Behind again on my blog. So, a couple Saturdays ago, David and I headed out to Sherwood Park to Joanne and Derek's home to photograph Joanne's getting ready photos. Joanne's makeup was just being finished by the talented Bemi of Bemi Amats Beauty. Joanne's dress from The Bridal Boutique was just stunning. Joanne did her own hair with a bit of assistance from her bridesmaid and dear friend also Joanne. The bouquets were so. beautiful and were done by the bride and groom themselves. After the getting ready photos, we headed out to the Sandman Inn Sherwood Park to photograph Derek and his groomsmen. Derek looked very dapper in his tux and tails from Derek's Formal Wear. Their wedding ceremony was performed by Dr. Janice Dodds who did a lovely ceremony and the talented Dave Shannon was already playing the music. If you don't know of DJ Dave Shannon, you should. He's been in business for many years and he knows how to keep people on the dance floor and having a great time. After the ceremony, we headed to Broadmoor Park and Festival Place for photos. The wedding party was fantastic to work with.
We then headed back to the hotel for the reception and the meal catered by Chop Steakhouse. It was delicious. The centerpieces on the table where all edible cupcakes made to look like bouquets by Buttercream Boutique. The reception was emceed by Joanne's one brother, Rosaire who did a great job! Derek ad Joanne's first dance was a beautifully choreographed dance to "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" and they did a wonderful job.
Thank you so much, Joanne and Derek for allowing us the honour of photographing this special time in your lives. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.