Danielle & Todd – Alberta Ranch Wedding at Hi Diamond Angus Farms
A stunning tented Alberta Ranch Wedding in Okotoks!
From the moment I met Danielle I knew her chill vibe and spunk were going to totally mesh with my style of shooting.
As soon as I drove up the tree-lined dirt road onto the Hi Diamond Angus Farms I knew my creativity was about to have endless opportunities. This Alberta Ranch Wedding was going to be one for the books!
The day was hot, bright, and full of laughter. Danielle and the girls were getting beautified in the guest house as the the guys got all decked out in the main house. The wind blew through the trees and the morning flew by.
Walking down the aisle
Danielle walked down the aisle under a big Weeping Birch tree with her dad, and as Todd turned he saw her for the first time. You could tell he was so happy to see his bride as his eyes filled with love. Her smile was ear to ear and couldn’t have been anymore stunning. As her dad handed her off to Todd I got all the feels for them.
The ceremony was beyond beautiful. As the two stood under the arch they exchanged vows and whispered sweet nothings to one another.
After a few minutes of chilling in the shade, we hung out with the family and then headed around the farm for photos, running into guests having a blast and indulging in delicious snacks from the Farm Girls food truck.
Before we knew it, it was time for Danielle to hop a fence for some scenic snaps at a near by acreage I found the day prior. As they walked down the rolling hills, they took moments to snuggle, smooch, and enjoy one another.
Hitting the dance floor!
The sun started to lower and the two entered the big tent. Everyone was beyond joyous to see them and were eagerly awaiting their arrival. After some raising the roof, laughter, sweet words, and cake cutting, it was time to hit the dance floor.
As Todd grabbed Danielle’s hand in his, he led her into the middle of the barn where they swayed to their first dance.
Surprise proposal during their reception.
One of the many highlights of their day was that Danielle had spoken to Marc, her sister’s boyfriend, in the weeks prior to the wedding about perhaps doing a surprise proposal during the day at some time. As she went to throw the bouquet, it fell to the floor. Everyone gasped – assuming she was being clumsy.
As she reached down and walked towards the girls crowded behind her she handed the bouquet to her sister as Marc walked up from the right: ring box in hand. Before she knew what was happening he took a knee and asked her to marry him. Her shock and surprise was something amazing to witness. I was literally shaking with excitement for them!
Everyone congratulated Breanne and Marc as Danielle shed tears of joy. She embraced her sister with the biggest hug.
Late night snack!
Nothing could make this wedding anymore memorable and loving with all the the moments that were shared throughout the day, but to top it off Danielle & Todd had a sparkler send off before enjoying the late night mac and cheese and poutine the Farm Girls truck whipped up!
Thank you Danielle & Todd for your trust and kindness. You both are such amazing people and I could not be more honoured to photograph such a special day-o-love in your lives.
Extra special thanks to Lisa of Everlasting Impressions, whose planning and execution made this Alberta Ranch Wedding one to remember!
Check out Danielle & Todd’s Drumheller Hiking adventure Engagement session HERE!
Want a full list of Vendors? Check the bottom of the post!
Getting Ready Location // HI Diamond Angus Farms
Brides dress designer // Ti Adora, Delica Bridal
Tailor // Lupe’s Tailoring
Shoes // Steve Madden
Nails // Tender Touch Mobile Esthetic Services
Garter // Eva Garter, DavieandChiyo
Jewellery // Sterling Silver Glam & Soul Necklace, Thomas Sabo
Bridesmaids Jewellery // Funk Necklace, Swarovski
Head piece // Jenny by Sara Gabriel, Delica Bridal // Black Russian Tulle Blusher and Scattered Crystals, David’s Bridal
Bridal party attire //
Bridesmaids: Strapless Crinkle Chiffon Dress with Cascade Skirt, Steel Blue, David’s Bridal
Junior Bridesmaid: Long Mesh Dress with Illusion Tank Ruched Bodice, Steel Blue, David’s Bridal
Robes // BridalDreamRobes
Hair Stylist // Shea Forsyth Hair, Shea Forsyth
Make-up Artists // Stephanie Richard
Suit // Derks Formals
Cufflinks // Derks Formals
Tie // Moores
Shoes // Derks Formals
Watch // Hugo Boss
Wedding Rings & Bands // Hers: Blue Nile (E) Maggie’s Diamond Boutique (WB); His: Marlow’s Diamond & Design
Invitation designer & Stationery // Wedding Paper Divas
Ceremony Location // HI Diamond Angus Farms
Officiant/JP // Sue Saunders
Live Music // Silver Studios , Misha & Caleb Nelson
Reception Venue // HI Diamond Angus Farms //
Reception/Ceremony Rentals // Great Event Rentals // The Chair Affair // Mr. P. Potty
Appetisers // Bride & Groom’s Family
Caterer // Farms Girls, Jocelyn
DJ // Fun Factory DJ Services, Richard
Florist // Deevine Petals, Dana Heald
Wedding Planner // Everlasting Impressions , Lisa Laplante
Favours // Homemade // VanlittleStudio
Cake // Pie Junkie, Nancy Goemans
Ski Guest Book // Cameron Kuzio
Wedding Signs // Everlasting Impressions