Category archives: Destination Weddings

Part 2 of 3 from Kate and Wes’ wedding. We took a break in the afternoon and then resumed at sunset for some bridal party photos on the beach.  Loved the turquoise colours!  Perfect for a destination wedding.

Kate’s sister (and maid of honour).

The Steak House.

SurfN’Turf for dinner.

The Parrot Bar. This is where all the speeches, cake and dancing were held.

Wes works at the Canada/U.S. border. So the joke here was it would be easy for Wes to get the garter because he’s use to searching people. Hahahahahaha! You had to be there, but it was funny.

There is a “party guy” at every wedding – it never fails – there is always one in the crowd at every wedding.

In case you missed part 1 of their wedding, click here.

Stay tuned for Kate and Wes’ trash-the-dress session tomorrow!

Ok peeps. Welcome to my grande finale wedding of 2009 – Katie and Weston’s wedding at the Majestic Colonial Resort in Punta Cana, D.R. They were married on December 10th and boy was it HOT down there!!!  There was zero breeze on the day of the wedding so we were all sweating buckets.  But thou shalt not complain when you are in the sunny Caribbean because that’s usually why you go – for the warm weather.

I have a stack of images to share with you and this is just part 1 of 3………


Miss Kate.

Mr. Wes.

Almost time!

Wedding ceremony officiants.  It’s funny how the judge was wearing a 3 piece suit and didn’t appear to be sweating in the slightest (On a side note, I was impressed with his snazzy pin-stripe suit).

Dominicans are known for being very friendly people.

Here is the entire gang.

Evidently, everyone thought these 2 were “together”.  However, they are full-blood relatives… and sister. Hehehe.  Talk about your little sister cramping your style!

This is the cutest little church on the resort property. You can opt to have your ceremony here, but you must be Catholic.

Stay tuned for part 2!

  1. Ashley said:
    Gorgeous bride & groom!! Excellent work Stacey!
    February 22, 2010  4:29 pm
  2. nadia said:
    Hi Kate
    I hope Im not bothering you. Is it ok if I ask you a few questions about your wedding? I am having my wedding at the parrot bar on the colonial hotel and I see that s where you had yours.
    thanks nadia
    January 14, 2011  1:45 pm

Destination Wedding Brides! Would you like to get published in the next issue of Destination I Do Magazine?

I came across this opportunity on Facebook – it was posted by the editor of Destination I Do – Jennifer Stein.

For all the details, just click here:

Speaking of Destination Weddings, back in February I met Karen from at Canada’s Wedding Expo in Toronto.  I was really thankful Karen introduced herself to me because I was able to learn more about what this website is and how awesome it’s becoming!! is the Ultimate Guide to Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and is a great resource tool for Canadian Brides.  Destination reviews, tips on planning your wedding away, a list of wedding vendors and much more!  You will definitely want to sign up for’s newsletter:

As a bonus, you may create a stunning wedding website at – free of charge! is a new website and will be growing over time before your eyes.  Be sure to visit and bookmark this site as a new favourite for your destination wedding planning needs.

Jenn and Jimmy (01.16.08 – Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, D.R.) are featured on this week! Check out the article “Scottish Flair” at their “Real Weddings” section:

  1. Julie Lepage said:
    Congratulations for your couple featured in WeddingBells! Your work is amazing and you deserve it. Keep up the good work! :)
    May 28, 2009  12:38 pm

It’s been tough keeping this a secret, but the press just hit the stands today!

Back in January I found out that Jenn and Jimmy were being interviewed by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine for their “Real Brides, Real Advice” section! J & J were married at the Majestic Colonial Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on January 16, 2008. One year later they were being interviewed by America’s leading destination wedding publication (yes, it is published in the U.S. and appears on newsstands 4 times per year).  Destination Weddings & Honeymoons is the number one (U.S.) national magazine devoted exclusively to romantic travel and weddings away!  It is a privilege for me to be a part of this fantastic publication and a big thanks goes to Jenn and Jimmy for taking the time out of their busy schedule as first-time parents for the interview.

Jenn & Jimmy bottom right on page 20.

If you are out and about, this is the cover to look for on newsstands (please note: I did NOT photograph this cover – let’s not start rumours!).  It is the Spring 2009 issue.

P.S. In case you missed it, one of Amy & Allen’s wedding photos (Grand Palladium Resorts, Punta Cana, D.R. – 01.11.08) was published in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine.

P.P.S. In case you also missed it, Jenn & Yuron (Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, D.R. – 01.26.08) were interviewed by The Canadian Press for Trash-the-Dress sessions.

  1. Christy said:
    Congratulations Stacey!
    April 1, 2009  9:00 am
  2. Danielle said:
    That's awesome! Congratulations!
    April 1, 2009  11:58 am

Dreams certainly do come true.

One of my 2008 wedding images has been published in the latest issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine.  This magazine is the most elite and prestigious bridal magazine in all of the entire USA.  (It is also the first magazine I’ve ever submitted images to).

I photographed Amy and Allen’s wedding on January 11, 2008. This image was from their Trash-the-Dress Session.

Here is the proof! If you are out and about, check out the latest issue (Spring/Summer 2009) of Grace Ormonde and turn to page 82! Although this magazine is published out of the U.S., you may certainly find a copy in any Chapter’s, Loblaws and even small town convenience stores here in Canada.  It is an absolutely beautiful magazine that is approx. 9×12 in size.  I should mention Amy and Allen’s photo was printed full page – nice and big as it deserves.


