I must admit, when I first laid eyes on this wedding sent to us by Orange Girl Photographs I thought it was a photo shoot because it was JUST THAT GOOD. Not only are the views unreal but the styling is impeccable (Hello ghost chairs in the wilds of Canada) and the couple? Completely adorable. So once you pick your jaw up off the ground and realize that this is indeed a real and absolutely smitten-worthy wedding, you are going to want to click on the gallery because there is more; lots more!
From the Bride:
Wildlife marked the path on our journey to our destination wedding in the Canadian Rockies. Nature welcomed us with grizzly bears, elk, big horn sheep, mountain goats and moose. We arrived at Emerald Lake Lodge greeted by the smell of pine and the splendor of the aqua glacier water. It was the perfect setting for our family and friends to explore and experience a week’s worth of making precious memories together. On the eve of our wedding we were graced with the presence of a majestic double rainbow over the emerald waters. What a sight and blessing it was as we all gathered in the cabin to experience it together.
With the help of ‘Day of Coordination’ in executing my decor and design plan “bees and blossoms”, we were able to enjoy the day with our loved ones and fully live in the moment. Our ceremony took place lake side; the ceremony path lined with pinwheels and pretty poms along the clear ghost chairs facing Mount Burgess. Vintage handkerchiefs were handed out to each guest for their tears of joy. With large playful yellow and peach pinwheels in hand, the bridesmaids each in J Crew dresses and custom hair pieces made their way down the aisle. Ross in his grey JCrew suit waited with loving energy. My Watters gown was perfect for the setting; a demure classic with the right amount of lace, satin and sparkle. It paired nicely with my blusher veil and bouquet of peonies and roses. Our harpist, Deborah Nyjack (Harp Angel) worked with us to create a lovely song selection for our ceremony which included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the bride’s procession. I love the symbolism captured in Kirstie’s photographs. One of my favourites: during the procession- my mom having a hard time letting go of my train after coming down the stairs – she just couldn’t let go period!
Guests were treated to a performance by my friend Jennifer as she interpreted the poem “My Honey Bee, by Ben Youngblood” to the song Claire de Lune on the harp. Her hand painted dress matched beautifully. We enjoyed ‘champagne kisses’ after the ceremony on the patio as we watched two baby cubs play across the lake. After, we made our way around the lodge property for photographs and even sported our favourite Hunter Wellies! Every element was selected with purpose and had inspiration and love behind it. The colours reflected the happiness and joy that we felt in our hearts. A vintage bicycle on our invitation to communicate our destination. The setting, peaceful and one of a kind. Bees because they work together to make something lovely and sweet. Chairs that you could see through so as to not take away from the natural beauty of the location. The sparklers to represent optimism and light in our new life as husband and wife. The decor came to life as what we had imagined and felt in our hearts. The day was so magical!
Photography: Kirstie Tweed of Orange Girl Photographs / Cinematography: Nicole Anhel of Confetti Wedding Films / Flowers: Willow Haven / Event Concept and Design: The bride Jenna / Make-up and hair: Stephanie Roy / Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge in Field British Columbia, Canada / Custom Designed Cake Topper: The Small Object / Cake: Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Calgary / Invitations: One Reverie / Hanger: Knick Nack Paddy Wack / XOXO Banner: Funky Shique / Pinwheels: Rule 42 / Dress: Watters, style Torrean / Veil: Lo Boheme / Ties: Tux and Tulle