This couple is so stinking cute! This is the first time I have featured a real wedding and styled shoot in one and it couldn’t have been with a cuter couple . Angela & Mike had an intimate outdoor wedding at Hastings Lake Gardens in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada this past July. They were married in a wisteria draped gazebo surrounded by loved ones and lush surroundings. Wanting to keep it simple the couple opted for a small celebration, paired with delicious cupcakes with family and friends after the ceremony. To their surprise their photographer, Creationsphoto, had set up a styled shoot complete with 4 sets of absolute prettiness.
From the Photographer: I decided to take this opportunity to surprise this sweet couple with their very own little reception via a “styled shoot”. After talking to some other wedding pros we came up with a plan that really took off into 4 styled sets that we had Angela and Mike pose for us in. It was soo much fun doing something like this on an actual wedding day with a “real” bride and groom. The couple was floored with the sets and over the moon to be involved. Angela let us know that this was more than she could have ever dreamed and definitely her Pinterest board come to life.
From the Bride, Angela:
How did you meet?
Mike and I met 15 years ago when he did a high school work placement at my dad’s shop; it was love at first site…..for me anyway 😉 a few years passed and we happened to be in the same line at Wal-mart and rekindled our friendship. From there, the rest is history 🙂
What were your Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Style?
My wedding inspiration was vintage romance meets rustic outdoors. I did a lot of pinterest browsing for ideas and inspiration. I looked at a lot of bridal magazines and books for ideas; but knew I wanted to keep it simple and small.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
I loved our “first look” before the ceremony; it gave us a chance to see each other and have a special moment for just us before we got married. The entire day was one to remember! Everything was more than I dreamed of; Creationsphoto set us up with the most beautiful sets from Classy Affairs who absolutely exceeded anything I could have created for myself. They set up sheer romance and gave us a night we will never forget! We’re both forever thankful for the most amazing wedding day focused on just us…..a true dream.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My advice to other brides is be true to your vision, keep it simple, and above all keep it about you and your husband. Our wedding was tiny, we had no dance and no reception, but the evening of photos and the togetherness shared with my new husband was magic, and we don’t regret anything……we only look back on the day with love and happiness. It was the best day of our lives….as your wedding should be 🙂 Thank you to everyone who made it possible!
Event Designer: Classy Affairs
Floral Designer: Opals Flowers & Balloons
Cake Designer: The Sweet Side
Ceremony Location: Hastings Lake Gardens Weddings
Other: Hastings Lake Gardens