Winter Came Early | Edmonton Wedding Photographer
Jenna and Mitch planned a stunning fall wedding. Their colours complemented the autumn landscape, and everything just went together perfectly. Their First Look was chilly but definitely had that autumn feel to them – but we were definitely in for a surprise when winter came early!
Jenna and Mitch’s whole day was described in two words – intimate and fun. Every single person who was at their wedding was there for a reason. There was a connection with everyone, from friends coming from New Zealand, to a guy in the band being Mitch’s former volleyball coach. It made us feel really honoured to be there. They had found us from a relative of theirs in New Zealand, while they were living there for a year. We had met a lovely farmer and his family while we were there, living in a van, and it turns out, it was Mitch’s relative! The world truly does work in mysterious ways, and they booked with us while they were still living in New Zealand. I’ve said it a million times, our trip to New Zealand did more for us than we’ll ever be able to explain.
Back to Jenna and Mitch 😉 They had their ceremony planned outside at Greenland Garden Center, and the day before the wedding they made the call – it was just going to be too cold to have all those guests outside. So we planned for their First Look to still be at Greenland, and everything else was inside.
They invited their immediate family and their wedding party to be at the First Look, and I’ll be honest and say I was skeptical of this idea. I always thought a First Look should just be the two of them. I was wrong. It was so cool to have them there. For those they love the most to witness their First Look was incredible. I would definitely suggest it again to our future couples.
These guys braved the freezing cold wind, and they were even game when we jumped out of the limo right before reaching the Ardossan Recreation Complex, and they ran into a snowy field for a few more photos.
The reception was chalk full of life and so, SO much laughter. Such a perfect day to be a part of. It most definitely had the best parent speech from Jenna’s dad…who know he could rap?!
Best of luck you guys. We’re so happy we were there to document it for you.
Shauna & Gareth xox