This wedding was pure Canadiana, from the mukluks and hockey sticks to Riley being an RCMP officer. The winter backdrop suited it perfectly. :) Since they are stationed in another province, Melissa and Riley had the tough task of planning a wedding from out of town but they did an amazing job and the day could not have gone better.
Our day started off with everyone getting ready at the Viscount Gort, which all happened pretty quickly considering Melissa had to get their twin children ready as well. :) Both kids had adorable outfits – their little guy had a matching uniform to his dad’s. The flowers were perfect for their wedding theme and Academy florist did a superb job. Melissa looked stunning and the epitome of a winter bride.
The ceremony was at the Millennium Centre, giving it a very grand feel. It really is a beautiful background for any ceremony. Everyone was glued to the aisle when the kids and Melissa came down. After the ceremony we had time for some family pictures and I loved the very sweet moment when Melissa was blowing bubbles for the kids. Once the family photographs were done I had the chance to take the wedding party to a number of different spots in the building. I will always love that room with the mahogany walls!
The weather was perfect this day and everyone was more than happy to make the most of it. What better place to go on a winter day than the Forks? Some of my my favourite images from the day were captured here. The wedding party had fun running around on the ice and then we took one of the most Canadian shots of all time: a mountie playing hockey with his wife. :) We also captured some wonderful moments at the Legislative Building.
Their reception was back at the Viscount Gort. The kids had a quick rest in the afternoon so they were ready to party that night – I love the shots of them joining in on the couple’s first dance. The night flew by and everyone had a wonderful time.
Melissa and Riley, thanks for allowing me to capture your special day!