Last Friday I had the most fabulous Friday in a long time with Thomas & Nikaela! They are such a fun and super sweet couple that makes you feel so at ease around them and so inspired by their amazing love for life and each other. I knew that I was going to have a blast with them but wow! what an amazing day! We started off with their first look and some time with just the two of them, were later joined by the wedding party (who were just as fun and eager to do anything) and then onto the ceremony and a lovely reception at Bridges. All that I can say is best bridesmaid’s dresses ever, by Tony Chestnut, fake moustaches on sticks, a delightful bowtied groom and a wedding gown with pockets (J Crew, you think of everything!)..this is going to be hard to beat!

Nikaela wiping away Thom’s tears…

cute couple!

her favorite detail were the sweet sandals…

this one makes me smile..

fresh garden carrots..yum!

moustaches on sticks..hooray!

my favorite moustache moment!

giving Nikaela’s brother Zach, who was a bridesman, some love..

gorgeous St.Margaret’s..

get on the bus people!

we had to make a pitstop and commemorate our journey..

about 2 minutes before this, I got soaked in this muddy field and completely ruined my shoes…so worth it!

my favorite!

Thom’s mom made homemade fruit pies for dessert…rhubarb was SO good!

enjoying the slideshow..

and I think this is hands down my favorite first dance photo ever..just love the sweetness of the moment!

they even had a photobooth from Robert of photo booth rentals of Winnipeg!

Comments (12)
  • nikaela says:

    Coralee! These are magic! you are magic! I am just so happy it was you who helped make our memories of this day permanent. We love them. My mom cried when she saw the one of my brother with us girls. They are amazing. thank you thank you thank you! xoxoxo Nikaela (and thom).

    (August 17, 2009 at 10:32 pm)
  • Tammy says:

    Holy crap,WOW!!!! I don’t know the bride and groom and I was getting teary looking at their photos. You rock beyond belief with a camera Coralee!!!!
    I’d better book you far in advance, as I want my pictures to look this faboulous!!!

    (August 18, 2009 at 2:23 pm)
  • [...] Oh So Beautiful Paper, ice cream cones from Brides UK via Casando IdeiasRow 2: bridesmaid photo by Red Photo Co., peony photo by Ericka McConnellRow 3: swizzle sticks from Martha Stewart Weddings, calligraphy by [...]

    (August 20, 2009 at 10:31 am)
  • Mo says:

    I love the bridesmaids dresses!! Do you know if they made them or bought them?
    Beautiful first dance photo. I love the light spilling through, very beautiful!

    (August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm)
  • Melissa says:

    Awesome photos!! Cool to see the bridemaids up on Snippet & Ink! :)

    (August 21, 2009 at 11:48 am)
  • May says:

    Wowzers! What amazing photos! Looks like it was so much fun.

    (September 2, 2009 at 9:05 pm)
  • [...] LOVE THESE!! Dresses from Tony Chestnut, Photo from red photo co. via [...]

    (September 3, 2009 at 8:01 am)
  • Jess says:

    Hi Coralee, I just saw the photo of the green dresses on Elizabeth Anne Designs and had to take a look…this whole wedding is gorgeous, it must have been so much fun to photograph!

    (September 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm)
  • [...] Credits top row from left: Clover Cupcake by Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Party by Red Photo Co.,  Door by Jesse Leake,  Clover Boutonniere by Martha Stewart Row 2: Wedding Couple by Medialook [...]

    (March 17, 2010 at 7:11 am)
  • Jenn says:

    Does anyone have Jill Sawatzky’s contact info??? I tried to email her at and that isn’t a valid email address. I love her work – please help!!

    (March 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm)
  • Brandi Johnson says:

    What color are the bridesmaid’s dresses…. Also, what fabric are they!?!?

    (October 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm)
  • [...] Oh So Beautiful Paper, ice cream cones from Brides UK via Casando Ideias Row 2: bridesmaid photo by Red Photo Co., peony photo by Ericka McConnell Row 3: swizzle sticks from Martha Stewart Weddings, calligraphy by [...]

    (September 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm)
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