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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

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.



 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.



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.


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.


Photographer: Loree Photography  //  Venue: Elk View Lodge

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An Intimate Wedding in Banff

Ivanna & Anton | October 5th | Banff, Alberta

From the bride: I am from Ukraine, my husband is from Bulgaria, and we both moved to Canada after a long, long-distance relationship. We did not want to have a big wedding, but rather an intimate celebration with our closest friends. We definitely wanted a fairytale location with a breathtaking view, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was the perfect fit for us.



We brought my baby with us, a Scottish Fold cat named Gregory House.





It is kind of embarrassing, but I could not repeat my vows after the commissioner. I was so stressed and laughing as all this English seemed to me like a language I do not speak. Fortunately, everyone was laughing with me.


We Skyped the entire ceremony with our family so they could be part of the ceremony.






Since Anton & I met in Cyprus, everything Greek is special to us.  So, after the ceremony, we went to dinner at a Greek restaurant. It was fun to reminisce about how we met and how we spent our first year together.


My advice: Splurge on your special day!  You can always earn more money, but you can’t turn time back and order better flowers or pick a nicer venue!

Photographer: Kim Payant Photography // Ceremony Location & Lodging: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Reception: Balkan Greek Restaurant // Flowers: Forget-Me-Not Flowers  //  Dress Designer: White by Vera Wang  // Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG // Men’s Wear: White by Vera Wang

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