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Serena + Kodin's Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club Wedding

Wedding days can be stressful to say the least, but when things don't go quite as planned things can get a little overwhelming for the couple. Once the bride or groom start to show anxiety, everyone will feel the pressure to do what they can to ensure the couple enjoys the best day possible.

One of the first things that can put a "damper" on your wedding plans is weather. For Serena and Kodin, that is exactly what happened. They had planned on a scenic outdoor wedding at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club with the spectacular view of the coulees and South Saskatchewan River. However, when the rain started to pour, friends and family banded together to move the ceremony inside the clubhouse and the dream of perfect outdoor portraits had to be moved indoors, too.

Fortunately, for these two, as the day progressed the rain stopped and the sun started to shine. Serena compared the weather to her mood. She was so anxious at the beginning of the day with the stormy weather and uncertainty of how the day would play out. But when things came together and turned out well, she felt a huge weight had been lifted just as the clouds. The sun was shining and the evening ended with the most perfect sunset portraits outside.

Words from the Bride:
"I just wanted to give a big huge THANK YOU to these wonderful folks! We worked mainly with Andrea Woods and she is one beautiful soul! She did an amazing job on our family, engagement and my boudoir pics and our wedding pictures. The professionalism is outstanding and the quality is second to none! Small details like making sure lighting is perfect or helping with us pose just right show the pride in workmanship, not to mention they are just so friendly you'll feel like you made life long friends! I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much again."

Girls Getting Ready: Medicine Hat Lodge
Guys Getting Ready: Holiday Inn Express
Ceremony/Reception:  Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club
Decor:  Grand Rental Station / Friend
Makeup:  Brady Layne Beauty
Bride's Jewelry:  Dress Your Lashes Fashion
Dresses:  Magic Moments Bridal
Suits:  Moore's Menswear
Cake: Family DIY
DJ:  Mark Flannigan Music
Officiant: Wendy Klassen
Indoor Portrait Location: Medalta

Alyssa + Josh's Medalta Wedding | Medicine Hat Wedding Photographers

This wedding was total DIY insanity! When we think about how many hours and the number of family and friends involved in pulling off this spectacular wedding day, we are just blown away. Everything was made just for Alyssa and Josh from the bouquets to the centre pieces and from the teal circle garland stretching across the Medalta Pottery Courtyard to the hanging mason jar lights in front of the pottery kiln - not to mention the unbelievable dessert buffet... oh my, the dessert buffet!

Alright, seriously... Can you ever have TOO much cake? With Alyssa and Josh's expansive dessert table, guests never had to make the tough decision of choosing just one. The buffet table was so long, we could not fit all of it in one photo. There were literally 4 different wedding cakes including one gluten free cake, cupcakes, cake push-pops, shortcake, cheesecake, fruit crisps, fruit pies, fruit skewers, fruit dipped in chocolate, dessert in cups, dessert in jars - even ice cream! All of it had been made and served by family.

With all of these personal touches, it was a very sentimental wedding. There was laughter and oh so many tears from both the bride and the groom. It started with a surprise gift from Alyssa that broke Josh down. Later, the father of the groom recited an emotional poem he had written that just about had all of the guests saying "Awww". Finally, Josh's speech to his lovely new wife at the end of the night had everyone in tears. It was a beautiful way to wrap-up a perfect day.

PS... we had the apple crisp :)