Yesterday the amazing, fantastic, brilliant, talented, charming, dedicated, wonderful Alex & Alex from Alex Stead Photography delivered our wedding photos to us. In a fancy wooden box with hay and a fancy wooden USB stick with all 7 trillion photos on it! AND I’M THE MOST EXCITED HUMAN EVER!!!!
I promised that I would do a post with tons of wedding pictures for those of you who are interested in wedding pictures. There’s a lot. I’m not exaggerating. You should probably grab a glass of wine. For those blog followers of mine who enjoy the finer things in life, please note that this blog post pairs best with Nova 7 wine and Lay’s ketchup chips.
We’ll start the gallery where I started my wedding day, getting ready surrounded by loved ones at Blue On Water. It’s such a gorgeous hotel and it was exactly what I wanted for the backdrop of my getting ready photos. *swoons*
Just click on the thumbnail of the pic and it will pop up in a lightbox that you can scroll through. I had to install it just for this, because without it this blog post would be 75 pages long. You’re welcome.
Next, I headed outside with Melissa in tow to the Murray Premises Courtyard to have a little father/daughter first look.
Then the big moment! We headed to Bannerman Park (where Matt proposed to me) for our first look. These pictures give me all the feels.
Our first look was followed by some pictures with most of my besties. I basically want to wallpaper my entire house with all of these bestie photos.
After our family and friends photos in the park, we got in the car and went on a little downtown adventure.
A chunk of our downtown adventure time was actually spent secretly stalling until it was time to head to Matt’s favourite bar, The Bull and Barrel. That part was a surprise for him, and it worked out so perfectly. We had such a great time hanging out there, eating Piatto, having a slow dance and getting some pictures. I’m so thankful to Tino and Maggie for helping me carve out a special, private moment for Matt and I (and Melissa) during our very busy wedding day.
Next up in our day we headed to the Battery, which is a very picturesque neighbourhood built into the cliffs next to the harbour in downtown St. John’s. We got a couple epic shots there, then we made our way further up Signal Hill. On Signal Hill I wrapped myself in my nan’s quilt and then Matt and I found a spot overlooking the city where we could read our personal vows to each other. It was probably my favourite moment of our entire wedding day, and Alex & Alex captured it so perfectly.
Still with me? I sure hope so, because next you get to see our fairytale sunset photos. I still can’t believe it’s me in these pics. I think they should probably be published in every magazine ever – including Rock & Roll Bride, National Geographic, Time magazine, Scientific American, ummm I’m trying to think of a name for a fitness magazine but I obviously don’t know any. You get the point. They are good. And I don’t even think I’m being biased.
At this point you’re probably thinking “how is Lisa still awake and standing upright?” And I ask myself that same question. It was such a full day of doing things, which is basically the opposite of a day in the life of Lisa Walters. There wasn’t a single bit of binging Netflix, napping, or just sitting around turning my heating pad on and off. It already looks like such a full day and we haven’t even gotten to the wedding ceremony yet! We got married at 7pm and we fit in what felt like 3 days worth of memories and special moments before we made our way to our wedding venue. But it all went so perfectly, and we were spending time with people we love, so it didn’t feel exhausting at all.
After our freezing cold sunset photos we made our way to Rocket Room, the third floor of Rocket Bakery in downtown St. John’s. That’s where we had our ceremony and our reception, and I can’t say enough nice things about the building or the people who work in it. They made our night so special. I also want to give a shout out to Craig Murphy who officiated our wedding. He was awesome and I’m so glad he is the human we chose to share such a huge life moment with. Also while I’m giving shout-outs (it’s like I’m winning an Oscar or something) a special thank you goes to Jerry Stamp and Brad Morgan for performing a Travis song during our wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful. Oh, and so much love to Sadie Leigh’s donuts for making us Simpsons themed donuts. People are still talking about them.
And now, the only fitting way to end a blog post about the most romantic day of my life – here’s a gallery of pictures of Melissa and I being totally in love on Signal Hill. She spent the entire day by my side so it felt like I was also marrying her. It was adorable. Yay friendship!
EVEN MORE THANK YOUS:
Lacy Rose Design for my bouquet!
Bailey Squires Hair for my beautiful updo!
Victoria Strickland at The Skin Spa Inc. for my makeup!
Ever After Bridal Boutique for my dress!