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Posted by Sharon Auld

This snowy Emerald Lake wedding is the eptiome of winter weddings, complete with a s’mores and hot chocolate welcoming, party and snowman making kits for the kids. Sarah and Jason had their winter wedding at one of their favorite places, Emerald Lake Lodge, in Canada’s Yoho National Park. Emerald Lake was a place the couple visited often, and it held special memories for them. Sarah and her family even once visited there in her youth. It was an easy choice as a wedding location and the decision was well supported by family and friends!

Sarah and Jason’s love story was beautifully photographed by husband and wife team, Abby and Dave from Abby + Dave PhotographyNaturally Chic had the pleasure of helping them plan and design their special day.

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Emerald Lake Lodge, a beautiful mountain resort, is a virtual winter wonderland. Mountain peaks and trees are almost always heavily snow laden in winter making it the perfect location for dreamy, winter weddings.

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I love that their “First Look” reveal resulted in a romantic, spontaneous, snowy dance.

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The wintery bouquets were designed by Sarah Mayerson Design.

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The couple’s beautiful dog Ruby was included in the festivities.

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The couple welcomed their guests with a welcome bag full of necessities for their s’mores, welcoming bonfire, including a custom mug. Naturally Chic created the custom, engraved welcome bag tags and itinerary.

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The couple opted for a classic navy, green and white color palette with a bit of a “preppy “feel, by incorporating wood and touches of tartan (a nod to the bride’s celtic heritage).

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The floral centerpieces consisted of various blooms, seasonal greenery, pinecones, silver brunia and thistles.

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Naturally Chic created the wooden details including walnut wood table numbers and wood veneer, engraved menus.

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by Sharon Auld

A winter wonderland, a rustic mountain lodge, and couple with great style; this wedding has the makings of the most perfect of winter weddings! I truly believe we Canadians do winter weddings right! To borrow a common phrase Canadians used at the last winter Olympics, “We are Winter”. If they gave out gold medals for winter weddings we’d win hands down! Susan and Matt’s elegant winter wedding is a perfect example of a winter wedding done right!

This winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge was beautifully captured by the very talented husband and wife duo, Trish and Matt of f8 Photography IncNaturally Chic was fortunate to plan and design the wedding with Susan and Matt! Their wedding had just the right blend of modern elegance and rustic charm. Complete with mittens, Sorels and faux fur, these outdoor enthusiasts fully embraced the season!

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The ‘girls’ wore matching wool coats, faux fur collars and mittens.

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To keep warm, the couple gifted their wedding party with Sorel boots.

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And they were thrilled…

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And ready to have some fun…

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Susan and Matt asked us to make a sign post with signs from where their guests were from and we really enjoyed hand-painting these! At the end of the evening, guests were welcome to take the signs home.

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For their dance at Cilantro, we hung strands of twinkle lights and glass globes that made a perfect backdrop for their awesome band, Mocking Shadows!

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Photo by www.f8photography.comCredits:

Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge

Photographers: f8 Photography Inc.

Wedding Planner/ Designer: Naturally Chic

Flowers: Willow Haven Flower Company

Band: Mocking Shadows

Stationery: Plush Invitations

Linens and Chairs: Special Event Rentals Banff

Wood Signage and details: Naturally Chic

Venue Coordinator: Tyler Trapp