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Heather + Chris | Royalton Punta Cana Wedding

I’ve actually had this Royalton Punta Cana Destination Wedding lined to be blogged for a while now but have been struggling with the text portion of this post.  I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because it’s difficult to put such a special week into words.Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana WeddingHeather applied to my Destination Wedding contest last year and the moment I read her entry I knew this was a wedding I HAD to be a part of.  You see Heather & Chris have had a wild couple of years.  A whirlwind romance, Chris working away from home, Heather’s sweet & hilarious son, plus 2 more babies meant time together was rare & precious.  This was going to be a once in a lifetime vacation where their whole family could celebrate together and they were understandably SO EXCITED!
I wish I had space in this post to show you alllllll the photos but we’ll start with the actual wedding day.  Heather & Chris had a gorgeous first look & portrait session before heading off to tie the knot.  The wedding ceremony was originally planned for the beach but after seeing the secluded garden area Heather & Chris opted to move things there instead.  It was a beautiful, private, tropical oasis where their family & friends gathered to witness an intimate ceremony.  Many tears were shed and comic relief was provided by a cheeky peacock who seemed to squawk at just the right moment.  I cried when I read Heather’s letter, I cried throughout the wedding day, and I cried as I selected images for this blog.
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at sunset, heard some moving speeches under the stars, then partied the night away on the sand.  It was pretty perfect.
Thank you so much to the Royalton Punta Cana & Breakaway Travel for making this trip so lovely & for helping create a magical wedding day.  Thank you to Heather & Chris for taking me with you – I hope you love your photos as much as I do.  Oh and if you missed Chris & the groomsmen’s Sports Illustrated style pre-wedding shoot check it out here -> Beach Boyzzzz.  Stay tuned for part 2 – their day after session! Peacock, Royalton Punta Cana, Garden wedding Punta cana wedding, royalton Sunset bavaro beach, punta cana, royalton Royalton Punta Cana, Destination wedding Details Punta Cana Wedding Photographer

Mother’s Day | Thank You Moms

I’ve always enjoyed watching parents as they watch their children get married.  It’s a beautiful rollercoaster ride of emotion: stress, joy, nostalgia, pride, and a myriad of others… as a storyteller this is the stuff I live for.  The role of a mother at a wedding isn’t always an easy one.  They often feel so much responsibility and pressure that it can become overwhelming.  Mothers are occasionally the ones who take the brunt of those “bridal meltdown” moments when things don’t go quite right.  They fix broken buttons, settle screaming babies, make sure Grandma’s been picked up, and still need to get themselves ready (among so many other things).  Sometimes the bride is a mama herself, as you can imagine this can bring added challenges to an already busy day.  It’s chaotic.  It’s love.  It’s motherhood.
Now that I’m a Mom myself wedding day moments resonate with me more than ever.  I’ve selected a few of my favourite Mom images from the past year (there were wayyyy too many) in honour of Mother’s Day.  Thank you to all the wonderful mothers (including mine) who have helped make your children’s wedding days the best day ever.  You’re wonderful and we’d be lost without you xo.

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