Shannon & Arty: The Unicorn
This beautiful farm wedding was located in Rocky Mountain House, on a private farm. The ceremony was outdoors located beside a river and the reception was in a large rented tent. Many of the guests camped at the site & most of the wedding was a DIY effort with many family and friends pitching in.
This is the unicorn.
It’s the lightning strike, double rainbow, torrential rain, food on fire wedding.
Yup they do exist, and they are simply magical.
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been alive long enough to know that sometimes shit doesn’t go as planned. We all hope this doesn’t happen on our wedding day, we all plan for perfect. But I’ll tell you the truth, perfection isn’t memorable (like a unicorn), and that’s why we loved this day. When things go a little sideways we get to see and feel the best life has to offer, and we really experience the best in each other.
We laughed until we cried, we also cried until we cried, and we all held each other up and remembered what really matters.
In the end it all worked out, and it was such a beautiful wedding! On this day, Shannon and Arty started their family in the perfect way (the perfect -not perfect way).
Shannon and Arty are two of the most loved people I have ever seen at a wedding. From the moment Arty walked out of the forest to the sound of gangsta rap, everyone erupted in laughter. The mood was set and this was something special. The laughs, the love, the care and perseverance makes this wedding one I will never forget. Once again, we learn that it’s not the details that make a wedding — it’s the people!!!
We feel very lucky that we were with you witnessing this great day, thank you!
And a few more thank yous… Thank you to Robyn & Kyle for referring us, and for having the cutest baby ever who screamed happy screams all day. A shout out to the wedding party for being there, taking care of these two cool cats, and having such a great time with us! A special thanks to those who helped tow us out of the mud at the end of the night — Craig and guy with muddy pants, you know who you are.
Last but not least, thanks to Mr. Wolfe, who will probably be facilitating the fixing up of my beloved and ancient car this year, *if* Dale is lucky enough to be in your class again, we are all crossing our fingers!! ha ha! Yay!