September 9, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Alicia + Jon ♥
licia & Jon met as camp counselors in the summer of 1998 and have been together ever since. They wanted their destination mountain wedding to reflect their memories of meeting at camp and their love of hiking. They spent the week before their wedding hiking in the backcountry together before meeting their closest friends and family at Emerald Lake Lodge for s'mores the night before their wedding.
Sharon & Don from Naturally Chic weddings did an amazing job of referencing the camp theme in every hand made decor detail. They made the benches for the ceremony which were later repurposed for the reception seating.
Every detail was thoughtfully thought out and hand made.
Cilantro at Emerald Lake Lodge was set up like a camp mess hall.
Photographer | Orange Girl
Venue | Emerald Lake Lodge
Wedding Design & Coordination | Naturally Chic
Florist | Willow Flower Company
Hair & Make-up | Simply Me

September 4, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Canmore Wedding - Cheryl + Luke ♥
heryl & Luke accomplished what I hear so many couples say they hope to accomplish on their wedding day...their day was relaxed and personal spent with those closest to them. Every detail was special. Cheryl & Luke created a totally unique day choosing to forego traditions like speeches and cake cutting and instead focusing on spending time with the people they asked to celebrate with them for their intimate wedding in the mountains.
I was totally in love with Luke's Hook Line & Sinker boutonniere. It was a touching way to honour his father who loved fly fishing.
Cheryl & Luke had sweet & spicy favours for guests to take home with tiny tabasco bottles and honey sticks.
We started the day with an emotional first look before heading out for photographs.
Cheryl wore the pearls that belonged to Luke's mother.
We were lucky to have blue skies and mountains that had a fresh dusting of snow from the snowfall the night before. The next day smoke moved in from the wildfires and the mountains disappeared.
The Bear & Bison Inn just got some new patio furniture which looked really handsome.
I really loved that Cheryl & Luke walked each other down their aisle.
After the ceremony guests lounged on lawn chairs, visited the outdoor bar and were served food from silver trays as they visited. Cheryl & Luke spent the evening visiting with everyone, what an amazing wedding to be a guest at.
Venue | Bear & Bison Inn
Hair & Make-up by Mountain Beauties
Flowers by Elements Floral
Officiant Marion Kutzer

August 24, 2015 · Elopements

♥ Moraine Lake Lodge Elopement Will + Lindsey ♥
ill & Lindsey met in high school while volunteering at a senior center together. They flew from Ohio to Canada with their closest friends and family to make the commitment that they have shared together for years official by becoming Mr & Mrs in the mountains. They chose Moraine Lake Lodge for their intimate wedding and were given a dramatic day that photographed beautifully. I loved the stylish details that they brought along with them.

It was a quiet and peaceful evening at Moraine Lake as we hiked to the top of the rockpile for photos listening to the sound of Pikas. It started to rain just as we finished photos before Lindsey and Will joined their friends and family at the Maple Leaf for a private dinner.
Lindsey and Will's Moraine Lake Lodge cabin had a beautiful view of the lake.
Willow Flower Company created this flower crown for Lindsey.

July 27, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Susan + Mike ♥
usan and Mike have spent time hiking and canoeing in the mountains so Emerald Lake Lodge was the perfect fit for their intimate mountain wedding. They even brought their own canoe from home so we could take photos around Emerald Lake moments after they became husband and wife. I loved the dramatic day they were given with fog and rain and breaking sun and clouds. It was so romantic feeling and photographed beautifully showing off the colour of the lake.
There seemed to be hundreds of stunning swallows skimming the lake that day.
Susan and her Dad laughing during family formals.
A quick change from heels to vans and Susan and Mike got in their canoe and headed out on the lake.
The lake looked magical in the fog and clouds.
You can just see the Pointe Cabin on the bottom right where Susan and Mike spent a night watching a loon swim below.
The rain stopped and the sun broke through in time for the reception so guests could enjoy the patio and the beautiful mountain night.

July 27, 2015 · Weddings

♥ Quarry Lake Wedding | Kalena + Michael ♥
alena and Michael spend as much time in the mountains as possible walking their dogs and eating at their favourite restaurants so it was a natural fit for them to get married in Canmore and of course include their dogs. They started their day with a tea ceremony for their immediate family hosted at Michael's sister's mountain home. It proved to be an emotional start to the day because as family members sat down and were served tea by the soon-to-be Mr & Mrs they gave their words of advice for a happy marriage and they shared what the couple has meant to them. The room was soon all teary from the beautiful words shared and it made for a moving beginning to their wedding day.
Kalena and her mother shared tears.
After the tea ceremony Kalena changed into her gown for the ceremony.
Michael and their dogs Rusty and Lyla were waiting at Quarry Lake for everyone to arrive for the ceremony. They were given a stunning blue sky day.
Rusty was the ring bearer and carried the actual rings on a pillow on his back. Kalena had made rusty a collar from one of Michael's shirts and a pink bow tie to fit in with their theme.
We are lucky to have some of the most dramatic and beautiful aisles for a bride and her father to walk down.
Kalena's sister held Lyla who was the flower girl wearing a flower collar made by Kalena.
Kalena and Michael shared amazing vows with each other which included talk of dog poop.
Kalena and Michael danced down the aisle as husband and wife.
One of the wedding guests.
Kalena changed into white birkenstocks so she could easily walk around for photos.
Lyla and Rusty in their wedding attire.

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