Tonia + Colin’s Wedding | Calgary & Nordegg, Alberta

We’ve been excited for Tonia and Colin’s wedding for way too long. We first met these two at our very first Balls Out Workshop at the Chateau Lake Louise (back in 2013), where they graciously volunteered to model for our students. Fast forward two and a half years and we’re photographing their truly unique wedding. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Tonia and Colin, it’s that they like to do things their own authentic way… and I say this with the upmost respect and admiration. Tonia and Colin’s “way” was to keep their wedding ceremony entirely secret from most of their family and all of their friends. Their wedding celebration was split over two weekends. The first was a small, intimate, incredibly emotional elopement with just a few key friends and family members. This was followed by an intimate party in the back of a limousine, and the best ever “Man in the Mirror” lip-sych I have ever witnessed. The 2nd weekend was at a rented cabin in the woods with close friends and a “Surprise We’re Married” Party. Tonia and Colin are two of the most genuine, authentic people we know, and their friends and family are no different. When they hug, they hug. When they cry, they cry. When they’re there, they’re there! We are so happy we got to be there too, with our cameras and our two very dear friends. We love you, Tonia and Colin.

  • bride and groom walking on cobblestones
  • bride doing makeup in front of a mirror
  • bride and her bridesmaid doing their makeups
  • bride and groom making preparations for the ceremony
  • bride doing makeup in the mirror
  • bridesmaid doing the makeups
  • a smiling bride and her wedding dress
  • a bride walking in the forest
  • a closeup of bride and groom hugging each other
  • bride and groom walking in the forest
  • back view of bride and groom walking in forest from a tree hole
  • the holding hands of bride and groom at ceremony
  • a groom putting ring on bride's finger
  • a tearing bride looking at groom
  • bride cupping groom's face up
  • the joining hands of bride and groom
  • a bride standing in water holding up wedding dress train
  • picture of a bride walking in the water and the couple's shoes on the river bank
  • a bride sits on the river bank putting her shoes on
  • bride and groom in the forest
  • bride and groom walking on the shore of a river
  • a bride bride poses in a forest under the sunshine
  • emotional bride and groom facing each other at wedding ceremony
  • guests with heart shaped sunglasses at wedding ceremony
  • tearful bride and happy groom at ceremony
  • happy newlyweds with champagne in hands
  • bride hugging a girl
  • a bride fixing up her makeup
  • happy newlyweds with heart shaped sunglasses
  • two wedding guests wrapped up in one blanket
  • a bride cheering with a friend
  • a bride cuddling a girl close
  • bride huggingthe groom
  • newlyweds celebrating their wedding in the back of a limo
  • newlyweds' intimate wedding celebration in a limo
  • happy bride at an intimate celebration in a limo
  • bride and groom dancing at a celebration party in a limo
  • bride dancing outside a cabin in the woods
  • bride and groom dancing at reception in the woods
  • bride and a girl friend dancing at reception
  • bride dancing with a wedding guest
  • bride dancing with friends at reception party
  • a girl dancing at an outdoor reception
  • a friend hugs bride from back at reception
  • groom wearing hoodies dancing at an outdoor reception
  • newlyweds and wedding guests around a bonfire