The picturesque Rocky Mountains never disappoint. I have driven out to the mountains for my own maternity photos, for engagement sessions, for senior portrait sessions and more but this was my VERY FIRST time as a wedding photographer, photographing a destination Rocky Mountain wedding in Canmore and Kananaskis!!! It is a wedding photographers dream! And what was even better is that I have a connection to this couple from years ago so being able to witness and photograph this wedding was extremely special.
Enjoy looking through the photos and sharing in these special moments with Emily & Graham!
Venue: Bill Warren Training Center
Florist: Willow Flower Co.
Hair: Lilies and Lace
Wedding Dress: Urban Bride Delivered
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tux & Suits: Le Chateau
Cupcakes: Crave Cupcakes
Caterer: Bow Valley Gormet
Officiate: Tim Moore
I love when couples are bold enough to include the most significant relationships in their wedding party – even if it means they have to forego the traditional “guys on one side, girls on the other.” Worried about colors? Look how seamlessly the groom’s sister’s grey dress fits in! I love it!
Emily and Graham planned their day so thoughtfully. They incorporated the bride’s grandfather’s typewriter, hand painted details and the cross of Jesus to symbolize the significance of their faith in marriage. There were excited nerves all morning but an overwhelming peace going into the ceremony. They knew this was exactly where they wanted to be.
A wedding reception can’t happen without a surprise or two! The first was from the bride’s parents who decided to sing and play the ukulele to “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler as a surprise first dance for E & G which was so incredibly sweet.
The second surprise was unexpected and hilarious. This wedding was classy, don’t get me wrong. But it was also full of goofs. And nerds. So let’s just say that when the Father of the Bride and Best Man start a spontaneous speech with “We didn’t know until today, but both of us really enjoy doing Yoda impressions!” you know you are in for a good time! Apparently, great marriage advice, Yoda gives!
Congrats Emily & Graham!!
It was such an honor to be a part of your day. May God be the one that binds you together in all of your love, your adventures, your struggles and your joys. Continue being your sophisticated goofy selves. Love Ashley.
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