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Best of 2019

Our 2019 adventures in wedding photography gifted us extraordinary experiences with extraordinary people.

These 2019 numbers made possible by a whole lot of trust from a whole lot of people:

123,000 km traversed across 4 continents and 5 oceans.
10,300 hand-crafted photos delivered.
12 sold out workshops in 8 countries on 4 continents (alumni from 42 countries).
11 more Oscars from Fearless Photographers.
9 countries travelled by plane, train, automobile, bicycle, kayak, canoe, ski, and paraglider.
8 keynote performances in 6 countries on 4 continents.
7 diverse weddings celebrated in 5 countries.
2 kids world-schooled through 5 countries across 4 continents.
1 epic Alumni Reunion.

Below are just some of our (and your) favourite wedding photos from this past year.

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Jena & Sameer’s Wedding in Dallas, Texas

Charmi Peña is one of our photography heroes. Heck, she’s one of our human heroes. Hence, when she advised her family to trust Two Mann Studios with the memories of Jena and Sameer’s multicultural wedding, we were honoured; then anxious; then terrified; then, ultimately, rewarded with the gratifying pleasure of documenting a beautiful union of two wonderful families. Even though Charmi was tasked with recommending the photographers who’d shoulder this responsibility, Jena and Sameer and every one of their family members welcomed us right in like trusted friends. We were humbled, start to finish, by their unfettered love for one another, and oblivious trust in us to commemorate it.

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Silhouette of newly-wed couple under the leaves of weeping trees.
Bride prepares for her wedding with the reflection of a high-rise building.
Wedding gown on a chair.
Bride does her eyebrow makeup.
Little girl walks toward bride as she has her hair done.
Little girl sits on bride's lap as she gets ready.
Woman hangs up "Just Married" decoration.
Bride's reflection as she has her hair done.
Man inspects his glasses.
Man cleans his glasses.
Woman puts on bright lipstick.
Man carefully shaves his head.
Dimly-lit by two lamps, a man shaves his head.
Groom prepares and gets dressed before the wedding.
Ladies get ready for the wedding.
Young boy watches as women adjust the bride's wedding veil.
Bridesmaids steam wrinkles out of wedding veil.
Groom hugs his mother before the wedding ceremony.
Beaming bride walks with her father at the wedding ceremony.
Wedding ceremony with the reflection of sky and trees.
Bride and groom smile during exchange of rings.
Wedding guests cheer as newly-wed couple share their first kiss.
Groom's back as he kisses the bride.
Bride and groom laugh as they walk together holding hands.
Silhouette of couple at the top of a staircase.
Two women dance at the wedding reception.
Bride hugs man as the band plays in the background.
Bride dances with woman at the wedding reception.
Bride and bridesmaid hug a woman.
Party guests watch as groom dances with his mother.
Men having a good time at the wedding reception.
Busting out the moves at the wedding reception.
Women dance and pose on the dance floor.
Weddings guests dance.
Wedding guest dances with his arms around two other guests.
Bride having a good time at her wedding reception.
Confetti flies as the newly-wed couple walk down the aisle.

Lyndsay & Preston & Jason’s Wedding in British Columbia

Freewill is an illusion. Or it’s not. Either way, strange and mysterious forces are at work beyond our wildest comprehension.

Case in point, the miraculous entanglement of external and internal forces that willed Lyndsay and Jason’s lives together (and Erika and mine somehow into that mix). Imagine the labyrinthine brew of coincidences that conspired to compel Lyndsay and Jason to mutually, fatefully swipe right. Or the chronic dating mishaps and near-misses that must have transpired to leave Jason, despite relentless efforts, conspicuously single after 35 years of bachelorhood (to say nothing of Lyndsay’s perplexing eligibility).

