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A Rustic Winter Wedding Wonderland

by Sharon Auld

Emerald Lake Lodge in Field, BC has to be one of the most beautiful, romantic places on the planet for a winter wedding! If you love nature, snow and rustic mountain lodges, you will instantly fall in love with this place. Although equally magnificent in summer, winters at Emerald Lake Lodge have a quiet, unparalled beauty that is absolutely perfect for intimate, romantic weddings.

At the January 2011 Wedding Fair in Calgary, Emerald Lake Lodge was my inspiration for a romantic, rustic winter wedding booth. It was there that I had the immense pleasure of meeting the extremely talented Kirstie Tweed of Orange Girl Photographs. I have long been a fan of her artistic talent (Kirstie’s images have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Real Simple Weddings magazines, as well as some the most fabulous wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty).  I was thrilled that she stopped by the Naturally Chic booth and  loved all of the details we created.

Well, one thing lead to another, fast forward a couple weeks and Kirstie had arranged for this fabulous shoot to take place at one of her most favorite locations, Emerald Lake Lodge. We packed up all of the decor we hand-created for our booth and headed of to BC!

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Emerald Lake Lodge photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

We knew we were in for some adventure…

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A little snow at Emerald Lake Lodge photo Courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

The scene was set…

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Fireplace at Cilantro’s on the Lake at Emerald Lake Lodge photo via Orange Girl Photographs

for Rustic Winter  Glam

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Rustic Glam tablescape by Naturally Chic photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

With gorgeous floral arrangements from the seriously talented Leo at Willow Haven Flower Shop

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Leo of Willow Haven Flower Shop’s natural floral arrangements / Photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

And an incredibly awesome couple…

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Suzanne and Nick photo via Orange Girl Photographs

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outdoor winter ceremony photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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rustic winter wedding bouquet photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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Rustic winter tablescape photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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Engraved wood placecard photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

Mini Cashmere Handwarmers as wedding favors (staying warm is key to having fun in the snow!)…

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Mini cashmere handwarmers photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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cableknit scarf chair tie and wood snowflake Mrs. sign photo by Orange Girl Photographs

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Rustic dessert bar photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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rustic sweet bar photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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rustic hot chocolate / coffee bar photo via Orange Girl photographs

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mason jar hot chocolate favors photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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s’mores photo courtesy of Orange Girl Photographs

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The beautiful bride photograph courtesy of Orange Girl Photograph

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Emerald Lake lodge wedding couple

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Yay married! photo courtesy Orange Girl Photographs

I was not only able to work at and enjoy this magical venue, but I was able to work alongside  Kirstie and the amazing team she assembled (did I say they were all the nicest people).  It was a fun, snow-filled adventure and I am so sincerely grateful to have had this experience. Thank you Kirstie and  Emerald Lake Lodge!

Check out Orange Girl Photographs for many more of her stunning images. Kirstie will be blogging about it all week long!

Wedding Planning and Design: Naturally Chic

Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge

Photo Credits: Orange Girl Photography

Flowers: Willow Haven Flower Shop

Hair and Make-up: Stephanie Roy from Symiotics

Real-life Couple: Suzanne and Nick

Chauffeur Services from Gerrard at Highland Executive Chauffeur

Crocheted Silver Table Runner from Great Events Group.

Decor and wood products: Naturally Chic

Comments

Comment from Kirstie
Time March 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

Sharon I feel so very fortunate to have met and worked with you on this shoot. Thank you dearly for all of your creative energy and immensely thoughtful and beautifully crafted details. Your work is stunning!

Comment from Kevan
Time March 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

Very nice work Sharon!

Comment from Julie
Time March 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

Fantastic collaboration, gals! You know how much I seriously loved this concept, Sharon! And Kirstie did a lovely job behind the lens.

Comment from Melissa Bell
Time March 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Amazing Work Ladies!!! Kirstie your work truly is amazing and Sharon your concept is great, I love the way you have captured for sure my fave. place in the Rocky Mountains!!!

Comment from naturallychic
Time March 9, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thanks everyone; I really appreciate you checking this out. Melissa, Kirstie did capture it beautifully!
Kirstie, the pleasure was mine :)!

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Comment from erin
Time November 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Where can I find a red plaid cape like in the photos?

Comment from naturallychic
Time November 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

The red plaid cape was found at Ruche. http://www.shopruche.com

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