Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

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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Lethbridge Backyard Wedding Ceremony [Cindy & Darrin]

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

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!

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Kimberley Alpine Resort Wedding Photography [Stephanie & Nathan]

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Stephanie & Nathan, Kimberley Alpine Resort wedding photography

Stephanie and Nathan had to plan around a lot of changes for their Kimberley Alpine Resort wedding. The COVID restrictions were made even more difficult with it being a cross-province destination wedding, and in the end their guests were notified of the final date without much time to plan. Stephanie and Nathan were elated that despite the tight timeline, nearly all of their invites were still able to show up!

They started the day getting ready at the Polaris Lodge and then had a first look before the ceremony. They decided they would be more comfortable privately reading their personal vows to each other rather than in front of all their guests, so chose their first look as an intimate time to do this.

Everyone rode the chairlift to get to their mountaintop ceremony, so there was a bit of sight seeing involved! Between the smoke and incoming rain, at times it looked like Stephanie and Nathan were getting married in the clouds. The cloud cover was just light enough that we still had views of the mountains from their ceremony, and even a little blue sky popped out.

Their guests finished off the evening with a fun reception at the Stemwinder Bar & Grill, with the dance being held outside to help accommodate social distancing.

Both Cam and I knew Stephanie and her family before we even met so this was a very special wedding for us to be a part of. We had even photographed her bridesmaid’s wedding last year! The whole day was like being with family and we loved spending it with them.

Congratulations, Stephanie and Nathan!

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Pincher Creek Wedding Photography [Dixie & Trevor]

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Dixie & Trevor, Pincher Creek wedding photography

Dixie and Trevor had to practice the ultimate in patience for their Pincher Creek wedding. After postponing their initial date due to COVID, Dixie spent weeks trying to find the right date that worked with all her vendors, and then postponing one more time when restrictions didn’t look in their favour. Once she finally had everything ready to go, she learned there was a rodeo taking place the same day where their ceremony was supposed to be held! Luckily the couple have a loving community that rallies around them. Friends and family helped take over to relieve Dixie’s stress and their wedding came together beautifully.

They were still able to have the outdoor ceremony they planned for in the yard of Creekside Community Church, married by someone dear to Dixie’s family. The rodeo hadn’t encroached too much on their original location so we were still able to do their family photos as planned behind the Pincher Creek Community Hall. Everyone out enjoying the creek that day was so accommodating for us for photos!

Their reception that night continued the feel of the rest of the day: full of laughter, their friends and family having an amazing time, and the couple totally surrounded by love. We took so many photos that day because Dixie and Trevor rarely quit laughing!

Congratulations, Dixie and Trevor!

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St. Augustine Catholic Church Wedding in Taber [Kaylyn & Clint]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Kaylyn & Clint, St. Augustine Catholic Church Wedding in Taber

Kaylyn and Clint had to account for many changes to their St. Augustine Catholic Church wedding throughout the pandemic. After the initial postponement, they decided to go ahead even if it meant their wedding would be smaller than anticipated. They also had the added difficulty of the groom coming from the United States!

With their day getting shuffled around, they decided to do some more relaxed but posed photos at St. Augustine Catholic Church rather than photos of the ceremony. It was fantastic having full run of the church and being able to work around the beautiful light there. We even staged a few key elements of the ceremony.

We spent the rest of the morning at the Taber MD Park for portraits. The perk of doing all the photos before their ceremony meant we avoided all the afternoon heat!

Having such an intimate day meant Kaylyn and Clint got to spend so much quality time together, a luxury a lot of couples don’t get with how hectic wedding days can be. We loved spending the morning with them.

Congratulations, Kaylyn and Clint!

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