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Inspiration Behind the Shoot

From the Photographers, Jelger and Tanja
The color scheme of this styled elopement was inspired by a golden sunset followed by blue and silver twilight. The couple enjoyed a gorgeous sunset together at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff park. Whytecliff shows off the Pacific West Coast ocean at it’s best! After the sunset, everything was set up for the perfect twilight dinner.
Jennifer from JG Events arranged the wooden chiavari chairs to add a natural feel to the table setup. For dinnerware, she used gold-banded plates on silver charger plates and blue napkins. The name tags playfully boast alternating gold and silver borders. The menus, which contained tasty seafood dishes, stayed in place thanks to cute pebbles found on the beach. The cake table bore a wedgewood blue table cloth, and was lit by candles in beautiful antique lanterns. Our cake artist created a cake with little lights to create a unique ambiance during twilight. We love how as it gets darker, the lights show more, but this cake also looks stunning in regular daylight. The artist designed it by hand and placed each light at a specific spot in the fondant.”

Cake: The Cake and the Giraffe // Candles and Lights: Bridal Beginnings // Decor Rentals: Lonsdale Events // Dress: Truvelle // Event Planner: Save the Date Events by Jennifer // Florals: Quince Fine Florals // Hair & Makeup: Tianna Tran // Jewelry: The Laughing Sparrow // Photography: Jelger and Tanja // Stationery: Making Memories // Venue: Whytecliff Park // Videography: Capture Productions

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Inspiration Behind the Shoot

From the Photographer, Minted Photography

“Emerald Lake Lodge is one of British Columbia’s most beautiful mountain venues and we wanted to showcase what a glamorous romantic wedding could look like there. Teal Minisofer from The Well Styled Life designed and coordinated the gorgeous reception details while Aileen Fretz from Plume Calligraphy designed the stationary. The team went with soft pinks, grey’s and golds to emphasize the soft romantic feeling of the shoot. The beautiful gown was provided by Pearl and Dot and hair and makeup was done by the Pretty Haus Collective.

We arrived at Emerald Lake Lodge to shoot the reception details outside Cilantro on the Lake. As the rain clouds gathered above we quickly moved to the docks to capture some images of our bride and groom by the emerald green water that Emerald Lake Lodge is so well known for. For the ceremony we made the short trip down the road to Kicking Horse River Falls where we were able to capture all of the ceremony and some of the formals before the sky opened up and the rain came pouring down. Our bride and groom were great sports though, insisting that we keep on shooting!

I had always wanted to shoot at Emerald Lake and I was not disappointed. From the breathtaking mountain views to the clear green waters, this location is something dreams are made of! I can’t wait to go back one day!”

Cake: Pretty Sweet // Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy // Dress & Accessories: Pearl & Dot // Dress Designer: Tatyana Merenyuk // Florist: Fleurish Flower Shop // Groom’s Accessories: Daniel Wellington // Hair & Makeup: The Pretty Haus // Location: Emerald Lake Lodge // Photographer: Minted Photography // Workshop Styled By: The Well Styled Life & Justine Milton Photography

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About the Wedding

From the Photographer, Justine Russo

“Todd and Julie, more than anything else, just wanted to get married. They had a dream for their wedding day that involved simplicity, the outdoors and just their closest friends and family surrounding them. They wanted to slow their day down, and to enjoy every last moment as they started the adventure of marriage together.

Their morning involved champagne, laughter and tears, and getting ready together. Todd had a drink in his hand when I met him in the foyer of the hotel, and he was beaming. Julie couldn’t keep the grin off her face, and both of them looked so relaxed.

We drove out to Lightning Lake for their ceremony, and I was so excited. I’ve spent 24 years camping there, but never seen the lake frozen or the mountains with that much snow on them. It was stunning! Their 13 closest relatives and friends sat eagerly awaiting their arrival and there were cheers as they stepped out of the car! They walked towards their guests making jokes and just shining with happiness!

After their “I do’s,” we photographed teary hugs and kisses. Their families headed back to the resort, and Todd and Julie explored the park for their photos! I know that park like my own backyard so it was so fun to show them my favorite spots. The smell of that park is so sentimental to me and I loved getting to share it with Todd and Julie!

I left them at the resort as they sat down for a long table candle lit dinner with everyone, and they looked so overwhelmingly peaceful and happy!”

Florals: Wild Rabbit Flowers // Hair and Makeup: DIY by Bride // Photography: Justine Russo // Venue: Manning Park Resort
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About the Wedding

“Jonny and Rebekah are high-school sweethearts. They fell in love soon after they went to prom together and several years of dating and adventures, and from there was history.

Their love radiated for each other on the sunniest day in Story, Wyoming in the beginning of September. They said their vows with their family and friends, alongside the endless mountains of Wyoming.

Rebekah’s romantic ranch styled wedding was centered on her love to create, and be thrifty. She knew she wanted the romantic blush, red and white floral’s paired with the perfect amount of greens. She envisioned a barn once filled with hay and horses and turned it into the most romantic, twinkle-lit area where she would share her first dance with her husband, and celebrate with her friends. Filled with romantic quotes on the tables, and pops of gold and florals throughout.”

Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli // Cake: Made by Cameron Rapp (Cousin) // Catering: Kiwi Catering // DJ: Brady McLean // Florist: Whirly Girl Flowers  // Invitations & Programs: DIY by the Bride // Menswear: Men’s Shop // Officiant: Cornerstone of Sheridan // Photographer: Rebekah Viola Photography //  Transportation: Sheridan Trolley Link // Venue: Winfield Ranch, Story WY

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Inspiration Behind the Shoot

From the Stylist, Muyly Miller Company

“We are in love with Albion Basin here, with the vibrant green mountainside, tall trees, and all the wildflowers. We wanted to capture this spirit with our model, Chloe Cox, who wore a Natalie Wynn gown and carried an abundant bouquet made by Nature’s Own Fleurish. We love the contrast of Chloe’s red hair against the green mountainside, and the colors of the bouquet bring echo the colors in the surrounding wildflowers.”
Dress: Natalie Wynn Design // Florist: Nature’s Own Fleurish // Hair: Hair Today // Model: Chloe Cox // Photographer: Anastasia Strate Photography // Styling and Coordination: Muyly Miller Company
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