This September wedding turned out beautiuflly for Joel & Erin. There was the perfect amount of fun, laughter, beauty and connection as well as the most stunning sunset to cap it off.

I had the opportunity to work with Joel and Erin last year for their engagement photos, and you could truly see their great connection right away. They have an equal amount of humour between them both as well as a fun, goofy side and you could see that even more as the day went on.

I started out meeting the girls on the west side of Lethbridge, while they were getting ready and helping Erin. They all had fun matching shirts along with labelled jars for some pre-wedding drinks together before the day got started. The bridesmaids dresses were the same, but could change styles, and each bridesmaid had it wrapped a unique way, adding diversity through the group. There were shawls that went with it as well with fun labels that had Joel and Erin’s wedding date.

Jen met the guys in Coaldale and then headed out to the Readymade Community Centre afterwards, where the ceremony was to take place. They had the cutest little ring bearer and flower girl who did an amazing job! Erin made all the boutonnieres herself!


Henkaa – fully convertible dresses and they are Canadian!
Ties from Henkaa & Suits from Moores

Erin decided to plan out some extra time just before the ceremony was to take place, for a first look with here dad. These are always the sweetest moments, and in the craziness of the day, its so great to take a few minutes, slow down the day and remember the most special moments. Erin looked stunning and both her dad were both brought to tears as his only daughter was about to get married….and perhaps… a couple from both Jen and I too (dang you guys! It was a tearjerker moment of sure!)

They both exited the ceremony with the song, with the song from the Lion King! – LOVED this- it was such fun for everyone there and brought on some laughs for sure.

All the floral for the ceremony décor was by Erin’s maid of honour Rieka who planted, cared for and
grew all the flowers for the big day!
Erin made the flower bouquets (flowers from Micheals)
Suits from Moores & Ties from Henkaa 
Suits from Moores and Ties from Henkaa
Veil from Erin’s mom (she saved it from her wedding in 1983)
Erins hair was done by Brio Hair Salon & Spa here in Lethbridge
Dress by The White Room (in Redcliff)
Erin’s veil was given to her by her mom
(original veil from her wedding in 1983)
Rings from Goldworks

The reception was held at the Readymade Community Hall as well and it was the perfect venue size. The decoration services were from Lethbridge Event Rentals and the catering was by LA Chefs and they really impressed everyone with the amount and quality of the food.

DJ Services were by Al’s Audio (located in Medicine Hat)

Lethbridge Event Rentals -“David and Ali and the rest of their team were fantastic, they were prompt and easy to work with and they made my vision of the tables come to life. We got the string lights for the ceiling, table runners, napkins, chair covers, head table linens and chairs for the ceremony. David suggested the half moon and it completed the head table, I couldn’t have imagined anything better!” ~ Erin


Made by Seven Gray’s Custom painting (Instagram @7grays)
Centre Pieces painted by Erin
(Boxes were made with her grandpa)

It was truly an honour capturing Joel and Erins special day together and getting the chance to meet all their family and friends. Biggest congratulations and best wishes as they embark on this next journey together.