We are so excited to share this rustic Banff wedding that took place at the beautiful Buffalo Mountain Lodge, and was immepeccably photographed (as always) by Modern Photography.

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Brent and Darus’s had a heart-centered wedding in Banff, Alberta, surrounded by family and friends. It was everything you’d expect from a rustic wedding in Banff: tall trees; beautiful mountain scenery, and a charming lodge.

The intimate ceremony took place in the Wainwright room at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. The room features high ceilings and exposed wood beams. The couple chose simple, rustic decor to complement the space. With smiles from the grooms and the adorable ring bearer and flower girl, not much else was needed!

For the reception, the space was tastefully decorated with dark wood chivari chairs that contrasted the light wood timber beams of the Wapiti Longhouse. Wildflowers in mason jars with wood tree slices were used for the centrepieces. I love that the couple personalized the wedding with their love of wine, by making table numbers utilizing wine bottles. Saved corks became their initials. Their cleverly designed “guest book” was made from reclaimed wood and personalized with a plaque with their names.

As always the photographs from Modern Photography are stand outs! With a mix of fantastic outdoor portraits of the couple and their wedding party, and candid images capturing the love and emotion of day. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

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Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

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Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge | Modern Photography

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From Modern Photography

“The day was relaxed and casual and I really liked that it seemed very fitting for these guys. They wanted a party and they wanted to celebrate with their friends and family. Brent and Darus and their wedding party wore custom suits and the grooms had monogrammed shirts.
The ceremony was held inside the lodge and officiated by the lovely Nomi Whalen accented by trees and an arch provided by Special Events Rentals in Banff.  I think picking a venue with its own wine cellar and an amazing menu was a superb choice. Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, up on Tunnel Mountain is simply stunning. Minimal decorating is required as the simple elegance of the lodge is perfect the way it is.
One of my favourite parts of a wedding is the speeches.  I love hearing stories and seeing the connections. Darus and Brent’s family and friends certainly delivered and I think we were all wiping away tears. What followed was a mass exit to the wine cellar to sample some beverages and a wild night of dancing.” ~ Sarah | Modern Photography 

 

Rustic Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge Credits:

Photographer – Modern Photography; Venue: Buffalo Mountain Lodge; Ceremony – Wainwright Room, Reception – Wapiti Room, Florals: Alpine Flowers ; Rentals (linens, chairs, pergola, trees) – Special Event Rentals (Banff); Photo booth – Sillybooth www.sillybooth.ca; Officiant – Nomi Whalen (Canmore); Rings – Davidson & Co. (Calgary); Conference Coordinator – Kerrie-Lynn Carter (Buffalo Mountain Lodge).

Thank you to Sarah for sending us this wonderful wedding, and to Brent and Darus for allowing us to share in your special day! Wishing you both much happiness.

 

 

 

  

Today we’re featuring a sweet Nanoose Bay engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Photography .

 

Vancouver Island engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Engagement

Jennifer Georgette Photography is a talented wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Red Deer, Alberta. She traveled to Nanoose Bay, a resort community on Vancouver Island.The community is located just north of Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It’s a lush area with tall trees and rocky beaches. The area is a popular tourist destination for golfers, kayakers, swimmers and boaters alike. On a clear day it affords magnificent views of the mainland Coastal Mountains. It was here that Jennifer Georgette Photography met up with Ashley and Tom and documented their engagement session. The couple even encountered deer while hiking the shoreline!

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Vancouver Island engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Engagement
Vancouver Island engagement session from Jennifer Georgette Engagement
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From Jennifer Georgette Photography:

“Last month I traveled to the amazing Vancouver Island. While there I got to photograph the most amazing engagement session overlooking the Canadian Rockies. I love the outdoors! I’m always up for getting outside with an outdoorsy couple and finding a connection. For this session we headed to Nanoose Bay. It was the perfect mix of tall trees and ocean and mountain views. During our session we were joined by an adorable little deer. I hope you enjoy!” ~ Jennifer

 

Nanoose Bay Engagement Credits:

Jennifer Georgette Photography and real life couple Ashley and Tom. You can also find Jennifer on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Thank you Jennifer Georgette Photography for sending us photographs of Ashley and Tom’s e-session! Thank you Ashley and Tom for allowing us to share!

  

This modern Canmore mountain wedding is special to us at Canadian Mountain Chic. You might remember, Breanne and Tristan from their fun, picnic engagement session we featured last year.

Breanne and Tristan are a super sweet, awesome couple and once again they teamed up with Banff wedding photographer, Kim Payant Photography, and Canmore wedding planner, Naturally Chic. The result was a gorgeous day for this amazing couple! This pretty wedding is loaded with wedding inspiration for modern mountain wedding.

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Breanne is an event planner with a penchant for modern aesthetics. The Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Alberta was a perfect fit for her modern Canmore mountain wedding. Breanne wanted to a little glam too and the Grande Rockies Penthouse suite fit perfectly for her pre-wedding activities.
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The couple chose shades of purple and ivory for their wedding couples. Breanne wanted the room to look elegant, so chose two different table cloths that had a touch of shimmer. She used small touches of purple with the menu / thank you card and centerpieces. The space looked elegant and classic without being overly purple.

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From the Bride:

CMC ” What were your top three moments of the day?”

