It’s always nice to be given a gorgeous day, with some great friends, lots of laughing, and witnessing true love. Weddings are my favorite thing and it’s always especially nice when you are friends with the bride.
Courtney was surrounded by tons of love on the morning of her wedding, friends, aunts, cousins, uncles, grandparents and more filled the house with excitement and she kept repeating all morning long “I’m getting married today!” My favorite moment was when she saw herself for the first time, dress and all, and whispered to her grandmother “I’m marrying my best friend today.” So amazing of course I started to cry.
The ceremony was held at the beautiful Catholic Church in Spruce Grove and was filled with even more family love. The entire day those two were just so into one another and loving the fact that they were now husband and wife, add in an incredible bridal party and all in all it was a fantastic day! Congrats you two!
This is why we love first looks!
Rehanna and Colin were another couple that took a very big chance on us to capture the most important day for them back last summer over a year before their wedding was to take place. We got so excited when we found out it was to be at the Alberta Art Gallery, one of our favorite spots to visit in Edmonton.
The day began with a large lunch reception at the Whitemud Creek Reception Hall which was absolutely gorgeous. It had a ton of wood framing and two levels, a great place to have a relaxed after ceremony lunch.
When we arrived at the AGA that evening we were so excited to see the beautiful simplicity that they had turned the main foyer into. The AGA is already such a beautiful place and Rehanna’s DIY projects were simple and unique making the beauty of the gallery stand out.
I absolutely LOVED their center pieces (they may even be making an appearance in our home because I loved them so much and I love that it was DIY even more!) Rehanna and Colin had a super fun entrance from the upstairs galleries, followed by an amazing dinner catered by Zinc restaurant, throw in some beautiful speeches and a super fun dance all in all it was an incredible evening. They even had the most perfect art exhibit up on the main wall behind their bar and dance. “Behind this lies my true desire for you” by Mark Clintberg. When the gallery asked the couple if this was okay to have during their wedding day how could they not respond with a giant “yes!” What a perfect quote and beautiful exhibit to have there.
“You know what you guys, today I married my best friend, I love that girl so much and I can’t stop smiling.” said Colin to us as we left the AGA that night. What a truly stunning couple inside and out, we couldn’t stop smiling either.
Second shooting is such a breath of fresh air compared to our own weddings that I decided that I would try it out again with another fellow photographer Cheryl of Aeris Photography. I’m so glad that I did too, what a fantastic day it was at this wedding!
Annette and Antoine were such a gorgeous couple and I am so happy I was able to be a part of their very purple day. Another fantastic outdoor ceremony (thanks Alberta for such an awesome summer!) We to to hang out with their totally cool bridal party, they had the limo pumped full of awesome music choices and we even made a stop at the Blueberry Festival in Stony Plain for photos and they let us in! The gutsy bride and groom made their way to the stage serenaded by the band (which was so perfect as they met at a concert!) and it was certainly an amazing adventure throughout the entire day.
Check out Cheryl’s photos on her blog here as well as show her some love by checking out her site! Thanks for an amazing day, here are some of my fave captures.
There was a crazy storm brewing throughout the reception! Being in the country it was an absolutely gorgeous sight.
They had the BEST DJ’s I’ve ever seen at a wedding (I was even dancing on the side it was so good!) Thanks Divinity Productions for making it an awesome evening for all!