographing you can’t help but get caught up in the emotion. I feel overjoyed to have the amazing privilege to be able to witness special moments like these. Congratulations you two!
Brock and Jamie-lee had their wedding at the Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in Punta Cana. It was an amazing day with a ton of funny stories to be told for years to come. It all started back at the maid of honour and best man’s room. Kyla, the maid of honour, went to speak to the maid that was cleaning all of our rooms. Kyla tried speaking English to the maid but she understood very little.
Kyla tired to express to the maid that we would like the bride’s suite to be cleaned earlier for photos. She was very confused and looked puzzled and then very concerned. The maid called a ton of security guards over all talking on their radios. Well she had thought that Kyla was trying to tell her the bride’s wedding ring was stolen.
Explaining to all of the security guards that there was no problem she tried asking for somebody who could translate better then what the rest of us could. They got a hold of one resort manager that spoke both languages perfect. Telling the manager the situation he became very relived. So relived he couldn’t stop laughing and said “That’s it!” and he explained to security what Kyla was trying to say. They couldn’t stop laughing together and then we all were laughing pretty hard at this point.
Problem Solved! Head of Security and Resort Manager
The funny stories continued when Brock patiently waited for Jamie-lee to arrive at the ceremony. Everyone looked over and watched the horse and carriage pulling up. Brock started to smile, his eyes fixated to see Jamie-lee. Brock started to look harder and so did everyone who attended, they realized the wrong bride was making her way down. The driver had dropped off the wrong bride! She didn’t recognise anyone so she ran back to the driver. In hopes that he would take her to the right wedding, and he did. The driver turned around back to where Jamie-lee was waiting. His second attempt was a success!
Jamie-lee, Brock, and the other Bride
Jamie-lee couldn’t look more beautiful and Brock couldn’t look more handsome, the ceremony was perfect but weddings couldn’t be complete with out stories like these.