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Silhouetted couple hold hands as rays of dawn shine through.
Phone photographs bride and her makeup.
Man and his reflection as he applies shaving cream.
Bride and women embrace.
Bride and bridesmaids in matching bathrobes laugh together.
Bride and women make funny faces.
Boy puts on his socks while a man looks through his closet.
Man helps child dress.
Man puts on socks with his face on them.
Bride wipes away tears while reading a congratulatory card.
Boy buttons up his dress shirt.
Bride and women laugh while looking at a phone.
Boy and man button their shirts together.
Groom and shadowy reflections of him as he does his hair.
Bride covers her breasts as the wedding dress is brought to her.
Bride wipes away her underarm sweat.
Man helps boy do his hair.
Boy sees his mother in her wedding dress for the first time.
Boy holds his mother's hands as they share a moment before the wedding.
Boy and mother rub noses before the mother's wedding.
Boy dances with his mother as bridesmaids laugh.
Boy follows bride down stairs.
Boy relaxes on the stairs while bride helps man put on a corsage.
Photographers capture the moment the groom sees the bride for the first time.
Groom lets out a big smile when he sees the bride.
Bride and groom kiss.
Bride wraps her arms around her betrothed.
Groomsmen stand on a balcony above friends and family below.
Wedding couple and guests compete in wheelbarrow race.
Bridesmaid comforts flower girl.
Groom offers a fist bump to flower girl in the front row.
Bride accompanied by her father with bridesmaids in the foreground.
Bride jokes with her son before the wedding ceremony.
Bride and her son laugh together.
Bride reads her vows.
Sky and trees are reflected on a couple's wedding ceremony.
Bride, groom, and wedding officiator laugh together.
Mixed reactions at the wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom share their first kiss.
Friends and family look as the bride and groom share their first kiss.
Bride and groom hold one another.
Friends embrace the bride.
Women hugs the bride.
Boy is tired and bored at the wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom walk into the clouds together.
Newly-wed couple smile together.
Groom holds the bride in a grove of evergreen trees.
Bride and groom look into each others' eyes.
Newly-wed couple stand on a hilltop.
Man delivers speech to bride, groom, and a boy.
Newly-wed couple share their first dance as bridesmaids and groomsmen watch.
Women wipes away tears and man looks intently during wedding reception.
Bride shares a dance with her father.
Boy reaches out his hands during the groom's wedding toss.
Bridesmaid dances with a boy.
Young girl is surrounded by weddings guests having drinks.
Bride's dress is illuminated by the vibrant lights of the dance floor.
Wedding guests play limbo.
Bridesmaid dances at the wedding reception.
Wedding guests bust out their moves.
Boy sits on a bridesmaid during the wedding reception.
Boy sits on the groom's shoulders during a dance.
Bridesmaid does the limbo.
Women struggles to make it under a makeshift limbo bar.
Piggyback rides at the wedding reception.
Man dances surrounded by his friends and family.
Girl waves her jacket as she dances.
Bride rides on her friend's back at the wedding reception.
Bride dances as she rides on her friend's back at the wedding reception.
Girl waves her arms and jacket as she dances at the wedding reception.
Bride, groom, and groomsmen hold a dildo on the wedding dance floor.
Everyone is dancing at the wedding reception.
Party guests ride on each others' backs.
Two party guests dance together.
Groom is lifted above the party crowd on a chair.
Closed eyes, just vibes.
Piggy back rides at the wedding reception.
Bride's dress flows as she dances at her wedding reception.
Men have fun on the dance floor.
Women piggy back on the men at the wedding reception.
Wedding guest doing handstand as onlookers watch.
Time to sleep after the wedding reception.
Bride and groom embrace under the stars.

Madeleine and Katie’s Wedding in Calgary, Alberta

Drake the Cat knew something was up. There was a special energy in his cute little home that morning. Not only were Madeleine and Katie spending an inordinate amount of time getting ready (as in, any amount greater than probably 60 seconds), but four peculiar humans had descended upon his territory; two armed with hair and makeup brushes (Blush and Coco), and two with cameras and lenses (Erika and me). But Drake was cool with it, because Madeleine and Katie were cool with it. More than cool with it, they were beaming.

