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Luke + Laurelle's Wedding at St. Patrick's Church

Luke and Laurelle's Medicine Hat wedding was just a fairy tale! Their ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Patrick's Church where these two had the best wedding kiss ever captured (if we do say so ourselves). Very few couples attempt the dip and kiss; and even fewer provide the best angle for us photographers to catch the moment, as well as any guests reaction! Well done, Luke!

After we took a few photos with the couple and their family at the church, they took a well deserved break to ride around in the limo just the two of them while we spent time with the wedding party. This is the first time any couple has included "alone time" in their wedding schedule and IT IS BRILLIANT! Although it may cut into the time used for photographing portraits, more couples should consider making room for this as it may likely be your favourite part of your busy wedding day.

The father of the bride shared the most memorable speech at their Esplanade wedding reception. It had everyone in laughter and tears as he reminisced about protecting his baby girls from young suitors. He even brought out the baseball bat that he used to intimidate these young men. As part of his speech, he passed down this bat to his new son-in-law so he could protect his future grandchildren just the same. What a welcome to the family and start of their new life together!

One of our favourite behind the scenes shots at this wedding includes one of our favourite groomsmen... neither of us were blessed with height, so he helped out and Mitch jumped :)

Ceremony:  St. Patrick's Church
Reception:  Esplanade Lobby
Videographer:  Wandering Pines
Hair/MUA:  Bratt Pak
Caterer:  Big Eatz Little Feetz
Wedding Dress:  Beautiful Bride
Suits:  Labels for Men
Flowers:  Fresh Flowers
Decor: Ebel's Limo & Event Decor
Transportation:  California Dream Limo
Music DJ:  Chrome Entertainment

Alyssa + Josh's Medalta Wedding | Medicine Hat Wedding Photographers

This wedding was total DIY insanity! When we think about how many hours and the number of family and friends involved in pulling off this spectacular wedding day, we are just blown away. Everything was made just for Alyssa and Josh from the bouquets to the centre pieces and from the teal circle garland stretching across the Medalta Pottery Courtyard to the hanging mason jar lights in front of the pottery kiln - not to mention the unbelievable dessert buffet... oh my, the dessert buffet!

Alright, seriously... Can you ever have TOO much cake? With Alyssa and Josh's expansive dessert table, guests never had to make the tough decision of choosing just one. The buffet table was so long, we could not fit all of it in one photo. There were literally 4 different wedding cakes including one gluten free cake, cupcakes, cake push-pops, shortcake, cheesecake, fruit crisps, fruit pies, fruit skewers, fruit dipped in chocolate, dessert in cups, dessert in jars - even ice cream! All of it had been made and served by family.

With all of these personal touches, it was a very sentimental wedding. There was laughter and oh so many tears from both the bride and the groom. It started with a surprise gift from Alyssa that broke Josh down. Later, the father of the groom recited an emotional poem he had written that just about had all of the guests saying "Awww". Finally, Josh's speech to his lovely new wife at the end of the night had everyone in tears. It was a beautiful way to wrap-up a perfect day.

PS... we had the apple crisp :)