It seems like forever when I met Julie and Howard for the first time. They came to me looking a Calgary wedding photographer who was as excited for their wedding as they were. Their wedding took place on October 10th, 2010 here in Calgary. A 10.10.10. wedding! This date happens once every 100 years and on this day, it would be Julie and Howard’s big day.
The day started at Julie & Howard’s home in NW Calgary. Of course only Julie and her girls were there getting ready. Soon after all the girls got ready, Howard and his crew had arrived to the house for the tea ceremony. In true Chinese fashion, the girls didn’t make it easy for Howard to come see his bride. The first thing the bridesmaids made Howard and the boys do, was eat gummi worms of panties that Howard was wearing. Yes, that last sentence would be useless without photos, so look below! They weren’t done after that as they also made the boys spin themselves to dizziness while placing an egg in a bucket without breaking it. And if that was bad enough, nothing was worst than having to eat marshmallows filled with sriracha hot sauce. Oh man, pure torture for these boys. Some of the worst I have ever witnessed. Once the girls were done having fun with the guys, they let them in. But before Howard could see his bride, he had to sign an “agreement” that drew many laughs.
Howard finally was able to get Julie, who was hiding upstairs, patiently waiting for her groom. We all went back downstairs and started the tea ceremony and immediately after that it was ceremony time at the Valley Ridge Golf Course in NW Calgary. After the ceremony, we stayed and shot a few photos of the bridal party and of course J&H. Valley Ridge Golf Course is situated in the Bow River valley, which is a beautiful natural area. There was lots of yellow leaves on the trees and we had a spectacular fall setting to play with. Once we wrapped up there I took Julie and Howard to downtown Calgary to finish our wedding photography.
Congrats Julie & Howard! Your wedding was full of energy and the negotiation to see Julie in the morning was something I will always remember! You guys really worked the camera for us and you both looked amazing in front of our cameras. I am very happy and proud you both love your wedding photos so much and invested in us.
Another thanks goes to my friend Bao who helped me, last minute, with this wedding. Thanks for having my back.