Oh, these two. This day. There are so many things to say.
When I first walked in on the morning of Claire and Adam’s Calgary NYE wedding, I walked into a room of calm, cheerful girls walking around giggling with one another as they got ready. Claire was moving from girl to girl, making sure they were all pleased with their hair, make-up, and outfits. In fact, I don’t recall one moment when Claire actually thought of herself. She was the most beautiful picture of selflessness, even on her wedding day. See if you can find the photo of her helping a bridesmaid do up her dress, with a toothbrush still in her mouth! It cracks me up every time.
One thing I love most about Claire is the way she intentionally connects with people. Throughout her wedding day, I saw her reach out and grasp people’s arms, hands, and backs and exchange a meaningful, loving glance with them that seemed to make time stand still. I have many, many images of her reaching out to the people she loves throughout this day and they are probably some of my favorite images of her. She is always looking outwards, and making sure everyone feels loved and cherished. It’s no wonder Adam stares at her the way he does, full of tenderness and love. Claire is the kind of woman every man dreams of, and Adam was the lucky winner of her heart. As much as I’m sure his Australian accent helped gain her attention, his character and deep respect for her is what made her stay.
As the girls got ready, the most magical, soft falling snow began to grace the porch outside the window. We all remarked on how remarkable the snowfall looked- it floated like you’d imagine it would in a disney movie. The snow continued to fall throughout the day, making for some magical, snowy images. I realize I’m using “magic” to describe this day a lot, but once you see these images, I think you’ll understand!
A huge thank you to the wonderful team of vendors that helped bring this day together!
Florals: Rhosyn Floral
Ceremony Venue: The Lantern Church
Reception Venue: The Commons
Hair and Make-up: Leah Murray at Illuminate