Hello and welcome to our blog.
Destination wedding photography is what
we do, and here you’ll find information on all
of our most recent shoots, as well as all
sorts of other weird and wonderful weddingy
things…..cool venues, great invite design,
bridal fashion links etc, etc. What you won’t
find are tacky pics, tacky links, tacky this and
tacky that. No tacky photos taken by
tacky photographers of brides sitting in
front of tacky fountains. Yep, this blog is
100% fountain-free, so if they’re the kind
of photos you like, please look away now…

A MARVELLOUS MONTREAL CHIC RESTAURANT WEDDING

Written by Jessica - Posted May 9th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

It is no secret that we heart our couples and often become friends long after the I do’s have been said and rings exchanged. In this case, I have known the bride, Rachel for over 2 whole decades. She is my sister’s best friend – so when she said she was getting married – we were over the moon thrilled to be the ones to capture all the chic awesomeness for her and Sam.

Their wedding could technically be classified as a destination wedding – since Sam & Rachel live in the States and chose to have their big day back in Rachel’s home city of Montreal. The prep took place at Rachel’s parents home in Upper Westmount and is essentially a photographer’s dream. The art, the light, the twirling staircase – oh my – it was all just too incredible. Prepping in a spot that has meaning to the couple is always the best. Rachel grew up in this house – so for her to come down the stairs in her wedding dress and fully bridalified to see Sam for the first look – well…yup it was a moment.

The wedding ceremony took place at Emanu-el Beth Sholom Synagogue and then everyone headed to Beatrice restaurant down the road (formerly Bice). The restaurant is marvellous on any given day but it was kicked up a bunch of notches for the reception and looked simply divine and oh so twinkly. Their guest wined and dined and danced their faces off. The speeches were lovely, thoughtful and funny – we were all laughing and crying – some of us behind the lens included.

Rachel & Sam – we adore you guys and truly love love loved times a million zillion capturing every moment for you both.

AN ANDAZ PAPAGAYO PICTURE PERFECT WEDDING

Written by Jessica - Posted April 13th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo resort in beautiful Costa Rica is stunning – there is no doubt. They have thought of everything, including providing each guest with fun lil’ flip flops and a vacation hat. Who doesn’t heart a good vacation hat. The grounds are wonderful whether you want to hang by the pool, chill by the beach or sip margaritas at the bar with their very own mixologists. Now if you decide to get married and invite all your best people to this marvellous spot – then my friend, it is next level fab.

Kierre & Brian live in DC and they have some friends and family that really know how to throw down and have a party. The dance party that ensued post reception was non-stop. The ties came off and may or may not have become head gear to keep the sweat at bay for many of the guys and the bridesmaids hiked up their dresses and tied them in a knot to move like Jagger. Music by DJ Mason Dunn was truly top notch.

Barbara Broutin of FourNineteen Weddings once again did a superbly magnificent job of the decor. Everything came together like a Pinterest pipe dream. FourNineteen’s destination wedding planning is hands down first rate. The florals by Artflower were the perfect accent to the Papagayo backdrop.

In spite of the rain – the plan B option of having the ceremony take place in the stunning architecturally sublime lobby was kinda the best. What a space for your I do’s. LOVE. I wish all venues plan B options were this spectacular.

Andaz Papagayo has a super cute purple VW camper van – which I spotted when we were doing the location scout. I asked if it could please, please, please with the cheeriest of cherries on top be around during the wedding and ideally parked in this exact spot. The staff gave me the thumbs up and then they went above and beyond and decorated it too. Again the best!

I think it is pretty clear that I am gushing about the Andaz Papagayo – it was our first wedding at the resort and cannot wait to be back again soon. Until then, I’ll wear my vacation hat and dream of it.