Nolan and Hayleigh Hranac - September 2, 2017
I have known Hayleigh since she was born, so this was such a special honour to photograph her wedding day. Our families have been friends for decades, so being around her family all day felt like being with my family. Everyone was so relaxed and the whole experience was just the best.
First off all, the location was a dream! St. Eugene Mission is a golf resort located just outside of Cranbrook, BC. The girls got ready in the most prestigious room in the hotel, overlooking the courtyard where the ceremony took place. Muffins were munched and coffee and wine was sipped while Hope Johnson did everyone's makeup and a friend did everyone's hair. Hayleigh's dress from Once Upon a Bride Lethbridge was absolutely stunning with gorgeous lace and bead details.
The ceremony was gorgeous under the sunlight trees of the courtyard where all of their family and friends gathered to celebrate. They actually got legally married a year ago (before moving to England for a year!), so the formal parts of the ceremony were skipped. A few laughs were shared and a few tears shed in the crowd, it was truly a special time!
The wedding party braced themselves for some scorching heat as we ventured to Hayleigh's Uncle's barn for some group shots. Kudos to the wedding party for being such troopers! A lot of water was consumed for sure. Hayleigh and Nolan have such a sense of hospitality, they were always making sure their friends were taken care of and were chill the whole time. Luckily the smoke in the area from forest fires didn't put too much of a damper on the photos! So thankful that everyone was safe that day.
The reception was such a blast. I've never seen such a humungous candy bar table! Mountains of delicious gummies and candies were available for the guests to chow down on following a delicious meal served by the resort.
It was such a relaxed enjoyable day, which really speaks to how Hayleigh and Nolan give to their family and friends out of their hearts. Their love for one another is truly undeniable. During his vows, Nolan claimed he fell in love with her at first sight, and boy, he could not take his eyes off his bride all day! :) So sweet to see true love.