Alex + Shawn {A forest Wedding} by Joanna Crichton

This day was nothing short of magical. Upon meeting both Alex and Shawn they couldn't have been more kind, warm, and thoughtful which set the tone for the incredible day ahead. As they both got ready, the rain poured down, and continued into their ceremony, but neither of them were phased, which is completely telling of who they are what is important to them. When they saw each other at the ceremony you could feel the electricity and love between them, which is more than evident in their photos. As the day unfolded with laughter, delicious food, and lots of love from family and friends, the rain stopped, and created the dreamiest backdrop of whimsical fog against a pink sky. We were in heaven watching the sky change colour with each passing moment.

The Perfect Backyard Wedding {Sam + Taylor} by Joanna Crichton

I'm finally getting around to blogging one of my favourite weddings ever for so many reasons.  Perhaps because if I ever decide to marry myself this is exactly how I want to do it.  Sam and Taylor created the most intimate, chill backyard wedding, full of delicious food, amazing music, and lots of love. This couples creative talents spread to the entire family, while Taylor's brother painted a portrait of the bride and groom throughout the party for guests to witness. They included all of the little details important to them that have molded into the people they are today.  Sam and Taylor married themselves under string lights hung in the night sky surrounded by their nearest and dearest.  "We don't need anyone with a power vested in them, or a piece of paper to tell us whether we are, or are not married to the one we love," says Sam.  After committing to one another for a lifetime we snuck down to the lake and threw off our shoes. Sam dressed in a white lace minidress and Taylor in a blue suede suit, the two could care less about getting a little dirty to enjoy the most incredible summer night.  The sky was painted pink as we played and danced in the water. They made their own rules, which ultimately made for the best day. I am so happy for you both and will forever be grateful I could be a part of this unforgettable night! 

COTTAGE WEDDING {TOM + ALY} by Joanna Crichton

Looking to have a rustic, simple, yet glamorous wedding on the lake? Look to Aly and Tom, who know how to throw a cottage wedding in style. Before walking down the aisle, Tom and his boys relaxed on the dock, dove into the water, and cruised the lake, while Aly and her girls sipped champagne whilst easing into their dresses.  

The people they loved most gathered together at Tom's family cottage, where string lights hung through the trees, cream coloured flowers filled the vases, and antique plates adorned the table tops. Tom and Aly shared their first dance outside amongst the pines on the most unreal wooden dance floor blanketed with lush greenery, before entering the tent for dinner.  Everyone was able to give their full attention to the new bride and groom and enjoy the moment with them, while I was able to capture their dance as the sun began to fall behind the pines.  After filling their bellies with amazing food, they kicked their dance party off with sparklers for all of their guests.  You know it’s a good party when the bride can really let loose and sets the tone for the celebration to begin!

 I am honoured to have documented this incredible day for these babes.  It was such a rad day! And a huge thank you to Samantha Vessios for second shooting alongside me, and being amazing:)

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A BACKYARD WEDDING {Megan + JOSH} by Joanna Crichton

Megan and Josh created a timeless backyard wedding in the peaceful surroundings of Josh's childhood home. The day was sunny and warm, with a soft breeze blowing gently through the weeping willows overhead. Family and friends gathered to watch them take their vows. After the ceremony, they snuck away to enjoy some bubbly in the middle of a dirt road, just the two of them, relishing in the blissful celebration. Come evening, they sat together at their own table and soaked in all of the love from the day and created moments for just the pair to share. Megan and Josh did it their way and you could feel it.  The mood was vintage, romantic, and relaxed and I was so happy to be a part of it.

I asked them how they knew they wanted to spend their lives with one another. 
Megan said, "I knew early on...he felt like home. Everything was consistently so easy and natural. Our values and desires to live an honest, adventurous, and creative life, lined up right away. And he made me laugh all of the time, which was a bonus!"

Josh replied, "I didn't have to do or be anything other than myself. And that is how I knew. As someone who has spent many years travelling the world, it was nice to know that the person I was meant to be with, was in my life the whole time." (Megan and Josh were friends in high school and reconnected ten years later.)

Wishing you both ALL the love!!!

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