Melissa and Eduardo met by chance in Florida and when she returned to Canada she could not stop thinking about him. The distance did not prove a deterrent and they continued their relationship, long distance between Florida and New Brunswick.On Saturday, before their family and friends they repeated their vows in a St Stephen wedding, held at Ganong Park.
August 12th was overcast and rain but it did not dampen their spirits! The wedding party was lighthearted and braved the weather and drizzle. Everyone kept checking the weather radar which said there would be breaks here and there and by the end of the day we could see the sun was trying to peak out from the fog! This pretty wedding was a DIY and the hero of the day was the brides mother, even the bridesmaid’s dresses were sewn by her! Eduardo’s family and friends flew in from Florida and Puerto Rico and his best ‘man’ was his best ‘woman’. Before the bride and guests arrived, the best woman and the groom both fussed and made sure that the aisle and decorations were perfect for this important day.
Melissa’s dream was to have her formal pictures taken in St Andrews, the timeline of her day was very tight and she made to sure keep a careful eye on the clock to make it happen. She is incredibly close to her family and every year they have a family gathering at Centennial Park in St Andrews. To her this represented family, love and happiness and she wanted her wedding pictures, with Eduardo, to be in this special place. I am so glad we were able to accommodate her wishes!
Afterwards, we escaped quickly to Water Street and the crowds of tourists shouted their congratulations to the couple. We finished and returned to their reception.
Eduardo and Melissa are so loved by their family and friends and this wedding day was a beautiful celebration and reflection of that love. I am so glad to have been able to be their wedding photographer and to meet both of their families! I wish you all the best!!