Inspired Weddings by Shine Photo

All-Inclusive, Intimate, Micro Weddings & Smaller Elopement Ceremonies.

Next Elopement Dates:
Queen of Hearts Weddingland - August 10, 2024
Green & White Pumpkin Fall Barn Wedding October 26, 2024

$2495.00 plus HST.

MICRO WEDDINGS - You choose your date, venue & decor. $3495.00

An intimate, flexible, all inclusive experience that fits your budget and your plans!

Just Some of Our Offerings

Rustic Country Barn

The Rustic Barn Loft! Woods & Textures, Neutral Tones, with matching florals. Gorgeous Fields, Lace, burlap and straw for the full country experience.

Fairy Glen Canopy with pink roses

The Fairy Glen

Enchanted Setting, Summer Florals, Tented Social Area, Chandeliers and Diamonds and picture frames hang from the trees. Simply ENCHANTED!

Into the Woods We Go Pop Up Wedding

Woods and Fields

Towering Rows of Norwegian Pine surround the open field. Neutral florals and natural details, Birch Tree Arch, Crop Circles and antique love seats. Tented Social Area. CHARMING!

Church Isle Decorated at Pop Up Wedding

Other Areas

A Perfect Little White Church, A backyard, or maybe the beach. Talk to us about popping-up a micro wedding in alternate locations.

New!  Consignment Wedding Gowns & Ladies Formal Wear

wedding dress consignment appointmentsIf you’re looking for an eco-friendly, and cost effective way to look your best on the big day, look no further!  Our consignment gown selection is the perfect alternative to ‘new.’  Book a personalized appointment with Hailey to select the perfect gown at an affordable price.  You’ll receive a swag bag with some special treats when you attend your appointment.    BOOK YOUR GOWN APPOINTMENT

An Explanation

What Is A Micro Wedding?

Who's It For?

A micro wedding is a small, intimate affair where we do all the work. Each two hour wedding includes everything you need for a memorable event at a price that will leave you with money in your pocket. Think Vegas-style without the Elvis ... or invite him too! Perfect for weddings, elopements, second marriages and vow renewals!
What's Included?

We provide the location, the officiant, the decor, the music, the bride's bouquet, groom's boutonniere, cake & non-alchoholic toast, an area for socializing after the marriage, music and of course, professional photography with HR digital images provided in a downloadable gallery.
What Does It Cost?

Your all inclusive wedding package is only $3495.00 + HST. Smaller 1.5 hour elopement packages are also available on specific dates. You'll visit us for a pre-consultation where we finalize all the details and add on any extras that you love. Find out more on our ABOUT page.
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Micro & Elopement Weddings Feature:


All the details are covered by our wedding planning team. The average Canadian wedding is currently over 29 thousand dollars, but by keeping the guest list small and using our all inclusive package your cost is only $3495.00 or $2495.00 for the elopement package. Save or invest the rest, or use it as a down payment for a new home!


Choose one of our Themed Elopement Dates for a smaller ceremony or pick your own date for a micro pop up wedding! Our super flexible schedule is the perfect Stress Free Solution to your wedding plans and a chance to be married in style at about 1/10th the cost of a traditional wedding. Visit our ABOUT page for all the details.


Professional photography is provided by Shine Photo. You'll receive a selection of high resolution images in a private online gallery. Photo journalistic styles cover the ceremony, with up to 45 minutes allotted for additional family and fine art poses.

Our Venues

Our outdoor pop up weddings happen in the beautiful Slate River Valley, nestled alongside the Nor'wester mountains. Here you'll find a fab barn, rustic fences, towering rows of Norwegian pines, and long, flowing grasses. Alternate locations may be available. Ask for details.

We work with you to do the work for you!

Say 'no' to the stress and 'I do' to the rest.

