Al Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographer
Have you ever had one of those days where you went to bed smiling because you’re re-living all the the fun you had that day? That was me after Dan & Bonnie’s wedding. Every single thing was so amazing.
First off, when I arrived at Bonnie’s house to photograph the girls getting ready, they were watching How to lose a guy in 10 days. I’ve probably seen that movie about 20 times by now and it still makes me laugh. Then, we got to shoot hair and makeup shots in Bonnie’s incredible home hair studio that was flooded with gorgeous light that made her blue eyes sparkle. Her mom helped her into her blush bridal gown and her FABULOUS sparkly gold Jimmy Choos, and we made our way to the Al Azhar Shrine for the ceremony.
The guys looked so dapper in their ties and suspenders. Dan’s smile made everybody cry as he watched Bonnie walk down the aisle towards him at the Al Azhar Shrine. Their love for one another radiated as they pledged their lifelong devotion to one another.
We had such a fun time at Baker Park taking photos with the bridal party and throwing leaves around. They all looked stunning in the marsala colour that Bonnie chose. It went perfectly with the yellows and greens of the warm fall day. Those colours also looked so elegant and sophisticated in the reception hall at Al Azhar. After what was probably the most incredible roast beef and yorkshire pudding I’ve ever eaten, it was time for the speeches. There were tears of joy and tears of laughter, as family and friends recounted memories of Dan & Bonnie’s childhood years. I love hearing these kinds of stories and imagining what the bride and groom were like as children. And it sounds like Dan was quite the character when he was younger.
Dan & Bonnie – you two are such a pleasure to work with. I have enjoyed getting to know you both this year, and meeting your families was an absolute privilege. I wish you an AMAZING honeymoon in Disneyworld and if you could somehow bring me back a Dole Whip I’d be eternally grateful!! Much love – Carlin
This photo is one of my all time favourite outtakes. I had asked the guys if they were wearing matching socks. They weren’t, but decided to show off a little leg anyways, much to the delight of this lady I’m sure…
Custom guest books like this can be added to any of my wedding collections. They have thick, lay-flat pages that your guests can write on without the marker bleeding through onto the back of the page. You can customize the cover colour and material, and choose from Gold, Silver, Black or Blind embossing.
Photography by Carlin Anquist, Al Azhar Shrine Wedding Photographer. Calgary Wedding Photographer. Beautiful, Romantic & Candid Imagery for adventurous and fun-loving couples. I am currently booking 2017 weddings in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Kelowna and Destinations and I would love to chat with you about your wedding plans! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-383-5804 and let’s go for coffee! I’m also on social media and I would love it if you would come join my little community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Al Azhar Shrine Centre
Bride’s Hair | Tammi at Chatters Creekside