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.