Emma & Travis | Stunning Elopement in Positano, Italy

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How do you plan a wedding with someone you have been with for a decade? You remember that it's always been you two all along and you take an adventure.

Emma and Travis decided to take their vows and travel to Italy, to the most beautiful little coastal town called Positano. With home far away, they held each others hands as they read their personal vows on a terrace over-looking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the sun-kissed mountain as the sun began to set. The only on-lookers were Landon and I, an honour I can never truly put in to words. 

I dreamt of days like this. Where I could travel with an amazing couple to a far-off location that I never would have chosen to explore. I not only got to photograph such an epically important piece of their love story but I also got to hang out with them in one of the most beautiful cities I have ever laid eyes on, eat incredible cuisine, drink fresh bellinis and wine in a juice box with a couple who have such zest for life. They make friends everywhere they go and I guarantee you that Travis, as he leaves, will hug whoever is in the vicinity to show appreciation. I left Positano with beautiful images but also a friendship I greatly appreciate. 

When Travis got down on bended knee and asked "Are we going to do this thing or what?" they made the commitment to do the other decades as husband and wife. Emma's favourite part of Travis's vows was the promise of always putting them together first, to do things as a partnership, equals, to make decisions that felt right for them and their family. Travis's favourite vows were the ones where Emma mentions her mother Vivienne, who passed away when she was a young girl, who she knew would be so proud of the man she was going to marry and that she would have truly loved him as her own son. They shared tears and laughter, drank a lot of champagne, and ate all sorts of amazing food and it was perfect. They even danced on a rooftop, under the stars, before dinner. It was actual perfection.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Dwinnel! I hope you are loving your epic honeymoon! (Capri, Spain, and France!) Can't wait to see you when you get back! xo


VENDORS

Second Shooter / / Landon Anholt
Ceremony / / Villa Magia
Officiant / / Rosa
Dress Boutique / / Pearl & Dot
Tux / /  Simons


September 16, 2017

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Emma & Trav got ready in the same room but Trav waited outside for the First Look for the final unveiling of her in her gorgeous Pearl & Dot dress. 

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Mr & Mrs Dwinnel! 

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Michelle & Ben | Beautiful Autumn Wedding | Valley Ridge Golf Course

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Michelle & Ben both swiped right. That's right, they are a tinder success story! After their first date (phil & seb and a 3 hour walk around mission) Ben said he went home and just knew that he met his wife. They instantly became best friends, they easily laugh together and have even developed their own little language (as it seems whenever I am around them lol.) It was a short 8 months later when Ben proposed. It was just right. Since then they moved in to a new home and welcomed an adorable puppy in to their little family all while planning a wedding! 

When I met them (which I think was almost 2 years ago!) I instantly adored them. They are so light-hearted, love on each other hard but most importantly have a friendship that feels so steady. They don't just love each other, they also really like each other.

On their Wedding day, September 9th, Michelle & Ben had their first look on the bridge in Rideau Park where they had that first date, they wanted to see each other for the first time on their wedding day exactly where it all began. But my favourite part of the day was when, after speeches, we peeled away from everyone in to the garden at sunset. You can hear the clammering of glasses and their guests talking to each other when I asked Michelle & Ben if they felt different; they both shared this over-whelming wave of emotion and feeling after the announcement of them being husband and wife. They felt different. They felt amazing. It gave me goosebumps. I cant wait for that feeling! 


I'm so lucky that these two found me so early on and that I got to know them over these years. When it came to the end of the night, I was so sad. It's amazing how close I feel to my couples and I just know that this isn't the end for Ben, Michelle and I. 

Congratulations again you two! So glad that you found each other and can't wait to have a drink with you  guys as two married couples! ;) 


 


Vendors

Second Shooter / / Landon Anholt
Ceremony / / Valley Ridge Golf Course
Reception / / Valley Ridge Hall
Florals / / Pretty Petals
Cake / / Classy Cakes & Cookies
Hair & MUA / / Red Bloom Salon
Dress Boutique / / Novia Mia Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer / / Essence of Australia
Suits / /  Ted Baker
DJ / / Dance! Shout! Productions


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September 09, 2017

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Ben & Michelle's first look was where they had their first date! Rideau Park.

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Valley Ridge Golf Course

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Reception was held in the Valley Ridge Hall

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We peeled away from the reception to just take a quiet moment in the garden. Michelle & Ben shared with me how after the announcement of being husband and wife it was like a wave of emotion. They were changed. 

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Mr & Mrs Thorgeirsen! 

Stacy & Nick | Autumn Wedding in Lake Louise, Alberta

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Stacy & Nick met at a mutual friends birthday party. Nick was instantly taken with Stacy, she's beautiful, but after talking with her he knew she was so much more; compassionate, strong, and smart. After the party he got the courage to text her to ask if she wanted to join him and some friends to see a movie, Spider Man. When Stacy showed up and saw Nick all alone she asked, "where's your friends?" Nick, being the funny big-hearted man that he is said "I have no friends." Haha! This was his sneaky way to get her to go on a date with him and it worked! 

Stacy has a jam-packed schedule trying to work at the lab, volunteer, and earn her two doctorates so Nick had a challenge of trying to find the right time to propose to her. He chatted with her mom Judy and managed to sneak in to her home early one morning while Stacy was still sleeping. Stacy holds her sleep pretty near and dear to her heart with her schedule so she doesn't like to be woken up but it was the only time he had. Nick proposed to Stacy 10 minutes before her alarm where she said, "If I say yes, will you let me go back to sleep?" And she did! And she did go to sleep haha. Nick ended up proposing a second time while she was awake at another moment on a hill even though she already said yes. Nick is a romantic, "the communicator," and absolutely adores making Stacy smile. 

These two have such a dynamic energy between them that is truly unique to their relationship. They equally love debates, their hairless cat Aristotle, and being goofy and silly with one another. They're both light-hearted, quick to laugh, and just really really really enjoy each others company, its beautiful. 

This past weekend they married in front of friends and family in a very special place, Lake Louise. Lake Louise holds a lot of memories for both Stacy and Nick so it was the perfect place to start their journey as husband and wife.

Congratulations again you two! Enjoy your time in Greece and thank you for having me be a part of your day! I have never laughed so hard and cried so hard within just minutes of each other. It was a true joy and both your families just got that much richer with you two bringing them together as one. To Mr & Mrs De Lima or soon-to-be Dr. Dr. De Lima! xo


VENDORS

Second Shooter / / Landon Anholt
Ceremony / / Northface Bistro, Lake Louise Ski Resort
Officiant / / Rob White
Reception / / Sitzmark, Lake Louise Ski Resort
Florals / / F2 Floral Fashion
Cake / /  Cake Creations Canmore
Hair & MUA / / Erica Vincent
Dress Boutique / / Ethos Bridal
Suits / /  Hugo Boss
DJ / /  DJ Ben


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September 02, 2017

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