Tanis and Josh’s gorgeous Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Wedding
Tanis and Josh are adventurers – just like us. They have a fire in their soul for travel and new experiences. So, naturally, we felt a connection to them right away. Currently, they are teaching English in Macau, China and they’ve got a list of travel spots Andrew and I need to catch up on. Bali, the Philippeans, Thailand, Malaysia … the list goes on. We are seriously swooning just looking at some of their travel photos online.
As worldly as these two are, they couldn’t imagine a better place to be married than Banff Alberta. This little mountain town in the heart of the Canadian Rockies will always be home to them. Tanis grew up in the Rockies as a competitive ski racer. She couldn’t imagine planning a wedding without mountain top views and the wilderness. As luck would have it, nature pulled out all the stops on their wedding day. It rained most of the morning and things were looking a little touch and go. They were hoping for an outdoor ceremony at Tunnel Mountain reservoir and kept waiting to make a decision. They stuck to their guns and just as their ceremony began the skies cleared and an epic fog rolled in. The views were spectacular. You just can’t plan for anything better than that.
Canadian Rockies Golden Civic Centre Wedding – Alycia & Scott
Alycia and Scott chose beautiful Golden British Columbia for their wedding because it holds such a dear place in their hearts. They recently purchased a plot of land just outside of town and plan to build their future home there. We were immediately on board. They couldn’t wait to visit their property and make photos that they could commemorate their wedding day memories with. (Even if there were approximately 1,000,000 mosquitos waiting to greet us).
This ended up being the most perfect day. There were so many personal touches that made this day unique. Alycia’s mom handcrafted her wedding dress and bridesmaid skirts from scratch! They wrote personal vows to one another for their ceremony and we promise you, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. (That’s the kind of stuff that gets us in the feels … and makes for the best photos).
Jen and Selorm’s Stylish Calgary Lakehouse Wedding on Lake Bonavista
We met Jen and Selorm for a beer at Craft Beer Market to discuss their wedding plans. (One of our favourite spots in Calgary for good beer we might add!) It was pretty clear from the beginning that Jen and Selorm wouldn’t just plan any boring old wedding. They had some amazing ideas about how to make their wedding experience memorable for guests.
First of all, they decided on one of Calgary’s top and most sought after wedding venues; The Lakehouse on Lake Bonavista. Three words: Drop dead gorgeous. This restaurant is run by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts. They are known for world class cuisine in world class settings. Definitely a fantastic choice. Secondly, they hired Olivia from Love Crush Weddings for decor consultation and day-of co-ordination. It’s like Style me Pretty and Pinterest had a baby and they’ve posted the photos all over Instagram. That’s how we would describe her style. She’s sleek, modern and whimsically romantic. Those traits are at the forefront of her designs. She pulled the whole day off without a hitch.