Marissa + Marty Married

From the wooden benches, the groomsmen vests, to the wooden rounds and burlap runners, so much of this gorgeous wedding was made by hand, from the heart. And even though doing so much by hand is a lot of work (usually more than anticipated) and requires a few helping hands, when you build a wedding from the ground up, it is something so very special. And Marissa + Marty's weddings was just that.

Surrounded by their amazing families and loving friends, M+M were married on a hilltop where Marissa has called home for the majority of her life. When Marissa was little, her dad would throw her on his back and hike up to this exact spot. To see Marissa and her dad walking down the aisle on this mountaintop was such a beautiful moment long in the making.

With the sun high above and the wind rustling through the trees, it was a magical moment. After M+M said their I do's, the celebration continued just down the hill at Marissa's parents gorgeous log home. There were tears, much laughter, good food, a whole lot of love, a great music that took them late into the night.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your day, and I hope these photos serve as a reminder of your beautiful day.

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Make-up Artistry: Shawna from Heiress Salon

Hair Styling: Tania from Heiress Salon

Jewellery and Head Chain: Jailbird Jewellery

Band: The Young-uns

Guitarist/singer: Papa Thom

Commissioner: Marlene Trenholm Pye

Flowers: Lisa's fresh cut flowers

Cake: A friend, Kerri Harmati

Second Photographer: Christina Clare

Bride's Dress: Allure from Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy from Bliss Bridal

Groomsmen vests: Marty's mother, Maureen

Catering: a mix of family and friends, as well as the local Barley Mill