From the bride, Ashleigh: I was most looking forward to finally being able to call Brian my husband. It had been a long time coming (almost 5 years) and this day couldn’t come fast enough, although it was over so quickly.

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 After looking through many Pinterest boards, I finally found a nice color scheme that reflected the soft yet classy vision I always wanted for our big day. The soft peachy colors combined with the gold brought all the aspects we wanted on our wedding day.

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 The day had a crazy mix of weather. It felt like the windiest day in history, but we were still able to have tons of fun taking pictures!

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 Looking back, we had the time of our lives, although it was over so quickly!A Summer Wedding in the Candian Rockies

Ashleigh’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS:
Photographer: ENV Photography  //  Ceremony Venue: St. Michaels Anglican Church  //  Reception Venue: Bill Warren Training Centre at the Canmore Nordic Centre

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Sydney  & Aaron |  July 20th  |  New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

From the bride, Sydney:
Our wedding was based on untraditional ways of the traditional wedding.  We followed the wedding format, but twisted tradition to make the day feel more like us.

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we were supposed to be married in the rose garden, but due to rain, we moved the ceremony indoors. While it was a last minute decision, it worked out beautifully and it felt like it was supposed to happen that way.  It was far more intimate indoors. 

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To honour my Chinese side of the family (my mother was Chinese) we wanted to do an untraditional version of a tea toast with each table.  My husband and I’s favorite choice of drink is tequila, so we did a tequila toast with each table individually (of course we sipped – they shot! Lol).  This fit in well with our wedding favors as well considering they were shot glasses.
JacilynM08  The wedding party surprised us with a fun questionnaire game.  We’ve lived with a lot of roommates during our time together – of which 4 were part of the wedding party.  So they asked us fun questions and we’d have to hold up a his/her shoe depending on who we thought it was about.  It was quite fun!

 I changed into a traditional Chinese dress for the cake cutting and end of the night festivities.  I loved both my dresses and felt amazing in them!!

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My advice:  Marry your best friend.  Have fun with the wedding planning – if you make everything a big deal and overly dramatic then what’s the point? Decide with your fiancé what you want the overall feel/vibe of your wedding to be and what’s most important (food? booze? etc.).  All in all, I would say – relax – if things don’t work out exactly as planned, smile and move on.

Sydney’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Jacilyn M Photography.  Absolutely AMAZING! The photos will be cherished forever.

Venue: Queens Park, New Westminster.  Amazing place.  The price was amazing, plus you can bring in your own caterer and booze which is fabulous and a great way to save money!

Caterer: Sugar Mountain Catering. The food was amazing, the best part was their served cocktail hour appetizers – they were delicious!!

Honeymoon Location: Maui! Spectacular… and RELAXING!

Sam & Geoff |  January 21st  |  Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

 From the bride:
Our philosophy for our wedding: Good food, good wine, good people, good conversation and fun (for us and all the guests).He’s Australian and I’m English and we had about 50% of the wedding party fly in 7 – 10 days before for a ski vacation that ended in a big celebration. It’s Whistler so it was all pretty relaxed.I had fabulous shoes! (Although they only lasted until dinner).The band played the wedding march and all our guests sort of became the aisle for me to walk down.  With bubbles in hand, they circled around us for a short ceremony.RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Darko Sikman Photography  //  Venue: Nicklaus North Golf Course  //  Dress Designer:  Paloma Blanca  // Hair Stylist:  Farfalla Hair & Esthetics  // Musicians: The Ruffled Feathers

Today’s bridal shoot incorporates taxidermy, vintage dresses, installation art and lots of vintage props with an autumn color palette.

The Story:
Three wishful brides with divergent lives and paths, reflected by their blonde, brunette and auburn hair – have met circumstantially at an abandoned home. Their hearts, in a similar state – neglected but not yet abandoned – are bound by common hope and longing to meet their beloved, their Sparrow. The word “sparrow” being a Native American symbol of desire and fertility.

{LOVE this!}  From the Artists:
We’re mostly creatives from a small mountain town, fighting boredom in the off-season.

From the Photographer, FRESH:
It’s a personal goal to challenge myself creatively, technically and professionally on a regular basis.  Stepping out of my comfort into an explosion of autumn color and shadow has, I think, pushed all of us artists in a positive direction.  For it is usually when we step out – in faith, out of the box, off the cliff – that one’s potential is reached. View the Behind the Scenes video.


THE STYLE TEAM
Concept, Styling, Photography:  FRESH Photography
Hair Stylist:  Shine Salon  // Cake:  Sweet Dreams Cakery  // Cinematography: Ben Olsen  //  Mixed Media Artist: Joey Conundrum  //  Makeup:  Makeup by Emily Kjelshus  //  Models: Lisa Frisk, Sam Zielsdorf, Tamer Vockeroth  //  Set Furnishings: Trail’s Treasure Chest

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Melissa & Kalon | September 1st  | Fernie, British Colmbia, Canada

From the bride:
Our wedding day was very “us” because of all the little things that were done to plan the wedding (the location, attire, homemade decorations, etc.).  We went to our friends wedding 2 weeks prior and it was so different from our day – so it’s an awesome feeling to look back on our wedding and everything about it screams “Melissa & Kalon”.It was literally pouring rain the day before, but on our day, the sun was shining!
I wore non-traditional items with my dress such as my black shoes, my “gunmetal” necklace and the orange/brown feathers in my hair.Our ceremony was held in Kalon’s parent’s backyard under a beautiful gazebo with the gorgeous mountains in the background.

I felt like a princess all day, which every bride should!

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Photographer: 6:8 Photography  //  Reception Site & Caterer: Island Lake Lodge   //  Cake: Crave Cupcakes  // Tent: Patty’s Party Rental

When these stunning images from Bonner Photography came across our desk, we knew it was cover material, then we heard the heart-felt story from the couple and we were sold.  This intimate elopement was held at Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada.  The couple woke up on their wedding day to discover a flash snow storm had blanketed the mountains the night before.  The windy drive up to the turquoise lake was so awe-inspiring they almost forgot they were there to get married.  You’ll want to see every breathtaking image from this mountain elopement, but you’ll have to ORDER the MAGAZINE!

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