13+ years and 4 beautiful children later they have tied the knot! It was a gorgeous, if not slightly temperamental, Alberta summer day. There was loads of sunshine, a little breeze now and then, and a few tiny showers that you could have gotten away without an umbrella for. Being an outdoor wedding at the brides’ childhood farm, kids were able to run around, adults got to enjoy the gorgeous (award winning) gardens.
While people arrived from both near and far Zara kept well hidden in the house and Matthew greeted guests outside. When you share the same building, playing hide the bride can be difficult, but they managed well.
The groom patiently waiting for the bride to make her quick trip around the expansive vegetable garden.
The family was involved in nearly every aspect of the celebration, Matthew and Zara's children preceded her down the aisle with her sister. Zara's mother was her escort, giving her away at the end.
The wedding went on as weddings do, there were tears and special words, smiles and a couple laughs. It was perfect.
The ring bearer did his job famously well, so the neverending circle of love could be placed on each others fingers.
The flower girls got right in there and decorated up the grass for their parents.
A beautiful family!
There are a variety of opportunities for formally posed images at weddings, but sometimes you just need to toss in some variety. Matthew wanted to get his teams socks in the picture, and why not catch the sisters photo bomb in the back? everything is a memory.
Let the celebration continue with supper, drinks cake and toasts