I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Prince Edward Island. Aside from photographing weddings, I also teach aspiring photographers all things weddings and business, as well as, beginner photographers how to start and thrive in business.
On the blog, you will find weddings that I have photographed, photography and business education, as well as, a little glimpse into my life!
If you’re on the hunt for a magical spot to tie the knot, look no further than the gorgeous Prince Edward Island (PEI). This tiny paradise is like something out of a book (Carley Fortune’s new book actually), and right in the heart of it, you’ll find Clinton Hills – a hidden gem that’s here to make your special day absolutely unforgettable. So, let’s dive into what makes Clinton Hills the ultimate choice for your dream wedding at a PEI wedding venue.
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting hitched in a place straight out of a storybook, PEI is the answer. With its rolling hills, stunning coastlines, and warm island vibes, it’s the perfect backdrop for all of your wedding day photos.
Now, let’s talk about Clinton Hills – it’s like a rustic wonderland hidden among those rolling hills. You won’t find a more picturesque setting anywhere else. The sprawling grounds offer a breathtaking backdrop that changes with the seasons, promising your wedding will be a stunner no matter when you choose to say “I do.”
Imagine your kings table set up and decorated in your own style sitting within the golden light of the rustic barn. The barn at Clinton Hills oozes rustic charm, making it perfect for ceremonies and receptions. Maybe you dream of an outdoor wedding but hesitate because weather can be unpredictable? At Clinton Hills, you have the large barn as a backup plan allowing you to follow through with your outdoor planning dreams. Plus, it’s super versatile, so you can style it to match your unique vision.
If you’ve always pictured your big moment outdoors, Clinton Hills has you covered. Their outdoor ceremony space is absolutely stunning. The aisle begins by entering through rustic doors. They have a permanent wooden archway that you can leave plain or decorate with flowers that match your wedding theme.
You might be worried about what Hurricane Fiona did to the space with it’s insane gusts of wind, but I can tell you, it surprisingly has no damage and the tall trees surrounding the space are still as gorgeous as ever.
The reception spaces at Clinton Hills can accommodate both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations. You barely need any decorations because it’s charming enough with the warm wood throughout.
There is a bridal suite located on site for the ladies to get ready which come equipped with 2 bathrooms.
I cannot say enough good things about this wedding celebration. It was very fitting for the couple to choose Clinton Hills as their PEI wedding venue because Parker grew up in the area. It was an easy sell to Courtney because of the beauty PEI provides.
The guys got ready at the stunning cottage in Kensington while the girls were preparing in the bridal suite at Clinton Hills.
Parker and Courtney decided to do a first look which is always my favourite! They wrote their own vows and vowed to each other in private. Alone together (minus me creeping in the background), they were able to have a few minutes just the two of them to take in the day.
We took most photos prior to the 4pm ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, guests went back down the hill to the event grounds for a cocktail hour. During this time, a cellist played music, guests mingled and played yard games while they waited for dinnertime.
Parker and Courtney took this time to thank their guests for joining them on their day so that when it was time to hit the dance floor, they didn’t have to make their rounds.
I want to thank everyone for being so kind to both Jane and I all day. I love when I leave a wedding and don’t feel like I worked a minute of the day. It felt more like I was hanging out with friends all day, documenting the day.
Venue: Clinton Hills Weddings & Events
Ceremony Location: Clinton Hills Weddings & Events
Dress purchased at: Tatums Bridal
Dress Designer: Lillian West
Suits: Tip Top Tailors
Hair Stylist: Mary Coloris Hair Design
Make-up Artist: Artistry by Abigail
Florist: Sakurah’s Flower Studio
Table Runners: Niche Floral Decor
Cake Designer: The Willow Bakery & Cafe
Music Provided by: DJ Lex
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