Stephanie and Chang met at the University of Saskatchewan, where Stephanie and a mutual friend were studying for their Chinese language class. Chang, whose first language is Chinese, stopped by and offered to help. Their first date was filled with easy conversation and laughter right off the bat, and Stephanie kicked Chang’s butt at mini golf.
Chang decided to propose on their three-year anniversary. He woke up super early that morning because he was so nervous about asking. His restlessness accidentally woke Stephanie up, so he proposed right then and there! Needless to say, she accepted (before going back to sleep), and they soon began to plan their Waskesiu wedding.
Stephanie and Chang’s outdoor ceremony, on the lawn of the Waskesiu Community Hall, combined vintage class with a relaxed lakeside vibe. Chang’s name means ‘happy’ and it’s so fitting – he was all smiles the day of his wedding. As his groomsmen pinned on his boutonniere, as he greeted his guests, as his parents (who came all the way from China!) walked him up the aisle, that smile never left his face. When he laid eyes on Stephanie, giggling her way up the aisle to the music of a live string quartet, the happy tears began to flow. He wasn’t the only one.
Chang grew up in China and Stephanie is from Saskatchewan. Their ceremony celebrated both of their cultures, incorporating a short Chinese tea ceremony and traditional bows to their parents and each other. Stephanie loves high tea and baking, so their ceremony lead into a tea reception, complete with vintage teacups and a variety of desserts homemade by Stephanie and her mom.
After photos on the lakeshore, with a warm fall breeze and autumn leaves all around, they returned to the hall for a reception complete with board games! Congratulations Stephanie and Chang on your beautiful Waskesiu wedding day!
“My husband and I are so glad we chose Tracy to be our wedding photographer, she did such an amazing job. She’s got a spectacular eye for picking out the right spots, finding the right light, and capturing the right moment to create a perfect photo. Not only is she a wonderful photographer, but she really treats her clients well. We felt she took care of everything we might have needed and more, she understood what we were looking for and really worked well with the wedding party and guests. We highly recommend her, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks again Tracy!“
Bride: Sophie Tolli from Unique Weddings
Venue: Waskesiu Community Hall
Copperblue Photography and Design is a Waskesiu wedding photographer based in Saskatoon. Specializing in lake weddings, outdoor weddings and Saskatchewan elopements in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park, Elk Ridge Resort, Candle Lake, and northern Saskatchewan.
Beautiful wedding photos, I love that they had high tea after the ceremony!
Thanks Michelle! Me too, it was a lovely way for the couple to greet everyone and so much better than a receiving line!
BEAUTIFUL! This couple will cherish these moments forever!
Thank you Allie! Waskesiu weddings are always so beautiful!
such emotion! so beautiful
Tracy is a PHENOMENAL photographer! In non-typical lighting, where other photographers would run, you can just see how Tracy not only steps up to the plate but hits it out of the park! I am absolutely amazed with her ability to work in ANY lighting condition, and ANY scenario while still capturing events as they unfold and the truest emotions of a wedding day! So SO SOOO in love with all of Tracy’s amazing work!
OMGOSH thank you so much Tammie! I’m used to having to work with crazy lighting – living in Saskatchewan I don’t often have shade at my disposal so you gotta work with what you have, especially in a ceremony situation! You’re such a sweetheart, thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂
What a perfect day! I love how they incorporated both of their cultures.
Me too! It was such a great way to honor both and make their wedding unique!
Such a beautiful day! The shots by the water are breathtaking!
Thank you so much Rose! Waskesiu weddings are always so beautiful!
There’s a lot of joy in these photos! The photo of the bride and her mom at the altar… oh my!
So many sweet moments through this whole beautiful wedding day!
So beautiful! I love his expression when he sees her walking down the aisle!!!
I know right! I totally choked up. It was so sweet!