Category Archives: elopement.
I got an email yesterday morning with the title “The news is OUT!” Simina and Sean secretly tied the knot last Friday night along with only their closest friends and a few family members at the Lougheed House in Calgary. This weekend they hosted a party where they spilled the beans to the rest of their favorite people…most of who didn’t even know they were planning a wedding!
When I first met up with this newly engaged couple at a coffee house not long ago, I didn’t understand just how secret the engagement was. A couple of their friends happened to walk into the cafe and sat next to us, unaware it was a business meeting. At this point, I didn’t know that their engagement wasn’t public knowledge so I kept chatting about our gameplan for their wedding day. Sean smoothly turned his back to us and distracted the visitors while Simina gave me a quick, discreet rundown of their secret situation…while doing her best to conceal her very new, very sparkly engagement ring.
Simina found my work through an old school friend, Amber. Sure enough, the afternoon following the secret wedding I bumped into Amber and Andy on the street who were in Canmore for the long weekend…I’m not good at keeping my lips sealed, so I had to keep our conversation rather short and sweet.
Needless to say, I’m excited the news is out and am able to share these images today!
Last time I saw Chris, YaLan and their pup Bilu was one of the most beautiful snowy days Banff experienced all winter. Fast forward a few months to their wedding day – a stunning bluebird day at Emerald Lake. When I arrived, I was pleased to notice the winter’s ice had broken up about two weeks early, the water was as clear and vibrant as ever.
What a nice way to kick off my summer wedding season. Congrats you two!
I love it when couples walk in together.
Jon and Valerie traveled to Lake Louise from their home in Texas for their recent intimate wedding on the August long weekend. It was a particularly stunning day, weather-wise and I have never, EVER seen the grounds of the Chateau quite this busy…the lake was bustling with visitors from far and wide on their wedding day! We certainly had some rather interesting encounters, and plenty of laughs while navigating the waterfront and woods surrounding the famous lake during our little photo shoot. Valerie has created a really unique wedding blog, Pieceful Weddings. I just knew their day would be well coordinated with tons of personal and thoughtful touches.
These shoes – SO FUN.
The Victoria Terrace is a pretty perfect spot for a ceremony.
The ceremony was performed by Jon’s father.
This was my favorite detail of the day: Valerie’s mother crafted these thoughtful pearl cuff bracelets for herself and her daughter…the flower is made from pieces of her own wedding dress and her late husband’s tuxedo! In addition, Valerie made a cute heart pin for each of the guests to wear.
Valerie and her mum are very crafty ladies. The chair ties and table runner were both made by her mum and Valerie made the wooden placeholders for each guest.
Barefoot brides are the cutest.