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Posted by Sharon Auld

 

This Emerald Lake Wedding took place on a cold and frosty, November day and was beautifully photographed by rocky mountain wedding photographer, Jalisse Photography!
 Emerald Lake Wedding from Jalisse Photography

The picturesque Emerald Lake Lodge played host to Calgary firefighter, Bryan and his beautiful bride Geordina. Despite the frosty November temperatures, the couple braved an outdoor ceremony to take advantage of the stunning, snow-laden vista.

With close family and friends present, the couple shared an intimate ceremony before venturing off into the frosty wonderland for some amazing wedding photos with their adventurous photographer!

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Emerald Lake Wedding | Photo by Jalisse Photography
Emerald Lake Wedding | Photo by Jalisse Photography

From the Wedding Photographer:

“This frosty November wedding took place in the beautiful rockies at Emerald Lake Lodge, BC. You would never have guessed how much this couple endured for these photos. Between the outdoor ceremony and hike to the river in 5 inches of snow, this couple wins the award for wedding troopers! Geordina & Bryan are two peas in a pod, truly! They were glued to each other and not simply because it was freezing cold, but because they loved being around one another 24:7. It made my job incredibly easy, given the fact that it took a simple facial expression from Bryan to make Geordina light up. It was such a blast photographing their special day!”  ~ Jalisse Photography

Emerald Lake Wedding Creatives:

Photography: Jalisse Photography; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Karen; Wedding Dress: Bragging Bride Boutique; Bridal Hair Piece: Powder Blue Bijoux; Flowers: Private florets for Emerald Lake Lodge; Bride’s Wedding Band from Maxime’s Calgary; Engagement Ring from Austen Jewellers {Okotoks private owned}; Grooms Band: Stag Head Designs.

Thank you Geordina and Bryan for sharing your special day with us! Wishing you much love and happiness! Thank you to Jalisse Photography for taking the gorgeous photos!

Posted by Sharon Auld

This intimate Canadian winter wedding, photographed by Kim Payant Photography, takes place at the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge.

Intimate Canadian winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

One of my favorite engagement sessions featured on CMC over the past year, was Vanessa’s and Jason’s Banff engagement session photographed by Kim Payant Photography. Vanessa’s and Jason’s intimate winter wedding is fast becoming one of my favourite weddings!

The couple chose a mountain destination wedding because they enjoy spending time in the mountains. Jason even proposed to Vanessa in the Lake Louise area! Reflective of the mountains that they enjoy so much, the couple chose an intimate Alpine Lodge theme and Emerald Lake Lodge fit their vision perfectly.

The couple chose a lush garland of greenery for the their table with metallic accents for a touch of glam. Romantic candle light and hanging snowflakes completed the look. The result was a warm and cozy, intimate winter wedding that was beautifully photographed!

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

Emerald Lake winter wedding from Kim Payant Photography

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FROM THE BRIDE:

FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE DAY:

  1. The ceremony and vows – the marriage is what a wedding is ultimately about.
  2. Spending the weekend with our immediate families and having them be able to get to know each other much better.
  3. Opening the cards and gifts from friends and family who were thinking of us on our wedding day.

FAVORITE WEDDING DETAILS:

  1. Room décor – Table garland, candles, hanging snowflakes above the ceremony and dinner space etc. I spent lot of time finding the few perfect décor pieces to complement the room and everyone got together the morning of the wedding to put it all out and make it exactly like we’d envisioned.
  2. Cake topper – Our love of hockey and being fans of rival teams is surprisingly one of the first things that drew us together.
  3. Our wedding bands – Jason was so happy to finally have a ring to wear, and Jason had “love always” inscribed inside Vanessa’s ring (this is how he always signs notes, cards, emails etc to me).

INTIMATE CANADIAN WINTER WEDDING CREDITS:

Photographer: Kim Payant Photography; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Venue Coordinator: Jennifer Wilson; Dress: Wtoo Bridal (Calypso style), Sonia’s Bridal in Calgary, AB; Wedding Favours / Snowflake Cookies: Cake Works; Flowers (Monique Hoffmann-Miller) & Cake arranged through Emerald Lake Lodge; Menus: Bride Vanessa; Cake Topper: BobbleGram.

Thank you Vanessa and Jason for letting us share your special day; we are truly grateful! Thank you to Kim Payant Photography!

Posted by Sharon Auld

Meghan and Clint were married at the beautiful Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC. With breathtaking views all around as far as the eye can see, their ceremony alone was a sight to behold. Of course, gorgeous photos from the talented team of Matt and Ang of f8 Photography Inc. is sheer delight! A fun, adventurous couple to photograph is a bonus too!

Kicking Horse Resort Wedding by f8 Photography Inc. | www.f8photography.com

With panoramic views of the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is situated high above the quaint little town of Golden, BC. Surrounded by six Canadian National Parks, the resort provides the most spectacular backdrop for wedding photos and f8 Photography Inc. took full advantage for Meghan and Clint’s wedding photos.

Kicking Horse Resort Wedding by f8 Photography Inc. | www.f8photography.com

Their wedding was a beautiful mountain affair, with a country western flair, perfectly coordinated by their wedding planner, Julianne from A Modern Proposal. The gorgeous flowers were from Flowers by Janie.

