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Dena & Trent / Saskatoon Wedding

It may have rained ALL day at Dena & Trent’s wedding, but Dena radiates sunshine and even the most miserable day didn’t stop Dena & Trent from fully embracing what the day was and having a pile of fun in the process.  Dena is Andrew’s cousin and we knew this wedding was going to be a good one … and it really was!!

When we packed up to head to Saskatoon Friday morning the forecast was calling for mostly sunny & 23 degrees….. by Saturday morning the clouds had settled in and the steady rain didn’t let up until just before Dena & Trent took off for their honeymoon.  Everything from the ceremony to the reception had been planned for outdoors & everyone had been working hard making the most beautiful benches and tables, finding a great old piano to have outdoors etc.  When we stopped by the location Friday we could not believe how stunning everything was and the attention to detail.  By Saturday morning there was a crew of family and friends working together to empty out & convert Dena’s dads potato shed on the property to move the reception indoors.  Andrew & I had been in the shed Friday and could not believe the transformation that took place in no time.  It was mentioned in the speeches that having the reception in a potato shed was not plan b or plan c, it was more like plan z!!!  Someone also was able to round up boxes of ponchos for the guests to wear during the ceremony so that could still go forward outdoors as planned.  It was quite a sight seeing all the guests walking from the shelter of the shed through the winding path over to the ceremony location in their ponchos!!

Not only were Dena & Trent such amazing sports but their entire wedding party was too.  What could have been the most difficult conditions to shoot in turned out to be such a fun adventure because of the attitude of this group!!  Not only was Dena willing to traipse through the muddy grass to change up locations, she just hiked up her dress and ran through, kicking up mud and doing it all with the biggest grin on her face. Don’t be fooled by the pictures with no umbrella either …. the rain was really coming down! All in all, this was a day to remember with this great couple!  As I work my way through the photos there are so many memories from the day that make me smile! Thank you Dena & Trent for making the day as amazing as it was.

(The muddy feet belong to Jenessa, who jumped in at the last minute to help us juggle our gear & umbrellas… somewhere along the line she got rid of the shoes!! Thanks Jenessa for your help!)

  • July 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Andrea G - AMAZING shots!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!….such beauty in the unexpected!!

  • July 9, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    juanita - these all are just awesome!!!!! amazin moments….and the detail is just stunning….good job DENA,and others!! not everyday you get to married in the pouring rain, or photograph it…..such a cool memory!

  • July 9, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Jenelle - Amazing how they embraced the rainy day and enjoyed it to the fullest, it really shows in these photos! The sea of umbrellas looks so neat. I love the b+w shot in the shed!

  • July 9, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Dena - we are sitting here with these goofy massive smiles plastered on our faces as we look thru these!!!!!!! so so so SOO happy with them!!!!!! honestly laurie and andrew you are truely amazing!!!!! had SUCH a fun time with you on this day and cant thankyou enough for capturing our crazy but favorite day:) ive only looked through them about 25 times already haha
    xoxo the happy happy dena & trent!

  • July 9, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    jenaya - Fabulous photos! So so sad we couldn’t make it! Looks like a true blue trent and dena wedding!So gorgeous!!

  • July 9, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    momma Massey - I’m in awe of these pictures Laurie and Andrew. You certainly captured the day in spite of all the challenges!!!! You really are amazing:) Ruth

  • July 9, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Julie - Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!! These are all so amazing. It’s so incredible how these two didn’t allow this day to phase them. They still had those lovey dovey grins on! Trent and Dena you both looked radiant on your big day. Huge congrats to you guys!

  • July 9, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Yvonne - Amazing!!! Loved every single one!!!! Dena you looked gorgeous and true joy is written all over your faces!!!

  • July 9, 2013 - 5:55 pm

    Sam - AHHHHHMAZZZINNGG!!!
    Lauri you out did yourself AGAIN!
    Dena and Trent you look ABSOLUTELY stunning both of yahss!!!
    Wishin ya all the best in the future!!!! xx

  • July 9, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Vanessa P - What’s a rain drop or two? Love that you went with the flow – these pics really capture who you are!
    Congratulations to both of you.

  • July 9, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    Joan - Wow! It was a ‘unique in every way’ wedding…just like this delightful couple! You have captured it all…and we enjoyed it all sooooo much. Excellent Andrew and Laurie!

  • July 9, 2013 - 9:20 pm

    Nettie B - Wonderful photos, truly amazing how you can make the most of anything. Dena & Trent, you do look wonderful. Congratulations again.

  • July 9, 2013 - 10:00 pm

    Alyssa - Very very AWESOME pics! Congrats!

  • July 9, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    laurie - Thanks so much everyone for your comments … we had an amazing couple to work with that’s for sure!!

  • July 9, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    laurie - Dena & Trent … your comment made me smile so big!! Loved spending your day with you guys!! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon :)

  • July 10, 2013 - 12:04 am

    Lisa w - Wow! These r gorgeous photos… And what a memorable day. U can feel the love in these photos-
    How cool that there can still be such genuine happiness even in less than ideal circumstances…

  • July 10, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    amanda s - i am in complete awe after looking through these photos. what a couple, what a bride , to embrace this day and roll with what it brought . what a stunning wedding. ( i just knew it would be ) Dena, you can pull anything together and make it look 5 star.

    i love the feel in each photo, the closeness and the smiles. such a happy beginning.
    congrats and embrace each day of married life.

    to the photographers – great great job, once again. you two make a pretty great team !!!

  • July 11, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Dad & Mom Lewis - These are beautiful! We just want to see the rest! Thank you so much for hanging in there, Andrew and Laurie, and giving us lovely memories of the wedding. It was a special day and they look so happy!

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