Keara Laverty

THE BRIDE

In a far away, long ago kingdom, Keara is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Keara’s father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. Ok maybe thats a stretch, but I always wanted a fairy tale wedding. So maybe it wasn’t far away. I really grew up in Saskatoon playing soccer with my brother , and hanging out with friends. Really a quite a fairy tale of its own, and I did manage to meet my prince, Drew. I knew right when I met him,  he was the crazy, smart, funny guy for me .

Keara

Drew Atkins

THE GROOM

I blessed Saskatoon with my presence on May 5, 1988.  Since that day, I have conquered nearly every sporting league available and have brought joy to countless lives.  I guess it’s safe to say the world owed me one and I was blessed with meeting the girl of my dreams and can’t wait to marry her on August 20!  She was even kind enough to let me write the first half of this on my own…

Drew

The Service

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Wedding Ceremony

3:00 pm In The Meadow

Having spent so much time on Keara’s grandparents acreage she and Drew thought it was the perfect spot to celebrate their wedding day! We have spent some time to landscape the acreage to hold an outdoor wedding ceremony in a beautiful, unique country setting, but you can never plan for everything. With this in mind we request a little planning on your part to help make this day enjoyable for everyone. We have plans in place for mother nature but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to pack an umbrella to get you from the car to the tent. Also the wedding will be held in a meadow so high heels would not be a great choice of footwear. Be comfortable in attire as we are really striving for a comfortable, enjoyable day!

Let's make a weekend out of it!

Pitch a dome, don't drive home.

We know that everyone has to drive a little ways to come and celebrate so we thought it would be nice if you stayed little longer. Maybe its selfish of us, but we don’t care, we just want to spend more time with you. Stay the night and enjoy some games, food and fun the next day at the gift opening instead of driving home. We will know you are safe and that means a lot. Let us know in the RSVP section how much space you will need. We will be set up to accommodate all shapes and sizes of tents and campers and we will have bathroom facilities in place. Join us for breakfast ( a late breakfast). Hope you can stay!

Stay the night!

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PROGRAM OF THE DAY

06 june 2015

WEDDING MENU

Roast Beef dinner served with Mashed potatoes, gravy,Caesar Salad, Buns and butter.

Toonie Bar.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH

10:00
10:00

CAMPERS AND TENT SETUP

You are more than welcome to set up campers and tents on the Friday, but for those that can't it would be great if you could arrive between 10:00 and 12:00 on the wedding day so we can get you situated without any panic.

2:00
2:00

EXPERIENCE THE ROMANCE

We will have a horse drawn carriage to shuttle people from their cars to the ceremony.

3:00
3:00

WEDDING CEREMONY

An outdoor wedding ceremony in a beautiful, unique country setting. A wedding in the round we like to call it, you'll see what we mean when you get there.

3:30
3:30

PHOTO SHOOT WITH FAMILY

We hope to make this as quick as possible, but it will take a bit of time. Don't worry though, we won't leave you hanging. We will have some beverages and games available to make this a fun time for everyone. In fact if you have been involved in a photoshoot before you might agree that you will be having more fun than the wedding party. Ok maybe not, but we do promise to be as quick as possible.

5:30
5:30

COCKTAILS

Before supper we will open the bar to give the bridal party a bit of time to relax after photos and mingle with their guests before supper. Yes a Toonie bar will be available for the cocktail hour as well as throughout the dance.

6:00
6:00

SUPPER

For supper we are providing a Roast Beef Supper with Mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. We anticipate a delicious feast and tables will be assigned on the day of. Bribery will not work.

8:00
8:00

DANCE AND RECEPTION

We have a unique and fun entertainment and music package planned for the dance. We are sure everyone will enjoy the experience. Dancing is a must so please wear your dancing shoes. Again, we would like to remind you that the dance will take place in the meadow so appropriate footwear will really keep your two step from looking like a three legged race.

