On possibly the one and only rainy weekend we had all summer, Tracy & Steve got married. The tale of this day is one of perseverance, determination, love, and a helluva good time. Literally, as I was driving out to Tracy’s parents farm, west of Edmonton, the rain clouds started to roll in. After a couple of pithy texts and a bit of gravel road navigation (not my speciality as a city dweller) I arrived at this picturesque and perfect little farm, that was completely socked in with rain. And it was supposed to be an outdoor ceremony.
Steve, being more resourceful than I would have been in his place, had somehow found a beautifully white tarp to cover the ceremony location, and someone had found more than enough umbrellas for everyone. The ceremony itself was just a reflection of the two people getting married; simple, down to earth, full of humour and love and joy and laughter and family. The reception afterwards was in the barn, and was super laid back and easy going. There was a whole roast pig, potatoes, corn on the cob, and the whole barn was FULL of Tracy’s hand-picked and designed decorations. It was a DIY wedding planners delight! Plus, at the end of the day, just as the sun was setting, the clouds finally broke and we had a few (very brief!) moments of the most beautiful sunset imaginable.
I might sound like I’m going on a bit, but it was such a wonderful day to share and experience, and I’m so thankful Tracy & Steve asked me to be a part of their wedding.
I’m going to make a small detour into DIY detail land. 🙂 As a photographer and admirer of a fine DIY project, all of this stuff was absolutely one of the highlights of this whole wedding.
Centerpieces. Each table had their own individual design.
The cups that everyone drank from, and what they drank.
The wedding favours, and then the rest of the decorations!
And now back to your regularly scheduled wedding reception….
They used some pictures you might recognize as their guest-book-of-sorts.
And then, finally, I was granted a few final moments for some last portraits….
…. and lo did the sunset peek through the clouds and make some beautiful light.