I can’t believe the day is here that I get to share Sam & Dan’s beautiful Bragg Creek wedding day with you. I love these two – both as a couple and as dear friends to me now. They are the best kind of people and I am so grateful I was able to be there for their special day.
The day prior I had flown into Calgary, picked up my car rental, checked in with S&D and got settled into the hotel. I excitedly prepped my gear for the following day. We had been planning and anticipating this weekend for what felt like years (it was!)! The following morning was wedding day. I excitedly awoke and ran to look out the window to see wildfire smoke I thought I had left behind in BC. What was a clear forecast just hours ago was now covered in a layer of thick smoke. While I was a little disappointed for S&D as it would limit mountain views on their day, it also creates some beautiful warm hues for the day so we couldn’t be mad!
I quickly loaded up the car to head out from Calgary to their getting ready location at Folk Tree Lodge. It was such a perfect intimate warm venue for them to stay at in the days surrounding the wedding. After getting ready was complete, we went straight into their first look. We snuck some quick portraits on the grounds before we headed back to a familiar spot for more photos. Returning to stop #1 from their engagement session in September the year prior, it felt so good to be back. It was so interesting to see how much of a difference some smoke & autumn colours can make! If you haven’t already, you really should check out their epic Rocky Mountain engagement session from last year!
After we were done, we headed over to Easter Seals Alberta’s Camp Horizon which was the venue of choice to host the wedding day festivities. Sam has meticulously planned, DIY’d and decorated their entire wedding day. Her creativity and attention to detail showed through and absolutely paid off! I loved seeing her touches in everything throughout their whole day.
After their wedding ceremony, they hosted a cocktail hour for their guests while family photos were taken prior to their reception starting. Their reception felt so intimate and you could feel the love from everyone there for these two! Sam & Dan are so similar to me – we’re all kindred spirits. We love the same things and that rings true especially when we’re talking about our dogs and our love of food. Both of these aspects were strongly incorporated into their wedding day. The food was in the form of an amazing cocktail hour and incredible dinner buffet from their caterers. And their pups were on hand all day, decked out in fashionable attire, apart of the bridal party and roaming the grounds of the reception. Just another reason why I love these guys so much.
I’m so grateful I was able to fly out to Calgary and be a part of their celebration. It meant the world to me getting to hug these two congratulations on their wedding day and I wish them an absolutely amazing future together! I can’t wait to see them again soon. ♥️
Bragg Creek Wedding Photography Gallery:
Here’s a curated selection of my favourite moments from S&D’s September long weekend Bragg Creek Wedding at Camp Horizon outside of Calgary, Alberta…
All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography
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Vendor Love for this Bragg Creek Wedding:
Venue: Easter Seals’ Camp Horizon
Bride’s Dress: The Bridal Centre – Calgary
Groom’s Suit: Thomas Jeffery
Dog Outfits: DogDog Goose
Florals: Primrose Lane Farm Florist
Caterer: Fork + Farm Catered Events
Dog Sitter/Wedding Attendant: Suns out Paws Out YYC