What a pleasure it is to finally be able to share this super fun, adventurous and incredibly beautiful wedding day on my blog!
I have always wanted to photograph a wedding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia. There are many reasons, but here are a few. There are incredibly beautiful alpine vistas in every direction you look, a gorgeous gondola accessed lodge situation high up the Purcell Mountain range (7,700 feet to be exact!), a ceremony backdrop like no other I have seen and the perfect place to photograph a couple at sunset (my favourite time of day!).
Kaitlin and Scott's wedding proved to be everything I had hoped for and more as my first wedding at the stunning Eagles Eye Restaurant. These two are quite the adventurous souls! They love their outdoor pursuits and getting share that lifestyle together. There was a lot of trust in their abilities to maneuver over the terrain surrounding the lodge for the photographs we were both hoping to achieve. The results are beautiful!
I am so glad I got to meet this awesome couple! We share a deep love for skiing, both resort and backcountry. Conversations between us were often an ongoing banter of places we'd both skied and people we knew. It felt like friendship right from the beginning, making my job extra easy for capturing these two beautiful people.
Their wedding took place on a blue bird, sunny, and warm August 1st day. With temps breaking +34 degree celsius in the valley bottom, we wasted little time before heading up the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to prepare for their afternoon wedding. As soon as we exited the gondola, the temps were perfect and we were greeted with incredible views of the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell mountain range in every direction. It was beautiful!
The best word I can use to describe there day is elegant. From the mountain decor within the lodge, to champagne toasts, amazing cuisine and beautiful, happy people everywhere you looked. Since we had such great weather, we took advantage and went outside as much as we could for portraiture sessions. You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. The night ended with one heck of a dance party! It was awesome!
Thank you for the privilege of getting to be your photographer, Kaitlin and Scott! I will always remember your sweet wedding and smile fondly at the photographs we made together. Warmest wishes for a very loving life together. You two were made for each other! xo
I had some excellent help from Andrew Lunt Photography for this wedding as well. I couldn't have done it without you, Andrew!
Here are the vendors that provided excellent services for their wedding:
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Eagle’s Eye Restaurant – Venue/Food & Beverage
Pretty Flour Bakery – Jayne Baun (in Golden) – Wedding Cake
Flower Artistry (Lyn Chapman) – Florist
Hans Lenstra – Officiant
Southside entertainment (Tracy Mihajic) - DJ
Avenue Beauty (Calgary) – Hair and Makeup
The Bridal Centre – Wedding Dress (Allure = Brand)
Cameo and Cufflinks – Bridesmaid Dresses