I was SO blessed to be a part of Milisa & Travis’ special day with all their amazing family and friends, and so much love and affection. Many years ago, I was Travis’ mom’s flowergirl at her wedding in good ol’ Willingdon, Alberta, which is my hometown. My dad & Travis’ mom had a very special relationship – my dad lived with Mavis’s family (as a tenant in their basement) during his first years of teaching in Willingdon – the years during which he also met my mom!!!!! My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year, so that was a couple of years ago!!! Anyway, even though I hadn’t seen them in years until last year when we connected about their wedding, I feel a special connection to this family, so I was thrilled when Travis & Milisa chose me to share in and capture their special day.
Family is very important to these two, so of course all their family members were intricately involved in their special day, including Milisa’s adorable little nieces…..I love watching little girls marvel at their painted toenails!! Travis and Milisa’s beautiful outdoor ceremony on the Wedding Patio at the Devonian Botanical Gardens east of Edmonton was about as beautiful and as perfect as a wedding ceremony could be….with a couple of extra touches for good measure. They held a wine ceremony, where they sealed two bottles of wine and two love letters into a specially-made ‘time capsule’ wooden box that they will open, read, and drink on their first anniversary….then they will seal two new bottles in there with two new love letters, and they’ll repeat this every five years thereafter….I’m a sucker for romance, and this idea really got me thinking I want another wedding ceremony, or at least a wine ceremony!!!!
Travis and Milisa met in school and went to the Morinville Community High School together as sweethearts, so it was only fitting that we take at least one of their wedding photos in front of that building! And also fittingly, their reception was held at the amazing and modern Morinville Community Cultural Centre, right beside their school. Milisa did an amazing job of planning and coordinating all the wedding details including awesome fuschia and turquoise decor and accents, an AH-mazing hockey skate and stiletto cake, a fun candy table, and a very cool goalie net (custom-made by the bride’s mom) for guests to show off their wrist shots!
Thank-you two and your wonderful families for sharing your special day with me, I know we captured many memories and moments that you will treasure for years to come!!
Here are a few of the vendors from Milisa & Travis’ wedding!
Wedding Dress: ABC Bridal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tux/Suit: Bridal House, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Brian Napier – Custom Vows Alberta
Florist: Vintage Petals, Morinville, Alberta, Canada
Makeup Artist: HP Makeup Artistry
Cake: Carol’s Custom Cakes, St. Albert, AB, Canada
Limo: Black Gold Limo
DJ/Entertainment: C-dub Sound