There are not enough words to express how much I enjoyed my time with this couple for their Bow Valley Ranche wedding. Getting to know them over this past year has been a lot of fun, and I’m glad they found me because I now call them friends. I’m even more glad that these two wonderful souls have found each other!
If you’re wondering if you should have first look photos, the answer is YES. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together on what is inevitably a busy day. It gives you a moment to enjoy each other before that iconic walk down the aisle.
From the moment she texted dress shopping photos, I might have been kinda obsessed about Hilary’s dress. I mean, just look at her! Plus, when a Bride tells you how important it is that she can really bust a move in her gown, you know you’re in for a fun time.
Their ceremony was held in front of the gorgeous historic home, facing the artisan gardens. Surrounded by the evergreens of Fish Creek Park, it truly is a magnificent location. After some newlywed and bridal party portraits, the two joined guests for cocktail hour in the back yard.
Instead of the traditional clinking of the glasses, this duo had another game in mind. Their reception kissing game would involve options like a nutrition themed spelling bee or feats of strength, including arm wrestling the Bride! Hands down, this was the most exciting kissing game I’ve seen. With heartfelt speeches, a menu of local faire and much laughter this was one FUN reception!
While guests were enjoying their cake, that’s when we had scheduled a dusk photo session for a few private moments alone together. Following the First Dance, we saw an energetic rush to pack the dance floor and it remained packed (and bumpin’) until the last note, of the last song of the night.
Congratulations to these two lovelies, and many thanks to all the wonderful event partners who made it happen. Leave H+D some love in the comments below!
Venue: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Photographers: Kendal + Kevin Photography
Planner: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Florist: Black Earth Floral
Rentals, Tent: Great Events Rentals
DJ: Local DJ
Dress: Novia Mia Bridal
Hair: Nineteen Seventy-Seven
Makeup: Katie Lynn Kerr
Transportation: Calgary Luxury Limo