May 3, 2020

An Intimate Wedding at Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi

Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi is one of the top places to have an intimate wedding in St. John’s.

This intimate wedding took place in St. John’s, NL with the ceremony at St. Patricks and the reception at Mallard Cottage, with stops for photos at some iconic locations in St. John’s along the way.

We started the wedding day at the couple’s home where the bride got ready with her family and pet dog. Many traditional Newfoundland elements were incorporated into the wedding – including the Irish-Catholic tradition of hanging a rosary on the clothesline to keep the rain away (it worked!). They went one step further and hung the wedding dress out as well!

Ceremony location: St. Patrick’s Parish

Reception venue: Mallard Cottage

Florals: Kristyna Adamova

After the ceremony, the couple took off in a renovated vintage volkswagen van turned truck – they both love the classic Westfalia and it made a fantastic getaway car!

bride and groom kiss in front of colourful houses in downtown st. john's
bride and groom walk down jellybean row in st johns

We then met their family – and the dog! – in Bannerman Park for some portraits.

the bride collects her belongings
sisters of the bride look at her while she smiles at the camera in bannerman park

After Bannerman, we found the bridal party (just a maid of honor and best man) and went for a little hike in Logy Bay. It was a perfect spot on the east coast trail to relax and take in the scenery. The bride’s veil blew off at one point, but she laughed it off and we tied it to her shawl.

bride and groom stand on a cliff on their wedding day with the hills of logy bay in the background

Beautiful florals provided by my favourite florist, Kristyna Adamova. She always knows exactly how to blend wildflowers and local foraged plants into her bouquets to make them look oh-so-sweet.

Now that all the portraits were complete, it was time to meet the guests at Mallard Cottage so the wedding festivities could begin!

outside decor of mallard cottage in quidi vidi, st john's includes antlers in front of white siding with green trim
the sign inside the mallard cottage says 'congratulations mike and nancy' in coloured chalk
the couple makes their grand entrance into mallard cottage surrounded by friends and family
the groom looks lovingly at his bride in the cottage while parents look on
guests at mallard cottage smile at each other
the bride and groom cut their cake

The Mallard Cottage beer garden was a perfect spot to have a big sparkler exit.

a sparkler exit in the beer garden at mallard cottage in quidi vidi

Interested in having me photograph your Mallard Cottage wedding? Get in touch with me here. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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