This past Saturday, we were blessed to help Amanda & Trevor document their wedding moment in Edmonton. This was an extra special day as it wasn’t just two lives coming together but three, as Trevor was joined not just with Amanda but with her beautiful daughter Olivia.
The day started out with the girls getting ready at the Hotel Macdonald and the guys suiting up over at the Westin Hotel. Amanda’s beautiful dress was from The Bridal House and makeup was courtesy of Stephanie from Edmonton Makeup Artists. Amanda’s beautiful flowers were done by Kate Ashton Florists
Once everyone was ready we headed over to St. Matthews Catholic Church for the ceremony where both Amanda and Trevor held back some tears as they saw each other for the first time in the church. After the ceremony and family photos, we headed out to some abandoned farm buildings in St. Albert to photograph the bridal party and the happy couple. It was very hot for September and not a cloud in the sky but our decaying farm buildings made for the perfect shelter from the hot sun.
After formals we headed to the Enjoy Centre for their reception where it was the groomsmen’s speeches that started the tears flowing and they continued on through the speeches from the bridesmaids, family and close friends.
Probably the most beautiful part of the evening was when Trevor shared a father-daughter dance with Olivia while Amanda watched from the side. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place as he squeezed her tight and she kissed him on the nose. It reminded us why we love being photographers and how lucky we are to get to share in these special moments and to be able to use our gifts and talents to immortalize these memories for generations.