Amanda and Larin’s Saskatoon Acreage Wedding
Amanda and Larin spent the morning of their wedding day together, inviting their families to join them for brunch. Amanda gifted her parents with personalized hankies and a silly tie for her dad – a spinoff of their Father’s Day tradition, to mark her wedding day. Larin’s mother wiped away tears as she arranged the bouquets of baby’s breath and white hydrangeas. Upstairs, Amanda’s sister did her makeup and Larin joked with the kids. The house buzzed with family and friends helping with the finishing touches to their Saskatoon acreage wedding.
The day was smoky and hazy, with forest fire season at its peak. The day before was the hottest day of the summer, at 41 degrees. After parting ways to get dressed, Amanda and Larin rejoined for a private first look, as guests gathered in the field for their ceremony. They didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, opting instead for two very dear friends to serve as witnesses. Amanda was a nanny to her ring bearer and flower girl since they were toddlers, so they were also very important to include. They said their I Dos as the sun and smoke intertwined to give their day a warm, magical glow.
Amanda and Larin planned their day to spend as much time together as possible, creating some special moments just for the two of them. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with popcorn, slushies, yard games and a curated playlist of love songs. After that, the bride and groom rejoined them for a homemade BBQ supper. Amanda’s friend/witness made the cupcakes and cake, topped by a dinosaur bride and groom made by Amanda’s mom. There were no prepared speeches, but a mic open for anyone to speak from the heart. This resulted in some touching toasts from their parents and the most hilarious improvised speech by Larin’s brother. They shared a first dance under the stars on a handcrafted wooden dance floor surrounded by everyone they love most. Guests stayed late, celebrating with drinks, dancing, and munching leftover doughnuts around the bonfire late into the morning.
Amanda and Larin bypassed a lot of traditions to make their wedding day their own. From not having a wedding party and getting ready together, to a pink dress and non-traditional music, they carefully chose the things important to them instead of keeping with tradition for tradition’s sake. Their favourite songs are now forever linked to a day full of beautiful memories and new traditions made in their own way.
“We are incredibly happy with the pictures and memories that Tracy captured for us. She took both our engagement and wedding photos and made each experience wonderful. Tracy is incredibly well-organized, patient, adaptable, talented, and kind. She was a steady and calm influence through weather and scheduling issues on our wedding day. Our family and friends all had wonderful things to say about her as as well. Her hard work ethic and her sweet personality shines. Thank you Tracy for everything you did for us – we truly will treasure the memories you captured for us forever!”
Venue: 355 Valley Road
Bride: Ashley and Justin Bride from Brides and Belles, sash by Roberta Davenport
Hair: Jenessa Miller at Cliptomania
Makeup: Noelle Schutte
Groom: Moores, David’s Bridal
Flowers: Costco, Lorana McComber (mother of groom)
Cake: Korol Cakes
Rentals: Shaunavon Wildlife Federation
Acreage wedding photography by Saskatoon wedding photographer Copperblue Photography and Design. Serving central Saskatchewan area including Saskatoon, Dalmeny, Martensville, Warman, Humboldt, Delisle, Outlook, Rosetown, Davidson, Prince Albert, Waskesiu and Candle Lake.