Carolyn MacKay - Shining Waters
What do you love about weddings?
It's such a surreal experience to be able to play a small part in such a big day. One of the most special moments I get to witness and usually brings on the water works for me... (but I try to hide it behind the scenes haha!) is after I've sent the bridal party down the aisle and I am left with dad or mom with the bride - these last few moments before they walk down the aisle together are so special, so full of emotion, and one of the more private elements that not a lot of people get to see.
It's not unlike me to walk away from that fanning my face to dry off the tears while staff look at me wondering if I stubbed my toe!
Is there anything you’d like to share that wedding couples might want to know?
Something unique about Shining Waters is that it is a marina and boasts stunning ocean views of St. Margaret's Bay. No matter where you look, you see ocean! We have two outdoor ceremony locations and can host an in-door back up if needed. We are open year round and LOVE winter weddings! There's plenty of local accommodation and we can provide a list of transportation options. It truly is a one stop shop and all your guests are in the same space for the ceremony and reception!
We are not limited to just weddings - we do private bookings, corporate dinners, expo... you name it!
Carolyn is an epic dog lover, vegetarian, and wanna be circus performer. When she’s not at Shining Waters she can be found travelling, spending time with her 7 year old valley bulldog, or hanging from a ceiling honing her aerial skills. Before Shining Waters, she dabbled in marketing, managed salons, did the school thing & without fail found herself looking for something that excited her and allowed her to work with people. She’s been facilitating weddings and events at Shining Waters for 6 years and absolutely LOVES her job! She has a daily view of the ocean, gets to work with an amazing team, and even more amazing clients.
I really love the people that I get to interact with. It's a breath of fresh air to be honest! Because we are such a unique venue we end up with some pretty relaxed people - I've made some amazing friends and it's always exciting to look forward to all who've booked the venue each season!
Shining Waters Wedding Contact: Carolyn MaKay