July 19, 2013

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Ashley and Matt got married at Fort Whyte – a beautiful marsh on the outskirts of Winnipeg – surrounded by close friends and family. It was a gorgeous setting, a beautiful hot summer day and I saw nothing but smiles and good moods all day long from everyone! We started the photos at Freshair Boutique where the girls were already having too much fun… meanwhile my second photographer Duncan was over at the guys’ house taking photos of the guys getting ready but also playing a game of giant jenga (why not?). We then met up at the gorgeous River Gate Inn on the Assiniboine River where we took more photos of the girls getting ready, followed by a first look with Ashley and Matt. The day continued on with more photos in the Exchange District and then off to Fort Whyte for family photos and their beautiful wedding ceremony by the water. The setting couldn’t be better (except for the aggressive mosquitoes!!) and everything came together so perfectly for their wedding day!

The highlight was seeing their adorable little daughter being a part of the wedding ceremony – there were a few planned parts, but lots of impromptu parts – such as her being held by her grandfather (also the officiator) as she held the microphone for her parents who were exchanging personal vows with each other. A-DO-RA-BLE! Melted my heart.

These guys and their wedding party definitely know how to have fun, enjoy every moment and appreciate the good things in life. It was a huge honour being able to photograph their wedding day after having done so many other great shoots for them in the past. Ashley and Matt are made for each other – and no, I’m not just being cliché – it really is true. I can’t imagine one without the other, and seeing their daughter Isla with them just completes the package to a tee. I couldn’t be happier for them and I certainly look forward to many more photo shoots with them in the future. Congratulations you two!!

PS: doesn’t Matt remind you of Tom Cruise?? Look-alike, I think!

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