I had the honour of being able to capture Khala & Cam’s wedding on July 3rd, 2021. I was able to do it alongside Joshua David Videography (my husband), and re-visit the place where we got married a little over 2 years before (even in the exact same spot) at Spruceholme Inn in Fort Coulonge, Quebec! So even for me, it was a very meaningful wedding. But that doesn’t even cut it for how meaningful it was for them!
The day started with Mack & Lily Hair doing the girl’s hair & it looked absolutely beautiful. We started with them & then popped on over to the guy’s space (the fun thing is that everything is able to be at one place at Spruceholme with all of the buildings & rooms!) to capture some of their getting ready moments and some cheersing over drinks with the groom & his favourite people! We made it back to Khala in time for the veil being put in & popped some champagne to celebrate before putting her dress on (with the help from her absolutely GORGEOUS mom!).
While they finished & re-hydrated before the ceremony, Josh & I were able to take some detail photos of the space, which was made beautiful by Fleurish from Petawawa! She was such a joy to work with & even had some interesting photo concepts herself!
During the ceremony, I’m not sure there was a dry eye in the space. It was beautiful, under the gazebo & being watched by their closest family & friends, Khala got through her vows, but not without shedding tears herself. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t come super close to crying myself!
We went through the family photos, making sure to get every set they wanted, & moved on to the wedding party! They were so much fun & constantly making me laugh.
I took a few photos of just them, but knew I’d be dragging them away for sunset photos later (my absolute favourite time of a wedding day, I’ll be honest.).
The food was AMAZING (one of the main reasons we chose this venue from the beginning if I’m being honest) & the speeches that happened during the dinner were TEARJERKERS. Seriously, some of the most tear-y speeches all year.
After the speeches, I whisked them away for some sunset photos on the dock where he used to bring his boat to, so it definitely felt like a full-circle moment.
The first dances were sweet, but I think my favourite dance of the night was when Cam danced with his grandmother. You’d think people would be done crying, but they certainly were not when that happened.
After the summer before this, to come back to wedding season like this was beautiful. It felt almost normal. It was so full of joy & happiness & just the best thing ever.
Thank you, Cam & Khala, for letting us be apart of your day.