Cassidy Pelletier
Nancy planned my wedding while adhering to proper Covid-19 regulations, outdoors, with only three months time frame. I'm so absolutely in love with how everything turned out. She was professional, she had visuals and write ups. She did everything I wanted and I feel it had my personality all over it. My mother said she wished she'd knew about her when she got married! She's an inspirational photographer and her property is absolutely gorgeous. I wish everyday could be my wedding day!
Jim Wright
Like thousands of other couples, my son Brandon’s destination wedding plans fell apart in may this year. His Fiancé Khim and Brandon both wanted to get married this year, however both were busy with their careers and didn’t know where to start to arrange a wedding to take place this summer. I saw an article about a local business called Inspired weddings-and after reading the article I knew this was the answer to their dilemma as it was one stop shopping for the whole wedding. Everything is taken care of by Nancy; venue, decorating, officiating, photography.... she takes care of it all! When the date was set, I enquired as to the possibility of having a catered outdoor dinner on the venue property. Nancy agreed to this and made the arrangements to make it possible for us. She then coordinated with the caterer we had chosen. The wedding venue and decor were breathtaking on the day of the wedding and it was all very well thought of by those in attendance. The staff was professional and the ambience made the occasion feel very intimate yet classy. The photography was amazing and everything was perfect. The entire day was wonderful and we had the wedding my son and fiancé dreamed of.,I wholeheartedly give Nancy my enthusiastic endorsement! If you are looking for the perfect no fuss wedding this is the answer to your prayers!
Jeanne Banning
I signed my daughter up for the Shine Photo Modelling Program this year and she absolutely loves it. Nancy is teaching them modelling techniques, such as flow posing, working with props, product shoots, hand and nail posing and editorial posing are just some of the techniques she is teaching the students and looking forward to seeing the students learn more. Nancy makes it fun for them, giving them a positive sense of community which I find is very important as well they help with volunteering within Thunder Bay. I would definitely recommend Shine Photo Studio Modelling Program, Nancy is absolutely wonderful with the age group my daughter is in and her photos are amazing and so professional. If anyone is considering going to Shine Photo Studio for the Modelling program or have photo shoots. Totally worth it.
Jennifer Cleaveley
We've done many sessions with Nancy, and have always been thrilled with the results! I have a very active 2 year old, who isn't always the most cooperative, but Nancy is great with him, and super patient, and has always been able to get great pictures!
Maciej and Cassandra Kajda
Nancy at Shine is absolute magic. My girls just had their Santa pictures done but they weren’t ordinary Santa pictures. My kids got to spend some one on one time with the Claus himself. It left such a lasting impression on my oldest that she went to bed last night saying goodnight to Santa through the Magic Portal they were gifted and this morning she woke up asking for Santa. After having a little bit of a rough year with both our girls it was so nice for them to experience a little bit of Magic. Nancy has been with our family since day one and her photos are absolutely gorgeous. In fact, we won’t go with anyone else!
Katrina Holmwood
Nancy is an excellent photographer. Very easy to work with and my daughter just loves her. We have been going to Shine since she was a baby. I like that she offers prints because in this digital world we live in and with my busy lifestyle, I never have time to get prints done. This way you can order the prints when you review the pictures and they come out amazing with great quality. I highly recommend Shine Photo Studio for any of your photography needs.
Katherine Hamilton
Nancy was so patient with me while I explained the business photo look I was angling for. The results are perfect and I regularly receive compliments on my head shots.
Veronica Proper
We have purchased Nancy's Mud Puddle Package twice to capture the first year of our children's lives. She always has creative ideas for adorable photos and is very patient with the little ones. Nancy created gorgeous newborn pictures into works of art which proudly hang in our home. We tell everyone we know to go see Nancy at Shine for beautiful pictures! She is worth every penny!
Protec It
I hired Nancy to take the photos of my shop for advertising purposes. She was prompt, professional and had some great ideas. I was very happy with the end result and look forward to utilize her christmas package for my kids. Thanks again Nancy!
Brenda Dorval