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Heritage Park Historical Village Wedding

We’re heading up to Calgary today for a wedding at Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living museum. This wedding is so unique and full of joy, I think you’re going to love it. Thank you to FunkyTown Photography for sharing it with us!

From the photographer: “Boy do I have a treat for your eyes. And it’s not just because this super fun wedding was held at an amazing wedding venue — Gunn’s Dairy Barn at Heritage Park in Calgary. And it’s also not just because the hand-made details were amazing… Or even because we had a gorgeous backdrop for photography. Yes, this wedding had all those things and more. But what made this celebration even better, were Sarah & Will themselves. They are warm, generous, bubbly and all of the other superlatives you could use for the word charming. Sarah has been a history buff her whole life, and she and Will love to have dates at Heritage Park, which Canada’s largest living museum. So, when it came time to choose a venue there was really only one choice! Their first look and reveal was at the at the historic windmill, high on a hill overlooking the park. The sky was collecting rain clouds, but they held off until about 10 minutes before the ceremony. But then it poured it poured. Sarah had to wait under cover at the back of the barn while guests found their seats, and then poor Sarah’s mother almost wiped out on the way up the aisle from the slippery ground. But did anyone get upset? No way. It was laughter all the way! They were married in the dairy barn loft, surrounded by twinkle and candle light, followed by a cocktail hour at the Conklin Midway, where guests enjoyed popcorn, beer and rides! And guess what? By then the rain had stopped so everyone was able to go on the Caterpillar and Merry Go Round!!! Dinner was held back at Gunn’s barn, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house during speeches. Everyone echoed a similar theme – that Sarah and Will are the real deal, a caring, thoughtful couple who have a ton of love in their hearts for the people in their lives. Their details were not only interesting and beautiful, but meaningful. She and Will lovingly saved every wine cork anyone ever had with them and they created key chains out of them. Then there were the little handkerchiefs, sewed by hand and stamped with their wedding date. And did I mention all the wooden centerpieces and flowers grown from Sarah’s mother’s garden? I can’t resist sharing some of these beautiful little touches. When it was time to party, it was no surprise the dance floor was packed! Their DJ even taught some line dancing moves and got everyone involved. So. Much. Fun. This was a wedding day full of happy, bubbly smiles and I found myself grinning ear to ear every time I’d work on their photos.”

Photographer:  FunkyTown Photography//Caterer: Heritage Park//Reception Venue: Heritage Park//

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