I have some exciting news to share! I just had the best time EVER in Alberta last August shooting a wedding!! My husband and I did a 2 week road trip there in our camper van. It was quite an adventure! Eve & Vlad’s wedding was actually in Canmore- where I used to live for a bit before moving here to BC. I definitely miss it a ton as it’s like living in a postcard every day and it just pushes you to be more active and take chances. It will always be close to my ❤️❤️. On the day of the wedding we saw a baby rocky mountain big horn sheep climbing up the mountain as we were driving by. Then we saw another one following our car! It was very cute!  You see so much wildlife there, especially a lot of elk, and mountain goats. Life was hard there guys! hahah. I still remember when Eve first emailed me thinking I still lived in Canmore, but I was talking so much to her about it and all the different spots that we can go, and that it didn’t matter that we lived in BC now, that we would just drive there! It didn’t take long for her decision to be made- and I was super lucky to be able to go back home! It truly was a blessing to be able to capture their magical day.

 

I loved their beautiful ceremony at the Hive Gallery in the outdoor patio. I adore the vaulted wood ceilings with the lights strewn about. You can see the rocky mountains in the background and the wood arbour decorated in romantic white linen. You can see the mountains surrounding you everywhere on the outdoor patio. When the bride was being walked by her happy father she was crying, and Vlad was waiting at the end of the aisle beaming with happiness and excitement to marry Eve. ❤️ It was a very windy day and the wind kept blowing Eve’s veil everywhere leaving for a lot of funny photo opportunities! After their intimate ceremony was over they planted a tree together. Very sweet! After their nuptials were over friends and family gathered inside the gallery to congratulate the newlyweds. Then we went to the Policeman’s boardwalk for couple photos and wedding party pictures. I have always adored visiting there when I was living there, as the boardwalk makes it look like people are walking on air on certain angles! And it’s a stunning location with the bridge, river, marshlands, tall grass and mountains everywhere! So I took a ton of photos on that boardwalk that are still some of my favourites today! Like the photo of the bridesmaids, or the groomsmen walking away.

 

After the Policeman’s boardwalk I took the couple by themselves to Spray Lakes area just outside of Canmore. I love the little cave cut out of the mountain face, with a white pebble beach, and evergreen trees, contrasted with turquoise water-can’t go wrong!! I also took them to a gorgeous dam in town, check out that view of the rocky mountains in the background and that turquoise water, and white sand beach! My favourite photo is the first one where the couple is standing back to back complimenting the mountains behind them. I love Eve’s breathtaking white lace overlay wedding dress with baby breath in her hair braid, and her pink, coral, and mauve bouquet. Vlad had on a navy suit and silver bowtie, and then a yellow, mauve, baby’s breath boutonniere.

 

One of my favourite photos were taken in downtown Canmore in front of an ice-cream school bus- complete with a flower basket! It was right around the corner from the venue. I really love the one of Vlad standing in front of the school bus with the flower basket beside him! Or the one of Eve leaning on the front of the bus. Or the one of the couple with the logo which was “Old School Bus Ice Cream”. ❤️

 

For the reception it was the same space as the ceremony was taken, in the outdoor balcony which had been made over. The inside the gallery they had a gorgeous cake table set up with flowers  set up on either side in vases, with candles and a LOVE sign. The couple’s cake looked like a wood carving on top, with flowers on each tier, and their initials carved out of the wood in a heart shape. It was such an interesting idea! The also had a separate table with a tier with more deserts, and then for the guest table they had a different Polaroids to tell you what table you were seated at, they also had small jars of honey as giveaways for every guest with a personalized message on the side. Throughout the space they also had small vases with flowers inside-some were on the floor, others on a table. They didn’t want me to stay for dinner and capture the evening activities which was fine I got all the important things like their beautiful ceremony, the gorgeous couple photos and wedding party/ family photos that were major to Eve & Vlad. As they are both incredibly close with their family and you can tell how well everyone was involved! Eve & Vlad are a very adorable couple- and you can tell that that marriage will last how well they communicate and how they look at each other! I am super thankful I met them and I was able to come on this incredible journey to photograph their magical day!!!  🥰 🥰 🥰

 

If you want to see more nature photos when I was living there- and really who wouldn’t after seeing there epic wedding?!  Have a look at my Ode to Alberta post. 

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

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a summer wedding details of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding details of the ceremony with mountains in the hive gallery canmore alberta

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a summer wedding details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the groom getting his boutonniere on before the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the bride getting ready in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the bride getting ready in the hive gallery canmore alberta

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a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the bride crying with her happy dad at the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding of the ceremony in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo on the policeman's boardwalk canmore alberta

a summer wedding party photo on the policeman's boardwalk with mountains canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo on the policeman's boardwalk canmore alberta

a summer wedding party photo on the policeman's boardwalk with mountains canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo on the policeman's boardwalk canmore alberta

a summer wedding party photo on the policeman's boardwalk with mountains canmore alberta

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a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding photo of a baby elk following my car at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding bridal bouquet photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding cake table details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding cake table details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding bridal bouquet photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding bride photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

 

 

a summer wedding couple photo at an ice cream truck canmore alberta

a summer wedding cake table details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

 a summer wedding reception of the couple through a reflection in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding cake table details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

 a summer wedding reception of the couple in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding reception of the couple in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

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a summer wedding details in the hive gallery canmore alberta

a summer wedding party photo on the policeman's boardwalk with mountains canmore alberta

a summer wedding party photo on the policeman's boardwalk with mountains canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta

a summer wedding couple photo at spray lakes with mountains and turquoise lake canmore alberta