Posts Tagged ‘elopement’

Snowy Waterton Elopement Photography [Kayla & Lucas]

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Kayla & Lucas, Snowy Waterton Elopement Photography

Kayla and Lucas chose their wedding date because of its historical importance to them. With it being a couple weeks into the official start of spring, they had hoped this would mean a spring wedding. Our weather this year had other plans! We instead spent the day taking snowy Waterton elopement photography.

Waterton has received so much snow this year that there is an entire residential street that is closed due to avalanche warnings. Within the town, you can walk up to the rooftops of many buildings thanks to the drifted snow banks. We were a little limited for locations unless we were to snowshoe, try bouldering the 10 foot banks from the snow plows, or chisel away a new tunnel. Instead, we went for the easy choices of Cameron Falls and the Prince of Wales Hotel (which were still a lot harder to navigate than normal!).

We first met Kayla and Lucas, their baby boy, and their friends at the Waterton Lakes Lodge to get a few indoor photos before faces became flushed from the cold. Once outside, Kayla and Lucas had no trouble snuggling in close to stay warm! Honestly, I think they would have snuggled just as hard had it been warm out, judging by the adoring looks they gave each other all day.

They held their elopement ceremony on the front stone steps of the Waterton Community Center. Their baby was a champ in the cold and made it through all the photos at Cameron Falls as well as half the ceremony before he had had enough! Kayla and Lucas were so lost in their vows that they didn’t know how cold their fingers and toes were getting until after their first kiss.

Congratulations, Kayla and Lucas!

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Intimate Southminster United Church Chapel Wedding [Mandy & Chris]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Mandy and Chris, Intimate Southminster United Church chapel wedding

Mandy and Chris had an intimate Southminster United Church chapel wedding in the evening. They included so many unique touches in their ceremony. In place of a sand ceremony, they poured their favorite gummy candies together with their boys, and at the end served their guests champagne in custom flutes with a toast to their friends and family.

After the ceremony, we went out for photos with them and their boys. The boys had so much fun exploring the coulees that their clean suits didn’t stay that way for very long! All it did was add to the realism of what daily life is like ;)

Despite the smokey air, Mandy and Chris were in amazing spirits and so elated to be in each other’s company. Mandy was constantly bursting into happy laughter whenever Chris held or kissed her!

Congratulations, Mandy and Chris!

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Waterton Winter Elopement Photography [Terri & Craig]

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Terri & Craig, Waterton winter elopement

Terri and Craig got away from the city for the weekend for their Waterton winter elopement. It was a beautiful private event with just them, myself, and the marriage commissioner… very few guests were even in the park that day! It was so romantic to keep things so intimate. Their day will be so memorable not just for the intimacy, but for the weather. I think that was the craziest wind any of us have ever experienced! We managed to find enough shelter for photos and Terri’s shawl kept her mostly warm :) There was also the memorable fact of Terri having some wardrobe malfunctions with her dress, but luckily her shawl was there to save the day!

To get a break from the wind, they booked a room at the Waterton Lakes Lodge to have their wedding ceremony. They still got to have their mountain views through the window even if they couldn’t have an outdoor ceremony!

Congratulations, Terry and Craig!

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Prince of Wales Wedding Elopement [Ryan & Becky]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Ryan and Becky, Prince of Wales wedding elopement

It’s already an honour to be asked to take part in such memorable days in people’s lives, but even more so when that day is exceptionally intimate. Becky and Ryan travelled to Waterton all the way from the Eastern US to have their Prince of Wales wedding elopement. Only the two of them, myself, and their officiant were present for the beautiful ceremony. (I won’t count the group of tourists yelling about a bear in the distance… they were far enough away!) They took their time to take in the scenery, sharing many quiet moments together most couples don’t have a chance to experience during their ceremonies.

It was such a still day behind the Prince of Wales Hotel, the first time this year I’ve been lucky enough to experience this! They could not have asked for more perfect weather. After their ceremony and a few photos around the hotel, we headed over to Red Rock Canyon. Not being from the area, they trusted me to choose our photo locations and I knew I made a good choice when they first approached the canyon and exclaimed, “Wow!”

As much as they have a quiet, nurturing presence around each other, they also have a silly side that I loved to see. Their hiking boots were a perfect touch to bring their interests into the photos AND make climbing into the canyon that much easier.

Congratulations, Ryan and Becky!

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Galt Museum Outdoor Evening Wedding [Brian & Margot]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Brian & Margot, Galt Museum outdoor evening wedding photos

Brian and Margot’s Galt Museum outdoor evening wedding was almost rained out. After a beautiful day, a huge rain storm passed through Lethbridge only an hour before their wedding. The Galt Museum was very accommodating and let them get married inside instead, but with a bit of patience and hope, they were able to have the outdoor ceremony they had dreamed of when the sun came out only moments after their scheduled start time!

They had a very intimate wedding with only their children in attendance but the amount of happiness was huge. Margot and Brian were so joyful that they could hardly stop laughing all night!

Congratulations, Brian & Margot!

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Lethbridge Summer Elopement [Tammy & Todd]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Tammy & Todd, Lethbridge summer elopement

Tammy and Todd had a Lethbridge summer elopement of sorts – a small, intimate wedding that only a handful of their closest family members knew about, which gave them a chance to surprise the rest of the family a few weeks later! They chose a beautiful day at the start of summer to have their wedding with not a gust of wind or a mosquito in sight.

After having their ceremony in their backyard, I met with them and their family in Pavan Park for their family photos and then wedding photos of just the couple. Tammy looked amazing in her fitted lace dress and I loved the touches of purple they worked in to their wardrobe.

Congratulations, Tammy and Todd!

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