Adam and Andrea’s wedding was definitely a unique, non-traditional wedding, which I enjoyed. They had the ceremony and reception at their favourite restaurant – the Ivory East Indian Restaurant in downtown Winnipeg where they always go for their anniversary dinner. (I’m not sure if they’ve gone every anniversary they’ve had in the past ten years they’ve been together, but for sure the last several).
I love what Adam and Andrea chose to do for their rings. They both have Claddagh rings which Andrea explained to me symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship represented by a heart, crown, and hands on the ring. It is an Irish tradition which has a lot of meanings depending on how it is worn.
If it is on the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is single and may be looking for love.
If it is on the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is in a relationship.
When worn on the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is engaged, and when the ring is on the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is married.
After the ceremony, we took the limo to the Manitoba Legislative Building for photos with the wedding party and family. Doing creative portraits of the bride and groom is always my favourite part of every wedding day. I always have so many ideas I want to try.