Stacy & Ryan’s wedding was up there on our list of most unique and memorable weddings we’ve photographed in Calgary. Their wedding venue at the private Buffalo Springs Ranch was the perfect mix of rustic whimsy and vintage elegance. The details may not have been conventional: getting prepped together, Ryan zipping up Stacy’s custom lace dress, grooms ladies instead of groomsmen, arriving at the aisle on the back of a model T Ford, dinner provided by Sticky Ricky’s food truck, camping out overnight around a big bon fire… and every little detail tailor made to who Stacy & Ryan are. It was especially touching to see how much they loved on their little girl, and made her feel as beautiful and as important as a bride herself.
As the setting sun cast its warmth over the outdoor reception, the atmosphere was so magical it was impossible not to be enchanted by the love and happiness in the air. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time laugh-crying behind my camera, so moved by the hilarious and emotional speeches.
Stacy & Ryan, we loved you from the first time we met at Vendome cafe for your engagement session. Your wedding day confirmed to us just how beautiful and special you really are. Thanks for making us laugh tell it hurt and letting me smudge the back of my camera with makeup and tears. We can’t wait to see you soon!