One of our last weddings of the year was the super sweet semi-elopement of Kristin & Dave. When I met with them, I loved them instantly. I love Kristin’s quirky style and their easy way with each other. This was a wedding boiled down to its essentials: two people in love, making it official.
They planned a small wedding (just parents as witnesses) at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and we spent time prior to the wedding with a tea ceremony at Dave’s parents’ house, and photos around the Art Gallery.
While we were taking photos, one of the Art Gallery employees came up the stairs, and by the look on his face I thought that we were in trouble, or shooting somewhere we shouldn’t (even though we’ve worked in the Art Gallery many times before). He just looked utterly confused. I soon realized that he was a dear friend of Kristin & Dave’s, and had unwittingly stumbled across their elopement! He had no idea! It was really cool to watch the realization dawn across his face. (Thanks to Kristin’s mom for ducking out of the way for this shot).
Thanks to my awesome second shooter Christina for this sweet shot.
Kristin recently lost her dad, but he was still at the wedding – instead of a bouquet, Kristin carried her dad with her on her wedding day.
Love love love. I adore Kristin’s dress, sweater, shoes, her whole ensemble.
Dave had a custom suit made for the wedding.
The best part – even after having spent the morning together, these two were still emotional as they said their vows.
This gives you an idea of just how intimate the wedding was. The room at the Art Gallery was airy and bright.
We squeezed in a few last shots while the twilight was descending on downtown Edmonton. What’s really cool about the photo below is that you can see the room where Kristin & Dave said their vows just minutes before in the upper right corner. Our warm congratulations to Kristin & Dave, this was an awesome wedding to be a part of, and we wish you much happiness in your married life!