Calgary Wedding Photographers – Okotoks Ranch
Alex & Alex
As Calgary Wedding Photographers, we get to meet some pretty amazing people and see home incredible places. This wedding was definitely one of those moments when you feel so lucky to be included in such a beautiful gathering.
Calgary Wedding Photographers
Calgary is a really unique city. With the bow river running through the center there are some beautiful venues inside the city limits. To the west the landscape explodes into the Rocky Mountains with endless places to adventure. To the east and south the prairies open up the horizon and the sky seems to get a whole lot bigger. We feel so lucky to be based in such a diverse part of the world where the landscape can change dramatically in just an hour’s drive. We are constantly blown away by new places, incredible people and the power of human connection and feel lucky every day for the memories we make for people.
These guys really did prove that two Alex’s are better than one for their wedding on their parent’s property in Okotoks. They spent many weekends over the past 8 years on here with friends, creating memories. For this reason it was the perfect place for them to have a big beautiful wedding! Walking around the property on the morning of the wedding we could see this place was made for an outdoor party. Right as you drove in the land sloped down towards the lake, making a natural ampitheatre perfect for a ceremony. Benches and vintage chairs were set up down the hill facing the arbor. A giant A, for Alex!
Vintage furnature decorated the landscape, providing cozy places to hang out while you were roaming around the grounds. They even converted an old caravan into a bar and delicious cocktails were served our of the ‘The Galloping Gulp’ by Eau Claire Distillery. Every little details was beautifully thought out so provide an amazing experience for all the guests.
A Ceremony to Remember
With dark clouds rolling in, the boys got ready and shared some drinks in the cabin up the hill. When it was time, they all piled in a old war canoe that Alex had recently refurbished. Complete with Hudson’s Bay stripes along the side. We all waited at the ceremony site and watched them paddle along the lake together, headed for the shores with the giant A. An Englishman crossing the pond to meet his wife to be. They all climbed out and got in their positions as the girls walked down the isle to meet them.
We then all looked across the other side of the property where we would see movement and a flash of white. The other Alex was riding towards us, lead by her father on a Palomino Horse. It was one of the most beautiful entrances to a wedding we have ever seen. The ceremony was led beautifully by Alex’s two Aunts as the rain drifted in and out with the heavy clouds.
An Elegant Outdoor Reception
With the help of Brian Lehodey, the big clear tent they rented was transformed into a greenhouse. With greenery coming down from the roof, flowers spread all over the tables and candles lighting up the vintage furniture. Everyone enjoyed dinner and drinks in the safety of the tent while the rain came down around them. Fork and Farm put on an amazing family style feast of locally grown food. The skies cleared to the west, just in time for the sunset to light up the storm clouds around the property. It was such a perfect end to such a stunning day. We both feel so lucky to have met such a lovely couple and to have had the opportunity to document such a beautiful day. Thanks for having us Alex and Alex and we both wish you all the best in your happy adventurous lives together.
Venue: Family Ranch
Hair and Makeup: Top knot brides
Wedding Coordinator: Social + Co
Flowers: Brian Lehodey
Tent Rental: Special event rentals,
Decor Rentals:Modern Luxe Rentals, Orange trunk
Catering: Fork and Farm Catering
Band: SuperSonics Hearts
Calgary Wedding Photographer : Willow & Wolf