It all started with a milk crate. When Mike and Vanessa first met, they really didn’t like each other much, in fact not at all. They worked together at a local Edmonton restaurant and for both of them, having to work together felt like torture. It wasn’t until years later that they reconnected and their love story began, or perhaps it already had and they didn’t even know.
Their Royal Glenora wedding started at the Matrix Hotel here in Edmonton followed by their first look. Mike’s reaction was one of the sweetest and most genuine I’ve ever photographed and the look on his face said just that. In that moment, I don’t think either of them could have been more excited to get married.
We ventured around the University of Alberta campus as the dark skies started looming and the began thunder rolling in. Thankfully Mother Nature held off just long enough for us to finish photos of just the two of them and on the way to the ceremony, the skies opened. With rain continuing the majority of the day, to say we were beyond thankful they decided on a first look would have been subtle.
We spent the rest of the day at the Royal Glenora celebrating their handwritten vows to each other, first moments as husband and wife, and toasting to all things Mike and Vanessa. As not only clients, but first as some of my first friends here in Edmonton this wedding will always hold a special place in my heart.
Mike and Vanessa, thank you for being such genuine and thoughtful people. You have a way of making others feel incredibly welcome, especially during some of my first few months here in Edmonton. You made me realize what is possible and shared my talent with such praise. For that, I will be forever thankful. Being your wedding photographer was something I couldn’t have been more proud to be.
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“Philip Phillips – Home”
ROYAL GLENORA WEDDING
Venue + Catering: Royal Glenora Club
Officiant: Noel Wadson
Invitations: Candace Brodhagen (freelance graphic designer)
Florist: Flowers by Aileen
Rings: Engagement – Peoples Vera Wang / Wedding – Paris Jewelers
Pies: Meaghan Ross (friend of Vanessa)
Wedding Dress Designer: Tara Keely
Bridal/Dress Store: Novelle Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Moores
Signage: Alixandra Jade Designs
DJ: Rebel Entertainment
Rentals : Special Event Rentals
Photographer: Tracey Jazmin, Edmonton Wedding Photographer
Second Photographer: Lindsay Guerette