From the style team: We were incredibly fortunate to showcase all Canadian talent for this shoot. Every item was either Canadian designed and/or Canadian made. The colour scheme was inspired by the lumberjack, red and black plaid and silver grey to incorporate the Rocky Mountains and mining industries. The various wood tones represent our vast forestry lands and the little hint of fur reminds us of our past fur trade days that were once a very significant industry for Canadians. Many of our gorgeous blooms were grown locally in Ontario. They included the tulips, anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, cherry blossom and carnations. We showcased signature food items from the various regions of Canada like Prince Edward Island potatoes that were made into French fries, topped with gravy and cheese curds. This dish is called poutine and originates from Quebec. The British Columbia salmon was glazed with maple syrup made in Ontario and the mussels were from Prince Edward Island.
The Style Team
Concept, Production & Planning: Asian Fusion Weddings | Photographer: Rhythm Photography | Cinematographer: Summerfield Films | Florist: Periwinkle Flowers | Wedding Gown: Ferre Sposa | Veil: LUVYT | Bridal Accessories: The Loved One | Shoes: Fluevog | Hair and Makeup: May Nguyen | Bridal Stylist: Hilary Cameron | Groom’s Attire: Garrison Bespoke | Groom’s Accessories: TYTAN Ties | Groom’s Shoes: Peter Feeney | Caterer: Hawley Crescent | Sweets: Shirley’s Sweet Creations | Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press | Linen Rentals: Have A Seat | Table Top & Chair Rentals: Event Rental Group | Vintage Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rental | Models: Logan Burke of Velocci and Andrew Summerfield | Venue: The Manor
Tori and Jon planned their elopement on Black Balsam Knob near Asheville, North Carolina. The couple followed a traditional wedding day, but with just the two of them to enjoy it all, privately. After saying their vows, Tori and Jon had a first dance, all to themselves on the mountaintop, before popping their champagne and enjoying their doughnuts as a gorgeous mist turned the summit into something reminiscent of Scotland.
The Elopement Team
Photography: Carolyn Marie Photography | Planning and Syling: Lucky Penny Creative | Bride’s Dress: Lulus | Hair: Hair by Jenna Wilson | Makeup: Powder Me Pretty | Florals: Flora | Doughnuts: Vortex | Champagne: Biltmore | Officiant: DiAnna Ritola
From the bride, Mandy: The best part of the day was exactly what it should have been: the time my husband and I spent together holding hands during the ceremony, and speaking from our hearts. The moments that followed with our photographer, ENV Photography were unexpectedly special– we spent our first few hours as a married couple just one on one, being close, enjoying that giddy energy, helping each other balance over the bluffs, and it was wonderful. I would not change a thing about my wedding day. It was the best!
For our hand-binding ceremony, we used the same cloth used by my in-laws.
Do not cater to others. Your wedding is about you and your partner– that’s all you need, and all that matters is that you can look back and say that it was exactly as you wanted it to be.
Our photographer was impeccable. I recommend ENV Photography without hesitation.
From the couple, Kimberly & Mike: The Rocky Mountains are just so beautiful and a big part of what brought us out to Colorado. They made a perfect backdrop for the best day of our lives. Most of our guests were from out of town and we were able to hang out with the majority of them for the whole weekend, celebrating from Friday to Sunday. It made the whole experience that much more memorable.
I honestly did not know the best part of marrying Mike would be the ceremony. All before the wedding, I would have said the reception would be my favorite part. But there is something about hearing your best friend declare their love and promise their vows to you that was so special and so amazing. It was the best surprise and favorite part of the day.
I made all the table numbers out of picture frames I spray-painted from Ikea. A friend helped me all make the wooden signs.
The Seating Chart
Mike built the frame that held our seating chart and I stained the wood to finish it. I practiced calligraphy in my downtime and made the place cards out of craft paper. With a touch of flowers, the end result was beautiful and such a statement piece when you walked into the Twin Owls restaurant.
Enjoy every moment. Make sure the day of the wedding you take time to breathe and take it all in, trusting it will all fall into place. It truly is the best day of your life.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Irving Photography | Venue & Caterer: Twin Owls Steakhouse at Black Canyon Inn | Floral Design: Pollen Denver | Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Blue Bridal Boutique | Hair Stylist: Janie Rocek | Makeup Artist: Cassandra Garza | Invitations: Jaclyn Dina | Cake: The Market at Larimer Square