Anna is from Canada. Alex is from Australia. Like any good love story, it all began because of a safari suit at a cowboy bar in Calgary during Stampede week. The young couple have since gallivanted all over the world and eventually set up a home in Sydney, Australia. In 2009, on a winter trip back to Canada, Alex proposed at Emerald Lake by writing the all-important question in the snow along the ski trail. It was then only fitting to use Emerald Lake Lodge as the gathering spot for their troupe of international friends and family - the snowy mountain resort was the perfect spot for this couple to marry. There truly were guests in attendance who had flown from each corner of the world. From my experience, travellers tend to attract other travellers, and this wedding was proof of a strong international community of close friends. Also from my experience, travellers know how to party. Again, this wedding was proof of that!

Anna and Alex put so much thought into all the details of their day. Considering they planned the event from the opposite corner of the world, everything came together so perfectly. I loved every single last detail of this thoughtful rustic wedding inspired by all things vintage and heirloom.

Anna is a graphic designer – she, of course, made some unique and quirky invites for the guests.

She wore her grandmother’s dress, her mum did the alterations from overseas…it fit perfectly.

Anna ordered custom shawls from Etsy for each of her girls.

Each of the female wedding party members picked out a dress in a similar color that suited them perfectly – more brides should consider this for their bridesmaids!

Anna ordered her fantastic hairpiece from Whichgoose.

Peter’s photo on the right.

Peter’s image.

The crocheted gloves belonged to Anna’s Oma.

Anna’s mum collected all the vintage milk vases for the centerpieces. It’s common knowledge that I have a soft spot for vintage glassware.

The night kicked off with a couple of national anthems.

I’ve never seen the mother of the bride party quite as well as Johanna did this evening!

Alex’s mum was a fun gal too…


  1. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are just amazing:) Excellent:)

  2. SUPER fun wedding! What a fantastic looking couple, captured with some fantastic shots!

  3. Simply exquisite Julie… Love them… I wish I had the chance to edit the footage I took …

  4. Beautiful wedding and amazing photos! Love!

  5. What an absolutely dream wedding!! I LOVE all the thoughtful stylish details. The bride is gorgeous and her vintage style is simply stunning.

  6. love love love! So cute!

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  8. I love emerald lake but I never saw it in winter, and this wedding is precious!!!

  9. This has to be one of the coolest winter weddings of all times. Look at all the meaningful details :) I love this couple!