Bride: – “Our first look. It was a really special moment because it was just the two of us. Being such a busy day it was so nice to have a few minutes just the two of us could share. It was also the perfect opportunity to show Tristan that I had his ring engraved with our wedding date and our song, Better Together.

When my veil flew off during the ceremony. It was a windy day and I had trouble keeping my veil on during our photos but really wanted to wear it as I walked down the aisle. Mid way through the ceremony it came off and flew towards our guests, thankfully someone caught it. Everyone laughed and I joked that this was in lieu of having a bouquet toss. It was a funny moment and helped us to relax.

Reception dance. We had the best dance party. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night. It was so much fun. The floor was packed until it was time for the music to turn off.

Our wedding song.  Jack Johnson, Better Together. This was the song that Tristan chose to play when he proposed.” ~ Breanne

CMC – What were your top three wedding details?

Bride: “Centerpieces. I thought they were so beautiful. I told our florist I wanted a mix of succulents and flowers in shades of purple and white. Our wedding coordinator made wooden boxes and gold table number signs. I was so impressed how it all came together.

Sweets table. The sweets were delicious and the table looked great. I had ordered a mix of cookies, cupcakes and a small wedding cake that matched our colours. After a three course dinner I wanted to offer our guests an opportunity to have something little sweet if they wanted.

My dress. I love my dress. I had been looking for something fitted at the top with a full skirt and just the right amount of sparkle. When I found this dress I knew it was perfect. I bought the dress in Winnipeg before I moved to Calgary, so the dress has extra special significance because I bought it with my family in my hometown.”

CMC – Tell us about your wedding professionals:

Bride: Photographer – ” Great to work with and very talented. Love our photos, I would highly recommend.”

Dress Boutique – ” 7th Avenue Fashions is a great shop, very friendly and helpful staff. They always remembered us when we came in and went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of and happy. Highly recommend.”

Cake/Sweets – “Really delicious treats and lots of options to choose from and ways to personalize.  ”

Wedding Planner – “Great to work with had lots of ideas to help me achieve my vision.”

DJ – “Awesome DJ. Played great music that kept our guests dancing all night, the dance floor was packed. ”

Credits Modern Canmore Mountain Weddings:

Photography: Kim Payant Photography; Wedding Planner: Naturally Chic; Venue: Grande Rockies Resort; Florist: Sarah Mayerson Design; Gold table numbers, wood boxes, wood signs, wood arch: Naturally Chic; Linens: Celebration Creation; Cake / Cupcakes: Crave; DJ: Pez Productions; Marriage Commissioner: Robin White.

The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. We wish Breanne and Tristan a lifetime of happiness!

 

 

 

  

Today we would like to welcome Shannon Valente Weddings to our True North Collective Directory. Shannon Valente Weddings  is a wedding planning and design studio serving, Calgary, Canmore, Banff and beyond!
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Photo Credit: Justine Milton Photography

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Photo Credit: Brent Calis Photography

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From Shannon Valente Weddings:

“At SVW we are all about simple, classic designs when it comes to wedding planning.  We believe in using innovation over extravagance and love to incorporate DIY elements and personal touches to get the end result of an amazingly fun, stress-free wedding that screams YOU!  Let us help you overcome wedding overwhelm and enjoy the process.” ~ Shannon Valente / Founder + Lead Planner

Shannon Valente Weddings is one of Calgary’s most trusted wedding planning design companies. With countless weddings to their credit, they have been planning weddings since 2006 (Formerly Frit Fru Weddings). Their innovative designs and detailed planning systems have made them one of the most sought after planning companies in the area! See more about them in our directory!

Thank you Shannon Valente Weddings, we are excited to have you join the True North Collective Directory!

  

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We are so excited to share this sweet Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography today!

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

Squamish Engagement Session

Sisters, Natalia and Tatiana, the dynamic duo that together make up Karizma Photography, captured breathtaking images of Cara and Chris’s sweet engagement session at Furry Creek, near near Squamish, BC. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they took the time to share with us!

The location is stunning and the photos couldn’t be prettier! Romantic, secluded, full of natural textures and beauty, the images capture the scenery perfectly. What’s more, they capture Cara and Chris’s sweet love story immortalized in timeless beauty. We can only imagine the peaceful sounds of the water as it laps up on the shore and the quiet sounds of nature. Stolen, intimate moments perserved.

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

Romantic Squamish Engagement from Karizma Photography

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From Karizma Photography

“We were very excited to start our 2016 wedding season by photographing Cara and Chris’ sweet engagement! They wanted to take their engagement pictures at a beach near Squamish with mountains in the background, and we took them to an amazing beach at Furry Creek. It is one of our favorite spots along the Sea-to-Sky highway as it is very beautiful and very quiet, and has spectacular mountains views. We had a fun and relaxing Furry Creek Engagement session with Cara and Chris. They are such a pleasant couple to work with, and we are really excited to photograph their wedding in July 2016!” ~Natalia & Tatiana |  Karizma Photography

Squamish Engagement Session

Karizma Photography  happily serves beautiful locations in British Columbia and Alberta – Whistler, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff,   + any other destination to capture your wedding or engagement!

Thank you so much Karizma Photography for sending us Cara and Chris’s beautiful engagement photos!

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