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Angela & Ryan – Matrix Wedding

Angela & Ryan – Matrix Wedding
August 6, 2014 Haley Shandro

Angela & Ryan are just plain awesome.  They’re both classy and sophisticated, but certainly know how to have a good time. Their bridal party is like a close-knit family, and from the sounds of it can be found at Angela & Ryan’s on any given weekend watching football.  We started off the day with a small traditional Chinese tea ceremony at Angela & Ryan’s home. The team at Elegant Touches helped them to put on a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Matrix Hotel downtown.  The bride’s friend Amy did ALL the girls’ hair and makeup (they looked amazing!), and florals are by Laurel’s.

 

I’m going to open up a little bit here – there was a portion of the wedding that I was dreading.  Angela’s mom passed away last spring, and they scheduled some time during the day to visit her grave.  I completely understand why, and I think it’s a fantastic way to incorporate Angela’s mom into the wedding, but I was worried about how I would handle it, having lost my own father almost 5 years ago.  I tried to keep it together, after all this moment was about Angela and her mom, and not about me and my dad. In the end I just let the tears pour down my face as I was shooting.  They’re welling up now as I’m writing this.  Grief over the loss of a parent is something that has connected me to a few of my clients and friends, and I feel absolutely honoured to have been a part of the ceremony with Angela’s mom.  Going to the cemetery was important, and I hope our photos will serve as a reminder of how much Angela’s mom was missed, loved, and thought of on their wedding day.  Very special thanks to Angela & Ryan for their understanding (and hugs) as I struggled a little bit at that moment, and to Sam for helping me along the way.

 

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The groomsmen and MC’s wrote and performed an incredible rendition of Iggy Azalea’s Fancy dedicated to Ryan and Angela (mostly making fun of Ryan though).  We’re NOT videographers, but Sam recorded the whole thing and you can see it here (seriously impressive guys!)

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Behind the scenes! Wall squats!

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Comments (2)

  1. Rajendra 3 years ago

    Expressions well captured…

  2. Kendra 3 years ago

    Okay this is beautiful, but Im not gonna lie, I was sorta hopeful this was going to be matrix themed. >.< heh heh

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