An Intimate Backyard Wedding with a Killer Blush Ballgown

Spending time in the lovely outdoors with our family and our dogs


Kaitlyn, Script Developer & Nick, Hospital Secretary

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: A romantic and intimate backyard wedding (with piñatas).

Soundtrack for reading: “’Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay


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Nick and I had an intimate outdoor ceremony followed by a family-only dinner at a restaurant. We invited all the guests back to a local brewery later in the evening for a dessert and cocktail reception complete with a live eighties cover band. There was really nothing better than being married somewhere where we love to spend time outdoors with our family and dogs. We were so blessed to have that available to us as a venue. I wore my mother’s veil, and sourced most decor items from Etsy and BHLDN. The hardest part was finding the dress; I tried on a ridiculous amount of white gowns before I found the one—a blush pink ball gown by Watters Wtoo.

Favorite Thing About The Wedding

Including our pup Lola in the photos, seeing our groomsmen for the first time looking so dapper, the copious amount of tears shed by all, the showers of confetti from the piñatas, and the cow bell that made it out on the dance floor after almost everyone had left the reception. Nick found his true calling in that cow bell.

The Info:

Photographer: Genevieve Renee | Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Ceremony Venue: Private Property | Reception Venue: Yellow Head Brewery | Kaitlyn’s Dress: Novelle Bridal | Nick’s (and Some Groomsmen’s) Attire: Amedeo | Groom’s Surprise Pocket Watch: Tipo’s Creations | “Dog of Honour” Bandana: All Lavender & Love | Guestbook: Hello Am | Custom Ribbon: The Lonely Heart | Cake Topper: By Madeline Trait | Favor Flags and Ribbon Wands: Larkspur & Linen | Misc. Pennants, Votives, Other Decor: BHLDN | Croquembouche: Duchess Bake Shop | DIY Fan Programs: Cherish Paperie | Custom Logo: Everly Calligraphy

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  • Shaila

    So gorgeous and personalized. I love all your details. I especially love your cheese cake! We had one as well :)

  • The second photo is <3 <3 <3

    • Rose

      I was coming down to say the same thing. That photo is really stunning.

  • Elizabeth

    OMG YAY!

  • MM

    I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to mention a Croquembouche and not show a photo of it :)

  • Lisa

    Love all of your beautiful curls, lady! What a stunning wedding.

    • vegankitchendiaries

      10/10 make-up, dress and *HAIR*. Ridiculously attractive bride alert!

      • Lawyerette510

        Her whole look is perfection, but her eyebrows are especially fantastic.

    • Sarah

      Plus one for the gorgeous curls! Everything about this is so damn pretty, you can feel the love :-)

    • BB

      And the fishtail braid!! <3<3

    • Fiona

      The hair is SO amazing.

  • Kelly

    this is all so fresh and romantic and your entire bridal look is out of this world! and also omg adorable dog! dapper pocket chain! bouquet! confetti pinata! CHEESE!

  • Vanessa

    Whoa the second photo is arresting.

  • Carolyn S

    Holy crap! As I scrolled down I thought “geez I would totally hire this photographer if only they were in Edmonton” as I rolled my eyes because IT’S NEVER IN EDMONTON BUT YOU WERE IN EDMONTON!

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    • light0a0candle

      Haha, this was how I felt when I was looking for a photographer! It was never Edmonton! Genevieve is based in Calgary, but she’s very accommodating and was an absolute pleasure to work with!

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  • avianti jewelry

    Such a gorgeous and delicate looking wedding! I love it. Those curls are so adorable too:)

  • Bsquillo

    I’m just here for the cheese cake. CHEESE. CAKE.

    • Kirstin K

      Yes! I love this idea, especially as a Wisconsin girl planning a destination wedding. How much cheese can I fit in my suitcase?

  • HNR

    OK. WHAT. So in love with your hair, your dress, the pinata, and the beautiful glow of happiness from your day! So dreamy. (We had a cheese cake too – fist bump.) Congrats!

  • Suzanne

    Love love the dress and curls. As a straight haired girl myself, I have always longed for curls like yours. Congratulations!

  • Massiel

    Your dress is perfection. Seriously. Those petals made my eyeballs happy.

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  • Sahinur Akter

    lovely wedding.nice look.

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