{Dustin + Alyssa} Wedding | Lethbridge, AB | Mimsical Photography

 bride and groom kissing on log on overcast day in fall  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony

Golden colors, grey skies, and a glorious wind roaring through the trees. Laughter and giggles and a good dose of tears. Candles that didn't light. And then didn't light AGAIN. Quiet moments, and a vintage car. Dropjes, gift baskets and visits to work places. And a covenant made before God.

When I arrived at Alyssa's parents home in Lethbridge, Alberta the girls were already in full swing getting ready even though it was only 8 am. Alyssa was bouncing around in the anticipation of the day ahead. She was wearing a beautiful silk robe while she sat to get her make up on. Her phone light up time and again with well wishes from co workers and of course sweet texts from her groom Dustin. The wind was in fine form - roaring along happily outside through the beautiful bright yellow trees. I spent some time gathering all the unique details that would make up Alyssa and Dustin's day - the lace gown, the white ballet flats and a stunning bouquet of pink carnations and ladies breath.  Alyssa's mom helped her into her stunning lace detailed wedding dress - and did her best not to cry too much the whole time! There were definitely tears glimmering in her eyes as she held the mirror for Alyssa to see the full effect.

The girls were relaxed, but Alyssa's dad was pacing the halls as his first little girl got ready for her I do's. When he came upstairs to finally see her in her dress there were stoic moments as he beamed in pride over how beautiful she looked!

Everyone knows that guys take about 3.5 minutes to get ready, and Dustin and his groomsmen were no different. Alyssa had chosen a beautiful deep wine red for her theme color and the guys looked amazing! When I got there Dustin's brother was helping him trim up his beard, I have to say it's pretty trusting to let someone else do that kind of work on you! After Dustin was all cleaned up they jumped into their wardrobe and only needed a little bit of help with how to roll up their sleeves for the GQ look.

The ceremony was held at the United Reformed Church in Lethbridge, and this church is beautiful with it wide open spaces and stained glass windows. Dustin had his boutonniere pinned on by his bubbly mom and then it was time for the ceremony at 1 pm! Dustin's sisters were the candle lighters and unfortunately the candles would not light the candelabra. The girls tried to be serious but soon everyone was giggling. The light hearted mood was perfect for when Alyssa made her entrance. She managed to hold it together the whole way down the isle, but she was definitely tearing up towards the end. Then followed a beautiful ceremony filled with traditional songs, many voices joining together, a sermon about faithfulness and the power of God in a relationship. Dustin and Alyssa sealed their vows with a kiss and the lighting of the unity candle. Which didn't light either. I'm sure it's not a sign of their future together!

After the ceremony we headed off to the Wooden Shoe - a dutch import store in downtown Lethbridge -  where Alyssa has been working for a number of years. She was greeted with squeals of joy from all her co workers and we spent a little while grabbing lunch before heading down to Indian Battle Park for the bridal party pictures!

We laughed, and laughed, and freaked out over trains and men who are really boys and wanted to climb the bridge. The bridal party made a million jokes at Dustin's expense and the good natured ribbing went on all afternoon. Towards the end of our time together Dustin Alyssa and I snuck off to shoot some images without an entire audience.

I do this with all my couples - just to have some quiet time to let the reality of the wedding day sink in. To take a minute to treasure your new spouse. To just breathe in the middle of the chaos. 

The rich fall colours and stormy clouds made for the perfect backdrop to this wedding. Dustin and Alyssa I'm sure will spend many years thinking about this day, and I am thankful I was able to tag along and give them memories to look back on.

xo
Christina

 wedding dress in window surrounded by yellow leaves - reflection  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 a fall ring shot of both the grooms wedding band and the bride's wedding band set surrounded by leaves and moss  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 white ballet flats and bridal boquet of pink carnations, babies breath in a rustic setting  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 the father of the bride waiting by the wedding dress of his daughter.   A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 bride getting ready, silk robe  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 bride getting ready with lipstick application in black and white  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 bride getting ready in living room.   A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
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 groom letting groomsmen shave before wedding day  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 groom giving grandma a hug during ceremony  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 church ceremony in black and white minister speaking to couple  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 Bride visiting her workplace on wedding day and spending time in the cafe for lunch  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 bride and groom in vintage car a model T enjoying a quiet snuggle in the middle of the day  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 Lethbridge High Level Bridge wedding party   A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 groomsmen with colourful socks   A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 passionate bride and groom while kissing her neck  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony
 groom sweeping his bride into a dip in the middle of a fall backdrop  A stunning Fall wedding in Lethbridge Alberta - a religious church ceremony at the URC Church with stained glass windows, a quick stop at the Wooden Shoe for lunch and bridal party pictures at Indian battle park.  #albertawedding #lethbridge #redwinewedding #redcolourscheme #babiesbreathboquet #indianbattlepark #woodshoe #overcastwedding #fallwedding #kissingcouple #brideandgroom #emotionalwedding #church #churchceremony