Medicine Hat Wedding

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

Luke + Laurelle's Wedding at St. Patrick's Church

Luke and Laurelle's Medicine Hat wedding was just a fairy tale! Their ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Patrick's Church where these two had the best wedding kiss ever captured (if we do say so ourselves). Very few couples attempt the dip and kiss; and even fewer provide the best angle for us photographers to catch the moment, as well as any guests reaction! Well done, Luke!

After we took a few photos with the couple and their family at the church, they took a well deserved break to ride around in the limo just the two of them while we spent time with the wedding party. This is the first time any couple has included "alone time" in their wedding schedule and IT IS BRILLIANT! Although it may cut into the time used for photographing portraits, more couples should consider making room for this as it may likely be your favourite part of your busy wedding day.

The father of the bride shared the most memorable speech at their Esplanade wedding reception. It had everyone in laughter and tears as he reminisced about protecting his baby girls from young suitors. He even brought out the baseball bat that he used to intimidate these young men. As part of his speech, he passed down this bat to his new son-in-law so he could protect his future grandchildren just the same. What a welcome to the family and start of their new life together!

One of our favourite behind the scenes shots at this wedding includes one of our favourite groomsmen... neither of us were blessed with height, so he helped out and Mitch jumped :)

Ceremony:  St. Patrick's Church
Reception:  Esplanade Lobby
Videographer:  Wandering Pines
Hair/MUA:  Bratt Pak
Caterer:  Big Eatz Little Feetz
Wedding Dress:  Beautiful Bride
Suits:  Labels for Men
Flowers:  Fresh Flowers
Decor: Ebel's Limo & Event Decor
Transportation:  California Dream Limo
Music DJ:  Chrome Entertainment