Hannah & Russell | Rochester, AB | Rustic Country Wedding

November 28, 2016

 

Hannah and Russell were married on her family farm underneath a tree that Hannah's parents planted when she was born!! How dreamy and romantic is that?! If that isn't awesome enough, their farm was a treasure trove of antique cars, rustic outbuildings, and horses! The picture possibilities were endless. 

 

I first spoke to Hannah over the phone and it wasn't long before we found out that we had a mutual love for horses. One of the first requests she had was to bring her two horses out during the bridal session. I am pretty sure I squealed with joy when she brought this up. Good thing Andrew and Russell were around otherwise I am sure Hannah and I would have spent the whole day with her two beautiful horses!

 

We drove out to Rochester early that morning and when we arrived the farm was bustling with activity - last minute setup was being done and the girls were busy doing their hair. We were greeted warmly by Hannah's dad and given the grand tour, I am sure our eyes were wide open with excitement as we took in their beautiful farm. 

 

As soon as the guests were finished arriving, the girls hair all done up (Hannah and her mom did everyone's hair; not often is the bride spending more time on her bridesmaids than on herself!!), and the boys all dressed up, it was time for Hannah and Russell to get married. A lone tree in the middle of the vast field marked the spot. During the ceremony, the rain that had been threatening to fall all morning, made it's appearance. As quickly as it started, the rain stopped but not before Hannah and Russell shared their first kiss as husband and wife. And just like that the sun came out and shone down on everyone!

 

After we spent time exploring the farm and capturing some formals it was time for dinner! Hannah and her family had decorated the tents themselves and had even made some homemade jam for their favors (it was delicious!!). The night wrapped up with some heartfelt speeches, dancing, and lots of laughter! 

 

Congratulations Hannah & Russell! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy! Thank you for inviting us to be apart of your special day!!