This past Saturday, myself and the amazingly talented Julie headed out to the Coast Nisku Inn to photograph the getting ready of Claire and her bridesmaids. Claire looked stunning in her dress from the Bridal Boutique and the ladies had their hair and makeup done at the Silver Shear Studio in Leduc. The bridesmaid dresses were the most beautiful shade of mint and each bridesmaid looked so pretty as well. Because Julie and I got there a bit early, we were able to set up the finishing touches on the photo booth which my oldest (and assistant extraordinaire), Cameron had mostly set up the night before. We also got to meet the florist - Stephanie Taylor who had the most beautiful bouquets and table arrangements. And let me tell you, the smell of them as amazing. Soon it was time for the ladies to head downstairs to the lobby to meet up with the guys for the first look photos. Jeff looked very handsome (and a bit nervous) in his tux from Derks. The limo from Last Minute Limo was waiting outside to take the wedding party to the Leduc Reservoir for some of the formal photos and then it was off to the Leduc Stone Barn for the ceremony. If you have never been to the Stone Barn, you really should go see it for yourself. It is gorgeous. I was like a kid in a candy store. The ceremony was performed by a friend, Ann Kurlovich and the guests threw rose petals as the couple walked back up the aisle after the ceremony.
After some more formals at the Stone Barn, we headed back to the Coast Nisku Inn ballrooms for the reception. The tables were decorated with Disney themed lanterns to match the names of the tables. The meal was buffet style and catered to by the Inn. Claire and Jeff also had a late night snack of poutine and chicken wings - how awesome is that! The cake was beautifully done by Once Upon a Cake and was also their gender reveal as Claire is 22 weeks pregnant. I loved the look on her face in the photo where they cut into the cake and see that they are having a baby girl. What a precious moment!
The music was supplied by the very talented Paul Worth from Calgary who made the drive up Saturday morning with his best friend. This guy is very talented and he kept the people up and dancing.
Julie manned the photo booth for the reception and was kept busy all night with it while I caught the special moments during the reception and dance. We enjoyed meeting and talking with the guests. It truly was a beautiful day for this wonderful couple.
Thank you so much, Claire and Jeff for allowing Julie and I the honour of capturing your beautiful day.