From the bride, Kelsey: Getting married outside and connecting with nature in the country was important to us. The Rockies have this natural simplistic beauty that creates an enchanting environment it makes your day feel magical.
Involving Daniel was really helpful. I chose the colours, professionals, and items I wanted to incorporate for our day. Daniel replied to all of the follow up emails and kept track of all our payments. Our wedding was a team effort. Ha ha, that being said, Daniel was kicked out of the decision making process when he asked if his friends were aloud to bring costumes and a fog machine to the wedding.
Hint to future brides, if you think you will be emotional prior to going down the aisle, just wait to see how your dad is. My dad is a conservative, strong, kind man who rarely shows emotions, but he got emotional prior to walking down the aisle ‘happy tears’ he called them. I BARELY kept it together.
Getting in a canoe in my wedding dress and balancing on heels for a photo was terrifying and amazing. There were a lot of tourists around the area taking photos of us, I felt like a movie star.
For the reception, we rented chiavari chairs in white, white rose bud table runners, white pillars and yellow napkins.
My advice: Things will go wrong, just expect it. The important thing is you love each other and you get to spend forever together. Also, you cannot make every guest or relative happy. Pick your dream wedding and limit the amount of advice you listen to. Hire an event planner to help with the entire event as it is very difficult to organize and have the day run smoothly.
Kelsey’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue & Caterer: Emerald Lake Lodge // Photographer: Nicole Modde, NC Photography // Florist: Roxanne Neustaedter // Day of Coordinator: Val Unra // Linens: Special Events Rentals // Chairs and pillars: Special Events Rentals // Cake: Courtney Thomas // Wedding Gown: Mori Lee