Rocket Room Wedding - Chris + Robyn // St. John's Wedding Photography

Chris + Robyn's St. John's wedding was back in July on what had to be the wettest wedding day I have experienced. This summer's weather has overall been spectacular, but on Chris + Robyn's wedding day, Mother Nature had other plans. However, theses two did not let the rain get them down at all! We had a plan in place for poor conditions and if anything it ended up making their day more unique. The weather even subsided later in the afternoon and we managed to jump outside for a few photos.

I asked Chris + Robyn to  share their experiences with their vendors and about their wedding day. See what they had to say below.

Congratulations Chris + Robyn!

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The Bride & Groom: (Christopher and Robyn): Christopher and I met in homeroom of our first year at Holy Heart of Mary. We were the typical awkward teenagers and I’m pretty sure it took us 4 months before we actually spoke in person. We would rush home from school and chat for hours on ICQ! We went on a few dates but neither one of us knew they were actually dates so one movie date I decided to make it a date and hold his hand and as cliché as it sounds..the rest is history. We officially started dating on my 16th birthday and haven’t looked back since. And now look at us, we’re officially married!

How long did it take you to plan your wedding? We got engaged on my 28th birthday and started planning right away. Between getting engaged and getting married was a year but I think it only took us 6 months to really make the plans!

Vendors you chose and why:

Dress: The Bridal Salon. The atmosphere and Tilly were just so relaxed which was exactly me! I didn’t want much fuss but Tilly made me feel so special and let me take my time and look through the many dresses to choose for myself! From start to finish all the staff was amazing!

Suit: The Hudson Bay Company (Tiger of Sweden) – Grooms Suit. All the groomsmen rented suits from Moore’s.

Decor: DIY with lots of help from my family as well as Christophers!Set up was also made possible and hassle free by Wedding Angels Decorating (Mary Murphy) and my brother in law and a few larger items were provided by DIY Wedding Bride (Lori King). My vision would have never been possible without all of their help!

Photography: We both knew we wanted someone as relaxed and laid back as we were and we knew from day one that JP was our guy! He made us laugh and have fun and more importantly helped us enjoy our day to the fullest (rain and all!)

Venue: Rocket Bakery, The Rocket Room. We chose this location because it was so beautiful on its own and required minimal decorating. We wanted a relaxed and intimate ceremony and this space just screams both of these things! The staff at Rocket were beyond amazing and quick to respond to any questions or requests I had right from day one! Such an overall great experience dealing with them.

Flowers: Rock Paper Flowers. I had no idea what I wanted so I sent 3 photos from Pinterest and had 3 requests: lace, lavender and no roses. I didn’t know what I was getting until they arrived at our house the morning of and the result was stunning. They worked within the budget I had set and were an absolute dream to work and plan with!

Hair and Makeup: Hair by Olivia Chafe Salon Studio and Makeup by Ashley O’Neil. Both of these wonderful ladies came to my house the morning of and fixed us all up while we drank all the mimosas and relaxed. It was a wonderful experience to be in my own home getting ready!

Alterations: Rodney Philpott. I’m not even sure where to start with Rodney and Christopher. I didn’t even need to tell them what needed to be altered because they just knew! They pointed out things I would have never even thought of and made my dress even more beautiful than I could have imagined. I’m so glad I made the decision to go with Rodney as I never worried once about my dress!

Robyn's favourite moment: I think I have to say when we saw each other for the first time. I had no idea it would be so emotional but we just gave each other a big hug and didn’t let go or even say a word. I think it sums up our relationship because we often don’t need to say anything at all, we just enjoy the little moments together!

Chris' favourite moment: Having so many of our closest friends and family come from away just to be with us on our special day. It just makes you feel so overwhelmed and loved. We appreciated every single one of them coming to celebrate with us!

Advice to couples currently planning their wedding: Don’t worry about all the little details and trying to make your day perfect. When the day actually arrives it will be perfect no matter what (even if there’s torrential rain)! And just live in the moment because it all just happens and in the blink of an eye, it’s over!

