On Valentine’s Day this year Tara & Reg had a wonderfully intimate wedding at the Yellowhead Brewery! When I first met Tara and Reg I was struck by how organized she was and all the care an attention she has put into her decor and planning! A girl after my own heart! Reg has such a warm heart.
Michael shot this one, and here is what he had to say about Tara & Reg.
“Tara and Reg’s Valentine’s Day wedding was a wonderful combination of DIY and glamour at one of my favourite venues in Edmonton. The ceremony and reception were held at the Yellowhead Brewery in the heart of downtown.
Tara and Reg share a common passion for body building, Reg has some of the biggest arms that I have seen. He has a huge heart in his chest and he loves Tara very much. During the speeches at the reception it was often said how generous he is and how much he cares for Tara. Tara had a big smile the entire day and was wonderful to take photographs of. The whole day she couldn’t stop looking at Reg and smiling and giggling.
The brewery is just a couple of blocks away from Mercer Tavern where we went for the pictures of the couple.
I had a great time with you at your wedding Tara and Reg. You are a wonderful match and I wish you all of the best in the future.”
And here is the story from Tara about how they fell in love! They never intended their wedding to be themed around Valentine’s Day, but it seems they were destined to be in love =)
Reg basically stalked Tara on Facebook until he got some liquid courage to message her. He was surprised when they messaged back and forth for a bit, graduated to text, then he called her. Their
first Coffee Date was at Tim Hortons where they talked for much longer than anticipated and left Tara perplexed as he walked her to her car and literally stood there to ensure she got into her car safely. Tara was like, what the hell is he doing, not used to a gentleman’s behaviour being as such. He still does that to this day, opening the door and making sure she gets in safely. A true gentleman. They then had a gym date, the natural progression for these two gym rats, where they started to realize how much their paths had them so close in many of the previous years but had never intersected. Their first formal date was at Cheesecake Factory, first kiss in the parking lot and they have been together ever since.
Reg proposed to Tara by having her best friend invite them out for her husband’s bodybuilding “retirement dinner” at, oddly enough, the Cheesecake Factory. Perplexed when her family showed up with no one looking her in the eye or engaging her when then, he got down on one knee and popped the question.
I’m really excited for these two and it was a pleasure to work on their gorgeous wedding photos! Thanks to Michael’s second shooter Derek for working with him on this one!