Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Claresholm Outdoor Ranch Wedding Ceremony [Monica & Dave]

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Monica & Dave, Claresholm outdoor ranch wedding

All summer I’ve looked forward to returning to Monica and Dave’s beautiful property for their Claresholm outdoor ranch wedding. If the landscape looked that great for engagement photos, I couldn’t wait to see Monica in her dress there! (One amazing detail about their wedding is that Monica is very talented and made her own wedding dress.)

Monica and Dave chose the open field near the treeline to set up their reception tent and scenic ceremony, and invited their closest family members to witness the event. Their children stood with them as their wedding party and all played key roles in the ceremony. Monica’s son walked her down the aisle, Dave’s two boys read bible passages, and Dave’s daughter played guitar.

Their guests got to relax while we explored the ranch for photos and took in the amazing views. Monica and Dave were even more giggly when they looked at each other than at their engagement session!

Congratulations, Monica and Dave!

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Lundbreck Ranch Outdoor Wedding Ceremony [Kelsie & Scott]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Kelsie & Scott, Lundbreck ranch outdoor wedding ceremony

It’s such an honour when couples have us spend the day with them when everything else is otherwise very intimate. Kelsie and Scott had a Lundbreck ranch outdoor wedding ceremony at his parents’ place and planned a low key event for their small but important guest list. To embrace the ranch theme, Kelsie wore a beautiful summer dress and cowboy boots and they used their vintage pickup truck both for photos and transportation.

After their ceremony overlooking the mountains, we travelled around the area making stops at Lundbreck Falls, the Burmis Tree, and Hillcrest for portraits. This gave Kelsie and Scott tons of private time during driving to spend with each other before rejoining their friends and family for their dinner reception in Waterton.

Kelsie and Scott were so great to work with! We took them through water and trees, and Kelsie was thrilled to have a chance to go barefoot in the creek for a few photos. (It was a welcome relief from the heat that day so I understand her excitement!) They are so happy together that I never had to remind them to smile at each other :)

Congratulations, Kelsie and Scott!

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Galt Museum Summer Wedding Ceremony and Reception [Christine & Joe]

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Christine & Joe, Galt Museum summer wedding ceremony and reception

Christine and Joe planned their Galt Museum summer wedding ceremony and reception as a celebration of their families coming together. They each gained two amazing children out of their union, as well as all of the extended family that goes along with it.

Joe’s uncle graciously let us borrow their rural property for portraits and for Christine’s getting ready location, and what a stunning place it was! Only a few steps away we had wooden swings, cute bridges, and rustic walls. Christine and Joe began their portraits with a first look. They both did a wonderful job of keeping it together, especially when it was clear either could burst into happy tears at any moment.

Their children were hilarious! They all had the best silly faces, great attitude when I asked them to be super serious, and busted out their amazing dance moves the moment the music started at the reception. The strong friendship makes it nearly impossible to tell they are a blended family and not biological siblings.

Christine and Joe were all grins for each other right up until the end of the night. They are so perfect for each other. :)

Congratulations, Christine and Joe!

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Waterton Community Hall Outdoor Wedding Ceremony [Jessica & Jordan]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Jessica and Jordan, Waterton Community Hall outdoor wedding ceremony

Everything came together so beautifully for Jessica and Jordan’s Waterton Community Hall outdoor wedding ceremony! The couple chose Waterton as their wedding destination after falling in love with the beauty of the national park. The fire damage hit the treeline after they had already set their date, and construction near their wedding venue in the weeks leading up to the date had them worried. It’s almost as though the town finished all the construction just for them! All worries melted away as they were met with a beautiful, sunny day. Even the wild flowers were still in bloom and matched their purple wedding colours.

Jessica and Jordan incorporated so many fun details into their wedding day! They had enough vintage cars to go around that no one in the wedding party had to go in a boring modern ride. Their two adorable dogs also joined in some of the festivities. They and their wedding party had so much fun cruising around the town. We had such a blast with them!

Congratulations, Jessica and Jordan!

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Waterton Beachside Wedding Ceremony [Natalie & Scott]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Natalie and Scott, Waterton beachside wedding ceremony

Natalie returned to her family’s home area for her Waterton beachside wedding ceremony to Scott. This beautiful area has always been important to her and she wanted to share it with the love of her life!

Every detail of their day had such personal touches. The wedding date took place on their dating anniversary. Natalie’s father performed the ceremony. Only their immediate families were present to keep the wedding intimate. Scott and Natalie put together her bridal bouquet themselves as a pre-wedding project.

Even in the crazy gusts of wind, Natalie and Scott were full of joy. They could barely make it more than a few minutes without bursting into fits of laughter in each other’s company. They have found such perfect partners in each other.

Congratulations, Natalie and Scott!

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Prince of Wales Wedding Ceremony in Waterton [Jennifer & Scott]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Jennifer and Scott, Prince of Wales wedding ceremony

It’s amazing to live so close to such a beautiful national park. While most of my wedding clients who get married in Waterton live nearby or at least within Alberta, we have a few each year who make a long journey to take in the beauty of the mountains. Jennifer and Scott travelled all the way from the United States to have their wedding here!

With the threat of rain storms looming overhead, they decided on an indoor Prince of Wales wedding ceremony rather than use the bluff overlooking the lakes. Their ceremony took place in the morning so there were very few tourists in the hotel spying on the event!

Jennifer and Scott had their children stand up with them as their wedding party and only travelled with immediate family, making their beautiful wedding that much more intimate. We had to hold off on family photos because what started as one person in happy tears quickly spread to half of their guests!

We were excited to discover how easy going Scott and Jennifer were. No rain could stop them from getting photos in the beautiful Waterton landscape! They were even willing to brave the rain without the umbrella, which was quickly handed in and out of the photos. Their amazing attitudes let us visit Cameron Falls, the fields full of wild flowers, and the burned trees at the edge of town (almost all in the rain). Despite the cold, they were still full of smiles at each other and lost in each other’s embrace.

Congratulations, Jennifer and Scott!

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