April 21, 2017 · Personal

♥ Our 16th Wedding Anniversary ♥
oday I get to celebrate 16 years of marriage with Kevin. What strikes me the most is how impossibly lucky I have been to be Kevin's wife for 16 years and how grateful I am for the life we have shared together.

As I sit down to write this blog post it occurs to me how few photos I have of Kevin and I despite our 18 years of being together and I am reminded of the saying about the cobbler's children having no shoes :)

Kevin and I often spend our walks with our dogs talking about the things we are grateful for and how lucky we feel to live in the mountains and be doing work that inspires us in so many ways. Getting to witness couples sharing their vows with each other with my husband by my side is inspiring to say the least.

Kevin is the biggest gift in my life. Kevin is kind, funny, thoughtful, compassionate and the most supportive person I know. I feel lucky to know Kevin's witty humour and wisdom. I seek his wisdom in all aspects of my life and he has proven to give thoughtful advice when I need it most. I trust him wholeheartedly with my heart and for that I feel lucky.

We celebrated our anniversary with a combination of all my favourite things, a walk with our dogs in the mountains after a beautiful fresh snowfall, tacos and talks about our years spent in California eating endless amounts of burritos together because it was the cheapest and tastiest food we could find and picking out plants for our shared passion for growing things. I have a black thumb but have found myself recently obsessed with succulents and cacti for their sheer ability to survive my care.

I am most of all today surprised. Surprised that 16 years have flown by so quickly. Loving Kevin has been easy and the best part of my life. He has shown me a kindness and love no one else has ever gifted me and I never take that privilege for granted.

I think that may be the secret to marriage... a whole lot of kindness, thinking of each other in all decisions and never taking for granted the love that person gives you.

Thank you to the couples who trust us to capture those moments when you share your vows with each other to be remembered for the years ahead. Today I feel grateful as I celebrate my own anniversary and marvel at how lucky I have been to share it all with Kevin.
Photos by Luke Raymond
Photo by Patrick Smiley
Photos by Steve Bebb

April 6, 2017 · Personal

♥ Canmore ♥

March 16, 2017 · Elopements

♥ Emerald Lake Lodge Winter Elopement ♥
here had been a Yoho Blow in the early hours of the morning that left Field without power and had blown the snow out of the trees so when we approached Emerald Lake Lodge we were surprised and delighted to discover it was a living snowglobe for Casey & Jen's elopement. The soft falling snow was absolutely gorgeous and made it feel magical. There were so many moments where we were the only people outside or in the lodge which felt so peaceful and exactly what I would wish for an elopement.

I always tell brides that colour really photographs well for winter weddings so I was delighted to see Jen's stunning outfit and accessories which looked beautiful with the fresh snow. Kevin and I were honoured to get to sign as their witnesses and left feeling inspired.
Photography by Orange Girl
Venue | Emerald Lake Lodge
Hair & Make-up by Karen
Flowers & Cake provided by Emerald Lake Lodge included in the Elopement Package

March 15, 2017 · Weddings

♥ Chateau Lake Louise Winter Wedding ♥
lasdair & Erin planned their winter wedding at the Chateau Lake Louise often living in separate cities for work with the help of Lynn Fletcher Weddings. They both really cherish their families so they were excited to have everyone in one place for ice skating, dog sledding and walks around the lake. The boy's kilts looked stunning against the snow and the newly renovated Victoria Ballroom was beautiful for both their ceremony and reception.

I loved their touches of whimsy like the Star Wars & lego themed cake by Kake that also referenced the New York Public Library and their favourite books. Erin's brother designed a gorgeous set of invitations with beautiful illustrations of Lake Louise and bookmarks for every place setting for guests to take home.

The wind was fiercely cold that day but Alasdair & Erin braved the cold for photos and keep laughing throughout.
Photography by Orange Girl
Venue | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Wedding Design & Planning | LFW Weddings
Cake by Kake
Music by Pez Productions
Invitations by the bride's brother

March 14, 2017 · Weddings

♥ Emerald Lake Lodge Winter Wedding Laura & Nick ♥
aura & Nick hosted an intimate winter wedding with just their families present at Emerald Lake Lodge. Guests enjoyed the hot tub while we were taking photos before the ceremony and popped up out of the hot tub to say hello during their first look. I knew it was going to be a fun wedding.

Laura's girlfriends took her shopping at Nordstorms to find her stunning sparkly dress and elegant cape which both looked gorgeous against the snow.

After the ceremony guests were given glasses of champagne and shared dinner in the President's room together followed by karake in the Yoho Lounge.
Photography by Orange GirlVenue | Emerald Lake Lodge
Flowers by Forget me not flowers
Hair & Make-up by Mountain Beauties

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