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Newlyweds embracing each other with background of remote mountains
A wedding couple have their makeup and hair done in separate rooms
Woman prepares for her wedding as her cat sits nearby
Pink boots frame a woman getting her hair done
Wedding couple are seen in separate reflection on cosmetics mirrors
Hairstylist does a woman's hair to the background of a large tree
Smiling wedding couple in front of a laptop
Woman puts a bracelet on her partner's arm before wedding ceremony
A wedding couple sit on their porch steps in front of their home
Woman giver her partner a peck on the cheek in a hammock
A wedding couple lying in a hammock
A couple kiss in front of the guests at their wedding ceremony
A wedding couple hold each other and laugh together
A wedding couple walk down the aisle hand in hand
A little girl at a wedding ceremony
Silhouette of newlyweds embracing each other surrounded by trees
Wedding couple kissing each other
A wedding couple standing on top of a mountain under a cloudy sky
A wedding couple listen happily to a guest's speech at reception party
Wedding couple hug their friends
A wedding couple listen to a a toast at reception party
A wedding couple look at each other while a friend makes a toast at their reception party
A wedding couple looks up at a friend who makes a toast at reception party
Newlyweds' first dance
Wedding guests hit the dance floor
Friends enjoy themselves dancing at a wedding reception party
A dancing man and shadows of other wedding guests on the dance floor
Two girls dance excitedly at a wedding reception party
A wedding guest hits the dance floor with reflection of shadows of other guests
Woman guests watching a man do the limbo at a wedding reception party
Partygoers do the limbo on the dance floor
A man looks at a woman while she has a drink straight from the bottle
Woman shows off her dance moves at a wedding reception party
Friends look in awe as woman performs backflip on the dance floor
Silhouette of wedding couple holding and looking at each other with background of mountains

Krystal & Trevor’s Wedding on Planet Earth

Before plunging wholly into anything – love, marriage, sparkling turquoise water – one should consider the depths, or shallows, of what lurks beneath the shimmering surface. Were that advice rocket science, Krystal’s calculations would have been impeccable. But alas, rocket science has little to do with impulsive matters of the heart and soul. Particularly, when emboldened by friends, with spiked coffee kicking in, and the Caribbean sun sparkling off a tantalizing infinity pool with a narrow parapet calling out for an inverted, split-leg handstand. Krystal executed flawlessly. A perfect T of poised muscular tension, as symmetrical as planetary orbit. Athletic, gymnastic poetry. For a moment, time and gravity stood still. Of course, like the bonafide rocket scientist she is (astrobiologist turned photographer, technically), Krystal had a plan for controlled atmospheric reentry, decent, and landing. She would splashdown into the waters behind her like a reentry capsule off the shores of Cape Canaveral. What could possibly go wrong… apart from everything?

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Three pairs of men and women walking under a starry night sky
A woman performs a handstand by the pool at Luxury Cayman Villas
Scraped purple toenails of a woman
A couple kiss each other by the pool at Luxury Cayman Villas
A bride snuggles up to her dad before wedding ceremony
A man relaxes floating in the swimming pool
A man relaxes on a hammock
A woman plays games with her friends
Man laughs as woman facepalms
A bride and her hanging wedding dress with their reflection
Bride in the shower with a reflection of tropical leaves on her body
A bride looks out the window towards the Caribbean Ocean while taking a shower
A bride takes a shower with a reflection of her body in a mirror
A bride applies band aids on her scraped toes
A man takes a shower with reflection of his body in the mirror
Man is seen washing his face from the reflection of a mirror splashed with water
Men tie their ties before the wedding ceremony
Bride hugs her mother
Newlyweds share a toast with their guests
Emotional bridesmaids meet with the bride
A bride chats with her emotional friends
Happy father of a bride holds his daughter by the shoulder
Father of the bride gives a speech with newlyweds looking at him happily during a wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids hold hands at wedding ceremony
Parents of the groom at wedding ceremony
Friends and family at a wedding ceremony
Bride and groom kiss each other in front of friends and family at wedding ceremony
Happy bride hugs her friend
Photographers and videographers lay beachside to capture a group wedding photo
Bride and groom stand hand in hand with foreground of tropical trees
Silhouette of bride and groom looking at each other's face with foreground of leaves
A groom embraces bride in a tropical forest at night
Silhouette of bride and groom standing seaside holding each other's hand while their friends swim in the water at sunset
Bride and groom embrace each other in a grassy field
Silhouette of newlyweds embracing each other at the entrance of a cave
Bridesmaids welcome the newlyweds at reception party
A bride hugs her friends at a reception party
Bride and groom share their first dance with friends and family
Bride and groom's first dance under sparkling lights
A senior man at wedding reception party
A bride dances with her father at reception party
A bride hugs her dad at a wedding reception party
Wedding guests hit the dance floor amidst sparkling lights and reflections in water
Silhouette of wedding guests dancing at wedding reception party
Wedding guests dance happily at a wedding reception party
A man and a woman dancing at a wedding reception party
A bride dances happily with a friend at reception party
A man holds a woman up while dancing at a wedding reception party
A bride dancing with friends at reception party
A man dances happily at a wedding reception party
A bride and friends dancing at reception party
Wedding guests lose themselves in dance at a wedding reception party
A man and a woman make swaying movements back to back at a wedding reception party
A man and a woman with swimsuits hit the dance floor at a wedding reception party
Newlyweds and friends dance in a circle at wedding reception party
A bride and friends dance together at reception party
Wedding guests jumping into the pool at reception party
Wedding guests dance in the swimming pool
Nude newlyweds standing hand in hand on a beach under starry night sky and the moons of Jupiter

