Lindsey and Joel met eight years before they exchanged vows at an intimate wedding ceremony on the bride’s family’s farm. Although they were both from Edmonton and shared mutual friends, their paths didn’t cross until a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the summer of 2006. While vacationing with separate groups, at different resorts, the friends were sure to spend a lot of time together — especially since both resorts shared a similar night life schedule.
After a fun filled week, Lindsey and Joel returned to Edmonton where they simply thought of the week’s events as a summer fling — the universe thought otherwise. While enjoying the beer gardens and other festivities that represent the beginning of a new semester at the University of Alberta, Lindsey and Joel were reunited. Soon, their encounters became more frequent, and a few months later they were officially dating.
Years later, Joel invited Lindsey to join him for a walk along the river valley. He took her to the Fort Edmonton foot bridge where he had first told her he loved her, and guided her to a private beach.
In the sand, Lindsey saw the words: “Will You Marry Me?” At first glance, she did not believe they were written for her, but as soon as she saw Joel knelt down on one knee, she knew it was true.
As if their evening wasn’t romantic already, Joel reached behind the bushes to get a backpack that he had hidden there earlier. He opened the backpack to reveal a blanket, candles, champagne, and music — together, they sat by he river and relished in the moment of being newly engaged.
Family, friends, and nature are all greatly important to Lindsey and Joel, so it was fitting that they would select The Fowler Farm — a farm has been in Lindsey’s family for over a century — for their wedding ceremony.
They invited their marriage commissioner to begin the ceremony with a narrative of their love story thus far, and ensured their ceremony was a reflection of them and the significance of their families — including a performance from Lindsey’s brother.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to tour the farm and enjoy cocktails. In the evening, guests gathered at a local greenhouse for a stunning reception — complete with thoughtful speeches and a live performance of the couple’s first dance song.
Vendor shout outs from Lindsey + Joel: these vendors made our day awesome!
Our lighting tech, Sean from Production Lighting — he was awesome!
Our marriage commissioner, Bob Wyatt — he made our wedding ceremony personal.
Our wedding coordinator: Rebecca from High Culture — Rebecca came highly recommended to us, so we were happy to hire her to help us manage our wedding day. We had a pretty distinct vision of what we wanted, and she helped execute that vision to perfection. We didn’t have to worry about any of the little details on our big day, as she made sure everything got done. This really allowed us to just sit back stress free and enjoy our day.
Our venue: The Enjoy Centre — they were great!
All images by Diamond Cake Photography.
Make-up Artist + Hair Stylist: Q Hair Design