Newfoundland is near and dear to my heart because it is where I spent most of my summers. To me it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. So when I found out Matt and Karla wanted to have a Newfoundland elopement, I was so pumped! We explored all through the countryside and ended up on the edge of a cliff for their vows. They had an awesome intimate ceremony and reception in Toronto to make things official but both hearts were set on this experience. I had a smile on my face the whole trip because I just absolutely loved being there and photographing. Thank you so much Karla & Matt for taking me along on this adventure. Karla took some time to write about why she decided to do a little Newfoundland elopement.
“Newfoundland has and always will hold a piece of my soul, I will always be rooted there even though, I am now laying roots here in Ontario. My parents divorced when I was very young, and so my mother moved us to Toronto, Ontario. However, I would always go back home to the Rock to spend summers with my grandparents, my dad and my extended family. To this day, I still call Newfoundland my home!
Your wedding day is about the union of two people. I wanted our wedding photos to show exactly that, the melding of our lives. What better way, than to have photos from our wedding done in Matt’s hometown (which is where our intimate ceremony and reception were held) and another set in my hometown, where we wrote special vows and exchanged them overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at a place called MadRock. It was the perfect Newfoundland elopement and exactly what I had dreamed of! Words cannot express, the joy I felt sitting on my grandparent’s front step with my new husband. I felt complete.
Having two sets of wedding photos, allowed us to extend our wedding day to just over a full wedding month. We both got to have our dream wedding, with both of our hometowns included. We have memory’s etched into paper of where we grew up and nothing can ever beat the feeling of being able to incorporate both of our pasts into the start of our future.