Lethbridge Backyard Wedding Ceremony [Cindy & Darrin]

Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony

Cindy and Darrin had an intimate Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony at their home. They invited only their children and grandchildren to keep it extra special, and although their families are already essentially merged, this was the day to make it official!

I was thrilled when Cindy asked for advice on when to do everything to make it look as amazing as possible. We were able to get their portraits done just before dinner so their ceremony would be close to golden hour. With the help of the smokey skies, we ended up having the golden hour look for nearly the entire time we were with them!

We started out with photos in Sunridge at the waterfall and then finished in their beautiful large yard just as their guests started to arrive. They did an amazing job transforming their yard into a dreamy wedding venue covered in artificial flower arrangements and tents to divide the ceremony and reception spaces. Everything about the wedding was DIY and so well done. (p.s. I’m always so grateful when couples choose us to be the big splurge on weddings like this!)

The highlight of their celebration was definitely their relationships with their families. We fortunately had extra time to capture tons of candids of everyone laughing together and the little kids having a blast at their grandparents’ party.

Congratulations, Cindy and Darrin!

Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Sunridge Park wedding portraits
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
It may not look like it, but this cat loved the attention of the kids! When the kids finally ran off to do other things, the cat eagerly followed them around looking for more love.
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Darrin’s son in law performed the ceremony.
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
As part of the ceremony, each family put together a special letter with keepsakes like photos and drawings for Cindy and Darrin to open on their anniversary. The letters were presented to them one family at a time and then sealed and added to the box.
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy wasn’t able to keep her vows short, so she turned them into a scroll to emphasize the fact.
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
At the end of the ceremony, Cindy and Darrin released butterflies (of the plastic variety).
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
For dinner, they continued with the DIY theme and had a BBQ.
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception

The stages of eating lemons:

Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception

My favorite thing about backyard weddings are the outdoor first dances at golden hour!

Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception
Cindy & Darrin, Southern Alberta outdoor wedding reception

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