Susan & Jo’s Winter Wedding in Lake Louise, Canada

From the first tantalizing sip, to the last succulent drop; basking in Susan and Jo’s wedding celebration was like savouring an exquisite bottle of fine wine.

Like a big red splashing into the decanter, anticipation for the flavours and feelings of their wedding blossomed between our first Skype encounter, and finally getting to meet Susan and Jo on the morning of their wedding in Lake Louise. Arriving to their smiles and hugs was like that first glorious sip that warms you right down to your toes, authenticating all suspicions that for this particular celebration, something exceptional has been uncorked.

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A couple walk among the mountains on a frosty winter morning.
Bride is seen reflecting and her dress is in the background.
A smiling bride and her mother prepare for the wedding day.
The wedding dress hangs in a room that is warmly contrasted to the cold outdoors.
The groom and his family and friends enjoy wine before his wedding day.
The bride tries on her wedding dress and looks at her reflection.
Groom looks down as he buttons his shirt cuff.
Bride and bridesmaid chat and laugh.
Groom takes a sip of wine in a reflection with snow and evergreen trees.
A proud father talks with the bride who is silhouetted by the light outside of the room.
Silhouette of two men drinking wine with snow-capped evergreen trees in the background.
Bride, bridesmaid, and the bride's father look at a young boy in the hotel hallway.
Silhouette of violinist is seen with sheet music in the foreground.
Groom is seen from below anticipating the wedding ceremony.
Groom's jeweled and manicured hands are tightly clasped together.
Bride and groom's wedding ceremony illuminated by warm lamps.
Bride and groom share a portrait with their dog.
The snow-capped forest blur around the newly-wed couple.
Groom helps bride get the snow out her boots.
Bride and groom make their way up a hill and an illuminated mountain is reflected in the foreground.
Bride and groom laugh together as a friend delivers a toast.
A newly wed couple share a laugh together.
Obscured by warm lights and candles a friend delivers a speech for the newly-wed couple.
Bride and groom react warmly to friend's speech.
Groom delivers a speech illuminated by warm lights.
Friends and family look adoringly as couple share their first dance as man and wife.
Guests dance and sing at the wedding reception.
The bride busts out her dance moves.
Two friends dance together at the wedding reception.
Guests dance and dresses billow on the dance floor.
Guests having a good time at the wedding reception.
Dancing in slipper!
Groom, photographer, and guest pose together.
A newly-wed couple stand on the frozen Lake Louise in Banff, Canada.

Best of 2018

2018 was like a dream. 9 unique wedding celebrations, 7 sold out workshops, 4 photography festivals and one powerful little light brought us (and our kids) on a wild ride across 10 countries on 3 continents. Along the way, our lives brushed up against so many beautiful souls. We’re living a dream and this post is a tribute to that which makes it all possible… the couples and families who trust in the way we see and feel.

