wedding · Meaghan + Matt ∙ Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Happy, happy wedding to our wonderful and decidedly un-boring friends, Meaghan and Matt.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0001Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
18 mm · 1/250 s · f/10 · ISO 400

Rawr! It’s nice, having known folks for so long, to ask ’em to do silly things, and silly things are done without a second thought.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0002Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
263 mm · 1/800 s · f/10 · ISO 400

Prior to fulfilling their duties, Meaghan and Matt’s rings hung out with the sunny dahlia on the signing table.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0003Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
214 mm · 1/1000 s · f/10 · ISO 400

By their own admission, neither Meaghan or Matt are, how you say, incendiary on the dancefloor, so when it came time for the first dance after they were married, there was much awkwardness to be had. =)

Thankfully, they relaxed after a couple minutes, and shared a smooshie kiss before Matt dipped her.

Their song? “Kiss The Girl” from The Little Mermaid, of course.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0004Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
55 mm · 1/500 s · f/11 · ISO 400

Weddings and bubble machines go very well together.

Rent a little device from the party shop, hide it in a corner or on a table, fill it with bubble solution, and a little metal roller rolls into the solution, then behind a fan, and a constant stream of cute little bubbles gently wafts among the crowd.

Not for these two. =)

Meaghan got herself bubble machine with a trigger.  Naturally.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0005Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
238 mm · 1/1000 s · f/11 · ISO 400

While they’re actually little glass pebbles, their colour and tone made for quite the icy landscape.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0006Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
86 mm · 1/500 s · f/10 · ISO 400

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0007Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
108 mm · 1/1250 s · f/14 · ISO 400

Mickey & Minnie mouse overlooked the scene of the wedding as things calmed.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0008Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
86 mm · 1/640 s · f/10 · ISO 400


For as long as I’ve known these two, they’ve settled arguments by hurtling invisible fireballs at one another.

Yes, HADOUKEN! (also known as FIREBALL!) is a powerful and impressive attack from the Street Fighter video games which projects a fireball-like shockwave at your opponent.

It only made sense to capture it in their wedding photographs.

20070828 - Meaghan + Matt-0011Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
18 mm · 1/400 s · f/11 · ISO 400

It had been a long day to this point but, stepping through the high-voltage, nigh-impenetrable, pro-security, razor wire-topped fence onto the old weathered dock felt like stepping into a whole new world.

The sound of the festivities on the deck above seemed to quiet as the gentle lapping of the finally-incoming tide took over.

That was my impression, anyways. It was a nice moment. Nicer still that it allowed itself to be captured so well.