D & M - Intimate Backyard wedding

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I met Danielle and Michael last fall for their engagement pictures. We explored Rennie’s River with their adorable dog Birdie and got some super stunning images. I could see how in love they were and hearing the two of them talk about their intimate backyard wedding I was so excited for this summer to arrive.

The day of their wedding was a warm one. Newfoundland isn’t known for its warm weather but we’ve been having a beautiful summer so far and their wedding was no exception. I arrived to do some getting ready portraits of the bride. As you know, the getting ready photos are always some of my favorite. Their house had the perfect amount of windows to let in some amazing natural light. My favorite moment is the bride’s sister’s reaction upon seeing her all dressed up for the first time. So many emotions.

After the getting ready, Danielle and Michael decided to do a first look and then do their posed pictures before the ceremony. I love when couples just do their own thing on their wedding day. Their first look had Michael smiling from ear to ear and it was such a beautiful moment.

Since they lived near Rennie’s River we went down there first and took a few pictures in the shade. From there we went to Willicott’s Lane which is a hidden Jem in St. John’s. And then we were on to Quidi Vidi. If you’ve ever been to Quidi Vidi in the summer on a Saturday you know it’s a busy spot for pictures. It is such a unique spot with a ton of beauty so it makes sense that it would be so popular. Danielle was brave enough to walk along the beach to get to the gut which has some one of a kind views that are well worth the walk.

After their formal pictures it was time for them to get married! We headed back to their place where their backyard was transformed into a magical ceremony space. It was such a beautiful ceremony and full of so much love.

We ended the day with a few pictures of just the two of them downtown and then they were off to party the night away at the Rocket room. If you are looking for a space for your intimate wedding or reception – Rocket Bakery has such a cute spot created and I highly recommend it.

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