It was elementary school when they met. Courtney had a secret crush on Eric, but at the time, couldn't tell him how she felt. Ya know, being in elementary school and all. So she kept the secret to herself. Her sister Kara told me stories of how Courtney would write about Eric in her diary. If only someone could have told that adorable girl with strawberry blonde hair that the boy she spent her time writing about would later become her husband. I bet she would have thought that sounded too good to be true. But at 18, Eric and Courtney began dating and 6 years later, they vowed to spend their lives together as husband and wife. I'm a little jealous that the boys I wrote about in my diary (Justin Timberlake I still love you!) didn't feel the same. My story didn't quite come together quite as nicely as Courtney's did ;)
Their wedding took place on the beautiful grounds of Knollwood Golf and Country Club and they were given the most gorgeous and warm, summer day. Having known Courtney for a few years through her sister, Kara, I was eager and excited to photograph her big day. I absolutely love their family and with Courtney being the last of the Lodder girls to be married, I knew it would be quite the celebration. Courtney and Eric, I am honoured that I was a part of your day and wish you both all the love in the world!
Enjoy some of my favourites from their day...
Courtney's excitement was adorable! Love her :) just gorgeous.....I absolutely love first looks. It's a chance for the bride and groom to share a special moment before the ceremony and spend time with their guests after instead of leaving them for photos. Perfect! Ty took this rad shot of the boys - love working with him!! I love how Eric kept peeking over at Courtney during the ceremony....I'll end with my favourite shot :)