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Posted by Sharon Auld

Spring is here and winter is becoming a distant memory in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite winter photos from CMC the past few months. While we’ve had many amazing winter weddings, engagement sessions, proposals and styled shoots, here’s a few that resonated with our readers on our blog and social media this past winter. Don’t worry we still have lots of winter to share with you!

Of course there was snowy winter wonderlands and picturesque views, lots of furry, four-legged friends, skates and hockey (hey it’s Canada after all), gorgeous dresses, flowers, cakes, surprise proposals and beautiful couples in love! It’s been a great winter at CMC!

1.  A Snowy Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge by Abby + Dave Photography with Naturally Chic. See full post here.

snowy-emerald-lake-wedding | Photo by Abby + Dave Photography http://www.abbyplusdave.com

snowy-emerald-lake-wedding | Photo by Abby + Dave Photography | www.abbyplusdave.com

2.  A Winter Wedding Inspiration at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from Darren Roberts Photography and team of talented creatives. See full post here.

Boho-chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Florals by Willow Flower Co. | Hair by Mountain Beauties | Makeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Cake by Whippt Desserts | www.darrenroberts.ca

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

3.  A Frozen Waterfall, Winter Wedding Inspiration at Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park from Jalisse Photography. Full post here.

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

4.  A Canmore Winter Wedding by Julie Williams Photography with Jennifer Bergman Weddings. Full post here.

Canmore-winter-wedding by Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Photo by Julie Williams Photography

5.  A Winter Wedding Inspiration in Kananaskis by Jesse Hisco Fine Art Photography

winter-wedding Photo by Jesse Hisco Photography

6. An Elegant Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge by f8 Photography Inc. and Naturally ChicSee post here.

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Emerald Lake Winter Wedding |f8 Photography Inc.

7.  An Early morning Banff Engagement session at Lake Minnewanka from Kim Payant Photography. Post here.

Banff_winter_engagement | Photo by Kim Paynt Photography | www.kimpayantphotography.com

8.  A beautiful engagement session from Tara Whittaker Photography. Full post here.

Photo by Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

10. A fun engagement session from Melissa Rae Photography. Full post here.

Lake-minnewanka-engagement | Photo by Melissa Rae Photography | www.melissaraephotography.ca

Photo by melissa-rae-photography | www.melissaraephotography.ca

11.  A Styled Shoot in Canmore with dogsledding team. Photo by Kim Payant Photography.

dogsledding-wedding Photo by Kim Payant Photography

12. Winter Lake Louise Proposals from Kim Payant Photography. Posts here and here.

Banff_engagement | Photo by Kim Payant Photography | www.kimpayantphotography.com

Canadian-Rockies-marriage-proposal by Kim Payant Photography | www.kimpayantphotography.com

Lake_louise-marriage-proposal | Photo by Kim Payant Photography | www.kimpayantphotography.com

13.  A fun Lake Louise Engagement Session from Photographik. Full Post here.

Lake-Louise-winter-engagement from Photographik | www.photographik.ca

lake-louise-winter-engagement | Photo by Photographik | www.photographik.ca

lake-louise-winter-engagement | Photo by Photographik | www.photographik.ca

14. A Winter Styled Shoot from Sunny S – H Photography and Amanda Douglas Events here.

winter-wedding-bride Amanda Douglas Events | Sunny S-H Photography

15. One of our very first posts on CMC, A Hockey Engagement Session at Lake Louise from Kim Payant Photography. See post here.

LakeLouise Engagement by Kim Payant Photography

A huge thank you to all the amazing photographers and planners who have contributed their work to share on CMC, and to the many other creative professionals who make these weddings and shoot happen! Thank you to the many couples who allow us to feature their stories! We are so truly so appreciative!!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Love at first sight! That’s how I felt when I saw this Johnston Canyon wedding shoot from Jalisse Photography! I loved it immediately! It’s so gorgeous!

You can almost guarantee, that when a shoot takes place in front of a frozen waterfall in Banff National Park, it’s going to be beautiful. This is one is simply stunning! From the dreamy setting, to the pretty flowers and flowy gown from Calgary designer Anya Dione, this magical inspiration is Canadian “Frozen” at its best!

