When Natalie first contacted me about photographing their wedding, I knew we would be a great fit because of both her and Aaron’s laid back nature and fun approach to things. After having a blast with them at their Canmore engagement session, I was even more excited to capture their spring wedding.
Natalie & Aaron had many amazing wedding details including stunning florals, beautiful personalized signs and handmade bride and groom pretzel favours. They also incorporated the Japanese culture by placing 1,000 paper cranes all over their guest tables at the reception, which family and friends had helped them fold. The crane is a traditional symbol of love in Japan and represents honour, fidelity and harmony. It is said that after folding 1,000 paper cranes, the majestic “bird of happiness” is able to carry out the couple’s hopes and wishes for a beautiful marriage.
Another important part of Natalie & Aaron’s day was Aaron’s Dad – he passed away just months before the wedding so there were some beautiful things included in the day to honour him. A memorial was placed at the ceremony location and the trees behind the head table at the reception were transported from Aaron’s parents property. It was also very special that we ended up doing formal photos at the property as well.
Natalie & Aaron :: congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for asking me to document your wedding day – I had too much fun with you both.
A HUGE thank you also goes out to my second shooter, Kevin Hill. He did an outstanding job, as usual.
Hair & makeup :: Trinity Hair Studio
Reception venue :: Rolling Hills Community Hall