After 6 years together, Katie & Braden tied the knot in a bright and colorful wedding in Ogema, Saskatchewan! Katie & Braden met at a NYE cabaret and the rest is history. The couple describe their style as traditional and that definitely came through in Katie’s strapless princess and dress and Braden’s sleek black Tux.
The day started off super chill as the ladies got ready in Katie’s childhood home. Katie has two sisters so the home is no stranger to hosting a bridal party. The men opted for the dressing room of the local rink which also served as their reception venue.
The forecast that day called for rain so we were nervously keeping an eye on the clouds. Katie and Braden opted for a first look and to do their formals prior to the ceremony.
If you don’t know what a first look is, it is when you choose to have a moment before the wedding, just you two (and us, of course!). The benefit to this is on a crazy hectic moment, you get a moment to yourselves (Because let’s face it, a lot of your day is spent greeting your guests). Also by doing formals first, you have less of a time gap between your ceremony and reception which means the party flows a bit better for guests!
If you take a look at their formals, you can see it raining far off in the background! We knew it was coming but not when.
Their ceremony was held in Katie’s parents GORGEOUS backyard. The guests piled in and Katie took their breathe away when she walked down the aisle. The couple picked the best officiant who was one of the funniest ones I have had the chance to encounter. He had the guests in stitched with the perfect amount of tender moments.
After the ceremony, we managed to make it through half of the family photos when BOOM. The heavens opened up and they were not stopping for anyone! Thankfully the majority of pictures were done and the only thing left was to party.
The reception was held at the local rink and with the help of Wascana Flower Shoppe, Katie and Braden turned it in to a floral wonderland. To top it off, the couple opted for a live band which had young and old hitting the dance floor.
Dress: Newline Fashions
Shoes: Le Chateau
HMUA: Dallen Hodgkin and Alyssa DeMarchi
Flowers: Wascana Flower Shoppe
Catering: Charlotte’s Catering, Moose Jaw
Cake: Kaitlyn Nixon
Rental Companies: A Tymeless Event, A1 Rentals