Lindsay & Tanner
Tanner was born and raised in Abbotsford,B.C., and Lindsay in Waterloo, Ontario. Shortly after Lindsay moved to B.C. last summer her and Tanner met and knew pretty quickly they had met their match. Tanner surprised Lindsay by proposing while on a trip to Seattle. They love hiking, camping, snowboarding and relaxing in their backyard pool together. They love adventure so when the opportunity arose for a helicopter engagement shoot they couldn’t pass it up!
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Leanne Sim Photographer | Transportation: B.C. Helicopters | Floral Designer: AJR Designs | Hair Stylist: Hair By Tia | Jewelry: West Coast Jewelry | Dress Designer: Lulus | Groomsman Attire: Cardero Clothing
Do you believe in the idea that each person has a soulmate? And when you find yours, you are complete. Like there was a missing link, and then it’s whole.
For 52 years, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had a missing link on the Foothills Parkway. A 1.65-mile gap of unfinished road that was supposed to connect Walland to Wears Valley, but because the terrain was so treacherous, it wasn’t able to be completed.
However, like any good love story with a few twists and turns, there is a happy ending. With recent technological advances and federal funding, the “missing link” was completed in November. Now, the pieces of the Foothills Parkway fit together perfectly, and park visitors can feel like they’re driving above the clouds.
“Keep your head in the clouds, stars in your eyes and love in your heart, and you will be happy forever.” – Anthony T.Hincks.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: JoPhoto | Dress Designer: Leanne Marshall Bridal from Kindred Bridal | Hair Stylist: Bangs and Blush | Floral Designer: Thistle and Lace Events | Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Alyssa + David | 08.08.18
It was very important for Alyssa and David to get married in Breckenridge, Colorado. Alyssa’s parents have a house there so many a family weekend has been spent making memories in Breck. They decided on the picturesque Lodge at Breckenridge that was able to house their guests as well as host their amazing wedding for everyone! The date 8.18.18 was also of utmost importance as BOTH sets of (still married) parents of the Bride & Groom have the same wedding anniversary date of August 18th, which also made the day very special.
Despite finishing law school and studying for the bar exam which she took only WEEKS before her wedding, Bride Alyssa poured all of herself into all of the custom details of the day. All of the escort cards, signage and invitations were all hand-lettered and designed by the Bride. It was also important to her to have a little bit different centerpieces so she had custom made, battery powered Edison bulb wooden planks instead of any candles, surrounded by lush greens with some simple blooms.
At first glance, much of the day might look like a typical Colorado mountain wedding but it was so much more emotional! Instead of a first dance with her father, the Bride and her Father sang “American Pie” together, and even though there wasn’t an “official” bridal party, the Bride’s three best pals put together a little song & dance skit to one of the Bride & Groom’s favorite songs.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Planner: Hourglass Productions | Photographer: KMitiska Photography | Videographer: Basecamp Visual | DJ: Ignight Entertainment | Florist: MJM Designs | Cupcakes: Gold Mine Cupcakes | Hair: Kayla Wildeman | Makeup: Brooke Rock | Dress: Hayley Paige from Anna Be | Oxygen Bar: Summit Oxygen, Inc. | Lights & Draping: LMD Productions | Custom Centerpieces: Highlights Colorado | Venue: The Lodge at Breckenridge
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Julie & Sean | September 2, 2018
From the bride: After six years of dating, Sean and I could not wait to tie the knot in one of our favorite places in the entire world. As both of us grew up on the Western slope of Colorado, Crested Butte was an obvious choice for us. We couldn’t have had a more beautiful wedding day at Ten Peaks where Sean proposed to me last winter. The pictures captured exactly how magical our day was.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Venue & Caterer: Uley’s Cabin, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Photographer: Third Eye Photography | Event Planner: Belleview Wedding and Events | Floral Designer: From The Ground Up | Dress Store: Emma and Grace Bridal Studio | Hair Stylist: Ember Hairstream | Cake: Sunflower
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Jen & Josh | September 1oth | Vail, Colorado
From the bride…What I remember most was how special it felt to have all of our loved ones gathered together in Vail, which has a special place in my heart. The day started with my bridesmaids and I getting ready in my family’s mountain home, followed by pictures at the top of the gondola. Going up the gondola with our wedding party for photos was such a fun and special way to kick off the festivities.
In typical Colorado fashion, it was a perfect, blue sky day right up until we arrived for the outdoor ceremony! Guests huddled under trees and umbrellas, and I couldn’t believe we couldn’t see the gorgeous Gore Range view we had been dreaming of. But in the end, the rain added laughter and levity to the ceremony and the pictures with the umbrellas are fantastic!
