Sep 6, 2011 | Weddings

BC’s Connors Family Retreat is just gorgeous inside and out … and I loved the relaxed vases of flowers that were placed all around the venue:

Despite the weather, spirits were high. I love Emilie’s huge smile as she processes into the tent with her parents for the short but lively ceremony:

And I love this shot of Alexei. These two were so excited!

Cocktail hour was back in the main house. There were lots of lovely DIY details, including these sweet escort cards … and a signature cocktail … and I had to include a photo of this funny and slightly creepy dummy that was in the entrance hall!

Before dinner, we grabbed an opportunity for some couples photos with Alexei and Emilie – the light was gorgeous in this spot:

The reception decor was gorgeous.  At the place settings there was a personalized photo card with a message for each guest. It’s such a thoughtful way to thank your guests for coming.

Some sweet and very fun first dance photos …

… and throughout dinner there were toasts. I have to give a special shout-out to Alexei’s mom Denisa whose toast had me dying with laughter. 🙂

The rest of the evening was spent dancing to band Eye to Eye – very fun and super upbeat. You’d never know that there was a storm raging outside!

Thank you all for such a wonderful evening; I hope you’ve enjoyed the teaser photos! If you’re a newly engaged couple wanting some kick-ass wedding and engagement photos, view my portfolio here; if you’re more interested in kids and pets, click here; follow me on Facebook here … or contact me here!


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