As things in Alberta begin to open up once again, we’re excited to be back photographing a variety of events including weddings. Today we’re excited to share a few sneak peeks from Jamie & Thomas’s intimate backyard wedding in Calgary that we photographed recently. Like most small businesses, referrals are the lifeblood of our business and so we were thrilled when Thomas’s mom Danielle reached out to us after we had first met at Tami & Roland’s wedding that we photographed in Cabo San Lucas in 2019.
Jamie & Thomas originally planned to have their wedding in Hawaii in 2020 but unfortunately, Covid-19 had other plans. They decided to postpone their wedding until the summer of 2021 with the hopes that the pandemic would be over and they could once again gather in large numbers with their friends and family. Unfortunately, when the time came to finalize their venue and pay their final deposits, Alberta was still under health restrictions so rather than postpone again – they decided to pivot one last time and moved the wedding to Jamie’s parent’s backyard.
Despite all the setbacks, their day turned out to be a wonderful affair and the tented setting of Jamie’s parents provided a great backdrop for their closest friends and family members to gather to celebrate with them. Mother Nature also delivered with beautiful weather and thankfully some of the smoke from the forest fires in BC had cleared.
Being big Harry Potter fans, their decor featured several elements inspired by the books and movies and there was also a special appearance by Jamie & Thomas’s cat Dobby, who served as ring bearer. Guests enjoyed a custom Blue Hawaiian cocktail after the ceremony along with an amazing pickle bar that Jamie and her family put together.
Special thanks to Haley Erdegard for driving down to Calgary to second-shoot with me and a big shout out to all the great vendors who pulled together to make Jamie & Thomas’s day a special one including Cheryl from Something Borrowed Beauty Hair & Makeup and the team from Simply Elegant Corp who looked after all of the decor, outdoor tent, florals, and catering.