Posts Tagged ‘winter wedding’

Snowy Heritage Acres Wedding [Brietta & Samuel]

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Brietta and Samuel, Snowy Heritage Acres Wedding

When Brietta and Samuel had planned their autumn wedding, they had visions of golden colours and warm sunshine, not the snowy Heritage Acres wedding they ended up with.

There’s something about doing photos with Brietta and Samuel that always makes it snow! While snow in April for their engagement session wasn’t seasonally inappropriate, a September blizzard to rival the ones we get in winter came as a bit of a surprise! Brietta and Sam had chosen September for their wedding date for it to be more reliably warm than October. Sam had many family members and friends travelling from Brazil to share the day with them and they had hoped not to shock them with cold weather! The Brazilian guests didn’t mind and spent all day laughing (and shivering, especially shivering) because for many of them, it was the first time they had ever seen snow. They experienced a delightfully stereotypical Canadian trip!

The weather required a few modifications to their wedding. Brietta’s dad found a way to vent heat into their venue. You see, their barn reception venue is only used during warmer months and not heated! The wedding party gifts were not intended to be so seasonally appropriate but definitely came in handy that everyone received embroidered wool socks and scarves! They were meant to be a keepsake and instead became part of the day’s wardrobe, while perfectly matching their burgundy wedding colours.

Despite the weather, Brietta and Sam had the most amazing day. Emotions flowed freely all day and nearly everyone cried at some point during the reception. Their wedding party were amazing supports who wiped the snow off the couple, helped them through snow banks, and pumped up the music in the limo to get everyone feeling warm again. The blending of families and cultures was truly a cause for celebration.

The wedding day was too chaotic for their beloved dog Bakon to come along, but he was there in his own special way by leaving fur on all the bridesmaids’ clothes earlier that day, having many special mentions during speeches, and having his own section in the reception slideshow.

Congratulations, Brietta and Samuel!

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Galt Museum Winter Wedding in Lethbridge [Jordanna & Deiter]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Jordanna & Deiter, Galt Museum Winter Wedding

When Jordanna and Deiter booked their Galt Museum winter wedding, they had their fingers crossed for a white wedding. You never know when you’ll get spring in February in Lethbridge! Even though it was cold, they missed the worst of our winter cold snap and were treated to a beautiful fresh coat of snow on the ground.

Jordanna wore a gorgeous red cape to stay warm in her wedding dress in the snow. Her dress itself was stunning, and a very proud internet order success story!

You’d never know by their faces how cold they were. Everyone was full of huge laughter all day and were incredible at tolerating the cold to get outdoor photography. Jordanna and Deiter were even more cute together than at their engagement session. This was especially true during their ceremony where they quickly switched back and forth from tearing up to huge grins.

After our very chilly photos outside, they warmed up with drinks at Italian Table before their reception back at the Galt Museum.

Congratulations, Jordanna & Deiter!

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Calgary Lougheed House Wedding Album [Edina & Eric]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Edina & Eric, Calgary Lougheed House Wedding Album

It’s never too late to get an album! Edina had planned on creating her own, but a few years (and kids) later, she passed the torch back to me to help her out. I had to go back in the archives a bit to create Edina and Eric’s Calgary Lougheed House wedding album and loved revisiting this beautiful wedding. This is still one of my favorite winter weddings to date!

Edina and Eric chose some of the more dramatic black and white images that were taken inside the historic Lougheed House. These made for gorgeous large featured images.

This is an example of the Modern+ Wedding Album with a charcoal leather spine.

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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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Waterton Lakes Lodge Winter Wedding [Jeremiah & Hannah]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Jeremiah and Hannah, Waterton Lakes Lodge winter wedding

I’m not sure I have ever seen two people as excited to get married as Hannah and Jeremiah! Their relationship was love at first sight and it shows in how passionate they are around each other. It was hard to spot them without giant smiles while in each other’s company all day.

They planned their big day as a mini-destination trip with a Waterton Lakes Lodge winter wedding, and man did they ever get winter! Waterton was covered in several feet of snow with a fresh snowfall just in time for their wedding. For once, it wasn’t windy there! Their wedding party were great sports to go out in that much snow and we all lasted pretty long out there considering the temperature.

Both their ceremony and reception were held indoors at the Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort and they had beautiful lights set up behind the head table stage that made a perfect backdrop for both portions of the day.

Congratulations, Jeremiah and Hannah!

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Lethbridge Snowy Late Winter Wedding [Koos & Denise]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Koos & Denise, Lethbridge snowy late winter wedding

When Denise and Koos planned their wedding, I think they were expecting a little more spring than the winter wonderland they received! The tiffany blue and gray color theme they chose looked gorgeous for their Lethbridge snowy late winter wedding, offering a great compliment to the cool hues and bit of blue popping out of the sky.

After their ceremony at the Lethbridge Netherlands Reformed Congregation, we met with them and their family and luckily could keep everyone inside and warm for their portraits. Next we were off to the Broxburn Cafe who generously let us take a few photos inside to warm up. Everything about that location looked fantastic with the wedding colors and their rustic touches. The wedding party was so awesome about sticking it out in the cold and smiling despite the temperatures!

Denise and Koos were so lost in each other throughout the day that they hardly noticed the cold. Their embraces kept them warm and showed off how sweet and caring their relationship is.

At the end of the night we returned to their reception at the Lethbridge Lodge where they had both hilarious comedy sketches and moving presentations from the family.

Thanks to Melanie at Photo Expressions for assisting that day.

Congratulations, Koos and Denise!

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