Kara sat in the stylist’s chair, her gaze shifting between the window and the weather forecast. Kara and Kyle planned to have their country wedding ceremony outdoors, on her aunt and uncle’s farm near Outlook. Kara held out hope that the rain would slow down in time. It didn’t even need to stop – rain is actually Kara and Kyle’s favorite kind of weather. They’d even hoped it would rain a little. Apparently Mother Nature sometimes takes those requests a little too liberally. Still, spirits were high in the salon. Kara joked and reminisced with her cousin Chrissy, while directions were given to move the ceremony indoors.
Kara and Kyle had written their own vows, but they were too personal to read during the ceremony, in front of everyone. Instead, they wrote letters to each other, taking some time alone before the ceremony to read them. When they finally met under the barnwood arch in the chapel, they could not have been more excited to be getting married. The room was full of love and support. The location didn’t matter at all, in the end.
The rain stopped just in time for family photos on the beautiful grounds of LCBI. The sun even made an appearance for the wedding party photos out at an abandoned farm. Then Mother Nature completely over-delivered on Kara and Kyle’s wish for rain during their wedding photos, with a sudden torrential downpour. We quickly made our way into town to the museum, where we could stay relatively dry under the overhang. Not only did Kara and Kyle get rain, but hail, and then a brief sun shower. The crazy weather was finally followed by an incredible dramatic sky that made sticking it out worthwhile!
Kara and Kyle’s goal was for a beautiful but fairly simple country wedding – like a family gathering, only larger. Under the cozy tent set up inside the reception venue, it certainly felt that way. They had infused their wedding day with so many family touches, from Kyle having his dad as a groomsman, to Kara’s mom and aunts singing during the ceremony. And in keeping with the family theme, the kransekake predicted four children for the happy couple!
It was an honor to witness the sweet, quiet, lighthearted love that Kara and Kyle share. Kyle once said, of his bride: “She enables me to be my best and often weirdest self.”
Who wouldn’t aspire to a love like that?
Ceremony: Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute
Reception: Outlook Civic Centre
Bride: The Dress
Groom and groomsmen: Tux and Tails
Hair: Salon Q
Copperblue Photography & Design is a country wedding photographer based near Saskatoon. Specializing in rural weddings, farm weddings, ranch weddings, acreage weddings, and outdoor weddings in Outlook, Rosetown, Kenaston, Hanley, Dundurn, and across the province.