From the bride, Olivia:
It was a sunny and beautiful July day! The morning began with hair and makeup with the girls, Tim Horton’s coffee in hand and photos to kick off the day. At the same time, Scott and his groomsmen were cruising around in Scott’s 1976 Cadillac enjoying the day before getting ready.
The girls and I drove to the ceremony and we were beyond excited. The ceremony was at Scott’s family farm where many family weddings had been held. With some coordination to keep with tradition, our families helped to keep Scott and I from seeing each other before the wedding! The music began to play and it all became surreal. I waited behind the trees while I imagined my soon-to-be husband standing at the front waiting for me. While walking down the aisle with my parents (and my dog!), my focus was on Scott.
After a short and sweet ceremony, time was spent with family and followed by adventures for pictures. Our photographers had fantastic ideas and captured our memories in a fun way.
Off to the supper, we entered to the perfect song and enjoyed the laughs from the speeches. Our first dance followed by the father daughter dance, and we kicked off the evening! At sundown, Scott’s Dad supplied professional fireworks which provided a show for us and our guests, and getting my dream wedding picture just like I had planned! The evening came to an end much too quickly! Looking back at the day, there is nothing but incredible memories!
Scott and I integrated several unique items in our day! To make our ceremony different, Scott and I created a box where we would put our years of memories (photos, plane tickets, etc.) and our wedding vows to review at our future anniversaries. Scott is a carpenter so he made a small wooden box and I designed and painted our names on the front. Scott is from a family of carpenters, so he asked his brother to make his wedding ring. His brother was up for the challenge and hand crafted Scott’s wooden wedding band! My mom is also very creative so she personally made all of the bouquets and boutonnieres for us.
Wedding planning advice: If plans change last minute, take a deep breath. We had a change in venue two weeks before the wedding. With a lot of help from our families, we were able to contact all of our guests in time with directions to the new location. It all worked out. Everything will be perfect in the end, I promise.
Olivia and Scott – July 8, 2017
Ceremony: Family farm near Yellow Grass
Reception: Yellow Grass Wheatland Communiplex
Photographer: Stick Productions
Bride: Judi’s Wedding World
Bridesmaids: New Line Fashion and Bridal
Hair and makeup: Velour Hair Studio
Groom and groomsmen: Tux & Tails
Flowers: Bride’s mother
Rentals: A Tymeless Event
Cake: Groom’s mother
Catering: Carol’s Catering and Cafe