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

The adventurous couple, Jacyln and Adam, had to strap on their crampons to hike to the frozen falls. So impressive! But, the result was oh so worth it! With icy-blue falls and a couple in love, this is so romantic!

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Frozen winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

Banff National Park winter wedding inspiration from Jalisse Photography | www.jalissephotography.com

From the Photographer:

“The moment I hiked Johnston Canyon in Banff Alberta, I knew I had to arrange a stylized wedding shoot with a couple. The overwhelmingly large falls had transformed into a soft blue art piece during the winter months. It was the perfect backdrop by mother nature, and I was ready to search for a lovely couple to share it with. Jaclyn & Adam were newlyweds that screamed adventure! With a 6km hike and 700ft elevation ahead of them, we latched on our clamp ons to our feet and began to walk the icy trails leading to the waterfall. The day may have been warm, but the images took my breath away. This stylized shoot is the perfect reason for tourists to come visit the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. You will hike trails that will lead you to the most stunning sites your eye has ever seen, and Johnston Canyon is no exception. The stylized shoot took place March 8th of this year.”

Credits:

Photographer: Jalisse Photography; Location: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park; Florist: The Lady Bug Studio; Dress Designer: Dionne DionneMake Up Artist: Sukhi Philip; Hair: Heather Bonin at Above & Beyond Hair Studio; Models: Jaclyn + Adam Knight.

Thanks so much to the very talented Jalisse Photography for sending this over! Wonderful job by all involved!!

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

The iconic Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, was the location for this boho chic, winter wedding inspiration from a talented team of local wedding professionals including; Darren Roberts Photography, Willow Flower Co.Naturally Chic, Mountain Beauties, Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry and Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc.

Lake Louise is surrounded by several mountain peaks, with stunning views of the majestic Victoria Glacier. It’s an incredibly beautiful location in both summer and in winter. With the unseasonably warm temperatures this winter, the team decided on a boho-chic winter inspiration set up directly on the frozen lake.

Lake Louise is the community with the highest elevation in Canada and the largest hotel in the area is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a large mountain resort just off the eastern shores of the lake, and the gracious host for the day.

The Claire Pettibone dress (from her Bohemian Rhapsody Collection) was the perfect find from Frocks Calgary. The groom wore a Ralph Lauren suit jacket and slacks from Banff’s  Boulder Menswear.

The team incorporated ‘Marsala’, the Pantone color of the year, into the designs. It was the perfect contrast to the snowy landscape!

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Florals by Willow Flower Co. | Hair by Mountain Beauties | Makeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Cake by Whippt Desserts | www.darrenroberts.ca

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Lake Louise Boho Chic winter shoot | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | flowers by Willow Flower Co.

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Bohomian Wedding Inspiration | custom vows by Naturally Chic| Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Design by Naturally Chic | www.naturallychic.ca | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Flowers by Willow Flower Co. | Hair - Mountain Beauties | Cake _ Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Makeup - Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Design by Naturally Chic | www.naturallychic.ca  | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Flowers by Willow Flower Co. | Hair - Mountain Beauties | cake - Whippt Desserts | Makeup - Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry

Boho_chic_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Flowers by Willow Flower Co. | Hair - Mountain Beauties | Cake - Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Makeup - Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry |

Lake_Louise_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography, Design by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co., Hair by Mountain Beauties, MAkeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry, Model - Courtney Mark - Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Bohomian-Winter-Wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts | Design by Naturally Chic | Flowers by Willow Flower Co. | Hair - Mountain Beauties | Cake _ Whippt Desserts + Catering inc.

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

rustic-bohemian-wedding-cake by Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

Lake-Louise-wedding-inspiration | Photos by Darren Roberts Photography, Cake by Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc., Design by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co., Hair by Mountain Beauties, Makeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry, Model Courtney Mark - Sophia Models International, Nick Karol

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Design by Naturally Chic | www.naturallychic.ca | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | www.darrenroberts.ca

Lake_Louise_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Flowers by Willow Flower Co.

Lake_Louise_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Flowers by Willow Flower Co.

