Marisa and Michael decided to have their ceremony even though their original plan was entirely thwarted by the global pandemic that started last 2020. Despite having her dress ready during those times, she decided not to wear it so she could use it the following year, with the hope that they would be able to celebrate with their family and friends by then.
Thankfully, despite Covid still being here, everything started to open up again, and their celebration could finally happen. Everyone got dressed up just like they would in a wedding, but instead of a ceremony, they just had a first look in front of all their family and friends. It was so much fun to capture the stoked reaction of everyone present that day. They might not have been in attendance at their ceremony, but at least everyone was able to be a part of the couple’s memorable Thunder Bay wedding photography.
From their couple’s portraits to group and family portraits, everything had genuine happiness to it. The couple’s portraits looked awesome with their vintage wicker peacock chairs that were Michael’s mom’s. Not to mention how incredibly sweet it was for the bride to make sure to visit her grandma at her nursing home to show her bridal look. After all, a family portrait wouldn’t be complete with Marisa without her grandmother in it. The staff helped her grandma get dressed up nicely for the photos. Her grandma was pleased and energetic to see her lovely granddaughter, and at one point she even made a joke about Marisa’s dress – to be careful because she might pop out of the dress!
The entire reception happened in a large garage with simple decor, making it completely charming. Everything about their reception was laid-back as they enjoyed their fried chicken and fixing over dinner. It was another relaxed celebration of love that we were able to witness!
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