Posted by Sharon Auld
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!
FROM THE BRIDE:
FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE DAY:
- The ceremony and vows – the marriage is what a wedding is ultimately about.
- Spending the weekend with our immediate families and having them be able to get to know each other much better.
- Opening the cards and gifts from friends and family who were thinking of us on our wedding day.
FAVORITE WEDDING DETAILS:
- 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.
- Cake topper – Our love of hockey and being fans of rival teams is surprisingly one of the first things that drew us together.
- 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!