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Ski Lift Vow Renewal

Christine & Mitch |  May 23rd  |  Castle Mountain, Alberta, Canada

From the bride: We met on the red chair at Castle Mountain on a freezing cold day. We were the only two people left on the hill and did a few runs together. Mitch came back the next day and we skied together almost every weekend for the rest of the winter. We moved to Arizona to attend school, then onto Chicago. We legally married at the courthouse last year in Chicago, but because of demands on our time from school we were never able to have a wedding. We finally got the time off and decided to celebrate at the very place that with met, Castle Mountain.  

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I chose to have a very bright bouquet to stand out against the natural background. 

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We held our ceremony under the chairlift loading area where we met.  We had a close friend officiate and chose the words that we wanted him to say ourselves. My favorite part was our daughter and dog running around us the entire time.

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I made the cake toppers to look like our family out of clay.

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 After dinner, we had our first dance outside on the grass and then everyone changed into comfy cloths and we had a big bonfire and dancing. 

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CREDITS:  Photographer: Loree Photography  //  Ceremony: Castle Mountain  //  Floral Designer: Black Earth Floral Gallery  //  Cake Designer: Decadent Desserts

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An Elopement with Mountain & Ocean Views

Ronnie & Aaron  |  May 21st  |  British Columbia, Canada

From the photographer, Karizma Photography: Ronnie & Aaron’s intimate elopement was full of romance. They designed a fun day just for themselves.

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Ten minutes before the actual ceremony, Aaron got down on one knee and proposed to Ronnie.  Later he explained that they were so in love that they always talked about wedding. Then they decided to get married and talked just about their big day. And at some point, he realized that he even did not asked Ronnie if she wanted to become his wife.  That was the sweetest moment ever. We have never had a chance to photograph a proposal 10 minutes before the ceremony! KarizmaPhotography0106 KarizmaPhotography0107 KarizmaPhotography0108 KarizmaPhotography0109

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Photographer: Karizma Photography  //  Photo location: Sea to Sky Gondola   //  Venue: Beach House Restaurant

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Vintage Whimsy in the Canadian Rockies

Lisa & Dave  |  July 24th  |  British Columbia

From the bride:  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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