Rustic Wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge

Emerald Lake Lodge is a quiet, rustic little venue located in the Canadian Rockies (right on its very own island!). If you really love nature, or the smell of fresh pine, this is the place for you! Ariane and Scott added so many personal touches to their wedding. Scott and his groomsman wore a kilt to honour his heritage. Many of Ariane’s family & friends came together to form a choir for the wedding ceremony (it was as awesome as it sounds). At the end of the evening all of the guests sat around the campfire, wrapped in blankets, roasting marshmellows and singing campfire songs. It was perfect!

Thank-you to Julie Williams Photography for sharing these images with us!

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A Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff Winter Wedding

There is nothing more lovely than a winter wedding in Banff! The soft snow on the pine cones, the dramatic dusting on the peaks… sigh. If you are looking for an “rustic elegance” feel, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is the perfect venue for you. The beautiful wood beams, the high ceilings, the amazing views… perfect!  As you can tell, our groom is part of the RCMP, and wanted to wear his red serge for his big day. His lovely bride embraced this color, and created a rich, somewhat unexpected red and purple color palette, and I think it looked fabulous. Oh, and the moccasins! To die for right?

Thanks so much to Julie Williams Photography for sharing these lovely images with us!

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Real Wedding: A Nature Inspired Banff Summer Wedding

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With spring in the air, I am SO into anything that feels fresh, mountainy, and outdoorsy! So, it’s the perfect time to post this sweet nature inspired Banff Summer wedding! This couple really wanted their wedding to be all about them and their guests having fun. A few fun touches included champagne service at the ceremony (with tiny cute flags), a live pianist at cocktails, a rotating moose head gobo, a hidden party room with a prop loaded photobooth (with an awesome fuzzy moose hat), and a rockin’ live band that was revealed after dinner!

I could go on and on about how much I love these photos from Brittany Esther Photography, the beautiful green wooded settings, the vibrant turquoise of the Bow River, the way she captures the excitement of the first look – doesn’t is just make you want to get married here?? I’ll stop talking now and just let you enjoy the images!

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Planning and Design: Cherry Tree Occasions

Band: Bow River Band

Ceremony Musician/DJ: Fun Factory DJ

Cocktail Musician: Suzanne Morley

Florist: Flower Artistry

Make-up Artist/Hairstylist: Complexions Make-up Artistry

Photographer: Brittany Esther Photography

Reception Venue: Banff Park Lodge

Stationery: Pink Umbrella Designs & Platypus Papers (champagne flags only)

Transportation: Blue Sky Limos

Want a wedding as lovely as this one? Go to our contact page to get in touch with us!

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Vendor Love: Flower Artistry

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Photo Credit: Corrina Walker Photography

We’re carrying on our ‘vendor love’ series today! I met the lovely Lyn Chapman of Flower Artistry during my very first wedding season. Lyn is what I call a ‘triple threat’. First, she has a HUGE heart. She is so kind, her sweet demeanour can calm even the most frazzled brides, and she really listens to what each couple is looking for. She genuinely cares that each client is happy, and will go to great lengths to ensure they are (you know, like that time she worked through the night and then drove across the city in the middle of a natural disaster to deliver her flowers a day early to a couple we relocated in the middle of the floods).  Secondly, she is a fair and efficient business owner. Lyn always gets her detailed quotes to us in good time, and responds to emails and questions promptly. I always know her pricing offers huge value. Third, she is an AMAZING floral designer. I would call her style soft and romantic. I’ve presented Lyn with some pretty challenging design concepts, and she blows me away EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Not only is Lyn’s work beautiful, the quality of the florals and construction is top notch (this might not sound like a big deal, but when your bouquet starts to wilt halfway through the ceremony, or your centrepieces fall apart, you realize how important it is!). Lyn never compromises her design integrity, and in the kindest way will steer any floral design in a direction that she knows will be beautiful. I feel so blessed to have Lyn aa a team member – it’s like Christmas every time she arrives onsite and reveals another one of her creations!!

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Photo Credit for the above two photos: Corrina Walker Photography

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Photo Credit: Brittany Esther Photography

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Photo Credit: Christina plus Nathan Photography

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Photo Credit: Julie Williams Photography

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Photo Credit: Paulina Ochoa Photography

 

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Idea Sessions for your Mountain Wedding

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Photo Credit: Brittany Esther Photography

Pssst…we have a secret. Lots of people don’t realize that we offer stand alone phone or Skype consultations. Thats right – you can call us (from your couch in your PJ’s with a glass of wine if you’d like) and we’ll give you as much information as you need – how easy is that? We can really chat about anything you’d like, but here are a few common sessions we offer…

  • How much to budget for your Rocky Mountain Wedding (and the 2 biggest budget mistakes you can make)…
  • The 3 most important steps you need to take to start planning your wedding…
  • What mountain venue is the perfect fit for you ( we even have a few secret spots!)?
  • Design SOS – How can you turn your vision into a reality?

Our idea sessions are $125/hr, and there’s LOTS we can cover in an hour!

If you’re losing sleep, or getting unreasonably grumpy over a wedding planning quandary,  Contact us! We can book you an idea session ASAP!

 

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