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Violet+Ben

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Every wedding is unique.

Different relationships, families, friends, customs and quirks.

Violet+Ben was full of all of the above.

Besides the very real bond between lifelong friends and family, there was the unmistakable down to earth warmth of character that only Newfoundland natives bring with them.

Once they finished getting ready at the Villages of Mountain Gap, we raced to the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal for the ceremony.  It was a beautiful day and speaking from a completely photographic point of view, they couldn't have picked a better spot for me to capture it.

After the receiving line and group photos, my wife/assistant Sandra and I took Violet+Ben for a walk through the gardens to capture some fun and beautiful images of just the newlyweds.

Then it was time to head back to the Gap for cool refreshments, delicious food, heartfelt speeches and some dancing with a sprinkle of both new and old Newfoundlander traditions (the process of stuffing a bride into wader boots while in full wedding gown is amazing to watch ;) )

And tonight I get to shoot more images of Violet+Ben as we have our first Trash the Dress session this evening at the beach - stay tuned for those :)

 

Best wishes for Violet+Ben in their adventurous life together and thank you for letting my wife and I be a part of your beautiful day.