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Kicking Horse Resort Wedding by f8 Photography Inc. | www.f8photography.com

From the Photographer Matt:

“Meghan & Clint’s wedding was held up on top of the world at the Eagle Eye Restaurant in Golden, BC. Before the ceremony, I went to meet the guys who were feeling a little rough from having too much fun at the night before bash, while Ang went to meet the girls and help with some pre-wedding jitters! The ceremony was simple yet beautiful, surrounded by Meghan & Clint’s closest family and friends. Afterwards, we spent some time capturing family portraits before heading off with the wedding party to shoot some crazy fun images in and around the amazing scenery of Golden. We eventually made it back up to the restaurant where the newlyweds celebrated their marriage and partied into the night. We were lucky enough to have a spectacular sunset which topped the day off with some awesome images.”

From the couple: 

“Our wedding day will hold many special memories in our hearts forever. We can easily say it was the happiest day of our lives. The day was filled with so much love and laughter. Our ceremony was on the terrace overlooking a breathtaking view of the mountains surrounding us. It was very important to us to have our own vows. The ceremony was beautiful and real and personal.”

Bride’s favorite moment:  “Hearing my husband say his vows. Just before he proposed to me he read me a poem, and in his vows he incorporated the poem again. He made my heart melt, it was so perfect.”

The groom’s favorite moment: “I can’t say that I had one favorite moment, a beautiful bride, amazing weather in a breathtaking venue all made for the perfect day.”

Credits:

Photographer: f8 photography Inc. ; Venue: Kicking Horse Mountain ResortCeremony + Reception Venue at Eagle’s Eye RestaurantOfficiant:  Simone Ward; Planner/Designer: A Modern ProposalRentals: Special Event Rentals Flowers: Flowers by Janie ; Stationery Invitations: Wedding Paper DivasFavours: Beau Coup Favors ; Unique products: Handmade birch name card holders (made by the groom); Cake: Pretty Flour ; Hair + Makeup: MaddprettyEntertainment: South Side EntertainmentRings: Peoples (Custom design); Bride Attire: Allure Bridal ; Wedding Party Attire : Bridal Centre.

Thank you to Trish from f8 Photography Inc. for sending this to us! We wish Meghan and Clint all the best!!

 

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

I was so excited to see this spectacular Emerald Lake Lodge wedding from Heart + Sparrow Photography. Not only is Emerald Lake Lodge one of the most beautiful places on earth, but I’m a huge fan of Heart + Sparrow Photography!

It may have been a rainy day for Gina and Ben’s summer wedding, but the couple didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits and with photographs like these, how could anyone complain? I’ve been to Emerald Lake many times, and I love that I still feel a sense of awe and amazement, especially when it’s captured as beautifully as this wedding!

Emerald Lake Wedding| Heart and Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Gina and Ben had a heart felt ceremony at the ‘Point’, overlooking the beautiful turquoise water that Emerald Lake is renowned for, and intimate reception at the main lodge. Every detail of the wedding was perfect and I was especially smitten with the couple’s wedding stationery. The bride Gina, a graphic designer, created all the gorgeous stationery herself and was the perfect complement to the picturesque scenery and her romantic wedding!

Emerald Lake Wedding | Heart and Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Wedding | Heart and Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Heart and Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

rustic romantic bouquet by Alpine Flower Gallery | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

white boutonnieres | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

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Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

Emerald Lake Lodge wedding | Photo by Heart + Sparrow Photography | www.heartandsparrow.com

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From the Photographer:

“I had the pleasure of photographing Gina + Ben’s wedding last summer. The British duo who now call Canada home, wanted to plan a quintessential Canadian wedding for their families to enjoy. Little did they anticipate that the one thing their homeland is famous for – rain – would follow their families all the way to Emerald Lake Lodge. A foggy, drizzly day was not what the pair envisioned for their Canadian fete, but they made more than the most of it – complete with umbrellas in their rowboat!”

Credits:

Photographer: Heart + Sparrow Photography; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Stationery and Invitations: Little G Graphic Design (The Bride!), Cupcakes: Cake Creations; Flowers: Alpine Flower Gallery; Marriage Commissioner: Kim Chapman.

Thank you to Natalie from Heart + Sparrow Photography for sending us these amazing photographs! We wish Gina and Ben all the best!!

 

 

 

This beautiful Emerald Lake wedding is the quintessential fall wedding in the mountains. The images from Sarah Murdoch of Modern Photography are simply spectacular! After seeing photos from one of Sarah’s winter weddings at Emerald Lake Lodge, Felicity and James decided to be married there too! They came all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland to have their wedding in Canada.

 

With an October wedding in the mountains, one might expect it to be cool, but Felicity and James were fortunate to experience a beautiful fall day! Autumn in the mountains is always breathtaking, and the couple’s rustic decor and attire perfectly complemented the colors of the season. Even the groomsmen’s kilts blended in seamlessly! The couple envisioned a wedding that was beautiful, rustic and intimate. Emerald Lake Lodge delivered everything they imagined.

I had such a difficult time curating photos for this post because there was so many great photos to choose from. I loved everything about this wedding! I highly recommend checking out Modern Photography‘s blog post here to see more of this stunning wedding!

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 From the Photographer:

“My favourite moment of the day was hauling Felicity and her stunning dress into a canoe and watching them paddle around the lake to the amusement of a busload of tourists. Her bunting was a huge hit and I think it turned out so well. The night ended with a delicious dinner and macarons and sparklers.”

 

Thank you to Sarah from Modern Photography for sharing this gorgeous, Emerald Lake wedding with us. Thank you also to Felicity and James for letting us share in their special day! We wish you much happiness as you embark on your married life together!

Credits:

Photographer: Modern Photography; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Flowers – Alpine Flowers Banff; Hair – Botega; Makeup -bride;
Dress – Enzoani Fatima ; Bridesmaid dress – Coast; Macarons – Yann Haute Patisserie