We drove down to Field, BC from Edmonton on New Years Day to photograph Lisa and Tim’s wedding.
On the drive I was thinking about our upcoming new year; about all our upcoming adventures and about all the goals I’d like to set for myself. It dawned on me how special this day was going to be for Lisa and Tim. Not only was it their wedding day, but it was the first day of 2011. They had their whole lives ahead of them, and each New Years Day they can now celebrate the start of this new chapter in their lives as well.
Lisa and Tim are both teachers in St. Paul, Alberta. Most of their family and friends were coming from many different places across Canada, so they decided to have their wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge, just outside of Field, BC. This lodge is one of the most beautiful mountain escapes you’ll ever see. Its tucked away out of the modern day pace of life and all you can see is natural beauty. It was the perfect location for a winter wedding in the mountains.
With 20 people in attendance (including Myself and Shaun), their wedding was sweet and intimate, full of everything important; Family, friends and love.
Shaun and I were so excited to be shooting a wedding in the mountains and there were almost too many portrait inspirations for us. The wedding party braved the cold though, and let us shoot to our hearts content. We stayed close to the warm lodge so they could continually warm up their fingers and toes.
An exquisite Rocky Mountain Cuisine meal was shared around one big table together, and a fire burning in the corner kept us all warm. Lisa’s father made beautiful birch tree candle holders which added to the coziness. After many heartfelt and teary speeches and the delicious chocolate cake, the table was pushed to the side and they danced the rest of the night away. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
As a surprise treat, marshmallows and all the fixings for s’mores were brought out for everyone to enjoy!!
Thank you for including us in your amazing day, all the best in the new year!!