Lori & Nick | Rustic & Glam Backyard Wedding

Bride | Lori Layne

Groom | Nick

Wedding Date  June 22, 2019

I would say we went for a Rustic/ Glam theme, but my most important theme was throwing a FUN party. It’s supposed to be a celebration about Love and that’s what we wanted everyone to feel.

The colour scheme was pastels and sparkly gold.

Nick proposed in the St. Albert Botanic Park last summer. He planned the whole thing, down to his family surprising me from California. Right after I said yes I turned around and my family and his popped out from hiding behind trees in order to celebrate with us. We then went and had a party at my parent’s house, the same place as the wedding venue. It was on Canada Day so I had without knowing planned my own surprise engagement party while planning what I thought was our Canada Day celebration.

We met in the weight room at ASU (Arizona State University). We were both student-athletes, Nick was on the Football team and I (the bride) was on the swim team. I was on the elliptical doing rehab for my back after injuring myself during the swim season and he was walking through the area with his team after football practice. We caught each other’s eyes and it was friendship at first sight and built from there. He was also injured and we did a lot of our rehab together. Something amazing grew from a really hard time in our athletic careers.

Our wedding had friends and family from all over the world and we wanted everyone to just love being there as much as we loved having everyone there. It was the absolute best night of our lives! While planning the wedding I always said, if there’s good music, good food, and an open bar then nothing can really go wrong, and after the wedding, I still fully believe that.


Photographer: Jon & Beth Photography / Wedding Planner: MAK Designs (Mary Anne Kremer), Avery Kremer / Wedding  Venue: Backyard of my parents’ home in St. Albert, AB / Bridal Gown: Bridal Elegance by Sandy / Bridal Party Fashion: David’s Bridal / Hair: Pomp Salon / Make-up: Blush Artistry / Groom’s Attire: Derks Formals & Menswear / Groomsmen Attire: Derks Formals & Menswear / Officiant: David Hancock / Decor: Knotwood Event Rentals, Infinite Event Services, Everything Summer Calligraphy / Florals: Bunches Flower Co. / Confections: Confections Cake Co. / Caterer: A Capella Cake Co. / Entertainment: Bradley James Entertainment & Wild Rose String Quartet