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Kimmi & Dwayne’s Wedding | Negril, Jamaica | Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel

As photographers, we strive to create images that communicate what words cannot. And yet here I am, trying to find words to communicate what these photographs cannot. The absurdity of this paradox isn’t lost on me, but alas, you just weren’t there. Or maybe, if you’re one of the few who actually read this, you were (and so you know what I’m trying to say). But for anyone about to experience this wedding solely through these photos… you just weren’t there. You weren’t there to witness the way Dwayne melted the instant he saw Kimmi in all her jaw-dropping glory… to behold the complete and utter cuteness of their kids, Landon and Logan… to feel the salty spray of the turquoise Caribbean waters crashing around their cliffside ceremony… to feel the unbridled love between (and for) Kimmi and Dwayne… to hear what they mean to their friends and family… to experience that legendary, ganga-brownie-fuelled dance floor… with Jamaican bass in your bones… overproof rum on your lips… gyratory whining on your hips. Gratefully though, despite one hell of a commute (icy roads, international flights, layovers, delays and flat tires — yes, plural), we were there with our cameras for a poignant dose of everything we thrive off… expressive, loving humans… beautiful relationships… unrestrained celebration, and most honourably… trust.

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Confetti and emotions fly during a bride and groom's first kiss at a seaside ceremony.
Silhouettes of friends on a boat during sunset.
Bride and groom share a kiss while lounging in a fishing net.
Dresses flare as wind blows across the deck of a boat.
Preparation at sunset for a seaside wedding ceremony.
Young girl holds dad's hand and drinks from a juice box.
The back of a man's head
Bride relaxes as she gets a scalp massage in preparation for the wedding.
Groom getting her makeup done is seen in the crack of a pair of wooden doors.
Woman applies mascara for the bride.
Peak into a man's shower.
Young girl rests on the shoulders of a man.
Groom getting ready.
Reflection of bride is seen with the wedding dress.
Man gets dressed to the backdrop of a wooden ceiling fan.
Young girl is intrigued by wedding makeup.
A man helps another man get ready.
Dressing in white, a young girl watches wedding makeup get applied to the bride.
Man lets out a laugh as a man helps him tie his bow tie.
Big smiles on the wedding day!
Groomsmen and groom adjust cuffs and put on watches.
Groom prepares to see his bride for the first time.
Taking pictures as the groom sees the bride for the first time.
Bride and groom laugh together among tropical vegetation.
Friends help bride get ready on a sailboat.
Bride and groom share a moment on a sailboat.
Bride and groom share a peck to the backdrop of yellow sand and blue seas.
Young girl claps with mom.
Bridesmaids help bride in wedding dress down stairs.
Groom and groomsmen in a huddle before the wedding ceremony.
Bride adjusts her hair as she gets ready for her wedding ceremony.
Bride prepares to walk down the aisle.
Groom watches intently as the bride is walked down the aisle.
Blue skies and blue waters at this wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom exchange weddings vows.
Bride and groom stand on pier during wedding ceremony.
Wedding ring exchange.
Confetti flies; guests cheer; bride and groom share their first kiss as man and wife.
Bride and groom leave the ceremony with their daughter.
Reflection of the sky surrounds the newly wed couple.
Bride and groom arrive at the wedding reception.
Bridesmaids prepare a toast at the wedding reception.
Bride and groom look off in the same direction.
Three ladies sit together laughing and smiling.
Bride looks earnestly at the groom at their wedding reception.
A wedding reception and speech under an umbrella.
To the backdrop of lights groom delivers a speech.
A bride and groom's first dance.
Bride and groom lean into one another as friends and family look on.
Bride puts her hands around the groom during their first dance.
Drinks flow freely at the wedding reception.
Hands and drinks wave on the dance floor.
Man has a drink poured into his mouth by a friend.
Man dances with a drink in one hand.
Happy faces on the dance floor!
Breaking it down on during the wedding reception.
Bride and groom take selfies on the dance floor.
Friends dance with the bride.
Dancing with hands in the air!
Groom gets the last drops out of his drink.
Groomsmen help rip off groom's dress shirt.
Groom dances with bride at their wedding reception.
Excited bride dances with the groom.
Bride and groom show off their dance moves.
Bride is lifted into the air by party guests.
Groomsmen lift the groom into the air.
Bridesmaid creatively holds three drinks.
Wedding reception guests dance together.
Multitasking on the dance floor.
Shenanigans on the dance floor.
Man has powder poured on him as he dances.
Drinks drench dancers at the wedding reception.
Nothing to see here!
Man and woman perform a shaky dip.
Lanny Mann shows off his moves at the wedding reception.
Friends and family pose at the wedding reception.
The newly wed couple walk off together into the sunset.

