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Alberta Tree Farm Wedding: Kayla & Miranda

Stephanie Couture Photography

Aug. 6, 2016

Kayla and Miranda met at a pub. They had both played hockey for their university teams, so they had mutual friends. Each of them separately decided to surprise one of those friends at her birthday party.

Kayla had just finished playing beer hockey league, so her hair was a mess and hidden in a cap. She slid into a seat only to come face to face with the cutest person she had ever seen. She was instantly smitten, until Miranda teased her relentlessly for the rest of the evening.

Stephanie Couture Photography
Miranda wasn’t supposed to be in town that day, but decided last-minute to go to her friend’s birthday party. It was the best decision she ever made.
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Miranda proposed to Kayla (although Kayla had already ordered a ring for Miranda and was planning to propose a few weeks later). Miranda had just come back to Vancouver from Christmas with her family. She insisted on Kayla coming home from work so they could open stockings. Kayla reached into the stocking to find a small chocolate box (she can’t resist chocolate!). Inside the box, she found the most gorgeous ring. Miranda instantly became nervous and said, “I’m not getting down on one knee.” She then said, “I’m not very good at expressing my emotions, but one thing I know is that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Miranda and her sister Melissa saw the wedding venue while Miranda was home in Alberta one weekend. They had considered doing the wedding themselves on Melissa’s property and quickly realized what was entailed. Melissa’s husband actually recommended the venue, a gorgeous property that operates as a tree farm in the middle of the Alberta prairies with an outdoor ceremony area and a magnificent converted barn for the reception – as soon as they saw it, they immediately loved it.
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Kayla and Miranda decided to move their wedding up a full year, so there was a lot of last minute planning. Fortunately, they both have lovely, supportive families to help. The venue was great as it was, so they picked simple things to accent the atmosphere. Their photographer pushed them to pre-determine how things would go, and they were very grateful.
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
There were many things to love about the wedding day and site. Kayla loved the pathway between the barn and the ceremony area. It was beautiful and allowed for all of the excitement and magnitude of what was about to happen to hit home.
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Stephanie Couture Photography
Miranda’s favorite memory was sitting at the head table and looking out at their loving friends and family. Feeling the love in the room is something she will never forget.

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Photographer: Stephanie Couture Photography // Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG MAXAZRIA // Event Venue: Lions Garden

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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