Jabulani Vineyard Wedding: Brittany + Mike

Jabulani-Vineyard-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyCan we talk about speeches for just a second? So there have been many times during my career as a wedding photographer where I have felt the pains of a long, drawn-out, boring speech. Or seen a fellow shy person struggle through a speech they really didn’t feel comfortable making. But the speeches at Brittany + Mike’s wedding were none of these things and instead they were utterly brilliant and so ridiculously funny! Every venue has house rules that get read by the MC before the night really begins, and although I have heard some entertaining versions before, never before have they actually been side-splitting funny!

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Century Events Wedding: Kaitlin + Andrew

Century-Events-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI feel like every time I sit down to write a blog post for one of our weddings I draw a blank. And it’s not because I didn’t have a wonderful time at the wedding or anything like that, the exact opposite really – the day was so amazing and fun that I am completely lost for words! This is definitely the case with Kaitlin + Andrew’s wedding day. They were so amazing to work with, and their wedding party was a complete and utter blast that I don’t even know where to start with how much fun Dave and I had throughout their entire day!

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral + All Saint’s Event Space Wedding: Rowan + Andrew

St-Patricks-Cathedral-All-Saints-Event-Space-Ottawa-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI don’t even know where to start with this wedding day – there were just so many amazing moments and surprises throughout the entire wedding that I am having a hard time writing a cohesive blog post that includes everything I want it to. But then I remembered that I am not a writer but rather a photographer and what you are probably really here for are the pictures – and Rowan + Andrew’s wedding day definitely has loads of those to share with you all!!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Devin + Bradley

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySometimes I struggle with what to write about in these blog posts. It can often be hard to think of things to say that I haven’t already included in a post, or where to draw the line in terms of what stays personal and what goes public. But for Devin + Brad, the hard part about this post is figuring out where to start as there were just so many amazing moments (and photos) throughout their entire wedding day!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Dana + Matthew

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyFrom the moment I stepped into the suite to start Dana’s bridal prep, I was overhearing the per cent chance of rain at various times in the day (primarily focusing on the ceremony). Dana would call out to her sister and she would refresh the page on her phone and then call out the updates.

Now, whenever the forecast calls for rain on a wedding day, or in the case of Dana + Matt’s day, when it is already absolutely pouring outside, you pretty much always hear the phrase it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. There are so many supposed reasons as to why this is (most having to do with fertility and the like), but I always tell brides that it is because they are tying the knot and a wet knot is much harder to untie.

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