Alyssa and Richard's wedding was steeped in tradition - Alyssa even walked down the aisle with sixpence in her shoe for good luck. Their wedding planning started early - nearly 2 years before the big day! They wanted to make sure that they were able to get married at St. Joseph's Basilica,which we were told is quite a process.
After a morning of pampering and primping (and of course incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue) we headed to the gorgeous St. Joseph's Basilica for their one hour catholic ceremony. The architecture and beauty of this venue is astounding and we felt very humbled to be able to capture Alyssa and Richard's vows at such a historic site.
After the ceremony we ventured to Louise McKinney Park for bridal portraits. We were briefly interrupted by a curious coyote hunting for their dinner. He came right up to me while I was capturing bridal portraits of the bridesmaids. We were quite shocked at how brave he was!
The night finished off with the reception at Mirage Banquet Hall. Alyssa had done a ton of work and created a beautiful candy table spread with a Harry Potter theme. The tables were decorated with comics and their favorite super hero figures. They donated the left over party favors to the Stollery as they wonderful team there had saved Richard's life when he was a young boy.
Alyssa's favorite Disney movie is Sleeping Beauty and their gorgeous cake, made by Cake Couture, was inspired by the movie, complete with Aurora + Prince Phillip cake toppers.
Congratulations Alyssa & Richard - we were so thrilled to be a part of your special day!! We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, and magic!
Hair - Cutting Edge Salon
Make up - IMH Studios
Cake - Cake Couture
Wedding Dress - Kleinfeld's NYC
Flowers - Funky Petals Sherwood Park
Kilt - Scottish Imports Edmonton
Ceremony - St. Joseph's Basilica
Reception Venue - Mirage Banquet Hall