One day in September, it was summer in Alberta. By the next day, it was autumn and Danielle and Erwin were getting married. The leaves had just started to turn colour and that evening was chilly.
Danielle’s vision for her wedding day included soft lace, roses tucked into her hair, pink and burgundy details, and rich fall foliage.
Erwin’s vision for his wedding day was a giant Fendt tractor. He proudly tucked his bride into place and cruised the gravel roads, the “I love my Fendt” sticker displayed across the back. At one point, Erwin gazed happily past Danielle at the tractor and said, “It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” At Danielle’s look, he backpedaled, kissed her and said, “Uh, I meant you.”
We photographed the portraits of the entire bridal party at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort and cruised the entire resort in a caravan of bumper cars. Er, I mean, golf carts. (They go surprisingly fast around those little curves and the boys took it as a challenge.) The sun was setting by the time everyone was ready to call it quits, park the carts, and warm up frozen hands inside.
Joined by family from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and many all the way from Holland, Danielle and Erwin tied the knot at the Parkland URC followed by dinner and conversation at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort. These two did away with formalities at the reception and skipped the traditional speeches and bouquet toss, choosing instead to just enjoy the company and conversation of their loved ones. The fall air was icy outside but the lodge was warm.
Danielle and Erwin, I wish you all the best in your new marriage. You’re going to love being able to do the farm life together.
*All portraits taken on the family farm and at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Cory Powers & Mirjam Feitsma
Make-up: Zebo Makeup, Blackfalds
Officiant: Reverend Ramkissoon
Ceremony Venue: Parkland United Reformed Church, Ponoka
Reception Venue & Catering: Wolf Creek Golf Resort, Ponoka
Arch: Reliv Unique Designs, Ponoka
Fendt Rental: Pentagon Farm Centre, Lacombe
Thank You Cards: London Drugs, Red Deer
Rings: Lawlor Jewelry, Stettler