This September, Ashley and Curtis shared their wedding vows during an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends at Truly Unique Country Weddings. These lucky folks are one of the last couples to be married at this fantastic venue. Truly Unique have now retired from the wedding business after many years of hard work and wonderful service. I'm sure TUCW is happy to end their career with such a fantastic couple!
Ashley and Curtis really are fantastic to work with. These two are so relaxed. It must be from all the fresh air they get, hiking and canoeing with their pup Jake. Jake the dog served as an honorary groomsman and he even walked down the aisle with Curtis. He is, after all, an important member of the family!
On this beautiful September morning, Ashley and the bridesmaids started their day at Blush Beauty Bar where the crew did a fantastic job applying makeup to these already beautiful ladies. We then headed over to Ashley's home for snacks, hair, and final touches. Ashley is a very creative lady, which I'm sure serves her well in her Esthetics career. On this special day, she put her creativity to use, preparing a stylish and tasty brunch of appetizers and a DIY mimosa bar. Ashley's gorgeous sense of style was also apparent at the reception that she decorated in her signature chic fashion.
While the girls prepared for the day, Curtis and the groomsmen had a relaxing morning getting ready at his groomsman's house. As typical of most wedding days, the guys had a lot more time to visit and relax before getting into their suits.
In the mid-afternoon, we gathered just outside Regina at Truly Unique Country Weddings. Under the warm afternoon sun, Curtis and Ashley shared their vows in a simple and heartfelt ceremony. Following the ceremony we explored the grounds of TUCW for formal photos. We made sure to include some photos of the couple's canoe to celebrate their passion for adventure and each other. All in all, it was a perfect wedding day. We had great weather, great locations, and an amazing bride and groom. Everyone was smiling as the afternoon turned to evening.
After formal photos, Ashley and Curtis invited their guest to join them for the reception in the tent where they shared a great meal, music, and lots of dancing. Congratulations Ashley and Curtis! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.
I can't say enough about how excited I was to photograph Jessica and Ashleigh's wedding this November. It's always a great sign when you can geek out over Harry Potter with your clients. These beautiful brides put so much work into their wedding details. They crafted gorgeous paper flower bouquets using pages from their favorite books, donned Harry Potter socks, and Marauder's Map hand painted shoes. Perhaps the most important DIY detail was their very touching vows they wrote for each other. Pastor Carla got in on the Harry Potter theme and wore a stole with the Gryffindor colours just for the wedding.
With two book-loving brides it only made sense to do some formal photos in a library. We goofed around in the John Archer Library at the University of Regina. We also ventured outside for some more photos in the industrial area. As the sun set, we met up with the wedding guests at Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar for toasts, a delicious meal, dancing, and lots of laughter. Congratulations Jessica and Ashleigh! I have a good feeling your real life love story is every bit as brilliant as the stories you read together.
p.s I wanted to thank Jessica's mama for bringing me delicious gluten free carrot cake. Being a vegetarian with celiacs makes eating during wedding days a bit challenging. She made my day easier and yummier. What a sweet lady!
Jenna and James celebrated their love with a sweet and heartfelt ceremony at the Artesian in Regina. The wedding party entered the hall carrying chalkboard signs donning song lyrics from Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero's song, "Home". Jenna followed with her father and adorable daughter. The couple said their vows, exchanged rings, sealed a wine box of love letters, and shared their first kiss as a married couple. The celebration started immediately with a champagne toast to the bride and groom.
As guests enjoyed themselves, we headed out for formal photos. The wind was doing it's best to chase us indoors, but we found shelter in the industrial area of Regina. Later we headed out to U-Snap Studios and things got silly pretty quick. It turns out when you are given free range of a studio with a plethora of goofy props, hilarity will ensue.
As the evening approached, we traveled to the Conexus Arts Centre for the reception. Jenna and James were treated to many great toasts, but the most memorable was definitely her bridesmaids 90's pop inspired duet. Congratulations Jenna and James! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.
Meranna and Kirk celebrated their union with an intimate ceremony in their home surrounded by their closest friends and family. Meranne did an amazing job of decorating her basement. She put so much work into lighting, draping, decor, and details; you would never guess their nuptials took place in their own home. To add more credit to her craftiness, I need to point out the amazing job Meranne did constructing the bouquets. They turned out absolutely fantastic.
Since Meranne and Kirk were having an evening ceremony, they chose to do a “first look” before we started formal photos. I am a huge fan of first looks. They are always so emotional! Their wedding date ended up being very windy and rainy. Luckily we had booked out some time at the University of Regina for family and formal photos. It was overall a wonderfully relaxed day. After the humble ceremony that included their own vows, the couple and their guests shared a lot of laughs, food and drink, and played some card games. To me, the event felt like a cozy family get together, which Ward and I were honored to be a part of.
Congratulations Meranna and Kirk. We wish you many happy years!
On a beautiful October afternoon Jill and Preston said their vows at Westminster United Church in Regina. This beautiful little church was filled with love and happiness, as the couple made their love official. Jill and Preston are laid back and a ton of fun. They made sure their guest knew this by treating them to a surpise bagpipe processional! After the ceremony we headed out to Lumsden for formal photos. The laughter was non-stop during photos and kept on going throughout the reception at Lumsden Centennial Hall. Congratulations Jill and Preston!