Lynn & Lance win the award for the couple we’ve photographed who travelled the furthest distance to get married in Edmonton. Lynn & Lance live in Shanghai but Lance is originally from Edmonton and his mother still lives in the city so they decided to have a traditional western wedding in Edmonton. This also gave Lynn the perfect opportunity to travel to Lance’s hometown and meet some of Lance’s friends and family who live in North America.

Their ceremony was held at Robertson-Wesley United Church followed by a reception at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. Since they live in China, this was one of the few times we weren’t able to meet our couple until their wedding day, however Sarah had known Lance back when he went to school with Sarah’s brother and her friend Brenda.

The day started out at the Hotel Mac where Lynn & her sister were getting ready. I woke up battling a stomach bug and didn’t think I was going to make it so I called in our good friend & fellow photographer Michel Austin as a backup, just in case I couldn’t make it through the day. Thanks again Michel for being there to back me up! Fortunately I managed to suck it up and battled through whatever it was that I had been battling for the past week or so but it was great knowing someone else was there to back me up in case I went down.


The ceremony at the church began with an emotional candle lighting ceremony in honour of Lance’s father who had recently passed away. Lynn was walked down the aisle by Lance’s brother Todd and needless to say Lance looked very pleased to see his stunning bride in her wedding dress.



After the ceremony, we headed back to the Hotel MacDonald to take formal photographs with the bridal and a few family photographs before dinner. While we were taking photographs, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the beautiful Wedgwood room before dinner was served in the Empire Ballroom.


Thanks again to Lynn & Lance for choosing us to photograph your wedding day. Special thanks to Brenda for all of your help and for recommending us to Lynn & Lance.