I have written and re-written this blog post in my head a bazillion times. There are so many incredible and unique details, stories, and moments from this wedding. The carnival theme, the colours and the atmosphere provided a cornucopia of things to photograph; being a photographer at this wedding was a bit like being Templeton at the fair, there was a veritable smorgasbord of delights to feast one’s photographic eye on.
Jenna and Alex’s wedding was one of my all time favorites not just because of the bright colors, the lawn games, the popcorn machine, the fresh mini doughnuts, the parasols, the candy, the fantastic bouquets or the yummy evening light, but because of the two people for whom the celebration was all about.
This was not Jenna and Alex’s first foray down the aisle to become man and wife. They had promised their hearts to each other fifteen years before. As teens, both of these home grown atlantic canadians had sought to expand their academic horizons by travelling to Manitoba to attend Shad Valley or what they affectionately deem “geek camp.” While attending said camp, they found each other and it seems they couldn’t spend enough time during the day with each other they had to supplement their visits after curfew. After one such visit, they were caught by a counsellor and their punishment was that they would have to marry one another. And so, with a wedding procession, tinfoil rings and stellar vows, their hearts were joined. Fifteen years later, the same vows were spoken; Alex promised to cherish Jenna’s love and to always recycle, Jenna promised to never take the last cookie and to greet Alex with a smile every day. These two are perfect for one another and absolutely still in love after all of this time. Nearing the end of the reception, I was standing off to the side packing up gear and Alex was beside me looking at his wife, and he said in a cute moment of pride “that is one good looking lady.”
Thanks for being so much fun and so in love Jenna and Alex; your wedding was an absolute blast!
p.s. to my blog faithfuls- a few details to watch out for:
Jenna’s bouquet was made from vintage and new broaches, jewelry and other nuggets of shiny and meaningful pieces that were sent in from friends, family from all across Canada and different parts of the world. This lovely bouquet and keepsake was made by the bride, and you can find out about each piece of “her handful of memories” by stopping by Jenna’s blog at http://mybridalbouquet.wordpress.com/
The amazing and tasty cake was made by Karen Siliker who owns and operates the Cake Box here in Moncton.
Jenna and Alex’s rings have each other’s fingerprints engraved/marked on them to symbolize the mark they have made on each other’s life.
There are so many other details that I could have mentioned or shown, but I am going to stop typing now so you can start scrolling, enjoy the fun that was Jenna and Alex’s day!
Love this shot because they’re super cute and you can see the big top reception tent in the background.