Crowsnest Pass Winter Wedding [Michelle & Oscar]

Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

Michelle & Oscar traveled all the way from Calgary for their Crowsnest Pass “winter” wedding. It may have taken place in the spring, but it sure looked like winter! Just days before, and even the next day, the grass had been turning green and there were no more hints of winter. Out of no where came a heavy snowfall warning for all of southern Alberta. We definitely lucked out as a few places had more of a rainy snow, but the Crowsnest Pass looked like something out of a fairy tale. Plus, by the time we headed outside, most of the heavy snowfall had stopped, leaving only gorgeous snow covered landscapes.

The Crowsnest Pass was a perfect fit for their wedding as it allowed them to get married in the mountains and still include family in a special way. Their ceremony was performed at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Blairmore by Michelle’s uncle. It was an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family. Their ceremony was so emotional and full of so many happy tears and laughter.

After the ceremony, we explored the Crowsnest Pass with Oscar and Michelle and their two friends. It was fun having another couple as their bridal party because I could get them to be all cute and intimate too (normally that would be a little awkward!). They were so much fun and I loved all of the excitement they expressed over the landscapes. I sometimes take it for granted having grown up there, but they reminded me just how beautiful it is!

Oscar and Michelle are so sweet together and I know they are going to have such a happy life.

Congratulations, Oscar & Michelle!

Before their ceremony started, I was able to sneak in a few photos of their reception hall decoration downstairs. The gold was a beautiful touch to their wedding colors.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

I think he would have loved to be in the church for the ceremony! He was very interested in what Michelle was up to :)
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Blairmore wedding

Michelle’s red boots were amazing! Sadly she couldn’t wear them outside in all the snow, but the few hours she had them on indoors were so worth it.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass Winter Wedding

Even the church candles matched their wedding colors ;)
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle’s mom walked her down the aisle. You could tell Michelle was already trying to keep it together, and her mom talked her through it the whole way :)
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar,  Crowsnest Pass mountain wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass April wedding

Eventually all the tears came out…
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

… ALL the tears! Not many people held it together during their beautiful personal vows.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Blairmore wedding

In addition to the full mass, they had a candle, veil, and cord ceremony.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

They were brought to the beginning of the aisle for the first kiss, which was such a unique angle!
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar,  Crowsnest Pass mountain wedding

We did the family photos inside the church so everyone could stay warm.

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass April wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass mountain wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Our first stop for portraits was up in the Frank Slide at the Interpretive Centre. The foggy clouds had lifted just enough that we could finally see the mountains peaking out, but still gave a beautiful dreamy effect in the background.
Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

Michelle & Oscar, Blairmore spring wedding

It’s such a beautiful view from the centre!
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass April wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle’s flowers really popped against the snow.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass spring wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

This mountain didn’t quite want to show itself yet ;)
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass spring wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Our next stops were throughout downtown Coleman. By now the snow had stopped and it was already so much warmer.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Coleman was a perfect fit for Oscar and Michelle’s wedding colors!
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Oscar mentioned wanting to put one of these photos into their antique gold frame. I think they should make it infinite and get a photo of them holding that one on their anniversary and keep replacing the photo in the frame :)
Michelle & Oscar, bride and groom in picture frame in Crowsnest Pass

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

The Miner’s Path looked so beautiful with all the snow. With it being spring, the creeks were mostly melted too.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass spring wedding

We had a herd of deer check out what we were doing :)
Michelle & Oscar, Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

Sticky spring snow is SO amazing for photos. We had more of a winter wonderland than I normally get in the actual winter!
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar,  Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

I love the green pop of the moss covered tree behind them.
Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass wedding

Michelle & Oscar, snowy Crowsnest Pass winter wedding

The dew could not have been more perfect if I had placed it there with an eye dropper :)
Michelle & Oscar, wedding rings on moss covered in dew

Here is their slideshow:

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  1. I love the red and white combination. Great Tanya!