I first met Cassie & John at Starbucks last fall when they were first starting to plan their wedding. Cassie is an elementary school teacher, so I knew she'd be great to work with. Her and John met about 10 years ago at Hudsons on Whyte Ave through mutual friends. The rest is history! 

They share a love of sports and being with their family and friends. Since they've been together for so many years, I could really sense a true friendship between them and a shared love for one another. 

On the morning of the wedding, I checked the forecast for Edmonton, and it was forecasted to be about 30 degrees that day! My challenge that day would be the bright sun, but also a very big advantage for lighting too.

The wedding day started for the bride and bridesmaids at Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel where they were having their hair and make up done by Mint Beauty Boutique. Everyone was casual and relaxed, enjoying some orange juice and coffees. The light in the room was bright and soft. Cassie's gorgeous jewelry from Birks was laid out on the bed and her dress was hanging in the window frame. 

John and his groomsmen were waiting at the OTS Centennial Park when I arrived, just a half hour before the ceremony. They were putting on their ties and boutonnieres. 

Cassie's dad didn't want to see her until she was walking down the aisle, and boy did that surprise not disappoint. Everyone there got goosebumps watching this special moment! 

After the ceremony, we proceeded to the University of Alberta campus to take the wedding party photos. Thank you to all of you for being so chill and patient as we walked around campus. 

The 30 degree weather made the easy decision for us to grab an ice cream on the way there. So the limo stopped and out we went to get ice cream!

The reception back at OTS Centennial was a fun night of laughter, heartfelt speeches, and glass clinking, not to mention a delicious dinner. John and Cassie's wedding was truly one of the most relaxed weddings I've been to. I enjoyed being a part of it! 

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Vendor List:

Bride/Bridesmaids dresses - David's Bridal

Groom/Groomsmen suits - Moore's

Officiant - Alexis Reiter

Hairstyle and make up - Mint Beauty Boutique

Flowers - The Wild Orchid

Rings - Birks

DJ - Unique Sound

Wedding Cake - Triple L Cakes

Caterer - Mercers Catering

Venue - OTS Centennial Park, Edmonton AB