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April 18, 2016 · Elopements

♥ Emerald Lake Elopement - Karenna & James ♥
arenna & James flew in for their destination mountain wedding. They chose to elope at Emerald Lake Lodge and I felt honoured to get to document the moment they became Mr & Mrs so they can share photos with loved ones when they gather this summer to celebrate. It was a quiet, calm and warm beautiful day at Emerald Lake. I loved that Karenna & James helped each other get ready and walked each other down the aisle. I've always felt that a couples day is about them starting a new chapter together so I loved that they started their day together.
I was excited to get to work with Karen from Field who did a stunning job on Karenna's hair & make-up. One of the advantages of booking Karen is not only that she can do both hair and make-up but because she lives in Field a 10 minute drive from Emerald Lake Lodge you don't have to pay any travel fees.
When you elope at Emerald Lake Lodge they arrange to have flowers delivered, a wedding cake, a 3 course dinner for two, sparkling wine to celebrate, breakfast for two, and a cabin with a fireplace in the room for you.

October 22, 2015 · Elopements

♥ Emerald Lake Lodge Elopement | Maya & Michelle ♥
aya & Michelle contacted me a year ago about eloping at Emerald Lake Lodge and I have been looking forward to their day ever since. I was thrilled that they were given a truly stunning sunny fall day to become Mrs & Mrs. They kept their dresses a secret until the morning of their wedding when they had a private dress reveal before helping each other get ready for their ceremony. They walked each other down the aisle and said "I do" overlooking Emerald Lake and people canoeing below. I loved that they went out in a canoe for photos afterwards. After Kevin and I left they had a romantic meal at the main lodge where staff and guests congratulated them after seeing them out on the lake in a canoe in their dresses.
Maya & Michelle chose to write personal vows to each other that they shared in private in their honeymoon cabin.
The Pointe Cabin was their honeymoon cabin with stunning views of the lake and a fireplace in the room for cozy nights.
Kim Chapman has a beautiful elopement ceremony that I really love hearing.
Venue | Emerald Lake Lodge
Wedding Officiant | Kim Chapman
Hair & Make-up by Botega
Custom wedding wood banner by Justine Ma

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.

December 7, 2014 · Elopements

♥ Emerald Lake winter elopement - Sheila + Erik ♥
heila and Erik eloped at Emerald Lake Lodge with just the two of them. They were given a romantic snowy day that looked stunning. As Kevin and I drove into Emerald Lake we were lucky to spot a mama moose and her baby eating side by side with snow falling around them. It was a beautiful sight and set us up for what we knew would be a magical wedding.

I was thrilled that Sheila and Erik chose to get married outside. It was so quiet with soft snow falling around them and no one but us to witness their private ceremony. I loved all of the laughter that Sheila and Erik shared that morning, it was a joyful day to get to witness.
Sheila and Erik got ready together the morning of their wedding and asked us to meet them in the lobby of the lodge. I was so excited when I saw them walking towards us, they looked stunning!
I loved that Sheila and Erik walked down the aisle together to get married. It was so romantic.
I was in love with their red details that popped against the snow and photographed beautifully.
Not only was Sheila's cape gorgeous it was also fleece lined and she wore mittens with hand warmers in them for their outdoor ceremony. Both Sheila and Erik wore long johns and winter boots to help keep them warm.
Isn't their ceremony setting absolutely gorgeous !?! It was so quiet and private. They were married in the morning which allowed us to take advantage of the best light for photographs. I was thrilled because when we stopped photographing the snow had stopped and I thought the snow made their wedding and their photographs even more magical and unique.
Sheila was absolutely gorgeous and had even done her own hair and make-up!
Love those red nails!
Emerald Lake was a winter wonderland.
We went inside so the newlyweds could sign their marriage certificate in warmer temperatures. Kevin and I were given the incredible honour of signing as their witnesses. I was so moved by that. There is something so powerful about working alongside my husband and getting to witness a couple start their marriage. It is reaffirming and inspiring. My heart was filled was immense gratitude.
Erik's proposal involved scrabble tiles so I brought out my scrabble set for a ring shot.
Long johns, warm socks and winter boots for this clever winter bride and groom.
Look at all that snow!
It was a peaceful magical day with soft snowflakes falling all around us. Because Sheila and Erik eloped with just the two of them it meant that I got to dedicate all of my photography time to photographing them. I was thrilled because being able to have that time to capture just them meant that I got to photograph in locatiions I normally don't have time for and set up shots I don't normally have time to do. It was an inspiring day photographically for me.
Emerald Lake does winter well.
Thank you Sheila and Erik for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day. We were so honoured to witness your marriage. It is a day we will always remember.

January 31, 2014 · Elopements

♥ Storm Mountain Lodge Elopement - Tara + Mark ♥
ara & Mark decided to elope in the mountains and chose Storm Mountain Lodge for their wedding location. A week before their wedding was set to take place the Alberta floods happened and their home was badly flooded forcing them to postpone their wedding plans and work on ripping out their flooded basement.

What moved me was that Tara and Mark kept a really positive attitude throughout it all and we reset a date for September. September is one of my most favourite months in the mountains and I was thrilled that Tara & Mark were given an absolutely stunning wedding day.

You can watch a video of Tara & Mark taken the week their home was flooded by clicking here
Tara and Mark love to mountain bike together and do most of their grocery shopping by bike in the city so it was appropriate that Tara gifted Mark this awesome set of cufflinks that she found on Etsy of bike chain links.
We started their day off with a little bike ride of course. I was impressed that Tara could ride in her wedding dress and heels.
Colourful flowers by Willow Flower Company.
Rings made by Canmore jeweler Susan Kun.
Walking down the forest path to their ceremony together.
Tara and Mark wrote personal vows to each other and they were so moving. I was in tears and then laughed out loud. A truly memorable ceremony because it was so personal.
Avenue Magazine shared their wedding story. You can read the article by clicking here

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