BANFF ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPERS
Canmore Wedding Photographers
Julia & Rory
Lakeside Cabin Wedding in Kananaskis Alberta
This lakeside cabin wedding in Kananaskis Alberta can only be described as a dream. Anything I can write in a few short paragraphs could never do this much beauty justice. Every inch of this day was styled to perfection and every human present was the sweetest of souls.
Details of Getting Ready Moments
We started the day at the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge in the heart of the Kananaskis Valley. As I entered one room, Jules was just getting her dress on and as Andrew entered the other, Rory and the boys were blissfully unaware of the time. How all mornings should be on your wedding day! I really do love these morning moments when everything seems to come together in a matter of minutes.
As Jules came out of her room dressed flawlessly in a Liz Martinez gown she looked as if she belonged on a runway, but the mountains were her backdrop today. Fall for Florals designed the most incredible floral bouquet which was the perfect mix of dried and textured.
An Intimate First Look Surrounded by Mountain Peaks
Just a few doors down Rory was looking dapper as he made his way out to one of the spectacular viewpoints on the property. Standing amongst the summer wildflowers with the mountains towering above him he waited for his bride to be. It was something out of a fairytale with butterflies flying around them. One of those perfect moments that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Reuniting with Family and Friends in a Special Place
Julia and Rory both call Calgary home. Julia’s grandparents purchased a small lakeside cabin in Kananaskis Country when she was a little girl and when it came time to start planning their wedding, they knew that this would be the perfect place to celebrate in an intimate way.
A few years ago Rory and Julia moved to London, England for career opportunities. They have been living there for the past two years and haven’t been able to get back and visit their family until this trip for their wedding. Not only was it a special day to celebrate their wedding, but a day to reconnect with all their loved ones and the who they have been away from for so long. And there was no better place to do so than at their beloved grandparent’s cabin tucked in the trees.
The Most Beautifully Styled Intimate Wedding We Have Ever Seen
As you can imagine, planning a wedding in another country isn’t an easy task. This is where Julianne Young and her amazing team come into the story. Julianne took Julia and Rory’s vision for their day and transformed the cabin into a dream venue. We all couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the space for the first time.
One long table decorated with candles, flowers, linen and terracotta was nestled perfectly in the trees out the front of the cabin. Overhead greenery framed the space and it was so beautifully lit with string lights and wicker lanterns. To the right, a cosy chill-out space with couches and blankets and to the left stood the bar space with a vintage rug mosaic as their dance floor.
A Gorgeous Lakeside Ceremony and Incredible Dining Experience
As Jules walked down the garden path to the lake, the views opened up and revealed the ceremony space. She met Rory on a wooden platform adorned with flowers and in that space they shared their vows, rings and sealed it all with a kiss. After everything was made official we all made our way back up to the cabin for the most beautiful cocktails you have ever seen.
Slowly everyone made their way to their seats and the evening carried on with the most incredible courses and wine pairings by the talented Garrett Martin of The Major Tom Bar. In between courses, sweet and cheeky words were shared by friends and family. It was one of those nights that you wish could go on forever.
The dance floor kicked off with a first dance surrounded by sparklers. These two sure know how to have fun as they cut a rug on the rugs. Hope you have fun looking through these photos of one of the most incredible days we have ever had the pleasure of photographing. I hope these images do more justice than these words ever could.
Design and Production: Julianne Young Weddings
Photography: Willow and Wolf
Florist: Fall for Florals
Dress: Liz Martinez Bridal
Rings: Phoebe Coleman
Getting Ready Location: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Family Cabin
Tent and Rentals: Modern Rentals
Catering: The Major Tom Bar
Hair and Makeup: Top Knot Brides
Guest Shuttle: Banff Airporter
Calligraphy: Debbie Wong Design
Printed Goods: Plush Invites
Officiant: Jerry Stilson