As you can see from the picture below, it was Vanesa & Wayne’sÂ big day on September 1st!Â The long drive up northÂ to Waskatenau, Alberta took us throughÂ some breathtaking countryside.Â The wholeÂ drive we were passing by harvested wheat fields and hoping that we came across one near the wedding that was still intact for photos.Â As you’ll see, weÂ got lucky.Â
Vanesa applies the final touches to her makeup before the ceremony.
The ceremony felt very intimate, held in a relative’s acreage yard.Â Hundreds of guests attended!
Vanesa and Wayne shared a loooooong first kiss….
This little guy was our cutest ring bearer yet!Â We loved the top hat.
Vanesa was a stunning bride, and was a natural at posing.Â
We lost a couple of groomsmen before the group shots, but they turned up in the nick of time.
The ceremony was just across the road from a huge wheat field that wasn’t harvested yet.Â Here’s me setting up some shots of the gorgeous couple in the wheat field…..
…and here’s the resulting photo.Â Nothing beats big Alberta skies and golden fields of wheat.Â It makes our job easier when we get to work with such amazing backdrops!
The wheat was so long, it’s hard to tell how high they were all really jumping!Â It was also high enough to remind me not to wear a skirt in a wheat field again.Â It’s hard wading through a field with wheat poking under your skirt!
A groomsman and Vanesa, hamming it up.
So this next one takes a bit of explanation.Â I’ll start by saying that the groomsmen were <ahem> slightly rowdy.Â Fun rowdy, but still rowdy.Â This shot pretty much epitomizes how they were during the shoot.Â This was all their own idea, I can’t take any credit for posing them.Â I’ve censored out the shot where the groom pushed one of the groomsmen and they fell like dominoes, trousers around ankles!
We were really looking forward to working with Vanesa and Wayne, because we knew we’d be able to get beautiful portraits of Vanesa, like this one:
Vanesa’s mom pulled out the combine for the big day.
The couple had by far my favourite wedding favour to date.Â The piece of paper contains seeds of wildflowers, and on the back are instructions for growing them.Â I’m really looking forward to planting mine next year!
Determined not to cry, of course Vanesa cried like mad during the reception.Â The highlight of the evening was a suprise phone call from a close friend currently living in Venzuela.
Thank you, Vanesa and Wayne, for inviting Michael and I to join you on your wedding day.Â We had a fantastic time.Â Enjoy!