Heather and Clayton’s wedding day couldn’t have capped off our June and July weddings any better! From getting ready to dancing it was such a perfect day. Right smack in the middle of the heat wave that hit Edmonton the beginning of July we were blessed with a warm, but breezy day for them to be wed.
From the moment we arrived at Heather’s parents house in the morning we were giddy like kids with excitement for the day ahead. Not only have we been waiting over a year since we first met them, but we could tell that everyone who they had picked to surround them all day was also very happy and excited for them.
We are so lucky to have such helpful and kind brides and grooms, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Heather spent about 15 minutes making everyone coffee and her mom and dad kept offering us all sorts of food and goodies. Nothing like a two bite brownie before heading into the limo to give everyone a little kick!
The ceremony was absolutely lovely, I always get a little (okay a lot) choked up at some beautiful readings and words. Their pastor was very kind and I may have almost let out a real sigh when I heard a very familiar reading called “What is Love” (It brought me back to our own wedding day) Their limo was rocking and there was no short of fun with Clayton’s Cape Breton crew around all day long!
We were so lucky to be part of their very special day. Take a look at some of the favorite photos…
Hula hoops at weddings is clearly a must have.. Clayton looks pretty good at it too!
Probably our number one favorite thing to do together is hang out with other couples. Catherine and Justin were absolutely fantastic company on this past thursdays warm summer evening. I think we like it best because not only do we just get to hang out with our stunning couples, laugh, chat, and get to know one another, we also get to photograph them.
Catherine and Justin are an incredible couple who really were amazing to hang out with. The beauty of the river valley did not even compare to the love they were showing one another! These are two very kind hearted and fascinating people that we had such a blast with them and I was giddy with excitement while they were sharing new wedding details.
It’s always nice to meet a down to earth couple who is just in love with being in love. They showed up all smiles and we could tell how perfect they are for one another by the way they could make each other laugh and kept those smiles on their faces the entire time. The decision to get married is a huge life changer and we are always excited to hear engagement stories much like theirs where a moment just strikes and there is a realization you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, even if you didn’t have a ring handy at the time. Deciding to get married to the love of your life is truly beautiful. By the looks in their eyes, they are clearly in for the long with one another which makes us so happy.
We are so excited for them to be married in September (we even chatted about how excited we are about it all the way home!) We can’t wait to share in the day with you, for now we share our favorite photos of the lovebirds…
HEY! It’s us Down there … doing what we love! Hope you enjoy some of these as well.
Every bride rounds up anywhere from 1 to sometimes 10 of their best ladies to be a part of their special day. Although I can’t give you much advice on picking your bridesmaids, as you know your friends best. I can tell you what we know about what looks best for them and in your photos when it comes to making them beautiful.
Bridesmaids have got to be your favorite people, they are our favorite people too (besides you of course!) They are so helpful on the wedding day, keep you calm, and will probably bawl their eyes out more then you. So why not make them feel just as gorgeous as you are going to feel on your wedding day. You must have picked them because you like them, right?
When it comes to getting those beauties ready, ask their opinion. There is nothing we don’t want more then a troupe of unhappy bridesmaids along for the day. Then they might be bawling for a different reason. A bridesmaid may have a hairstyle that she loves to do and knows what looks best for her hair. They also might have a dress colour which they LOVE. So if you’re not stuck on a colour and style theme with your bridesmaids, have a little fun and spend a day shopping with your girls. It’s good TLC for you and them only making your bonds stronger because they all get to take part in the fun. (Out of town bridesmaids? Plan a time you can Skype them in from your phone to see the dresses) Different styles of dresses in the same colour can look stunning, same style and different colours (in the same palette) also look great!
It will look even BETTER if you have all four of your bridesmaids beaming with excitement over their own dress and hair. This will make for fantastic memories of the day. Keep it simple, they don’t all have to have curls coming out the wazoo, a dress as big as a tent (or so small they can’t walk without their legs together) or sky high hair. They don’t even all have to have the same style! Keep them comfortable and happy, then they’ll love you even more on your day (and for the rest of your life!)