Beth & Chad’s Wedding in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

One of the most crucial fundamentals of our adventures in wedding photography; is trust. Trust in the process. Trust in our gut. Trust from our couples. We rarely feel like hired help, we’re rarely treated as such, and our couples aren’t really clients so much as beautiful, fascinating humans who welcome us into their unique celebrations like friends with cameras. The epitome of this, was our experience at Beth and Chad’s wedding in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Beth and Chad trusted in us implicitly… not only to document their story and immortalize their memories… but to do so while beating the shit out of their very own camera gear. Beth and Chad just happen to be a world class professional wedding photography duo.

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Couple look into each other's eyes on Emerald Isle beach.
Hand in hand, a couple walk through a field of flowers.
A joyous couple walk together across bright sand to the backdrop of a picturesque sky.
A couple run across the beach with the reflection of their sprint
Piggybacking to prepare for the wedding ceremony.
Making cinnamon buns on the wedding morning.
Bride runs up brick steps carrying her wedding dress.
A whip of hair while getting ready for the wedding.
A woman inspects her eye makeup with a small mirror.
A woman roles her eyes to get her make up just right.
Selfies and contouring before the wedding.
Bride takes a sip of her drink.
Doing makeup and preparing the wedding dress for the big day.
Bride shows off her ring in her wedding dress.
Bride cries carefully as to not ruin her makeup.
Guitar tunes on a bright day.
Man closes his eyes as he takes a shower.
Wedding guests play football on the sun-soaked beach.
Friends chat on the deck while a man showers beach-side.
Shampooing on the beach.
A football flies across the beach sky.
A man trims his beard.
Lanny Mann photographs man showering outdoors.
A Stormtrooper helmet sits on a desk as the groom reviews his wedding vows.
Excited bride en route to her wedding ceremony.
A beach wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family.
Bride is shocked when the groom delivers his vows.
Groom reaches out to kiss the bride's hand at their wedding.
A happy, well-dressed dog enjoys the exchanging of vows at the wedding ceremony.
Couple's first kiss as man and wife.
Bride and groom walking hand-in-hand away from the wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom cast long shadows as they walk away from their wedding ceremony.
The sun illuminates an ecstatic bride and groom.
Groom carries the bride's dress as the walk across Emerald Isle beach.
Bride and groom stand together among tall trees.
Bride and groom leave footprints on the beach.
Bride and groom carefully maneuver to position themselves on rocks on a creek.
The sun's golden beams illuminate the forest around the newlyweds.
Newly weds savor a moment on a double-decker bus.
Groom dons a Stormtrooper helmet during the first dance with the bride.
Tears roll as the groom shares a dance with his mother.
Bride and groom enjoy their first dance among friends and family.
Groom removes the garter from the bride in her dirtied dress from activities during the day.
Hair whips and air guitar at the wedding reception.
Sharing and overflowing drinks.
Groom enjoys a drink poured from high above.
Bride and groom on the party floor of their wedding reception.
No nipples showing through this shirt!
Woman pours a drink for the bride.
Groom cuddles a cardboard cut out of a fellow wedding photographer.
Bride and bridesmaid bust out the moves on the dance floor.
Wedding guest's tie acts as the bar for an impromptu limbo session with the bride.
Groom shows off his suspenders.
Groom donning a Stormtrooper helmet stands between two friends in inflated dinosaur costumes.
Young girl watches as the bride and her friend work on their dance moves.
A young Stormtrooper is shocked by a woman enjoying a drink from a high pour.
Hugs and smiles for the wedding photographers!
Bride and groom run through a shower of Champagne.
The dance floor and the bride and groom are showered with Champagne.
Bridesmaid offers her dress for the bride to wipe tears, Champagne and makeup after a long night of partying.
Groom embraces bride to the backdrop of a scenic waterfall.
Groom helps bride across a creek.
Boots and dirty wedding dresses on this hike.