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.
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.
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.
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.
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