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Cranbrook Wedding Photographer – Taylor & Rachel’s Cherry Creek Estate Wedding

Kimberley Wedding Photographer 

Taylor & Rachel’s Cherry Creek Estate Wedding

Red Bloom Photography

Cranbrook Wedding Photographer 

As a wedding photographer there are certain wedding venues on my bucket list

of wedding venues and Cherry Creek Estate was at the very top of that list for localish

to me venues!  So when Taylor and Rachel asked me to photographer their Cherry

Creek Estate Wedding I lost my mind with excitement. In saying this, I should mention it

and I really mean it that every single wedding I shoot is important to me and having an amazing

is just a cherry on top of the amazing sunday that is your wedding day!  I first met these two when

they won one of my session giveaways. At the time they were just dating and we did their couples

in love session in Fish Creek Park. Just a few short months later Rachel emailed me with the news

that Taylor had proposed! We actually did their engagement photos in the winter in Kananaskis at these

two are total adventurers and the mountains is where they love to be. You can see some of their

engagement photos here -> Taylor & Rachel’s Upper Lakes Kananaskis Engagement Session

One thing I love about Cherry Creek Estate is that they had the entire property for the weekend

so it was so great to get to explore the property and bounce back and forth between Taylor & Rachel

as they prepared for the day.  I really could go on and on about their day but I will let the images

tell their story and the captions between some of their images. Before we get to their

wedding story here are few words from the newlyweds!

How did you guys meet ? 
We met at a bar haha. Super exciting right? I thought he was super cute and apparently stared at him a

bit too long because he came over and as soon as he introduced himself and smiled – I knew

I was in trouble. We shared a couple drinks, talked about hockey, our shared love for the

mountains, and the rest is history.

Please share the proposal story with us? 
Taylor was home for the week from work and suggested super causally that we should do a hike

that we’ve both been wanting to do for forever, Prairie Mountain. We packed up ourselves & our dog, printed

off directions and headed out for our hike. When we got to the trailhead, there were a bunch of different

routes and we really weren’t sure which one was the Prairie Mountain trail, so we picked the one that

sounded the closest – Prairie Creek – hoping it would meet up with the correct trail. Haha nope. During the hike, we were

both a bit confused but enjoyed it nonetheless! When we got to this beautiful clearing on the side of the mountain,

there was nobody else there and I walked over to the edge to enjoy the view. As I turned around to call

Tay over, I found him on one knee in front of me holding out the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen.

I literally almost fell off the cliff haha. It was so perfect and I had no idea – plus it was super special that he proposed on

July 22 and 2:22pm and we got married exactly one year later on July 22.

Most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Bride: There were so many amazing moments – but the most memorable was being flown up to
Fisher Mountain and being literally on top of the world enjoying our first sunset as husband & wife.
Groom: Same as my wife – I gotta agree with her!

Tell me about the special aspects of your day that made it unique to you two?

Gosh, there were so many special details that we were lucky enough to incorporate into our day. My
wedding dress was custom made by my Great Aunt Debbie (who also made my mom’s wedding dress) so
it was such an amazing experience to design my dream dress with her. Taylor’s wedding band
was also custom made by a gentleman out of BC that used local BC wood for the inside of his ring. We made all
of our decorations with wood from Taylor’s cabin & my Great Uncle’s Buffalo Farm so it means so much to us
that we got to create such meaningful & beautiful decor and get to keep a piece of our family forever. We were
also lucky enough to take a helicopter up to Fisher Peak and watch the sun set on top of the world surrounded
by the Purcell Mountains. Everybody says your wedding day goes by so fast and you never have time to
enjoy the day which is why having an hour to ourselves on top of a mountain was so important to
us – we got to really enjoy being in the moment of our wedding day!
Advice to couples planning their wedding day?
Make sure you plan something on your wedding day that is super special to just the both
of you; enjoyed by just the both of you. By taking some time out of the day to do something that
is special just to the both of you will give some time for the whole day to sink in – especially since it
really does go by in a blur!
And now here is Taylor & Rachel’s Wedding Story

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there but she did not share my confidence and held on so with ALOT of time I edited her out of this one image.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingI just love when the bride updates her facebook on the wedding day.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingCan you even believe that her Aunty made her dress! It was quite spectacular.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingDad & Daughter first looks are so special.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingThe moment before their first kiss is absolutely adorable!cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingHaving photos taken with the horses was very important to Rachel and I was happy to capture them.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingThese florals are perfection!!!cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingSee that peak to the right of the image…that is actually the peak that we flew up to in the helicopter! so Amazingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingThis venue is something else!! Just wow! I am a farm girl so barn venues are my favorite.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingStraight after their first few formal dances the helicopter came and we were off to the mountains. They actually let me chose the time for this and of course I chose sunsetcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingBe prepared for a whole lot of gorgeousness here! As a mountain lover and adventurer myself it was quite special to experience this. Also these two have the

biggest hearts and invited my husband to their wedding and onto the helicopter. So I got to experience my first helicopter ride with him. He actually took

some pretty awesome behind the scenes photos of me and even accidentally photobombed one epic image so I had to photoshop him out ha ha.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingWhat I absolutely love up here is that we worked with all different lighting styles and you will notice the slight change in edits.

  1. cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingcranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate weddingThis last image is something extra special with those clouds and the sun casting on them.  Hope this makes it to their wall.cranbrook-wedding-photographer, cherry creek estate wedding
~ Vendor Love ~
Ceremony venue : Cherry Creek Estate http://www.cherrycreek.ca/ & https://www.facebook.com/CherryCreekEstate/ & @cherrycreekestate & events@cherrycreek.ca
Reception venue : Cherry Creek Estate http://www.cherrycreek.ca/ & https://www.facebook.com/CherryCreekEstate/ & @cherrycreekestate & events@cherrycreek.ca

Hair : The Hair Mob http://www.thehairmob.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/thehairmob/ & @thehairmob
Makeup : Kayla Brunner https://www.facebook.com/kaylaBmakeup/ & @kaylaalanna & kaylaabrunner@gmail.com
Florals : MJ’s Floral Boutique http://www.mjsfloral.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/mjsfloralboutique/ & @mjsfloralboutique & mjsfloralboutique@gmail.com
Brides dress : Custom
Grooms suit : Derks http://derks.ca/
Planner : yours truly!
Rentals & Decor : handmade by us!
Groomsmen attire : Derks http://derks.ca/
Bridemaid dresses: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.ca/
Wedding rings: Michael Hill & Custom-Made http://www.michaelhill.ca/ & @michaelhillj
DJ: Josh Penner
Officiant: Donald Davidson
Wedding Party gifts? Lush, Fossil, Willow Park Wine & Spirits
Any other decor details? My veil was handmade by my mom 🙂
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About Calgary Wedding Photographer Red Bloom Photography

Hi, I am Monica Cumberbatch. I am the girl behind the camera and the computer

and the endless social media posts for Red Bloom Photography.  I started my photography

in 2009 after I feel in love with wedding photography through my personal search for

our wedding photographer.  In 2012 I started shooting boudoir and now I co-specialize in

Wedding  & Boudoir Photography.

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