Ah! Where to start with this wedding. How about… I loved it so much! Even though I was still in my “morning” sickness phase, I was still able to go over 12 hours. I am a powerhouse! Ha! Of course I couldn’t have done it without my second shooter Jayson, a big thanks to him!
I was able to scope out the ceremony and formals location before hand with Chantelle and her mother. Another family farm. That is three this year, how lucky can I get?! It gets even better, the ceremony was held in an abandoned country church, just outside of Thorhild. The church hadn’t been used in 28 years. The last time it was used was for her brother’s christening. Her friends cleaned the church out for them as a surprise and they did such an amazing job. I didn’t see it before, but I could not tell at all that the church hadn’t been used in years. The wood was gleaming and it was perfectly clean! What amazing friends!
As I said before, we did formals around the family farm and then we headed to Westlock for the reception. I loved how all of the details of the day were sentimental. From her bouquet which was made from her grandmothers old brooches, the old church, the Bison meat at the dinner was from their farm, the potatoes in the décor. Yes Potatoes, because Chantelle loves them so much. We must be kindred spirits because potatoes are one of my favourite foods! I could tell how much their friends and family meant to them. The maid of honour also was able to perform part of the ceremony. It was such a wonderful day, thank you so much for having me along!