”Being surrounded by the people who love and support us was the ultimate gift that made the day so memorable.” – Aimee & Christopher

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Our Real Wedding Bride and Groom, Aimee and Christopher, share their special day in Alberta, Canada, at the home of the Bride's family. When planning their wedding, their inspiration grew from the location not only because of the beauty and the simplicity the prairie held, but because this is also the same place the couple met and formed memories. The bride tells us “The rustic, handmade whimsy of the theme seemed to go hand in hand with our personalities, and the surroundings.”

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The ceremony was on a scenic hill overlooking the Red Deer River, where guests sat on straw bales overlooking the river valley, and witnessed the couple take their wedding vows. Aimee tells us "Our ceremony turned our to be more beautiful than we could have imagined. Because we had an outdoor ceremony, we hired accordion player, Penny Sanborn (from Calgary, AB) to serenade guests, and accompany hymns. It was absolutely beautiful."

Afterwards a cocktail reception was held in a tent placed in the yard of the Bride's Parents. With the Groom being from Australia and Bride from Canada, the couple chose a cocktail style reception with no formal seating to ensure their friends from both sides got the best opportunity to meet and mingle. This provided a very relaxed, warm, and inviting party; which progressed into an awesome night of merriment!

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Aimee’s advice to couples who are preparing for their special day: “Embrace the things that go unexpectedly, it makes for some pretty great memories.”

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Wedding Venue: Broadview Ranch | Photography by: Rachel Boekel

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Bride & Groom chose our Rustic Country Wedding Invitation for their wedding stationery.


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