Natasha and Brett’s story spans four years, four years of back and forth in a long distance relationship filled with happy arrivals and sad goodbyes. Over time the separation led to deciding to close the gap between them for good, so on a windy summer day in August, Natasha and Brett celebrated their first steps towards being together forever surrounded by loving friends and family at Mastronardi Estate Winery.
The morning started off with Natasha getting ready for the big day ahead surrounded by her bridesmaids in elegant, blush-coloured gowns from Azazie, glasses of Blue Nun close at hand. Natasha got dressed in a stunning gown by Nadia’s Bridal with glittering gold shoes by Steve Madden, and to keep with a beautiful Macedonian tradition, she slipped on the family gold coin necklace for a few photos and a special mother/daughter moment.
Brett and his groomsmen began their morning getting ready in dark grey suits from Freeds accented by dark grey ties and finished off with Aldo dress shoes. They enjoyed their time together prepping for the day ahead with platters of cured meats and a celebratory shot of Lot 40 whiskey.
From there Brett, Natasha, and the two parties came together for a beautiful first look between the bride and groom followed by a few group photos, their dog Theodore included! The day was warm and windy and Natasha’s veil filled with wind as her and Brett stood together, smiling, hand in hand, on the rocks by the lake, happy in anticipation for the day ahead.
Feelings of admiration and excitement continued into the ceremony and reception as Brett and Natasha said I do surrounded by love and best wishes. The reception began with a traditional Macedonian pig dance symbolizing fortune for the couple, followed by touching speeches and fun, lively, circle dancing throughout the rest of the evening.
Natasha and Brett, we were so thrilled to take part in your wedding day. We wish you nothing but health, happiness, and safe travels in the days and years ahead. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both!
“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”- Unknown
“The best wedding advice we had received was to make sure that we booked the best photographer that we could find. We didn’t have to look far! It was obvious from our first meeting with Manifesto that they were the best choice for us. We already knew that they were very talented photographers, but we found that they were very fun and easy going, which made the photography process very comfortable. Manifesto was able to bring a relaxed nature to both our engagement shoot and our wedding day. Their creative and professional work has now become a part of our everlasting memories. Thank you so much for every magical photo!”-Natasha & Brett
Cake/Desserts/Caterer: Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe
Officiant/Minister/Church: Albert Lambkin
Decorator: Mastronardi Estate Winery‘s exclusive supplier
Transportation: Butterfield Limousine
Hairstylist: Dry Parlour
Makeup Artist: Carly Nicodemo
Florist: Mastronardi Estate Winery‘s exclusive supplier
Caterer: 3D Live Catering
DJ: Mastronardi Estate Winery‘s exclusive DJ, Joe Faubert
Bride’s Dress Shop: Nadia’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dress Shop: Azazie
Shoes: Steve Madden
Groom/Groomsmen Suit Shop: Freeds
Pets Transportation: My Pet’s Butler