Posts Tagged ‘Pincher Creek’

Twin Butte Wedding Elopement [Mackenzie & Scot]

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Mackenzie and Scot, Twin Butte wedding elopement

Mackenzie and Scot knew they wanted their wedding to take place somewhere with a view of beautiful mountains. After hunting through the cutest places on Air BnB, they decided on a Twin Butte wedding elopement! They found an adorable cabin at the Drywood Creek Hide-A-Way, located in the foothills just outside of Pincher Creek.

Scot had been kicked out of the cabin just before I arrived so Mackenzie could get ready without spoiling her finished look. When she emerged and Scot saw her for the first time, a huge grin washed over his face! They had their private ceremony in front of the wood cabin, then we went right into photos.

The cabins are located down by the winding creek, and the nearby highway was just out of view. We found some beautiful pops of autumn colour that the snow hadn’t stolen, and Mackenzie and Scot kept each other warm with lots of snuggles and a blanket on hand nearby.

If you know that area, you know it’s windy, and that day was no exception! Mackenzie wore a cathedral length veil that was so perfectly dramatic in the wind. We were also on high alert and had to chase it several times when the wind tore it out of her hair! We saved the windiest spot, the mountain view, for last and it was worth every gust we had to endure.

Congratulations, Mackenzie & Scot!

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Snowy Heritage Acres Wedding [Brietta & Samuel]

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Brietta and Samuel, Snowy Heritage Acres Wedding

When Brietta and Samuel had planned their autumn wedding, they had visions of golden colours and warm sunshine, not the snowy Heritage Acres wedding they ended up with.

There’s something about doing photos with Brietta and Samuel that always makes it snow! While snow in April for their engagement session wasn’t seasonally inappropriate, a September blizzard to rival the ones we get in winter came as a bit of a surprise! Brietta and Sam had chosen September for their wedding date for it to be more reliably warm than October. Sam had many family members and friends travelling from Brazil to share the day with them and they had hoped not to shock them with cold weather! The Brazilian guests didn’t mind and spent all day laughing (and shivering, especially shivering) because for many of them, it was the first time they had ever seen snow. They experienced a delightfully stereotypical Canadian trip!

The weather required a few modifications to their wedding. Brietta’s dad found a way to vent heat into their venue. You see, their barn reception venue is only used during warmer months and not heated! The wedding party gifts were not intended to be so seasonally appropriate but definitely came in handy that everyone received embroidered wool socks and scarves! They were meant to be a keepsake and instead became part of the day’s wardrobe, while perfectly matching their burgundy wedding colours.

Despite the weather, Brietta and Sam had the most amazing day. Emotions flowed freely all day and nearly everyone cried at some point during the reception. Their wedding party were amazing supports who wiped the snow off the couple, helped them through snow banks, and pumped up the music in the limo to get everyone feeling warm again. The blending of families and cultures was truly a cause for celebration.

The wedding day was too chaotic for their beloved dog Bakon to come along, but he was there in his own special way by leaving fur on all the bridesmaids’ clothes earlier that day, having many special mentions during speeches, and having his own section in the reception slideshow.

Congratulations, Brietta and Samuel!

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Heritage Acres Country Wedding [Jordynne & Robbie]

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Jordynne and Robbie, Heritage Acres country wedding

Jordynne and Robbie held their Heritage Acres country wedding on a clear and windy day, which is pretty typical Pincher Creek weather! This was our first time at the farm museum and we loved the versatility of the venue.

Jordynne rode in to the outdoor ceremony on her dad’s old Stampede horse Jazz. Not only was it an exciting surprise for guests, but exciting for Jordynne as Jazz was very spooked by the wind and in a feisty mood about this whole arrangement! Robbie meanwhile fought back tears as he watched his gorgeous bride come down the aisle. Even their marriage officiant, a family friend whom you may recognize as a local celebrity, had to stop himself from crying during the ceremony.

The chaos from the wind (and no shortage of beer) had the couple and their friends laughing non-stop. We loved how ready they were to ham it up in front of the camera. Once we sent their friends on their way, Robbie and Jordynne continued to make each laugh like crazy (when they weren’t staring lovingly into each other’s eyes).

After finishing photos around Heritage Acres, we took Jordynne and Robbie to the Boulder Run day use area at the Old Man River Dam. The first hints of fall colours were starting to show and it was so beautiful down by the water. Despite a few close calls, we didn’t lose anyone in the giant gopher holes on the shoreline.

Congratulations, Jordynne and Robbie!

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Pincher Creek Cabin Family Photos [Barry & Linda]

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Pincher Creek cabin family photos

It’s been a few years since both of their children’s weddings so it was great to get together with Barry and Linda’s family again! They were spending the weekend at their cabin in Southern Alberta and figured it was time for some updated family photos while everyone was together. Barry built the cabin near Pincher Creek himself and it’s been a treasured family getaway spot over the years. As the family has grown with marriage, they’ve only added more laughter and love to their weekends away. Although the mountain views from the property were obstructed with smoke, the view from on top of their hill was still incredible!

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Pincher Creek Country Wedding Photos [Jodie & Steven]

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Jodie and Steven, Pincher Creek Country Wedding

Jodie and Steven found so many perfect ways to make their Pincher Creek country wedding personalized to them. Nestled under the mountains on the farm where Jodie grew up, their outdoor ceremony was a gorgeous way to bring their lives together. Jodie and her dad rode down to the ceremony by a horse drawn cart similar to one her grandfather used to have.

Steven and her said their vows amongst the trees and were able to make use of all the beautiful locations around the farm for their wedding photos. All within walking distance were mountain vistas, dense trees, and a beautiful stream that cuts through the property. We were even able to incorporate the family’s pets! Jodie’s horses were pretty cautious about her dress, but managed to get in close enough for a few photos ;)

Jodie and Steven are so natural together. In between posed photos it was so easy to sneak in candid pictures of gentle kisses and loving embraces, or just the sweet way they looked at each other. They are so kind to each other and everyone around them. I don’t think they could have found a more perfect companion in each other.

Congratulations, Jodie and Steven!

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Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn Winter Wedding [Mike & Lanna]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Lanna & Mike, Pincher Creek Bloomin' Inn winter wedding

Mike and Lanna’s Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn winter wedding was everything they hoped it would be thanks to the amazing snowy day we had! The Bloomin’ Inn was the perfect venue for the rustic theme they wanted, especially since it’s a working cattle ranch and Mike is also a cattle farmer. While the venue matched their lifestyle, they wanted a different landscape than they are used to seeing and chose to get married closer to the mountains, later having their reception at Castle Mountain.

The weather really delivered to give Lanna the snowy winter day she wanted. Thick snow hugged all of the tree branches, fluffy flakes fell, and not a trace of wind could be found (which is so unusual for Pincher Creek!).

I thought Lanna giggled a lot at their engagement photos, but her wedding day was much more exciting, eliciting endless laughter and huge grins from her! I love how emotional she is and how over the top happy they are together. This postive energy made it easy to hike through several feet of snow to find the prettiest spots on the ranch, and Lanna came prepared with her big boots.

After having their first look out in the snow, their guests started to arrive for their ceremony inside the Bloomin’ Inn.

Congratulations, Mike and Lanna!

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