Posted on Aug 26, 2014

“Today I’m marrying my forever dream girl!”

Over the years we have had the honour of capturing some pretty amazing wedding stories and we’ve spoken openly about how truly lucky we are to be there on the the biggest, most important day of people’s lives.  Weddings are about bringing together two families and uniting them as one, it’s the promise from one to another that you will love, honour, respect and protect each other and be there for each other through the good times and the bad.  As I listened to the vows that Krista and Mike said to one another it resonated with me and each of their guests  – on this, their wedding day – a day planned in just 3 short weeks by Krista herself, it truly was about lifting each other up and supporting each other during the toughest of times.

Krista learned just 40 minutes before the ceremony was to start that her dad wasn’t going to be able to attend the wedding as he had just been admitted to hospital.  She was overcome with emotion.  Her brothers and mom rallied around her to make sure that her dream wedding would still take place.  I knew that for every bride, and every couple, their wedding day goes by so quickly and that they barely remember any of the significant moments because the emotions, anxiety, excitement of everything going on really limits the memory from retaining too many of the important details.  I knew, looking at Krista in those moments before she slipped into her gorgeous gown that her mind was only on her dad and that we simply had to capture the audio from their marriage vows and as many moments from the day in photographs so that she could share their wedding story with her dad and relive the moments, show him all the beautiful details she had planned so that her efforts were so very worth it.

After the lunch reception at the beautiful Cambridge Mill we all headed to Mike’s sister’s farm.  What a photography dreamworld it was!  Krista climbed up on a gorgeous horse for some bridal portraits, together she and Mike lied in tall grasses, canoed around a quaint pond and climbed hills of wild flowers… their photographs are simply stunning!

Today Krista and Mike came over to watch their slideshow and were overwhelmed with emotion watching and listening … a day that unfolded just 48 hours earlier was re-lived and can now be shared with her dad and all of their family and friends… forever!   I’m so glad they are allowing us to post their slideshow here… it’s definitely one of my favourite weddings of all time.  xo

Krista + Mike | Cambridge Mill | Wedding Slideshow from Love Madly on Vimeo.