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Traditional Ballroom Wedding

Take a crazy cool setting like The Fairmont Banff Springs and add one of the prettiest weddings you’ve ever seen from Sheryl Boury of Lynn Fletcher Weddings and it’s a ballroom extravaganza that is out of this world pretty.  A rustic backdrop meets elegant details sort of pretty that perfectly merges lush blooms from The Nosegay with amazing photography from Adrian Photographers.  See it all here.


From Adrian Photographers… Located in Banff National Park you find Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies,” The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. These two couldn’t of looked more elegant in Mt. Stephen’s Hall where they exchanged vows. It was such a great privilege to photograph them and hope you enjoy their stunning images.

From Lynn Fletcher Weddings… The Wedding was held in the Gorgeous Banff Springs Hotel, amidst the Rocky Mountains! With the Ceremony located in the Stunning Mt Stephen Hall, from the Cocktail reception in the Riverview Lounge, and the Dinner and Dance in Cascade Ballroom and Conservatory, guests were able to experience all different ballrooms throughout the Hotel. Colour palettes of soft blush pinks and vibrant Watermelon were in accent tables and centerpieces. Flowers consisted of Spring-time buttery yellow tulips, fluffy pink garden roses and gentle greenery. Reception Tables were duo-tones of silver and pewter linens, with ivory and gold accents throughout. The evening for the wonderful couple was completed with a 16 foot custom monogrammed Ice Bar and a one of a kind dessert buffet made with love by the Bride’s mom!

Photography: Adrian Photographers | Florist: Nosegay | Wedding Gown: The Bridal Centre | Cake: Whippt | Invitations: The Social Page | Lighting: Stardust Event Group | DJ: DJ Johnee - Pez Productions | Officiant: Robin White | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs | Food & Beverage: Fairmont Banff Springs | Hairstylist/Make-up: Stephanie Roy | Ice Bar: Frozen Memories | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Rentals: Great Events Group | Rentals: Celebration Creation | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Lynn Fletcher Weddings

Banff National Park Mountain Wedding

If I could plan the ultimate rustic wedding, this is where I’d start. Intimate, cozy and set among the mountains with scenery so pretty, it almost doesn’t seem real. Of course I’d have Orange Girl there to capture every second, and with any luck my day would turn out exactly like this.


From the Bride… Doug and I met seven years ago at Murdoch University, in the most isolated city on earth: Perth, Australia. He was an exchange student while I was down there for my full education—we were flatmates for a semester and the rest is history!

Doug is American while I am Canadian and with immigration policies keeping us apart for any significant amount of time, we wanted to tie the knot sooner rather than later. We were engaged in March, 2013 and quickly booked our wedding in October, 2013—on the same day as my parent’s wedding anniversary!

We had a few very important considerations when planning our wedding: we wanted a small, intimate event, we wanted to get married in the Rocky Mountains where I’m from and we wanted to be relaxed and have fun. Most of our guests had to travel to be with us and many of them made a weekend of it. The venue that we chose, Buffalo Mountain Lodge, is a small, rustic resort, slightly removed from the Town of Banff. Each hotel room had its own wood burning fireplace and incredible views of the Rockies. With most of our guests staying at the resort, we couldn’t take five steps without running into someone that we loved. It was perfect!

With only seven months to plan, and recognizing how important it was to us that we be relaxed and able to enjoy our big day, we delegated some tasks to our family members. They were eager to be involved and so we leaned on their individual areas of expertise. Both Doug’s and my parents were invaluable in the planning process. For example, I explained my vision to my mother and let her run with the décor and Doug’s father is a wine enthusiast and he worked with the resort’s sommelier to choose the wine. This allowed Doug and I focus on other larger details, like the flow of the weekend and smaller touches that we felt were important.

Advice to future Brides: 1. Find a dress that is beautiful, represents you and is comfortable. I danced the night away in mine! 2. Delegate, if you can. It avoids stress and confusion on the day of the wedding. 3. Don’t forget to brief your wedding party on all the minute details (give them a guidebook with vendor details and contact information if you can) so that they know the plan and if there is any confusion, they can jump in and help. 4. Only focus on the small details that matter to you. We hand-made some small items to add a personal touch to the décor, but recognized that it was a slippery slope and were better off keeping things simple. We ditched some traditions like cutting the cake. 5. It’s not for everyone, but we loved having a small wedding. Sure, the guest list was challenging, but in the end we were so surrounded by love that nothing else mattered.

Photography: Orange Girl Photographs | Floral Design: Kelly's Mother + Doug's Cousin | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Cake: Sunterra Market | Invitations: Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Bride's Shoes: Pour La Victorie | Bridesmaid's Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: DIY | Hair: Sylvia At Jerome Salon | Groom's Suit: John Varvatos | Venue: Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Cocktail Reception Music: Werner Frey | Groom's Shoes: Banana Republic | Music: Kelly's Brother | Tie: The Tie Bar

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Banff Engagement from Kim Payant Photography

Just when you thought that Canada couldn’t possibly be any more gorgeous than it already is, along comes this mesmerizing Banff engagement session to prove that, yes, in fact, it can.  Because this isn’t just any e-shoot.  It’s two seriously stunning cuties, two adorable fur babies and an entire gallery of breathtaking images captured by Kim Payant Photography.  In other words?  It’s exactly where you’ll be spending your entire Tuesday… guaranteed.  Start it off right here in the full gallery.

From Kim PayantWhat a cute and lovely engagement photo session! Ashley and Cameron and their two amazing dogs were so much fun to work with! At the beginning of the shoot, the dogs just wanted to play around in the fields full of daisies that just came out– I don’t blame them, they were so pretty. As you can see the puppy wanted to play with me while I was taking some photos, he would jump on me and try to eat my camera. Once they ran out of energy, my job got a bit easier and I was able to get some great pictures of the dogs with their two deeply in love masters!

One of my favorite moments of the shoot was when we saw two deer in the fields. Cameron got really excited and he wanted to get a few photos with the deers in the background. Those pics turned out great! I thought it was really cute and really represented the mountains, because here, there’s wildlife everywhere!

Photography: Kim Payant Photography