Here’s a sign you’re going to be a part of an awesome wedding: While going through the wedding timeline with the couple they mention bagpipes, oceanside portraits, rice toss and Raymonds.
Jordan and Sandra might be the only couple we’ve ever photographed who actually wanted a foggy wedding day. And funny enough, on the day of their engagement session with us we had just that, overcast with a general foggy haze. However, because we didn’t photograph their engagement session until the evening, it happened to turn into one of the few sunny days we had in July. Go figure. You can see more from their engagement session here.
Jordan and Sandra started their wedding day together at City Hall for a casual and private ceremony. After a classic congratulatory rice-toss with close family and friends, it was on to the couple’s home to get ready for their first look. For the reveal, we decided to take them to a quiet walking trail on Signal Hill. The great thing about this location is that not only does it offer a fantastic view, but it also doubles as one of our favorite spots for portraits with the bride and groom. From there, it was on to Quidi Vidi to round out the “Newfoundland experience” with colorful houses by the water in this small fishing village.
After the first look, we made the transition to The Rooms for the wedding ceremony, attended by family and close friends, most of whom made the journey to Newfoundland to be apart of Jordan and Sandra’s special day. The officiant, a close friend of the couple, performed his duties as if he were a seasoned pro, nicely done!
Jordan’s bother led us down, bagpipe style, from The Rooms to Raymonds for dinner and the wedding reception. I would love to see someone prove me wrong, but I think I can safely say only in Newfoundland would traffic be so forgiving (and excited!) to see a sight like this…..I’d also like to thank them for not running me over as I darted in and out of traffic to capture the march down to Water Street!
As you probably know, Raymonds isn’t your run-of-the-mill venue. Named Canada’s Best New Restaurant in 2011 and the country’s best restaurant in 2014, Raymonds is certainly something special in downtown St. John’s. The exclusive restaurant was transformed for Jordan and Sandra and their closest family members with a dapper, Kennedy-esque, vibe where family members and closest friends toasted the newly married couple.
Thank you, Jordan and Sandra for inviting us into your lives, your enthusiasm for creating images we hope you adore and a lovely evening we won’t soon forget,
Zach & Allie