You may remember Melanie and Chris from their engagement session last summer. We had spent the evening with them at their favourite spots; their home, their family farm, and the beach where they love to paddle board in their spare time. We had great time getting to know them, and since that time have been looking forward to their wedding day!
Melanie and Chris had an absolutely gorgeous (albeit hot) day for their wedding! Their morning had an overall relaxed feel, and after the preparations were complete, hugs were dealt and we headed over to the quaint ceremony that took place in their family’s church, First Baptist Church in Leamington. The service was intimate including a tree planting which represented the coming together of their two lives.
The couple has shared a million memories at Chris’ family home. Naturally, the well-manicured grounds were a great location to head for some photos of them and the wedding party. The landscaping was perfect for romantic pictures of Chris and Melanie, sneaking shots in between tree branches and leaves. We loved it!
Beach Grove Golf & Country Club hosted the reception where Melanie and Chris greeted their guests with warm hugs and big smiles. The food was fabulous, the speeches were heartwarming, and the party was epic. The Flowershop at Thiessen’s provided unique and beautiful arrangements that were perfectly suited the style and vision for the day. One of the many highlights of the night were the sweets from Sweet Revenge Bake Shop who even made Conner his very own sprinkle cake (it looked delicious)! The night ended with Todd Marchand helping the guests dance the night away with some great tunes.
Melanie and Chris, thank you for choosing us to photograph your engagement session and wedding day! You two are so blessed to have found one another and have wonderful friends and family that surround you. We are so happy for you both, and wish you a lifetime of raised up trucks, adventure, and love.
“Plant smiles. Grow laughter. Harvest love.” – Unknown
“Arica and Josh are amazing at what they do. After seeing how much time and effort they spent on our engagement shoot we knew we made the right choice having them capture our wedding day. They were so much fun to work with and helped us keep our timeline for the day on track. They were even there to rescue our bridal party with wardrobe malfunctions! We couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Manifesto Photography.” -Melanie & Chris
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Revenge Bake Shop
Florist: The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s
Transportation: Royal Limousines of Windsor
DJ/Band: Todd Marchand
Bride’s Dress Shop: Bought online, Hayley Paige (designer)
Bridesmaids Dress Shop: Bridal Couture
Rental Co: Freeds
Shoes: Nine West
Signs: Chalk Shop