Walking down the aisle with my Dad is something I’ll never forget.
We asked our friend Matt to officiate the wedding. Matt has known us as long as we’ve known each other and has seen our relationship evolve over several years from friendship to life partners.
We did a soil ceremony, where we had each of our mothers bring soil from our childhood homes so that we could plant a new tree, bringing our families together and creating our new roots.
After the ceremony, we moved to our reception site on the lawn of Lion Square Lodge for cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
Guests were greeted with shawls and slippers as they descended the stairs.
THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS
At the entrance to the tent, a large escort wall with leather tags led guests to their individual seats.
The Tent at the base of Vail Mountain was the largest one ever done on Lion Square Lodge. A custom build that took three days to install and included incredible floral chandeliers, a large lounge, a custom donut wall, and matching monogrammed dance floor- not light gobo- but monogrammed.
The tent was even more magical than I had imagined it would be during all of the months of putting together this “room” from scratch. The hanging floral displays were especially breathtaking and exactly in line with my vision.
THE PLACE SETTINGS
The menus were printed on bread bags. The leather place cards had gold calligraphy monogrammed script.
The toasts by my Dad, my MOH, and Josh’s Best Men were all hilarious and so touching they brought me to tears.
The reception flew by in such a blur that I can’t even tell you many more details, but I do know that we all had an unbelievable night with our friends and family.
The band was the highlight, with people still talking about them over a year later. The dance floor of the tent was quite literally bumping (it felt like a trampoline out there!).
Don’t trust your memory for anything on the day of! If there is something you’d like to make sure happens (even if it seems obvious and you think you’ll remember), don’t leave it to chance. Ask your planner, family member, or best friend to be on point to ensure any special moments you have in your head actually happen.
Be yourselves! Following trends that don’t feel completely authentic to you as a couple won’t stand the test of time. Go with your gut and your own style over any Instagram trends.
THE WEDDING TEAM
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Is there any place more magical than the mountains during the holidays? No way! Wintertime in the mountains is a season filled with breathtaking beauty and romance. We hope these pretty images from C. Baron Photography photographed at Snowbird inspire you to spend the holidays in the mountains!
Snowball fights, ski lift rides, and a mountaintop elopement ceremony- does a wedding get more fun than that? We certainly don’t think so. Breeann and Andy celebrated their love with an intimate ceremony atop a snowy mountain at Sapphire Point Overlook in Breckenridge, Colorado. However, the mountaintop exchange wasn’t even the most magical part of the day. Filled with love, laughter, and pure happiness, Breeann and Andy’s big day is one that won’t soon be forgotten.
We love her weather appropriate boots!
Breeann radiated pure joy as she shared an intimate first look with her husband to be.
All smiles, the outdoorsy pair headed to Breckenridge for some whimsical shots on the ski lift and in the snow. Not even a little bit afraid of the cold, Breeann and her beau threw snowballs and collapsed in laughter in the snow. The soulful laughs these two share represent the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime, and we love the way that this fun-loving couple look at each other with nothing but adoration.
By the time they reached Sapphire Point, Breeann and Andy were more than ready to say “I Do” and they proudly displayed their “We Eloped” sign among the snow and trees.
Finally feeling a little bit of a chill, the newlyweds donned a flannel and beanie, respectively, for a few more shots before heading inside for some well-deserved champagne and celebration. It truly doesn’t get more beautiful than a mountaintop elopement!
THE ELOPEMENT TEAM
Colleen & Brice | Squamish, BC, CA
From the bride… We are avid outdoor adventurers (rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, mountain biking) so wanted to get married in the mountains. We wanted sunset pictures, and our color palette was based on sunset colors and my pink hair.
THE ADVENTURE ATTIRE
I wanted something simple and classy, and not mass-produced. I chose a lace long sleeve dress from an Etsy designer. I also wanted the most whimsical shoes I could find that would still be comfortable. I chose metallic pink marabou slippers decorated with pink ostrich feathers. Brice wanted something more suited to his personality than a tux. He wore a long-sleeve flannel shirt from Patagonia, his favorite black pants, and sturdy yet dressy Timberland boots.
Don’t be afraid to admit to yourselves that a big, elaborate wedding might not be for you. To us, it was more important to have a special moment to ourselves than to have the pomp and circumstance associated with a formal wedding. Also, once we decided we wanted to be married, we didn’t want to wait!
After we returned from our elopement trip, we invited our friends and family over to our house and hosted a brunch complete with champagne, cake, and a traditional Hawaii-style Banzai toast!