Lyle and Amanda are the kind of people you want to surround yourself with. When we first shot their engagements in 2008, we instantly saw that these two love and laugh equally freely. And, this love and laughter was definitely flowing on their wedding day!
The girls started the morning off at Avanti Hair Salon, and then we headed over to the couple’s condo for some laid-back fun playing video games as we waited for the clock to tick. The boys, meanwhile, started out at Lyle’s parent’s farm, just outside Edmonton, and narrowly avoided Edmonton’s infamous summer construction blockades to get to the Grace Lutheran Church on time. Thanks to Julie, from River City Limousine, for speeding the bridal party along to all their locations that day!
Our first stop was the Royal Alberta Museum, where we did some quick family photos, but also where we slowed it down for some classic and stunning formals. Wrapping up the photos, and wrangling the party, we all trekked down to Whyte Avenue to invade Obyrne’s Irish Pub – where the pub workers were kind enough to give us the entire top floor for photos and fun!
Last, but not least, we made our way to the Ukranian Youth Unity Complex for the reception – Ukrainian welcomes of vodka shots, fresh bread and salt included! There, the bridal party polka’d the night away with the live music of Millenia, and as the 300 guests clamored around this couple to give their well-wishes, we saw that Lyle and Amanda were indeed people that everyone loved back just as freely.
All the best to you two; we hope you like the photos! Take a look at a sneak peek below:
We just love the Korovai!
Thanks again to our assistant Aadil:
His capture of their reaction from a just taken photo: