A Very Colourful Wedding | Elkwater, Alberta

February 10, 2019

If you ever thought that getting married and changing your name was a confusing process, try having the same first name as your spouse! You may remember Jordan and Jordan (their friends often refer to them as The Jordans) from my previous posts with them, and on this very special day they finally got married. I’ll admit it is a bit challenging to direct a couple for photos when they have the same name, but somehow we made it work!

Working with this couple is always such a dream. They’re both so laid back and they love to laugh, but could also definitely be models! I’m obsessed with how colourful they are, and I mean that literally. Being tattoo artists they are both covered in such beautiful vibrant art, and on top of everything Jordan has the most stunning red and orange hair! (Or at least she did, she often dyes it crazy colours and it’s so much fun) I love how they incorporated brighter colours into their wedding as well, and not to mention that they actually made 1000 paper cranes all in bright, fun colours too!

If you’re unfamiliar with the tradition of folding 1000 origami cranes, the crane is a traditional symbol of love in Japan as cranes mate for life, and that is why they are so popular at weddings. The crane represents honour, fidelity and harmony. They are believed to grant happiness and eternal good luck as one of three holy creatures that are said to live 1000 years, and that is why 1000 cranes are made. I always loved making paper cranes as a kid and this tradition is just so beautiful, I really hope that I get to see more couples with this tradition in the future!

Jordan and Jordan, Jordan², The Jordans, Girl Jordan and Boy Jordan, or whatever you want to call them, I cannot thank you both enough for having me along on your wedding day! You really are a perfectly imperfect couple, and I wish you every happiness on your journey together. I can’t wait to have you both in front of my lens again!