Before Clinton and Rachel met, even before they were a glimmer in their parents eyes, the Trask family was busy at work in Pink Mountain creating a dream that they had. Their dream consisted of endless fields, dirt roads and the still quiet of being surrounded by nothing but wilderness. Clinton’s Grandparents had big dreams and hard working souls so they hand picked all the timbers that would create a home that would hold not only their growing family but be the home where Clinton and Rachel would start their forever in.
Driving out to the location where Clinton and Rachel were getting married was quite the adventure when you drive a small car. I felt every bump down that 40km dirt road and definitely cringed while driving past a bull, thank you Jesus I was in a car… That being said, about half way down that dirt road when it opens into fields and absolute stillness you realize why the McCormicks decided to call this land their home.
Rachel and Clinton got ready in the old house which his grandparents built and his grandmother still lives in. I wish those walls could speak so I could hear all the stories from that home and all it had seen. Getting ready for the ladies was a bit of a dream because even though there was stress you could look outside and see nothing but God’s beautiful creation that would take your breath away.
Clinton and Rachel where married in one of the family fields under two bending aspens; a setting that didn’t require much decoration because of all the natural beauty. We ventured down a dirt, or should I say mud road, to find a beautiful field with aspens to take the husband and wife photos. While doing their portraits I learnt how relentless horse flies can be and fully stepped into a cow pie with my birkenstocks. Not the kind of moisturizer I wanted but hey…
The evening felt more like a big family dinner complete with a whole roasted pig that had been cooking since 3am that morning! White tents and hanging lights completed the atmosphere for the evening. As the sun set they danced their first dance and spent the evening under the golden sun surrounded by those who truly love and wish them the best through this next adventure together.
Bride’s Dress: The Bride’s Closet
Groomsmen: 8 Seconds Western Wear
Cake: Cass’s Kitchen