Jamie + Graham’s day was a laid-back intimate weekend full of family, friends, puppies and black bear bums. The decorations were all DIY, from the streamers to the table settings to the incredible dessert — everyone pitched in to make an unforgettable weekend. The venue, Hillside Chalets in Golden, BC, is now one of our FAVOURITES EVER. It’s that perfect mix of beautiful and casual, with mountain-view ceremony, barn reception space, and tons of room for lawn games and afternoon napping.
The kids had a craft table in the morning to make animal masks, and then wore their masks in a bagpipe-led parade to the reception! How do bagpipes always give me that happiest-squiggly feeling every time? :) Anyway, enjoy the calm + happiness + danciness that this wedding emanates!
Oh what a treat to be invited to this beautiful and laid-back wedding at Camp Chief Hector in Kananaskis. Justine + Murray wanted a winter wedding because it’s their dream weather, they love the outdoors, and they wanted to get married next to a cozy fire. Hosting their family + friends was of huge importance to them — they wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of and having fun. After a night of playing games + dancing, guests stayed in the bunkhouse nearby, and then got together for breakfast the next morning!
Their day was filled with personal details. Justine wore her mother’s crocheted wedding dress that was made by her grandmother (!!!). Her sister-in-law made her bouquet and flower crown. Murray’s best man presented him with a toy lizard from their childhood during his reception speech (it’s a long story — trust us, it’s cute).
Thank you for including us in your wedding adventures :)
Emerald Lake Lodge is crazy, crazy beautiful. And quiet. And calming.
The night before the wedding, Mike and I accidentally left a cooler outside and a (we think) Pine Marten stole our granola bars. I didn’t mind even a little because his/her paw prints were just so dang cute ;) The next morning, we woke up to big, fluffy snowflakes and everything being covered in a blanket of white. It was cussing magical.
Ashley + Chris’ day felt so authentic to their personalities: easy-going, happy, and warm. Great family + friends, plus a most excellent dose of cute puppy-ness.
A huge thank-you to Postcard Weddings for working your organizational wizardry and making the day stressless and seamless.