Cozy Country weddings are one of my faves. This wedding in Manville was just that.
Every details was sweet & charming. The bride was sweet & charming. Her mom was sweet & charming.
The place that I had lunch before shooting was sweet & charming.
I have a really soft spot in my heart for cute villages & Manville is no exception! Whenever Adam & I
are out exploring, I always want to stop at the smallest “mom & pop” cafe that we can find.
I always order the same thing…clubhouse on brown with soup of the day. I am never disappointed.
A fun Alberta based trip for me would be to drive around from tiny town/village to tiny village exploring
and eating clubhouses. And taking pictures of all the old, falling down buildings.
Holly & Ryan grew up approx 20 minutes from each other on farms. Holly actually was raised in the house, that
Ryans mom was raised in. Cute hey? They attended Manville high school together, and after high school started
dating. Their friends say that they would have never pictured them together (with him being a farmer and her
having *ahem, cough* allergies to farm animals & chores), but that now that they are together, they are
just perfect to each other.
One of the best parts of the day was riding around on the school bus with all of the wedding party, all mutual
friends from high school, being driven around to photo locations by their real life school bus driver! (cute hey?)
These two have an amazing support network for their marriage, as their families are so intertwined in the farming
community, as well as so many mutual friends.
Truth be told, I wanted to be part of the gang. In the moments of laughter and inside jokes on the bus, I wished
I had been born a few years earlier & had attended Manville High with them. What a fun group!!
Holly & Ryan, I totally adore both of you & loved your outdoor wedding (and the gazebo that Ryan welded!!!)!
Pink shoes?? Be still my beating heart!! ( I threatened Holly all morning that I may or may not steal them at the reception)
I am in total love with the tenderness in these two.
Ceremony: Ryans farm
Reception: Manville Rec Hall
Catering: Holly’s Grandma (I could go on & on about this food!!!!)
Cake: Cakes by Janna