A Fun Rocky Mountain Wedding in Banff

Janelle & Clayton | September 9th

From the bride: Our wedding had a forest, mountain theme, as we love to be outside exploring the Rocky Mountains. I have always loved the colors burgundy and navy and thought they would look beautiful in a mountain setting.

 

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THE PROPOSAL

We went hiking in Kananaskis Country, Rawson Lake and Clayton proposed at the end of the hike. He was even able to film the whole proposal without me catching on as to what was about to happen! After I said yes, he went and grabbed something from his bag- every single bottle of nail polish that I owned! He knew I had always said that I wanted my nails to be painted nicely for when we got engaged, so he brought them all along for me.

 

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FIRST LOOK

Our first look was such an anticipated moment for both of us. Seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day, all dressed up, it was very emotional and a very special moment.

 

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THE CEREMONY


Exchanging our vows is something we will never forget. It was how we had always envisioned it. Standing outside surrounded by trees and mountains in a quiet private setting. Clayton made the arch for us to stand beside. It was perfectly brought our vision to life.

 

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THE CHAMPAGNE POP

At the end of our bridal party photos, we chose to pop champagne as a fun, expressive photo to show off the individual personalities of our bridal party, as well because it was a day to be celebrated! I asked Clayton to give the bottle a few extra shakes because I had wanted to ensure there would be plenty of foam to spray out. When he finally did pop the cork, we definitely had enough spray and we all started to react and cheer watching it explode. Just after the cork was released, a sudden gust of wind came up and ended up reversing the direction of the spray, and our screams grew as we watched the spray come back towards us. The maid of honor and one of the groomsmen ended up having their heads soaked with the champagne, but we were all able to laugh it off and were already able to recognize what a hilarious memory this would become.

 

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THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: Kim Payant Photography | Venue: The Fenlands | Wedding Gown: Stella York, Essence of Australia  |  Grooms Attire: EPH Apparel  |  Flowers: Canmore Safeway Florist

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