I was so excited when my brother’s good friends Andrew & Kyla asked me to photograph their Canmore wedding.
Two awesome people, a love story ten years in the making, and the gorgeous rocky mountains? What could be better??
Still, I had no idea how great this day was going to be. Kyla put so much thought and work into the details, everything from the macaroon jewelry boxes to the S’more favours to the luxury car theme seating chart was amazing.
And, when the bride & groom have been together since they were teenagers, their circle of family & friends are a tight knit group, with a rich history and plenty of memories to share. There were more happy tears shed at this wedding than I’ve ever seen.
…also, more stories about poop than I’ve ever heard, but we won’t get into that.
Among the highlights of the night was Andrew’s sister, who not only rocked as MC but had some awesome stories, and a speech that sums up Kyla & Andrew’s love story. Here’s a little excerpt:
“…today I am especially happy to finally be able to call myself the bride’s little sister too. I have had the great pleasure of seeing Kyla & Andrew fall in love and grow together since they met nearly ten years ago, something I’m truly thankful for.
Now since I was so young and very easily influenced when the two started dating, I very quickly fell under the impression that to be truly happy and in love like Andrew and Kyla, I had to BE Andrew & Kyla… I had to date an engineer who loved mountain biking and fast cars and I had to be a business student and an incredible baseball player and an Oilers Octane girl… You can imagine my father’s consternation when at 13 years old I announced that I needed a wiener dog because HOW ELSE WAS I EVER GOING TO FIND TRUE LOVE??
After a few years and just a little bit of maturing, I came to realize that Andrew and Kyla were not a textbook, step-by-step guide of how to be in love. However, they are a beautiful example of deep and blissful true love. Thank you for being the most amazing role models a teenager could have ever hoped for. I love you so much!”
Congratulations you two, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day ( :
Ceremony music – MUSIC MOSAIC, Canmore, AB
You can check out Kyla & Andrew’s engagement photos (with the famous true-love-wiener-dog) here