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Andrea + Shane: A Blissful Camp Cheif Hector Wedding

Venue: Camp Chief Hector  |  Cakes: Cake Creations    |   Photography:  Crista Lee Photography   |       Hair: B-Towne       |  Wedding Commissioner: John Stutz

All decor was made by Andrea, Shane and their families!



I met with Andrea and Shane last fall and immediately I understood— there is something uniquely inspiring about this couple… and my oh my was I right.   Over the past 10 months not only was I reminded of how important it is to smile at your spouse these two reminded me of how important it is to be in love… rupturing love.

Shane’s eyes busted into tear the moment he saw Andrea in her wedding gown, as she walked arm in arm with her parents.  She too twinkled happiness from ever move she made throughout the entire day.

Andrea being a Canadian, Saskatchewan girl (and a gifted designer) had a vision of what her wedding would be.  She had the ultimate team behind her, her mother, her grandmother and her great grandmother!  Rumor has it they congregated most weekends throughout the winter to make all the decors this country inspired wedding had detailed.  Everything right down to the linens at the dinner table and the been bag toss games (which never got to be used due to the SNOW, HAIL and RAIN STORMS we encountered on their wedding day) was thought out and charming!!!

Despite the fact that my assistant and I drove gripped at the wheel, on June 9th,  in a blizzard to their wedding somehow the sun came out as soon as they said “I do”  (no joke). And for their family portraits the sun shone on all of us long enough to complete their group, wedding party and one session in a meadow of Andrea and Shane alone!

I can not thank this couple enough for making me part of their wedding… you inspired me, my work and I hope we will remain friends for many years to come!

Much love


Andrea made all of these by hand!

Andrea.  Shane.  Swaby.  (A.S.S.)

Included in Andrea and Shane’s wedding invitation was a request for broaches used by the women in their family.  She crafted this AMAZING broach bouquet out of all the donations, rimed with her Grandmothers pearls and topped with a hand make sliver charm (Shane made himself for Andrea).






Above is Andrea caressing her great grandmother as it was her 9o (something) birthday that day!

July 27, 2012 - 8:51 pm

Sharon Mitchell - What a joyful wedding!! Bride and Groom look sooo happy. Wonderful pictures!!

August 1, 2012 - 3:45 am

Joanne Hill - The day was so much fun…Thanks Cristalee for capturing so many special moments for Andrea & Shane. I cannot wait to see more!

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