Vintage Whimsy in the Canadian Rockies

From the bride, Lisa:  We love the mountains and spend a lot of time together in them; skiing, hiking, climbing.

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 Pretty much everything in the wedding was handmade or passed down. I wore my maternal grandmother’s gown. My earrings and one bracelet were family heirlooms from 1840, and the gold band was a traditional Chinese wedding gift from my mother-in-law. I designed and made my beaded headpiece myself.

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A loud train came through just as the ceremony started and it really lightened the mood and made everyone laugh.

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Our ceremony was fantastic. It was short, personal, quirky and completely non-traditional, which made it so memorable.

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 Looking back, I would not worry so much about the décor and hire a day-of coordinator.

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My advice: Enjoy the process – if you aren’t enjoying it then what’s the point? We had a deal that if we weren’t enjoying something, we’d just eliminate it.

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Photographer: Loree Photography  //  Venue: Elk View Lodge

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