They say that when it rains in Paris on your wedding day, that you’ll have a long and happy marriage: well if the same stands true for Vancouver then Mandy and Scott have a very happy future before them indeed! You see, it didn’t just rain that day, the skies opened and the heavens fell, showering their wedding with a “record abundance” of luck and fortune. There was the usual scramble to move the wedding under the tent instead of under the glorious beech tree on the lawns of Vancouver’s Brock House, and all of our plans for autumnal outdoor family photos were replaced with the quaint setting of the bridal room inside. But then something magical happened….it just didn’t matter what was happening outside, because this day was all about Scott and Mandy and the unbelievable outpouring of love and celebration that surrounded them.
But let me back up to the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Edison first. When we met Mandy at last year’s Bridal Swap we loved her instantly: this is one of the sweetest, most easy going brides we’d ever come across and I knew shooting her wedding would be a dream! Then we met Scott. Scott is one of those guys that is so naturally funny that after an hour in his company your sides hurt from laughing so hard, and together they are the epitome of fun, not to mention the aura of love and commitment that flows from them in waves, leaving you with a glow of happy whenever you’re around them. Again, we were looking forward to this day all summer: I love Fall weddings and this one was shaping up to go down in the books as one of the most all time epic for us yet. And then we met the families…
James and I had never done a Middle Eastern wedding before….crazy! Let me repeat that…CRAZY!! I had no idea what to expect, no inkling of the madness that was about to ensue. I am in awe of these women, they are sexy, savvy, and the men worship them…quite literally at several points in the evening. The dancing, the chanting, the music, the shear display of community and support was something we’d never come across before, and we loved every single second of it! I wish that night could have lasted for weeks, but at least we have the images to remember it all.
Scott and Mandy, thank you so, so much for including us in what will go down in our memories as one of the most magical weddings ever. We can’t wait until we can get the four of us together again soon – let The Bear know we’re coming and let’s make a night of it!