Tracy and Steve’s wedding had a few firsts for me; it was my first big church wedding (and first catholic ceremony), my first ‘gift’ wedding (Lauren, one of the bridesmaids, generously gifted my services to Tracy because she wanted her to have professional photos on her wedding day), and my first groom in a white suit jacketHowever, it wasn’t the first time I met the bride and a few of the guests/wedding party; Tracy was actually one of the bridesmaids (in fact, the ‘pregnant bridesmaid’) in Jade and Jared’s wedding last summer. Now it was Tracy’s turn to be the bride and Jade’s turn to be the bridesmaid (how fun is that?!)
The wedding took place on Friday evening at St. Peter’s Church in the North End of Saint John, followed by a reception at the Riverside Golf and Country Club in Rothesay. We were worried about the rain all day, but luckily it held off and we only had to deal with a bit of fog/drizzle/cloud cover, which kind of worked out because it made Tracy’s wedding colours (jade and fuchsia) really pop (her bouquet was one of the prettiest and brightest ones I’ve seen lately!) This was a really fun group of people, and like at Jade and Jared’s wedding, the limo ride to the portrait location was one of the funnest parts. Tracy and the girls were so pretty and happy together, and even though Tracy and Steve have been together for a little while now (and have 2 lovely daughters), you could tell that they are still very much head over heels for each other, making each other laugh and cuddling all night. The daddy daughter dance was probably one of the cutest ones I’ve seen (their slow dance cut out about a minute in, the DJ said ‘oops, we must have a technical difficulty’ while everyone looked on curiously, then about 3 seconds later another up beat song comes on and Tracy and her dad just start busting out the dance moves, it was so funny!), and there were a lot of cute little details that went into their reception ‘beach theme’ (from the candy bar to the sand and seashell details, to the dulse wedding favors), I had a great time capturing it all.
Here’s a little sneak peek from their day, will be back in a couple of months to share more favourites!
I’m deep (deep) into wedding mode right now, so I hope to get a little bit caught up in the next month or so; next up, another wedding sneak peek, then a few more shots of Carol and her firefighter Joel!