Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Vacation: A Beautiful Day

Elizabeth did a beautiful job playing!

Trying not to be nervous ;)

The sweetest flower girls! They are so cute :D

It was wonderful hearing Mrs. G sing again! Beth walked down to her singing "O Glorious Love Is This" was just beautiful :D

What a gorgeous Bride!

With Grandpa Unger

Putting on the rings!

The KISS!! Awww...

Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Matter!!

All the Swiss folks sang some songs in German and did an amazing job! It was a privilege to meet them and have them in Canada.

Love these two, and miss them already! Looking forward to visits from them, and having a chance to go to EUROPE!!  :D

Ok, so these are blurry because I was an unprepared photographer :( My flash wasn't working, but hope you don't mind :D

They released these balloons which were tagged with their address in Switzerland. If you find a balloon/tag and mail them a get Swiss CHOCOLATE!!! I'm hoping on lands in Alberta {although, I'm pretty sure the wind was blowing the wrong way ;)}

It was a beautiful day, a gorgeous couple, and lots of love to them as they start a new life and adventure in Switzerland!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Vacation: Wedding {Rehearsal and First Look}

These ones are of the rehearsal and "First Look" {story to that down below}.

They did a walk-through twice, and I filmed a little bit the second time--if I can figure out how to post that, I will because there were some really sweet moments.

Jake and Ema did a great job on the song, Here is Love.

Beth's dress was simple, but beautiful and the pin added the perfect amount of sparkle.

One of my favourite pictures of Beth and her maid of honour, Debbie.

Back to the dress...

The morning of the wedding, Beth, Debbie, Kellie and I headed to Fanshawe around 12:30 or so. The photographer was to meet them there at 1:30, and Kellie and I were going to set up the tables outside the barn. Once we got onto the grounds, we stopped to put up signs to the wedding:

I really wish I had taken pictures of the other ones--they had super cute sayings :D

Anyway, after Kellie and I had finished setting up for the reception, we decided to walk around the park and visit the different areas. I had gone there several times as a student and there were lots of memories.

We started on the tour, and as we walked up to the school house, I caught a glimpse of Josh through the trees and he had the blind fold on.

We didn't want to intrude, so we went into the school house, all the while stealing glances to see how everything was going to play out.

Once we left the school house, we came up to a clearing and we had a perfect, we decided to be "paparazzi" and crash the shoot ;)

On her way to surprise her man!

Waiting patiently...

Awww... can have the ribbon :P

They're such a beautiful couple!

After this shot, Kellie said, "Uh, Elsa? Are you going to be in their photos??" Ha! I was so focused on Josh and Beth, I hadn't noticed their photographer moving closer to them :D

Maid of honour, and best man! I loved their outfits.

Heading to another part of the grounds...

Pretty sure they had seen the huge balloons!