The New Year rolled into Lethbridge with record cold temperatures and lots of snow. So much snow I had to store some of it in banks. Snow banks. Along my driveway. Yeah, yeah. That’s a groaner, for sure. But you get the idea.
Still, the weather wasn’t enough to deter weddings in Lethbridge. We Lethbridge marriage commissioners are kind of like the U.S. Postal Service; “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this marriage commissioner from the swift completion of his appointed rounds." So, on Dec. 30, 2017, I was off to the Norland Historic Estate for a wedding ceremony in an incredible setting. www.thenorland.com/
Sometimes I am asked about wedding venue options in Lethbridge. To be honest, choosing a location can depend on so many variants that it’s difficult to actually recommend a specific one. It really is dependent on what each particular couple is looking for.
A noticeable trend during the past wedding season was the great outdoors. In 2017, I performed ceremonies in backyards, on farms, at acreage sites and in Indian Battle Park. Of course, at this time of the year an outdoor wedding may not be all that practical. I suppose if everyone bundled up it could be doable. Something around a bonfire with lots of hot chocolate, coffee and tea would be an idea!
However, the Dec. 30 wedding for Kimberly and Don was, as noted, at the Norland Historic Estate … and it was rather a spectacular setting. The house, itself, dates back to 1909-1910. Originally a farm house surrounded by bald prairie, it’s location is now beautifully treed and feels quite elegant.
It was actually my first ceremony at this location, but I have two and possibly three weddings there already set for 2018. I’m looking forward to seeing it in the summer, surrounded by green rather than white! In either colour, I have a feeling the Norland Historic Estate is a pretty unique venue.
Whatever venue you have planned for your 2018 ceremony, it would be my honour to serve as your marriage commissioner and work with you to provide a unique celebration of your special day. If you like to reach out to me, Let’s Chat!