From the bride, Wynn: When I was 5 years old I “read” my first Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine on a flight and began “sketching” wedding gowns on a Northwest Airlines napkin – believe it or not, my parents still have some of the napkins. So, while our wedding story began like many, dreaming as a young girl, it is unique in that after being in the industry for a few years, it (my vision) took a 180 degree turn! Rather than Cinderella’s ball, we escaped to the Rocky Mountains. It rained, it snowed, the sun beamed down for our ceremony, we ran into hiccups – as you do in any wedding – and we laughed through them. We danced, we cried, we toasted, we spent hours with the ones we love, and we couldn’t have been more thankful.

 

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Wedding Planner: La vie Charmé Events  //  Photographer: Carly Jo Studio  //  Floral: Forget-Me-Knot Flowers  //  Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang from L’Atelier Couture   //  Venue, Catering, Cake: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

 


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From the bride, Ivanna: 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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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THE WEDDING TEAM

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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