john and britt were married on the very last day of 2016… it was a spectacular way to close out the year as well as the season.
i was really excited to capture this wintery new year’s eve wedding for such a warm and lovely couple. we had a great session earlier in the year for their engagement and i already knew they could handle some chilly weather, so they were the perfect pair for this winter wonderland.
john and britt decided that they wanted to connect before the ceremony to help calm their nerves and emotions. they decided only to touch… not see one another before they walked down the aisle. they were both blindfolded and lead out into the snow just moments before the ceremony started. it was inspiring to witness their laughter and excitement as they reached for one another and held on, just for a moment.
it was fairly mild for the end of december… warm enough for these brave families to get outside for the formals and then to venture around the valley a bit for some bridal portraits. nothing says i love you and i’ve got your back like a happy bridal party in a snow storm.
one of my favourite moments was just as the snow really started to fall. britt and john were happy to jump out of the car for some dreamy portraits in their own personal bubble of newly wed love.
the day was filled with personal touches… flowers arranged by a talented aunt, beautiful rings designed and created by britt’s dad and awesome siblings and friends standing up in the bridal party. there were furry accessories from grandparents and a preciously stored handkerchief of britt’s grandma’s that covered something blue, borrowed and old. britt was stunning in her dress and john looked incredibly handsome. these two remind me of a couple from some old black and white movie with an epic love story.
john and britt, thank you for the honour of photographing this day for you. it was a beautiful and memorable one that will stay with me. i wish you a life together that is filled with laughter, love and precious moments.