You may remember Jeff & Alyssa from their beach engagement session last year. Since that time, we’ve had the honour of getting to know them more, along with spending some time with their friends and family. As we’ve gotten to know the hearts and minds of Jeff & Alyssa, all we can see is light and love. We feel the biggest reason for their beaming smiles and heartfelt hugs comes from the heaps of kindness, thoughtful generosity, and hope that is thrown their way from the people in their lives. It’s easy to see why they shine so brightly. Being a part of that community for even this short time has been a blessing to our lives.
Ok, let’s talk about this fab wedding! Jeff & Alyssa started off their time together with a ‘first look’ before the ceremony, and then headed out to the beautiful grounds of Sprucewood Winery to take some photos with their awesome wedding party. We then moved into the ceremony which took place facing the beach. It was a gorgeous day.
Alyssa & Jeff thought of so many personalised details, it’s hard to list them all. Some of our favourites included the handmade door printed with the dinner menu, the lawn games for the cocktail hour, and the special heart Alyssa’s mom made and sewed into Alyssa’s dress (right over her heart) to remind her that her late dad was right there with her all day.
Their reception was filled with dancing, laughing, and epic speeches. A few tears were shed, but only from an overflowing of positive emotions. The food was fantastic, the room gorgeous, and the guests inviting and hospitable! A wonderful day to celebrate the coming together of two spectacular souls.
Jeff and Alyssa, you know we adore you. May you always laugh as hard at each other’s jokes, enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes, crave the next best adventure, and surround yourselves with people as wonderful as you. God bless you both!
“Her smile was like laughter to me— it bubbled in like champagne.” ― Atticus
Venue: Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
Bride’s Dress: Nicholas & Elizabeth
Groom’s Suit: Freeds
Hair for Bride & Bridesmaids: Dry Parlour
Makeup Artist: Lips n’ Tips
Cake & Desserts: Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe
Officiant: Mike Cardinal
Florist & Decorator: Gail’s Flowers & Decor
Transportation: We Trolley
Caterers: 3D Live Catering
“I am obsessed with our wedding photos! Arica and Josh captured our wedding day story in the most perfect ways! There are so many beautiful photos that it was hard for me to even choose my “favourite” ones to make an album. In each photo I can truly see the emotions on our loved ones faces and bring me right back to the moment on that day. I am pleased beyond words!! Not only are Arica and Josh the most incredible photographers, they are wonderful people who made our wedding day organized, happy, and something we can look back on and remember for a lifetime. Thank you, Manifesto Photography.” – Alyssa
what a stunning bride. love your detail shots and portraits especially. great job :-)
What a gorgeous wedding! I love the attention to detail and how in love they look! I’ve never seen a beach/winery combination wedding, it turned out amazing!
gorgeous! your attention to light when inside (especially the getting ready and first look pictures) is just awesome! what a great-looking couple, and i love the ones on the beach!
These photos at Sprucewood Winery are amazing! I love all the details. My favorite is the part about mom sewing the heart inside the dress. That is about the sweetest thing I have heard, and what a great way to have him with her on her wedding day. Great detail shots!
Sprucewood Shores looks AMAZING!! What a gorgeous wedding!
She made for a stunning Bride. <3
Beautiful wedding!! :)
Great first look! Love the ring shot on the map! Those last two beach shots are awesome! Beach AND vineyard??? Dream venue!
How beautiful! This venue looks amazing!!
Gosh, these are stunning!! Love every single one, as always. You guys are such amazing storytellers!!