This wedding is an extra special one for me. Hilary and I became pregnant with our first children around the same time- and pregnancy, childbirth, and raising babies has brought us close together. I’ve known Hilary for years, hiked many mountains with her, and now am learning what it means to be a mother with her. Capturing her wedding day was a grand honor.
This was my first wedding away from my own baby, so it was nice to have Hilary’s little babe along for me to snuggle whenever I needed. It was very special watching Charlie see her parents get married. However, the real tear-jerker moment was when the groom brought his baby girl out during the father-daughter dance and made the entire room collectively sigh “awwww” and reach for the tissues. It wasn’t the only time the day had a few tears- Hilary and Greg chose a beautiful tribute to Greg’s late mother, who passed away a few months earlier. It was a focal point throughout the reception and many reminisced on the wonderful memories they have of her. During the ceremony (which was clouded and moody), the sun burst forth during the exchanging of the rings, and everyone agreed that it seemed to be a sign that Greg’s mom was watching over the ceremony and sending her own little blessing.
Knowing Hilary and Greg well, it’s easy to see how the beautiful life and family they’ve built is only going to continue to grow and bless them as they grow old together. Lucky for me, my part in their story doesn’t stop at their wedding day.
Florals: Kaye Fleur
Venue: Fraser River Lodge
Officiant: Young, Hip, and Married