Parksville, Tigh-na-mara Wedding - Doug and Melanie

Parksville, Tigh-na-mara Wedding – Doug and Melanie (Nanaimo Wedding Photographer)

It was over a year ago that I finished designing Doug and Melanie’s guest book and just a few months ago their wedding day unfolded.

Having spent some time shooting their engagement photos and later on working together on their guest book I really got to know the them. Doug knows exactly what he wants and he can be pretty humorous. Other than Melanie being absolutely gorgeous, she is super caring and sensitive. It made for a really relaxing day filled with many emotions. You could see how important it was for them to declare their love in front of their family and friends, especially since Melanie had recently lost her Dad. It was incredibly special to be part of this milestone.

They were kind enough to schedule a huge block of time for photos (3 hours) which let us go to multiple locations around Parksville.

Back at the reception we were treated to some close-up magic (I think that is what they call it) by Phil Taylor, who was also their wedding commissioner. He is über classy every time I have seen him perform a ceremony and now I know he is also a great magician. He even got Doug to perform a trick to all the guests, making just one of the many memorable moments at the reception.

Enjoy the photos!



Event Coordinator  –  Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Suzanne Hedges

DJ  –  Justin Lawlor

Bridal Gown  –  Novelle Bridal (Edmonton)

Cake  –  Coastal Cake Company

Caterer  –  Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Wedding Commissioner  –  Phil Taylor

Floral  –  Fresh N Fabulous Flowers and Gifts

Hair/Make-Up  –  Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

Groom’s Clothing  –   Tip Top Tailors

Magician  –  Phil Taylor

Please feel free to leave me a comment… I welcome the feedback and Doug +Melanie will love it too!


You can also check out their engagement photos here!

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