Andrea and Jonathan had a perfect summer day for their wedding at the Devonian Botanical Gardens and were delighted to capture their special day. Our day started at the Royal Executive Inn near the Edmonton International airport where Andrea and Jonathan were both getting ready. On our way into the hotel we ran into a couple of members of the Oakridge boys who pulled their tour bus up behind our vehicle so they could admire our cameras. How random is that?
Faith is important to both Andrea and Jonathan. They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony but they wanted to have a few minutes together beforehand to pray so we did our very first “No Look First Look”. Once they were both ready, we took them down to the lobby of the hotel and found a spot with two pillars where they could hold hands and be together without ruing the surprise of seeing each other for the first time. It was a really sweet moment and I’m sure they were both tempted to sneak a peek of the other but neither did.
Once they were both ready, we headed to the beautiful Devonian Botanical Gardens for their outdoor ceremony. In lieu of a sand ceremony, Andrea and Jonathan included another unique element in their day in the form of a unity cross that they assembled and will display in their home.
Once the ceremony was complete, we gathered up the family and wedding party and headed to the Japanese gardens for portraits. Here are a few of our favourites with their wedding party.
Once we were finished with family formals and the bridal party, we spent the rest of the afternoonÂ with Andrea and Jonathan before heading to Â the Devon Community Hall for their reception. Here are just Â a few of our favourites from our time together.
Andrea and Jonathan, thank you again for choosing us to photograph your wedding day. We look forward to sharing the rest of your images with you.
If you are getting married in 2015 and are looking for Edmonton Wedding Photographers, be sure to contact us today as dates for next year are starting to bookÂ up. Call us at 780-940-1288 or use our contact form to get in touchÂ and we’d love to meet with you at our studio to learn more about you and your wedding plans.