One of my resolutions for the new year was to blog more (wondering if by announcing it to the web it may give me enough accountability to actually follow through). I’ve been scrolling through so many of our weddings from last year and I realized just how much I’m still yet to share. So its week two of 2019 and this is the second wedding I’m blogging this year (YES!! … let’s see how long this lasts!).
September in 2018 was one of the chilliest I’ve ever experiences here in Canada. I know that mountains bring all sorts of cray cray weather but still, this September was unusually cold. When we headed out to capture Bella and Jake’s elopement, we were a little worried for what conditions we were headed into. I’m always so impressed by our brave brides who stand in slinky or strapless dresses in negative temperatures while their faces are half freezing. It was chilly for sure but there was this total stillness and calmness that made the lakes unbelievable.
Bella and Jake are two lovely souls from the Isle of Wight in the UK and instead of a formal wedding back home they opted for an adventure of a lifetime and travelled around Canada for 3 weeks for their elopement.
We met them at Moraine Lake Lodge for some getting ready shots where it was lightly snowing and then headed to Lake Louise for their first look, reading of some beautiful love letters and then their ceremony. Bella and Jake had put so much effort into all the details, a dress to die for, wild and untamed flowers – Bella even made her own flower crown. Everything was just amazing.
After the formalities wrapped up we headed back to Moraine Lake for a canoe ride and some shots at the lookout. While there was a chill in the air, everything was so still which made the most amazing reflection on the water and every part of our time together was absolutely magical. To top things off we even saw a Moose! It was the closest I’ve ever been to a moose (you may find a pic of her below).
It was an absolutely pleasure spending the day with Bella and Jake and their love flowed over in every moment. We are pretty bummed they live so far away because Joe and I were planning to awkwardly force our friendship on them. Thanks again so much for having us!
Ceremony Location: Lake Louise, AB | https://www.banfflakelouise.com/
The Dress: Lovers Society | https://www.loverssociety.com/
The Suit: Hackett London | https://www.hackett.com/
The flowers: Mountaintop Flowers | https://www.banffmountaintopflowers.com/
The Ring Box: Etsy | https://www.etsy.com/uk/
The Rings: Baroque Bespoke Jewellery | https://www.baroquejewellery.com/
The Video: Ringtail Films | http://ringtailfilms.com/