Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Via Church Autumn Wedding in Lethbridge [Andrea & Jeff]

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Andrea & Jeff, Via Church autumn wedding in Lethbridge

Andrea and Jeff had always planned to keep their Via Church autumn wedding small, but had no idea it was still going to fit within the new rules when they were only booking one month out! With just their immediate families and a few close friends in attendance at Via Church in north Lethbridge, they didn’t have to modify their guest list at all.

This was a very special ceremony for them. Jeff’s father is involved in the church and performed part of the ceremony. Andrea’s son was their ring bearer, a very important role when they otherwise didn’t have a wedding party.

After their ceremony, we headed to Pavan Park for family photos. All of the cousins loved playing together in between posing, and luckily everyone was a really good sport in the usual Lethbridge wind! Once their family headed out, Andrea and Jeff finally got to enjoy each other’s company and really relax together.

Congratulations, Andrea & Jeff!

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Trinity Reformed Church Autumn Wedding [Rebecca & Colin]

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Rebecca & Colin, Trinity Reformed Church autumn wedding

Rebecca and Colin planned their Trinity Reformed Church autumn wedding with splashes of yellow, which worked out perfectly with the fall colours in Pavan Park that day! We were originally going to do portraits at Henderson Lake, but after a windy week I’m so glad we made the decision to switch spots.

I first met Rebecca at her sister’s wedding a few years ago, so it was amazing to see her again so in love. Her and Colin are a perfect match, constantly making each other laugh. I think there were a few times they got so caught up in the moment with each other that they forgot their wedding party was even there!

We did all of their portraits with their wedding party before their ceremony, which was a perfect way to spend the warm afternoon. Their families then met us at Trinity Reformed Church for their ceremony. The church’s long aisle and steps to the alter were perfect for showing off Rebecca’s beautiful long lace train on her wedding dress.

Congratulations, Rebecca and Colin!

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Star Creek Falls Wedding Photos in the Crowsnest Pass [Tara & Marisa]

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Tara & Marisa, Star Creek Falls Wedding Photos

Marisa and Tara got engaged while on a mountain climb (while Marisa was injured, no less!) and make frequent trips to go explore the mountains with their three dogs. They combined their love of outdoor adventures with Tara’s hometown to have an intimate mountain themed wedding. The couple wanted to do Star Creek Falls wedding photos prior to their ceremony, so we met up with them in Coleman for a mini hiking adventure.

Tara has tons of experience walking out onto ice rinks in heels after hockey games, so a little hike to Star Creek Falls with Marisa was pretty easy in comparison. Yes, she wore her heels the whole way, even over logs and wet rocks! We were thrilled that they were up for going all the way to the base of Star Creek Falls, which is incredible for photos.

After portraits, we journeyed to the other end of the Crowsnest Pass. Their ceremony was held outdoors at Tara’s parents’ place where we were joined by their friends and family. This was such a fun event! There were so many happy tears during their personal vows, and once the reception started, everyone there could not stop smiling. Tara and Marisa have such an amazing relationship, and everyone near to them shares in that joy.

Congratulations, Tara & Marisa!

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Willow Drive Outdoor Wedding in the Crowsnest Pass [Sheridin & Ian]

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Sheridin & Ian, Willow Drive outdoor wedding in the Crowsnest Pass

Sheridin and Ian based their wedding around the mountain landscape of their hometown. Their Willow Drive outdoor wedding, entirely held at Ian’s brother’s place, provided sweeping views of the mountains in the Crowsnest Pass and made it easy for so many family members to be there.

This wedding was a celebration of the life Sheridin and Ian have already built together. After meeting in high school, education and work pulled them in different directions for many years while they successfully maintained a long distance relationship. They have finally been able to build a home together and were ready to have a party to celebrate that fact!

After getting ready at their own home and having a backyard first look, we headed to Willow Drive for portraits. Having their wedding there made it so easy to hop between the amazing views in the field and at the Starcreek Falls trail.

They really wanted to center the reception around their love for their families. The heartfelt speeches resulted in so much laughter and crying (sometimes both in the same breath).

Congratulations, Sheridin and Ian!

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Private Farm Wedding Ceremony in Lethbridge [Haley & Ryan]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Haley & Ryan, private farm wedding ceremony in Lethbridge

Haley and Ryan were met with a ton of challenges in planning their wedding. After a year long postponement due to COVID and having to change their outdoor venue from a local park to a private farm wedding ceremony, their wedding day brought a new challenge of rain! If rain on the wedding day is a sign of good luck, it seems even more fortunate that it would stop just as their ceremony began. Their location hosts did an amazing job running around drying off seats and it didn’t take long into the vows for their guests to be able to put their umbrellas away.

This year has been so fantastic for very personal wedding officiants. Ryan’s cousin performed their ceremony, which made it so much more special. Family played a vital role throughout the day as they also had all of their siblings and a number of cousins in their wedding party.

Portraits were done at Pavan Park where the group really got started partying, followed by their reception that night at the Italian Canadian Club. Everyone there was so happy and excited to celebrate the couple; as soon as the dance floor opened, it was packed!

Congratulations, Haley and Ryan!

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Nikka Yuko Wedding Ceremony in Lethbridge [Lisa & Jim]

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Lisa & Jim, Nikka Yuko wedding ceremony

Lisa and Jim planned an intimate Sunday wedding to celebrate with their immediate families. After a beautiful Nikka Yuko wedding ceremony, we did all of their portraits in the Japanese Garden. Between the heat and the smoke, tourists mostly stayed home and it was like they had the entire garden to themselves!

You only need to spend a few minutes with Lisa and Jim to get a feel for their great senses of humour. Once you meet their families, it’s obvious where they got it from! The day was filled with roaring laughter from everyone and lots of enthusiasm when the Elvis sunglasses were brought out. It’s so important to find someone who makes you laugh. Lisa and Jim absolutely have that covered.

Lisa and Jim were wonderful to spend the afternoon with. We really appreciated that they were willing to take full advantage of the garden’s lack of boundaries when it’s booked for weddings. We had them going even more off-road than normal and it was so worth it!

Congratulations, Lisa and Jim!

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