Lake_Louise_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography, Design by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co., Hair by Mountain Beauties, MAkeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry, Model - Courtney Mark - Sophia Models International

Lake_Louise_winter_wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography, Design by Naturally Chic, Flowers by Willow Flower Co., Hair by Mountain Beauties, MAkeup by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry, Model - Courtney Mark - Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Boho-Chic-winter-wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Design by Naturally Chic | Willow Flower Co. | Mountain Beauties | Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc. | Courtney Mark _ Sophia Models International

Here’s a few additional shots from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise balcony.

LAke_Louise_winter_bride | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Dress by Frocks Calgary | Hair by Mountain Beauties | MUA by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise wedding | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Dress by Frocks Calgary | Hair by Mountain Beauties | MUA by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry | Groom attire by Boulder Menswear

Lake_Louise_winter_bride |model Courteny Mark | Sophia Models Int. | Photo by Darren Roberts Photography | Dress by Frocks Calgary | Hair by Mountain Beauties | MUA by Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry

From the Photographer Darren Roberts:

My overall goal for the photography was to keep a clean, airy look to reflect the beauty of the natural environment.

From the Designer Naturally Chic:

I had long envisioned an outdoor inspirational shoot set up directly on the frozen lake and I shared this idea with my colleagues. This winter was an exceptional year and the normally snow-laden area was experiencing a warmer than average year; we all agreed it would be amazing to set up directly on the lake! We decided to focus on a Canadian winter, boho-chic theme.

Although I wanted bohemian influences in the design, I still wanted to keep the overall look a casual chic, with elegant touches. To me this meant, having a cohesive look and not going too eclectic with patterns and colors. I knew Kailee (the florist) would be incorporating some rich and varied tones in the flowers, so the color palette for the table was kept decidedly neutral with various shades of browns and turquoise for small pops of color.

I incorporated rich textures such as wood, leather, fur, and natural shed antlers, as well as more refined elements such as the glassware, silverware and candlesticks. I included some faux furs as a nod to the history of the area (once a trading place for furs), but also because it’s appropriate for winter! I included an assortment of leathers and juxtaposed it with engraved acrylic stationery (menu and place cards) for a more modern look.

I made everything from the napkins, napkin holders, chair covers, and log place card holders, to the menu and place cards. We even specially made table and the benches just for the shoot as we wanting something that was easily transported out to the lake!

From the Florist Willow Flower Company:

I was thrilled to create florals in the marsala/pantone color palette. My interpretation of the photo shoot became somewhat of a “Boho Canadiana” theme. To translate this look into the flowers, I added in elements like antlers and feathers. I also bound the bridal bouquet with fur and a leather cord. To take it up another level, I brought along my friend’s beautiful Alaskan Malamute, complete with a greenery garland for her neck.

From the Hair Stylist – Mountain Beauties:

I wanted to show a more soft, feminine look for Courtney (model). I wanted her hair have a more organic feel that accented with the thistle and small marsala colored flower buds. I wanted it to look as if she used the greenery to hold her hair together. I used a combination of texture and curl to set the foundation of Courtney’s style. The hair was held with pins, mini elastics and florals to give the style a casual elegance.

From Make-up Artist – Canmore + Banff Makeup Artistry:

As the MUA, the starting point for me designing the makeup direction for this shoot was first scouting the right model, through Sophia Models in Calgary (they supply beautiful talent + I work with them frequently). Having the right face for the vision is really important to me as an MUA and can either inspire me or not. From there familiarizing myself with her features + the teams ideas, to come up with something that we all love.

The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette with a tailored false lash was my base for her look, to create a higher pigment smokey eye. It has enough colour variation to stagger many colours together + great staying power. I balanced her eye with a nude lip from Lancome cosmetics in Visionary + her cheeks with Custom Colour Pink Blush from Stila. The model has great skin and overshadowing with a heavy foundation wasn’t necessary, Liquid Halo from Smashbox has a liquid light technology that keeps it sheer + photo ready.

Because this was a Canadian Rocky Mountain shoot, it’s important that the beauty style flows with the natural setting, soft but still pops. My signature style is a lot of eye detail + wanted to make sure that wasn’t lost to those beautiful Lake Louise mountain ranges.

