Posts Tagged ‘Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden’

CNIB Night Steps Lethbridge Fundraiser at Nikka Yuko

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

CNIB Night Steps Lethbridge Fundraiser

It was an honor to photograph the CNIB Night Steps Lethbridge fundraiser held at Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens this month. CNIB is a great organization that provides services for the visually impaired and the walk is held at night to represent blindness for all participants. The organization chose to have the very first Alberta Night Steps in Lethbridge and they pulled off a really great event.

In addition to the walk, there were addresses by Mayor Spearman and MLA Maria Fitzpatrick, as well as a performance by Lethbridge taiko group Hibikiya and other activities at the gardens.

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Geoff & Stefanie | Lethbridge Wedding Photography

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Geoff and Stefanie held a beautiful, small ceremony for themselves before heading out east to celebrate their new marriage with their full families. They picked literally the hottest day this year and by the end of photos we had all become unable to speak, but at least the photos were still amazing with how gorgeous the two of them are and thanks to them choosing Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden as their location.

After a post-photo cool down, they had their backyard ceremony with their ministers and two witnesses, and then celebrated with cake and iced tea. :)

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Stephanie & Doug

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

A few years ago I photographed Cassie’s wedding, which I believe was my third I ever did on my own, and I met two great people: Cassie’s brother Brad who I became great friends with, and Cassie’s best friend Stephanie. Well, Stephanie and her man Doug finally decided to tie the knot themselves, and I was so happy to be a part of their wedding as well! They put together a small but beautiful and well thought out Japanese-themed wedding, and had their ceremony and reception at the new Lethbridge Buddhist Temple, the very first wedding ever held there! It was such an honor to be a part of that, and the Temple was so beautiful (especially the shrine).

Stephanie and Doug are also huge car enthusiasts, and Stephanie was especially hoping they could borrow a red Corvette for the wedding day. The plans for it fell through so they settled for a white Yukon, but when Doug went to the dealership to pick it up, they happened to have a red Corvette sitting in the lot! He decided to surprise Steph with it, and even as they came out of the Temple and saw it, she still didn’t know it was theirs to use. He even strung her along a little when she saw it, saying he didn’t know who it belonged to, then suggested they steal it ;)

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