  1. Danielle said:
    Congratulations Stacey!!!! That's so awesome!
    I'm not surprised though!
    January 22, 2009  11:47 am
  2. Katie said:
    Way to go Stacey!
    That is a great accomplishment.
    January 22, 2009  12:09 pm
  3. Amy said:
    Congrats Stacey! I know we are very excited to see the magazine!!!!
    January 22, 2009  12:12 pm
  4. Candace said:
    WOW Stacey!!
    Congratulations! Stunning picture in a fabulous magazine!
    Keep Dreaming BIG!
    January 22, 2009  9:45 pm
  5. Mark said:
    Hey Stacey,

    That is amazing! Congrats. We are really stoked.
    The image rocks too.
    All the best in '09
    PS How did your Bridal Show go?
    January 22, 2009  10:39 pm
  6. Don and Judy said:
    Hey Stacey,
    Your mom's right. This is awesome. We are very proud of you. I'll have to look for the magazine when we are back.
    January 23, 2009  12:16 pm
  7. Stacey Wight said:
    Thanks everyone! I am truly jumping for joy! (jump, jump!). Hi Mark - the bridal show was a slice. I do enjoy the boutique shows.
    January 23, 2009  1:26 pm
  8. Awesome Stacy! I have seen some of your work on the Pictage forums your new site is amazing!
    January 25, 2009  12:56 am
  9. That is so awesome; that is a great shot and in a very nice mag.
    January 25, 2009  4:51 pm
  10. Paula Herko said:
    Congrats!!!! This is amazing! You deserve it! Beautiful image-
    January 25, 2009  6:44 pm
  11. Heidi Abbott said:
    Stacey - Thanks for the comments on my blog. I appreciate your input so much. Your photography is simply gorgeous. God bless!
    January 27, 2009  12:05 am

We recently finished designing Jenn and Yuron’s 11.5×12 magazine style coffee table book. Their 30page/60side wedding book tells the entire story of their destination wedding experience at the Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, D.R. including their Trash-the-Dress Session.

Here are a few of my fav layouts.  I just LOVE how colourful and vibrant this book is!   You can view the entire book design here.

Book Cover – front cover is on the right, back cover is on the left.

  1. Autumn said:
    what a beautiful book - love the design! your clients will be thrilled
    August 19, 2008  12:54 pm

Jenn and Jimmy’s Custom Designed Magazine Style Coffee Table Book just went off to the printers last week.

We designed a 11.5×12 20page/40side book for them from their destination wedding experience in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the Majestic Colonial Resort. I can’t wait to see this book in print!

Here are a few of my favourite page spreads. You may view the entire book design here.

Magazine Style Coffee Table Book

No, we didn’t spell Jimmy’s name wrong. His “real” name is James, but goes by Jimmy. No worries.
The front cover is on the RIGHT, the back cover is on the left.

Magazine Style Coffee Table Book

Magazine Style Book

Magazine Style Book

Magazine Style Book

View Jenn and Jimmy’s Trash-the-Dress Session here.

At 7:30am, the morning after Jenn and Jimmy’s wedding, we did their Trash-the-Dress Session. I had a plane to catch later that day so sunrise was our only option.  Our session was rather conservative and for a very good reason: Jimmy’s nice kilt would have been eaten alive by the salt water, so we did not think it was worth it to have that happen.

Who: Jenn + Jimmy
What: Trash-the-Dress Session
When: January 17, 2008
Where: Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Wedding Slideshow (including Trash-the-Dress):

Wedding Dress Designer: Sophia Tolli

Trash the Dress
Scottish Bling.

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KILLER engagement ring!

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We used this image for the front cover of Jenn and Jimmy’s coffee table book. I will post the page design’s of their book in the near distant future.

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KILLER wedding dress.

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One of my personal favs.

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Can’t decide between the colour and black/white – so here are both.

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View Jenn & Jimmy’s Wedding Day here.

View Jenn & Jimmy’s Beach Wedding Reception here.

View Jenn & Jimmy’s Magazine Style Coffee Table Book here.

  1. Stacey Wight said:
    I will be posting Jenn and Jimmy's album design shortly!
    August 4, 2008  1:24 pm
  2. Lynn said:
    I love the b&w version of the one you can't decide on. I love ALL the b&w ones. Great images! They look like they're a great couple & what a gorgeous bride! Love the beachy hair.
    August 4, 2008  1:46 pm
  3. Terrific session with a HOT couple. Really love all of the surf shots. I am sure the couple is thrilled with these!

    As always, great stuff Stacey!
    August 4, 2008  2:03 pm
  4. Autumn said:
    WOW! what an amazing session! great details and lovely sun-kissed images. but the ones in the waves are my fave - fab!
    August 5, 2008  12:36 am
  5. WOW! i LOVE this SESSION! i LOVE the beach, i love the kilt, i love this couple! way cool! stacey you are amazing!
    August 8, 2008  4:35 pm
  6. Melissa Bazo said:
    I found your site on the internet and have been coming back to look at your photos for months now. They're absolutely stunning and they are inspiring. I am planning on going to school for photography next year because I love it and it's my passion. I just wanted to say how much I love your beautiful work. I plan on being married within a few years or so and you would definitely be an option for my wedding photographer! Maybe you'll hear from me in a few years. You're doing an awesome job!

    September 7, 2008  3:27 pm
  7. Stacey Wight said:
    Hi there Melissa - thank you for your kind words and checking out my blog! All the best with photography school - you will have so much fun. Those that love and are passionate about what they do succeed. Feel free to contact me in a few years when you get engaged :) I will still be here!
    ~ Stacey :)
    September 13, 2008  9:34 pm
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