Stephanie & Mike’s Backyard Estate Wedding – Calgary Wedding Photographer

I woke up a few Saturdays ago and immediately looked outside. Rain… no, it couldn’t be raining. This was the one wedding that it just couldn’t rain on. Stephanie & Mike, with the help of their amazing planner Teal, had planned a perfect outdoor affair for their wedding day, and we had all been crossing our fingers for a sunny day. As I approached the property, I saw Lyn of Flower Artistry, setting up the jaw-dropping backdrop for the ceremony. “Lyn!” I said, running to give her a wet hug, “It’s going to stop raining! I know it will!”

And it did. Just as the ceremony was scheduled to start, the umbrellas disappeared, and so did the raindrops. Stephanie & Mike were able to say their vows outside amongst their closest family and friends, just as they imagined. The couple exchanged the sweetest words with one another, and one of my favourite moments was when they went down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife with their two children. That was what the day was about. No amount of rain could take those special moments away from them… although it sure tried throughout the day!

We were blessed with good weather for a few hours, and I was so thrilled to be able to photograph their formals as I normally would. Later on, the reception space reveal took all of our breaths away. Stephanie & Teal handpicked some of Calgary’s best vendors to come together and bring the dream to life. It really was one of the most stunning reception spaces I have ever seen, and a total photographer’s dream. The night continued with more special moments, such as Mike dancing with Ella, their daughter, as Stephanie looked on emotionally. Then there was their gorgeous twilight first dance below the strings of bulb lights. No day is perfect, there are always a few bumps along the way… but at the end of the day, I hope all of my couples look at their images with joy, remembering the best parts. The moments that made their day special, and the reason they embarked on this journey in the first place. Congratulations, Stephanie and Mike, thank you for trusting me to photograph your dream worthy day.

Styling/planning: Teal of The Well Styled Life
Florist: Lyn of Flower Artistry
Bride’s hair and makeup: The Studio by Jai Basi
Stationary: The Social Page
Dress: Pearl and Dot
Coordination: Reflections Weddings
Rentals & Other Vendors: Cellar Door Vintage Rentals, Orange Frog Productions, Stardust, Celebration Creation, Special Events Rentals, and Gathered Table Supply


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