I love farm weddings so much. There’s just something extra special about inviting everyone home, to witness your vows in the shade of the trees you played under as a child. That’s where Amanda and Kyle were married, on her family’s farm near Prince Albert. It’s also where they plan to build their home, to grow their family. You’ve got to love when things come full circle.
Amanda and Kyle planned to do their formals before their ceremony, which meant seeing each other before the walk down the aisle. They wanted to keep this special moment private, so we set up a first look in a sheltered area. It was such an honor to be the sole witness – although I’d be surprised if Amanda’s mom wasn’t peeking through the curtains..!
We headed out into the fields for the formals, and shot in front of an old house that was Amanda’s playhouse as a child. With all the old buildings, tall grass and beautiful trees around the farm I could have shot forever, but there was a wedding ceremony to get to! Amanda and Kyle stole a few quiet moments together before the ceremony to read letters they had written to each other. Then, in the beautiful yard of her childhood home, Amanda and Kyle joined their hands and their hearts, surrounded by family and friends.
In Amanda’s first email, she told me they were planning the “outdoor wedding of their dreams”, and they were clearly hard at work ever since. If you know how much I love DIY (and if you don’t, well, it’s a LOT), you can imagine how excited I was, and how much I adored all of the rustic details they worked so hard on. Their vintage farm wedding decor incorporated everything from lace and mason jars to wheat, wood and Medalta crocks. Oh and turquoise, plenty of turquoise!
After a homestyle BBQ buffet, speeches full of laughs and tears, and a racous garter auction for charity, the guests rocked that wooden dance floor into oblivion. It truly was “the soundtrack to a July Saturday night”, one Amanda and Kyle will never forget.
Flowers – Val’s Floral, Safeway
Hair – Novus Salon
Cake – Candace Person
Catering – Brent and Pat Branscombe