To say life is busy is an understatement. The past year flew by so fast that I'm actually now just catching up on updating my website, and trying to maintain this blog is a goal of mine this year. I figure since this is still a day I look back on and get all the feels all over again, that I would start here. Documenting love is such a special thing.
Laura and Rudy are two incredible people who love and understand each other without question. On our first meeting I knew they were a perfect match and could tell how deep their love truly runs. They were so sweet and caring to one another, and completely committed. Having this connection is something very special, and it shines in their photos. After seeing the way they naturally interact in such a loving and tender way in their engagement session, I knew their wedding day would be on a whole other level, and I was right.
Their wedding was back in July, on a day that reached above 30C. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Lougheed House - a grand historic building with charming features and the most stunning gardens. It was an intimate affair, surrounded by their closest friends and family. which really put the focus on them, their union, and their promise. Their personal vows to each other was the most amazing touch and I don't think there was a dry eye around. The ceremony was all love, filled with words that will forever be engraved in their hearts. It was the perfect beginning to a life together.
We started the day off at The Sheraton Eau Claire where these two toasted to friends who've become family and everlasting love. While Laura and Sarah got ready together, there was a lot of laughter, some champagne, and so much love.
And then there was the dress, now Laura had told me about it, and it sounded incredible, but guys.. Seriously... It was AMAZING. And that was before she even put in on. I was in bride heaven shooting her in front of this big window full of that delicious light soft light.
florals by Lil' Pink Daisy Florals, they were so fresh and beautifully handmade.
The ceremony was romantic, an incredible tribute to each other and captured the essence of their love perfectly.
The day couldn't have gone any smoother, and everyone was so happy celebrating these two. I had the best time, and truly can't get over this day. The love and joy they emit is so authentic, anyone close to them knows this, and is lucky to have them in their lives.
A toast made by the bride and groom was heartfelt and funny, and then we moved on to their portraits.
Needless to say, these two nailed their portraits
The Loughed House is a historic building here in Calgary, a family residence built in 1891. It has housed as a few different things over the years, but was restored to its original charm full of character and made in to a dining room and wedding/event venue. It's beautiful rooms are magical and the tiny details are everything. The way it was set up for the reception was lovely, and the light that glows in from various stained glass window is nothing short of stunning. Perfect touches and so much thought went in to the planning of this day.
Overall it was a day full of magic and love and was absolutely flawless. I am so honoured to have documented their day, and still after all this time, every time I think of it, I smile and feel so lucky to have captured such bliss and true love.