Kady & Jamie's boho Shylynn Ranch wedding was my first wedding of 2017 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect one to start my season.
In the week leading up to their wedding my husband and I packed up our North Vancouver condo and began our journey to Calgary with our toddler and newborn in tow. To say it was a busy and stressful time for us is putting it mildly. We packed our moving truck knowing that we would not see our stuff for the rest of the summer as we planned to couch surf until we could move into our new home in Calgary. Trying to jam all of the things that 2 adults, a toddler and newborn need for 2 months into a Subaru Forester is not an easy task let me tell you.
Kady and Jamie are best friends of ours and Jamie actually introduced me to my husband and was the Best Man at our wedding. I was thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer. Having shot a few friends' weddings I knew that I would be making a few sacrifices choosing to "work" instead of just be a guest. But I knew their day was going to be amazing and being their photographer actually allowed me to be more involved. At the time they chose their wedding date we did not yet know that we would be moving to Calgary so it was a total fluke that their wedding coincided with our move. The fact that we were on our way to spend the weekend with our best friends definitely made drive away from our first home together a little bit easier.
Knowing these two, their wedding party and most of their guests I knew the day was going to be filled with fun and laughter and it did not disappoint! Their sweet dog Sam walked her dad down the aisle and stole the show as she begged for someone to throw her ball during their vows. Kady planned and created all the decor herself with the help of Jamie and friends and family. Check out the backdrop for the head table, I'm still obsessed with it! Her cousin and Aunt did all the flowers which were absolutely stunning and her dad managed the popcorn bar. Their guests partied the night away in the beautiful barn to the sounds of a live band and were treated to a surprise (forbidden) late night fireworks display.