Kirsti and Tory got married three years to the date on which, in Kirsti’s words, “their love story began”. Autumn was definitely in the air, with a gentle breeze floating through the still-vibrant leaves. They could not have hand-picked a more perfect day for their farm wedding near Outlook.
They met for their first look at “The Rock”, a little outcrop overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Not only was it an incredibly picturesque location, but it held great personal meaning to them. We joined up with the wedding party at an abandoned farmyard for photos. This farm wedding already had so many of my favorite things: bridesmaids in cowboy boots (and dresses sewn by the groom’s mom!), groomsmen in grey suits, a rusty old truck, a giant red barn… and we had only just begun!
The sun lowered in the afternoon sky as we traveled onwards to Kirsti’s family farm for their backyard wedding ceremony. Guests seated themselves on bales draped with fabric and burlap while the organ played, accompanied by geese flying overhead. Kirsti and Tory said their vows in a simple, touching ceremony filled with tradition and hymns sung by their friends and family.
After an emotional receiving line through a wooded area lined with fall leaves, everyone gathered at the barn for the reception. Kirsti’s DIY wedding decor was stunning. Barnwood signs, burlap and lace, dried flowers in mason jars, galvanized tin and vintage chairs, old frames and crates, and oak barrels holding a strawberry-adorned naked cake were all wrapped up in a beautiful old gambrel barn. After a home-cooked and served by friends and family, everyone gathered inside for hymns and well wishes. A quick bouquet and garter-toss later, Tory whisked his new bride away into the sunset – in his truck, of course.
Kirsti and Tory share a sweet, quiet love, evident in the way they look at each other, a smile, or a gentle hand on the back. It was a honor to witness and document this day for them.
(Stay tuned for their after session!)