12 : 00
12 : 00

MIDNIGHT LUNCH

Cold meats, cheese and buns will be served on or around midnight. Lets say we will really play it by ear. Being outside can really make you hungry, especially with all the dancing you will be doing so this time frame is open to adjustment.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

11:00 AM
11:00 AM

GIFT OPENING

BBQ and Gift Opening same location. A few games and a bite to eat beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday August 21st.

OUR BEST FRIENDS EVER

THANKS FOR BEING THERE

Bridesmaids

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KARENA WEILER

Karena Weiler has been dating my brother for 8 years this year. From the very beginning Karena has always been a big sister to me. Even though she has been very busy finishing up her schooling to become a nurse she found time and agreed to take on such a task of being my Maid of Honour.

KAYLAH BROWN

Kaylah Brown has been my friend since high school at Bethlehem Catholic High School. We went from going to school together, to playing soccer for the Bethlehem Stars soccer team, to playing soccer on the Saskatoon Arsenal Gunners women’s team. She has been very grateful and hard working with the role of a bride’s maid that she agreed to take on.

KRISTIN MCELLIGOTT

Kristin McElligott and I have known each other for 20 years and grew up like cousins camping in the summertime and playing soccer. She is excited to be one of my brides maids.

LACEY MCLEAN

Lacey McLean and I have been friends since High school at Bedford Road Collegiate. We have done some crazy things together, had some good times and bad and it’s nice to have her as part of my bridesmaids on this very special day.

TAYLOR HUMM

Taylor Humm and I have been friends since I was 7 years old. We grew up playing soccer together and just hanging out having a good time. She is bringing a great energy to our group.

CHER ATKINS

Cher Atkins and I have been friends for 2 years. Even though she has been going to school to get her masters in computer science she has been an amazing help as one of my brides maids.

Groomsmen

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MIKE DOHERTY

Mike Doherty and I have been friends since before preschool, which has been far too long. Mike has enjoyed riding my coat tails to many sporting Championships, and will undoubtedly have nothing but nice things to say about me as my best man.

KYLE YUZDEPSKI

Kyle Yuzdepski has been getting me in trouble for years, and it would have been way too risky to leave him unattended in the crowd on wedding day. He can be funny sometimes so i’m counting on him to have a joke or two ready to keep things entertaining at the head table.

KARSTEN STRELIOFF

Karsten Strelioff paid more than the other candidates to be a Groomsman.

JARED OOMS

Jared Ooms and I have been friends ever since my parents forced him on me 2 days after I was born. He’s like the mom in Everybody Loves Raymond to me as Ray but we do have some great times so even though he abandoned our ball team and moved to Yellowknife (he’s back now) he was still a lock as a groomsman.

STEFAN FINLAYSON

Stefan Finlayson and I have been buddies ever since he realized it’s better to be on the winning team than fighting against us. Stubbornness cost him a few baseball trophies (He can visit mine anytime) but it also gives us our usual Sunday family golf matches and plenty of great memories together.

DANNY GALENZOSKI

Danny Galenzoski and I share very few similar interests and him moving from down the street to what seems like a half hour drive is a real pain. However, it’s always a great time when we get together and with this group he might be the only hope of getting to the ceremony on time.

“ The best gift is your participation, thanks to all ”

Keara & Drew

WEDDING REGISTRY INFO

AVAILABLE FROM 5 June

What we want most for our wedding is to have all of our friends and family together. More than anything, we consider your presence to be our present. That said, if you really would like to get us something tangible, here are some suggestions: If you are one of our crafty loved ones, we’d love if you considered making us something! We are also registered at Sears and The bay.

We are just getting organized with our registry so please check back if the items listed are minimal.

VIEW REGISTRY FOR SEARS VIEW REGISTRY FOR THE BAY

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THANK YOU

FRIENDS

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Confirmation

R.S.V.P

Keara Laverty Drew Atkins

MADE WITH LOVE IN SASKATOON