first met Nicole & Brendan for their engagement session in Banff. I was inspired by the connection that they share. I remember distinctly at the end of our photo session sitting in my car looking through photos of their daughter Lily and seeing them beam with pride. To say that their daughter Lily is loved would be an understatement. Lily was going through some health issues which meant sleepness nights for Nicole and Brendan but their excitement and joy never waned. I was really looking forward to meeting Lily for the first time and getting to see Nicole and Brendan again. It proved to be an incredible wedding with so much love. Lily almost stole the show with her sweet spirit, expressive face and amazing dance moves.
Nicole and Brendan chose Emerald Lake Lodge as their venue and opted for the "Rent your own island" option which meant they had exclusive access to the lodge which made their celebration private and such an amazing experience for guests. The day had a great flow to it and Nicole and Brendan were so present throughout the day full of laughter and enjoying every moment with loved ones who had traveled to celebrate with them.
Nicole got ready in the Pointe cabin and I loved that she spent time out on the deck enjoying the view and seeing people canoe below.
Lily saw grandma helping mom into her dress and got to work. She had the gestures down perfectly as she pretended to do up mom's dress.
Nicole's Baba began growing the vine used in the matching mother/daughter flower crowns as soon as she heard that Nicole & Brendan were engaged. Nicole's mom wore the same vine on her wedding day.
Brendan and his groomsmen jumped in the lake before getting ready for the ceremony. It is a glacier filled lake so you can imagine how cold it is. I was surprised to see them jump in and swim out a fair distance given the cold.
We were lucky to have 4 generations of women present for a photo. Nicole with her daughter, mom and Baba.
Moments after becoming Mr & Mrs Nicole and Brendan headed out in a canoe on Emerald Lake.
Nicole with her father during the father daughter dance.
After the father daughter dance the DJ announced a song just for Lily and Lily instantly recognized it as her song. Lily and her Dad had some great dance moves they shared together.