Megan and Greg are proof that you do not need to have a 2 year long engagement in order to put together a perfect wedding! These two got engaged in the early spring of this year, and are planning their Kootenay Wedding for September this year.
With just 6 months, or so, to put together a wedding you might think that they were stressed-- but that couldn't be further from the truth. With all of their key vendors booked straight away, they are now just cruising! They are enjoying those blissful 'newly engaged' months, before 'newly engaged' turns into 'newly wed' (which is it's own bliss in an of itself!)
Their wedding promises to be rustic, romantic, and dreamy. And based on how incredible Megan looked for their engagement session, I think it's safe to say that she's going to make one hell of a gorgeous bride. I'm so stoked.
Highschool sweethearts, Chantelle and Austin, are getting married next summer, but wanted to take advantage of these warm summer evenings and do their engagement session straight away. We started the session at Trail's river-front park, Gyro Park. Gyro Park was the setting of many happy memories for these two when they were in their early days of dating, and it was such a treat to return there with them and make some new memories.
After a quick outfit change for the couple, the 3 of us headed downtown Trail for a more urban backdrop. The result, I think, is a session which feels like two totally different sessions. You would never guess that we were only shooting for 1 hour! I cannot wait for their The Josie Hotel wedding next year! Chantelle is going to be such a gorgeous bride.
I first met Kylie and David a year ago, when Kylie was a bride's maid in one of my favourite 2017 weddings. I remember meeting David that day as well (when I took a quick portrait of the two of them together) and thinking to myself what a gorgeous couple they made. So imagine my thrill when just a few short months later, I had an email in my inbox from Kylie telling me that David had just proposed and they were planning their very own wedding for the following summer!
Kylie and David's wedding was beautifully planned and flawlessly executed.
I don't think there was a single thing that Kylie didn't think about. From the fabulous on-site childcare provided for guests with little ones, to the expansive and decadent dessert table, to the gorgeous pops of wheat included in the decor.... The entire event was flawless!
On site to help with the execution of Kylie's best laid plans was event planner Danielle Peet, who saw to it that nothing was forgotten. It's always such a pleasure to work a wedding with Danielle doing her magic behind the scenes.
Kylie and David's wedding ceremony was held outside on Red Mountain Resort's incredible deck. Afterwards guests moved inside for a delicious dinner and some absolutely hilarious speeches. Then, after the cake was cut, we all moved back outside to get the dancing started.
Kylie and David stole the show with their super sweet first dance beneath countless twinkle lights, as the gorgeous Red Mountain loomed overhead. And as soon as the first dances ended, their fabulous guests wasted no time storming the dance floor and getting the party started in earnest! It was truly a night to remember!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Red Mountain Resort
Event Planning and Day-Of Coordination: Wild Smile Events
Hair: Jones and Co Hair Studio
Makeup: TSR Makeup
Flowers: Stone Meadow Gardens
Catering: Red Mountain Resort
Dessert Donuts: The Pastry Shop
Dessert Cupcakes: Sweet Dreams Cakery
Second shooting by the incomparable Jesse Winkiewicz