Bride prepares for her Newfoundland wedding in St. John's
Keepsake at a Newfoundland wedding in St. John's
Wedding dress from The Bridal Salon in St. John's, Newfoundland
Flower girl waits for the Bride during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
A bride prepares for her St. John's, Newfoundland Wedding
A bride prepares for her St. John's, Newfoundland Wedding
A bride prepares for her St. John's, Newfoundland Wedding
Bride and mother share a hug before a Newfoundland wedding in St. John's
A bride and her bridesmaids before a St. John's wedding.
Bride and Groom at the RNC stables during their St. John 's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and Groom at the RNC stables during their St. John 's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and Groom at the RNC stables during their St. John 's, Newfoundland wedding
Wedding photography in St. John's, Newfoundland. ride and Groom at the RNC stables
Wedding photography in St. John's, Newfoundland. ride and Groom at the RNC stables
St. John's Wedding photography at the RNC Stables
St. John's Wedding photography at the RNC Stables
Bride and Groom share a laugh with an RNC horse during their Newfoundland Wedding photography
Bride and Groom share a laugh with an RNC horse during their Newfoundland Wedding photography
Bride and Groom share a laugh during their Newfoundland Wedding photography
Bridesmaids at a St. John's, Newfoundland Wedding
Groom at a St. John's, Newfoundland Wedding
Bride and her maids during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and future sister-in-law hug during her St. John's, Newfoundland wedding.
Wedding party  photos by St. John's Wedding Photographer JP Mullowney
Bride and Groom portraits during their Newfoundland Wedding
Bride and groom portraits during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and groom portraits during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and groom portraits during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Intimate moment between a bride and groom during their Newfoundland wedding photography
Bride and Groom portraits during their Newfoundland wedding photography
Bride and Groom laughing during their Newfoundland wedding photography
Bride and Groom downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Downtown St. John's Wedding Photography
Downtown St. John's Wedding Photography
Downtown St. John's Wedding Photography
Downtown St. John's Wedding Photography
Bride and Groom have their wedding photography taken by St. John's Photographer JP Mullowney
Bride and Groom have their wedding photography taken by St. John's Photographer JP Mullowney
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Bride and Groom have their photograph taken by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney off Gower Street
Brideal portrait by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney
Brideal portrait by St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney
Bride and groom joke around during their wedding day with St. John's, Newfoundland wedding photographer JP Mullowney
Bride and Groom at the 5th Ticket on Water Street in St. John's, Newfoundland during their wedding day
Bride and Groom at the 5th Ticket on Water Street in St. John's, Newfoundland during their wedding day
Bride and Groom at the 5th Ticket on Water Street in St. John's, Newfoundland during their wedding day
Wedding photography at the 5th Ticket in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Wedding photography at the 5th Ticket in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Wedding photography at the 5th Ticket in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Wedding photography at the 5th Ticket in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Wedding party heads to the reception at The Rocket Room for their St. John's wedding
Wedding party shares laughter before the reception in downtown St. John's.
Wedding party shares laughter before the reception in downtown St. John's.
Groomsmen hug before the reception in downtown St. John's.
Bride and groom in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Bride and groom in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Groom rehearses his vows in downtown St. John's
Wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Treats at a Rocket Room wedding in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland.
Bride and her father walk down the aisle during a wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's
Wedding ceremony at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's
Wedding ceremony at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's
Wedding ceremony at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's
Wedding ceremony at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's
Bride reacts to speeches at her wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Bride reacts to speeches at her wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Bride reacts to speeches at her wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Bride reacts to her cousins speech at wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Speeches during a wedding at the Rocket Room in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
Bride and friends watch a slideshow during a St. John's, Newfoundland wedding held at The Rocket Room
Bride and Groom share their first dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and Groom share their first dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and Groom share their first dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and her father dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Bride and her father dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Guests dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding
Guests dance at The Rocket Room during their St. John's, Newfoundland wedding

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