I have known Laura since we were in high school. She has always been so vibrant and playful, and she loves to laugh. Even though she and Keith now live in Edmonton, and we don’t get to see each other very often any more, nothing has changed!
There is something about the red cliffs in PEI that just feeds the soul, and everywhere you look on the Island, there is lots of red dirt. We started the day with the gentlemen on the riverbank in Cardigan. Keith was really looking forward to surprising Laura with a cool fedora that found while shopping. It was a somewhat mischievous purchase, since he knew he was pushing his luck with her a little, but it turned out to be all good. (I thought it was awesome!)
The ladies were getting ready just across the water at Keith’s mother’s house. Laura has dutch ancestry, and she chose to honor that by wearing a bracelet with a tiny little china clog charm on it. She also wore a delicate necklace with a horseshoe on it. I think that was for equal parts luck, and equal parts because she loves horses so much. Her and Keith even had their engagement photos done in Alberta at a horse stable.
In the morning it poured rain for about 30 minutes and then, as if the sky knew it was time, the sun came out and beamed down on the two love birds for the rest of the afternoon. The ceremony was held on a point of land with a beautiful historic light house, called Point Prim. When Keith saw Laura for the first time, coming down the isle toward him and the rest of their lives together, he totally teared up. It was magical. However, she knew that if he started then she would start. This would lead to a chain reaction and everyone would be crying by the end, so she kept him laughing and smiling during the whole wedding ceremony. Afterward, we photographed some family and bridal party photos at the lighthouse, and then headed to the reception location at the Dundas Plowing Match fair grounds. The fair grounds are a wonderful place featuring pioneer agriculture… grassy fields, white wooden fences, big red barns, and no shortage of eye candy.
It was so wonderful spending the day with Laura and Keith and partying with them when our official duties as photographers were over. Laura was a bride’s maid in our wedding 10 years ago, and it totally brought back lots of good memories. Congratulations to you both, and welcome to the married club!