Laura & Mike are one of those couples when you first meet them and you say to yourself, “yup… these 2 totally meant for each other”. ¬†I remember Laura emailing me for the first time and telling me about her wedding plans. ¬†The most interesting thing was the location of her and Mike’s wedding. ¬†It is a place where her and her family used to always go to for family trips. ¬†She said that I probably haven’t of heard this place called Waskesiu Lake in northern Saskatchewan. ¬†Well, I actually had. ¬†As a matter of fact, I have only been to SK twice before in my whole life and both times it was to go to Waskesiu Lake. ¬†So, I was thrilled at the possibly of going back to a place I never thought I would go back to. ¬†Especially to shoot a wedding for a bride who had sentimental reason for getting married there.
When Ryan and I arrived in Waskesiu, we were excited at the natural beauty of this little resort town. ¬†We thought, wow, they sure made it easy for us! ¬†On the day of the wedding, we were ready to rock. ¬†The prep took place in cabins close to each other and Laura had chosen an outdoor area right by the lake for the ceremony. ¬†The “aisle” was a nice long path nestled between trees and shrubs. ¬†We had decided before hand that we would shoot on the pier and breakwater. ¬†I was the perfect location ¬†to get some shots at the most famous landmark in Waskesiu Lake.
The wedding was intimate considering there was a decent turnout. ¬†Most of the guests were from Calgary of course and the best part was, they all liked to party! ¬†The MC was quite funny, speeches were excellent and Laura and her brother performed one of my all time favorite Eric Clapton hits, If I Could Change the World. ¬†After dinner, there was lots of dancing and lots of drinking!
Congrats Laura & Mike! ¬†Ryan and I had a GREAT time covering your wedding. ¬†It was such a huge pleasure to get to know everyone in your family and most of your friends. ¬†We will never forget all the great people we met.