Jemma and Gilbert were married in Okotoks at the absolutely beautiful Riverview Bed & Breakfast with their Lakehouse wedding reception providing the venue for the evenings festivities. One of the reasons they chose this outdoor wedding venue was because of the absolutely jaw-dropping valley views situated directly behind the stadium seating style ceremony site. The weather was perfect for a summer wedding in Alberta and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Everything ran as smoothly as you could imagine thanks to their super talented wedding planner, Alexandra of Boutiq Weddings. Wedding officiant Jacquie Hoare orchestrated a beautiful and lighthearted ceremony
One of the best parts of a wedding is the amount of uninhibited emotion that gets released as years of dating, loving, caring and commitment finally come to a head on the single day. The emotion, the tears and the subsequent mocking that Gilbert endured was stuff of legend! But…to his credit, he did it right. If you’re gonna send out a blast of emotion, it just has to be on your wedding day. I guarantee its something that Jemma will always remember about their wedding day. And she may even mock him for it too.
Post ceremony we hung around Riverview for a short period of time before moving on to downtown Calgary, Inglewood specifically, to create some truly fun wedding images for these two lovers. With the threat of rain, we managed to make it back to the limo in time before the skies opened up as we watched the rain come down through the wall of expansive windows at the Lakehouse Restaurant on Lake Bonavista where the reception took place. And as always, the Lakehouse impressed with a delicious meal and the most attentive staff in a beautiful environment.
Of all the ways I could have celebrated Canada Day (150 years!!), It was truly and honor and a pleasure to be there to document such a momentous day for an incredible couple. And what could be better than to end the night with a little private fireworks display by the local Lake Bonavista residents to help you celebrate your wedding! I wish you two all the best in your marriage!!