Last weekend I had the great pleasure of teaming up with Susan Hydzik from Picture That Photography to capture June & Ryan’s wedding day. After several weeks of horrible weather in Edmonton (including rain and a snowstorm during Amanda & Kelly’s wedding the previous weekend), it was nice to finally see the sun for a change.
Both parties started getting ready at the hotel in the morning and after grabbing some shots of the guys getting ready, I hoped in the limo with the ladies for the drive out to the Devonian Botanical Gardens. The ceremony was held in the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Gardens which is such a fantastic location for wedding photography. In addition to the beautiful gardens, they also had a great ice cream stand with ice cream that matched the bridal party colors! We couldn’t resist stopping for a quick ice cream break at the end of the shoot and captured some fun shots. Although the colors of the ice cream matched, the taste wasn’t such a big hit so everyone was ready to get back to the hotel to get the party started and enjoy some libations. Only one problem – the limo was 45 minutes late coming to pick up the bridal party from the gardens! Fortunately the limo company stepped up and refunded their money for being so late so it all worked out in the end and everyone made it back to the hotel in time for the reception.
Enjoy these photos from the first part of the day and watch for Part II with some fun reception shots and some smoking hot photos taken in the lounge after the party was in full swing!