Caitlin and Michael met each other 7 years earlier one night while out with friends for drinks at Hudson’s. They texted for a while until they had their first date at Starbucks where they talked for 3 hours. Michael thought she had a great smile and that she was super easy to talk to. Caitlin remembered thinking ‘he’s cute’ while waiting in line. He didn’t end up kissing her until the 6th date about a month later to Caitlin’s dismay, she really wanted him to kiss her sooner haha.
After years of memories, buying a house together, traveling, Michael proposed on June 26, 2016, at their favourite place; their family cabin in Invermere on the deck overlooking the lake.
Michael called it then two years earlier, it would rain on their wedding day. The first year of dating all of their milestone moments were graced with rain. Well, he was right. We all woke up to the constant downpour of rain soaking the streets.
However, during the first look moment, the rain cleared, and blue skies started to peek through the grey clouds eventually soaking their shoulders in beautiful golden light on their wedding day. Caitlin and Michael wrote their own vows and shared them in private during their first look at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary before they took their traditional vows in front of friends and family at the beautiful Lake House in Bonavista, Calgary. They also wrote a letter to one another and sealed it in a wine case for them to share and read on their first wedding anniversary while her mother sang for them before being announced as husband and wife.
Michael said, while holding Cait on the dock of their reception, that his favourite moment was the vows. Where it all became real, where he officially got to call her his wife. Congrats again Mr & Mrs Hickman!! Enjoy the beauty of Croatia!! xo
June 23, 2016
Vendors / /
Second Shooter: Landon Anholt
Event Coordinator: Simply Sisters
Ceremony & Reception: The Lake House, Calgary AB
Officiant: Tamara Jones
Catering: The Lake House
Hair & Makeup: Top Knot Brides
Accessories: Olivia + Wolf Hair Piece, Kate Spade Shoes
Florals: Fall for Florals
Calligraphy: Debbie Wong Designs
Dress Boutique: Blush Bridal, Vancouver
Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Photobooth: The Local Booth
DJ: Local DJ