by Sharon Auld
Here’s a Woodland Wedding in Canmore we designed and photographed by the talented, always fun Jesse Hisco Fine Art Photography.
The bride Amanda had some special requests for her woodland wedding ceremony: It had to be outside, it had to have good access for people with mobility issues and it had to be in the trees (she envisioned a woodland wedding in the trees forever). She also wanted the wedding ceremony and reception to be at the same venue or nearby. After scouting out several places, we think we found a perfect spot for her woodland wedding in Canmore. See what you think!
The ceremony was held on a brisk, early fall morning. Despite the chill in the air the ceremony was beautiful.
We made some wood veneer cones to hold hand tied flowers and strung them from the trees and the chairs. We deliberately kept the decor simple to enhance the natural beauty of the quiet location by the river.
The couple prepared their own vows to read to each other in a very touching ceremony.
The sweetest flower girl!
Signing the registry.
Oh, and the coolest wedding commissioner, Robin White! I love that he colour coordinated his attire with the wedding colors!
The lunch reception was held at the beautiful Stewart Creek Golf Resort, one of our favorite venues to work at!
We surprised the couple with a wood welcome sign we made especially for them.
The couple had an afternoon cocktail reception with light snacks and beverages.
We made some custom wood boxes to hold cones of nuts nestled in moss.
The bride wanted her reception to be laid back, with simple, eco-friendly decor. Keeping her wedding sustainable was very important to the bride and care was taken to recycle everything after her wedding.
We used reclaimed materials where possible. We repurposed an old wood pallet for her seating chart and hand-painted birds on it to keep with her woodland / love birds decor. We hand-lettered kraft paper tags for the escort cards.
The ‘guest book” was pages from an old Audubon book.
The reception room. Simple log centerpieces were adorned with table markers we made from wood veneer. Each table was named after a different species of trees.
We also made engraved wood place cards.
The bride made the wedding cake herself and we used our wood log risers and “love birds” cake toppers we made from walnut reclaimed from other projects.
The favours were packaged in kraft boxes, adorned with a ribbon and wood “branch” button. The bride hand-stamped kraft bags and filled them with cookies she made herself.
We made wood buttons from branches and tied with hemp twine. We also engraved walnut wood veneer tags for the boxes.
All the best in the future Amanda and Ro!
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