wedding

Becky & Tom | A 13th Century Estate in Mallorca

I've always loved shooting destination weddings, and this was no exception. The couple, Becky and Tom, are from London, and chose a 13th Century Estate, Son Termens, on the exotic Spanish Island of Mallorca for their wedding. Becky wanted it to feel like a lavish garden wedding, and Alago Events did just that. The intimate ceremony took place under a lush canopy of trees, and afterwards, the festivities continued with refreshments and tapas in the front courtyard. Being from North America where our dress is somewhat more conservative, I loved photographing the eclectic Londoners and their fashionable attire. It was a feast for my eyes (and lens!). As the sun set, guests were invited into the inner courtyard, where Alago Events had hung lights, birdcages and single blooms above the flower laden tables, creating a beautiful glow that lit up the old stone walls, warming the guest while they ate a traditional Spanish meal.

I think what I love most about destination weddings is that everyone is on a holiday, which creates an extra celebratory energy that permeates throughout the day. Everyone is just a wee bit more carefree, which as a photographer, lends itself to some great imagery.

It was an honor to share in this beautiful celebration at such a spectacular venue with such lovely people. On top of that, we got to experience the special island of Mallorca... I hope to return soon! Much love to you, Becky and Tom! May the rest of your days together be filled with as much joy as this spectacular day at Son Termens!

Wedding Planning & Design : Alago Events  |  Decor & Flowers : Something Borrowed  |  Venue : Son Termens|  Videography : Cristina Monge  |  DJ : Deejays Group|  Guitarist : Paulino Posseto|  Mariachis : Ivan St Yves

Amanda & Russ | Winding Willow Ranch

This seemed to be my theme for the summer - predictions of rain that were thwarted by the persistent sun. It turned out to be another gorgeous day, with the clouds parting just in time for the arrival of the gorgeous bride. Winding Willow Ranch is a stunning private residence, allowing for an outdoor ceremony on a large stretch of grass by a willow tree and a reception inside a barn, hand built by the owner himself. The barn, already beautiful in its own right, was lovingly decorated with tons of thoughtful details, and was transformed into a warm and intimate setting to host the evening's festivities. What a memorable day for all!

Photography: Melissa Gidney Photo | Second Shooter: Charles Zuckerman | Hair & MU: Alison Giroday  | Coordinator: A Devine Event  |  Decor Rentals: Past Pieces Rentals, Art of the Party |  Florist: Jehna Chrysler

Helen & Nick | Cammidge House

The morning clouds were dark and stormy, yet miraculously, they parted just in time for this beautiful couple to walk down the aisle and say their I do's. I loved photographing this wedding, from the details to the hilarious door games to the intimate ceremony. It was the perfect venue for such a relaxing atmosphere; cocktails and appetizers, croquet and jenga.

Thank you, Helen and Nick, for such a lovely day, made so by the both of you and an incredible group of family and friends! Much love! xoxo

Venue: Cammidge House  |  Catering: Peake Of Catering  |  Florist:  Olla Flowers

Camellia & Rahul | The Teahouse in Stanley Park

Well, I don't even know where to begin with this couple. They stole my heart from the very beginning... I knew by the end of our engagement session last summer that this was a couple that I wanted to know better... that I would be honored to call my friends. I could go on and on about their kindness, their easy laughter, the way they love each other, how they cherish their friends and family, their talents and determination, accomplishments and sacrifices... but I don't feel words would really do them justice. And yet if you were to meet them, it would only take a moment to feel all this from the amount of warmth and love they emit. 

Camellia and Rahul, sharing in your celebration was such an honor. The last year, in fact, has been so wonderful getting to know you. I know we will share much more in this lifetime! Sending so much love to the both of you... xoxo

Here's just a few from your incredible day...

Photographers: Melissa Gidney (principal) Wilson Lau (second)  |  Hair: Shallon Jackson from Hype Hair Studios  |  Make-up: Denise Elliot  |  Dress: Monique Lhuillier  |  Groom's Suit: Dolce & Gabbana  |  Venue: The Teahouse in Stanley Park

Helen & Nick | Cammidge House

This wedding season has me running at full speed! Until things slow down, I'll be leaving you with little tidbits of what's to come in the Fall when I have more time to blog all these beautiful weddings!

Here's a few from Helen and Nick's gorgeous wedding at Cammidge House. It rained just enough in the morning to make everything glisten in the sun for them! Gorgeous flowers by Olla Urban Flower Project.


Erin & Scott | Chic West Coast Wedding at Rockwater Resort

This truly was a magical wedding weekend on the Sunshine Coast, made so special by the incredible couple celebrating their marriage, and all the family and friends that came together. Jessica Minnie of Petite Pearl Events did an incredible job bringing all the design elements together to create a chic West Coast Wedding, with the help of Flower Lantern supplying all the gorgeous flowers and bouquets.

So many great details, so many special moments. Erin & Scott, thank you for trusting me with this momentous occasion, it was such an honor to share in this day, and witness a love like yours!

Photographs | Melissa Gidney Photography
Featured in Real Weddings Annual Planning Guide Magazine
Wedding Planning + Decor | Petite Pearl Events
Venue | Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Flowers | Flower Lantern
Rentals | Gibsons Party Rentals, Upright Decor Rentals & Event Design, Delovely Creative
Cakes | Sweet Bake Shop
Hair + Makeup | Jen Ly (Ka!Boom Hair Salon)
Stationery | Design Spectacle
DJ | GirlOnWax