From the Cake Designer – Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc.:

The cake was created to suit the natural, organic, bohemian, winter theme. Decorative elements included sugar succulents and filler flowers lending a perfect framework to showcase the larger, fantasy, sugar flowers. All sugar flowers were hand crafted and the pop of coral colour was used to contrast the wintery white canvas. Other edible, decorative elements included rustic, ombre fondant ruffles, braided leather trim and edible, gold brush strokes.

You can read more about this amazing shoot that was also featured on Wedding Chicks.

Credits for the Lake Louise Shoot:

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake LouisePhotography: Darren Roberts Photography; Design Concept, Styling + DecorNaturally ChicFlowers + Styling: Willow Flower Co.Hair and Venue Liaison: Mountain BeautiesMakeup: Canmore + Banff Makeup ArtistryCake: Whippt Desserts + Catering Inc.; Wedding Dress: Frocks Calgary; Men’s Attire: Boulder Menswear; Stationery (leather and acrylic details): Naturally Chic;  Table + Bench: Don | Naturally Chic; Chivari Chairs: Special Event Rentals Banff; Antique Forks and Cake Server: Willow Flower Co.Models: Bride – Courtney Mark | Sophia Models International; Groom – Nick Karol; Canine Model – Kayla (special thank you to Lauren Laming).

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Sandra Åberg Photography is a husband and wife team based in Europe. They photograph weddings and love stories all over the world; including right here in the Canadian Rocky Mountains! Perry is Canadian, and he grew up in Edmonton. After University, he moved to Europe to play professional hockey and it’s where he met the love of his life Sandra! The two were married and are pursuing their passion of photographing couples in love.

canadian-mountain-photographer - Sandra Aberg | Photo by Sandra Aberg | www.sandraaberg.com

Their love of wedding photography was born “from the physical principles of capturing light, the pressure of documenting a live event and creating a lasting memory.” Their work is often described as “ethereal , dreamy, light and romantic”.

canadian-mountain-photographer - Sandra Aberg | Photo by Sandra Aberg | www.sandraaberg.com

Sandra also works as a Fashion and Bridal couture photographer and strives to “create images with a touch of fashion”. Their work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan Bride, Bride’s Magazine, as well as on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge and many, many more!

canadian-mountain-photographer - Sandra Aberg | Photo by Sandra Aberg | www.sandraaberg.com

Check out more of their incredible portfolio here. You can also read about them in our mountain Wedding Directory, and watch for an upcoming “Fireside Chat” interview right here on Canadian Mountain Chic!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Welcome to CMC!

Today we would like to welcome to Canadian Mountain Chic some fabulous mountain wedding professionals!

First up, husband and wife team Melissa and Jared of Melissa Rae Photography. They’re a Calgary based studio and are always up for an adventure in the mountains! They’re known for their candid, modern and artistic images, and they want to get to know you so they can capture the authentic moments of your wedding day!

We’re looking forward to exciting things ahead from this dynamic photography duo!

Photo by melissa-rae-photography | www.melissaraephotography.ca

Photo by melissa-rae-photography | www.melissaraephotography.ca

Next up, local Canmore stationer and designer, Shanna from Pink Umbrella Designs! Shanna specializes in custom designed wedding invitations and stationery that complement your wedding story. We’d also add that, as only a mountain girl can, Shanna is simply one of the best at capturing the true mountain spirit in her designs.

Shanna takes the time to learn what you want and works with you to create wedding stationery you’ll cherish for years!

Pink-Umbrella-Designs

Pink_Umbrella_Designs

Finally, we’d like to welcome today Alberta Marriage Commissioner, Patrick Smiley. Patrick performs Marriage Ceremonies in Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis and everywhere in between! Patrick works with you to personalize your wedding ceremony. Whether you’re looking for someone to conduct your ceremony on a mountain top or a grand ballroom, Patrick can help!

In knowing Patrick, he truly lives up to his name and is one of the most affable people you’ll meet; he is sure to be wonderful addition to any wedding ceremony!

Alberta Marriage Commissioner Patrick Smiley | Photo by Alpine Peak Photography

Photo by Alpine Peak Photography.

For more infomation on any of these wedding professional check out the CMC Wedding Directory!