by Sharon Auld
One of my favorite weddings to work on was Caroline and Brock’s winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge (one of our favorite places!). Caroline and Brock are one of the nicest couples and working with them was a pleasure! From the start, I knew working on their wedding would be a wonderful journey. I loved that Brock was very involved in the wedding process and Caroline put so much of her heart (and creative soul) into their wedding. Working together was a collaborative effort as Caroline really wanted to “DIY” several projects. I also loved that they wanted to incorporate their personalities into every aspect of the wedding and it was really important to them that their guests were well taken care of!
Caroline and Brock live in Red Deer, Alberta but spend much of their free time in the Rocky Mountains. Brock proposed to Caroline while snowshoeing during a surprise weekend at Emerald Lake Lodge, so it was a natural fit to get married there too! Caroline had actually never really thought about getting married in the winter but after Brock suggested it, she really warmed to the idea. They both love skiing and the outdoors; Emerald Lake Lodge was a natural fit!
Once the wedding venue was chosen, we got to work. One of the first things Caroline and Brock did was choose Julie Williams Photography for their wedding! The couple loved Julie’s fun, relaxed and up-beat personality, and of course loved her photography style! Julie did a fabulous job photographing all the details on snowy and somewhat chilly February day!
Caroline looked gorgeous with her hair and make-up done by Stephanie Roy.
The snow was falling…
The scene was set for a magical, outdoor winter ceremony with a mountain view, on the Cilantro on the Lake patio.
Mt. Burgess is always a gorgeous backdrop…
Snowflakes and scarves ceremony decor.
I love that the Caroline and Brock wanted to take care of their guests (as they were having an outdoor ceremony). They provided hand-warmers (packaged in cute bags – an easy DIY project), as well as fleece scarves, gloves and blankets. Guests helped themselves to whatever they needed before the ceremony.
Here comes the bride (with her mom and dad). Caroline looked amazing in her vintage inspired, lace gown.
Brock’s pinecone boutonniere.
Caroline and Brock are so sweet and their ceremony was touching.
Caroline and Brock decided to include a wine box filled with love letters during their ceremony. The plan is to open it on their fifth wedding anniversary!
Yay! Congratulations! We wish Caroline and Brock a lifetime of happiness!
Following the ceremony a hot chocolate / coffee station was set up for the guests to enjoy while the family and wedding party had their portrait session with Julie. Even though it was a little chilly out, the guests didn’t seem to notice as they milled about.
Time for some fun… Enjoy Julie’s photos of the couple and their wedding party and some winter fun!
Photos on the lake…
Caroline and her girls looked absolutely adorable!
Brock actually proposed to Caroline on a snowshoe trip out to Emerald Lake Lodge, so it was only naturally they get a photo of the two of them snowshoeing.
Brock and Caroline LOVE skiing, so it is no surprise their wedding has a ski theme to it (You’ll see more creative ski ideas in Part 2 of this post)!
We hope you will stop by again soon to see Part 2 of Caroline and Brock’s winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge. Their wedding colors were inspired by this HBC blanket and of course their love of skiing! Don’t miss it!
Planning a winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge, give us a call at 1.888.274.6994 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Creative Team:
Wedding Planner / Designer: Sharon Auld Naturally Chic
Photographer: Julie Williams Photography
Venue Coordinator: Tyler Trapp
Hair and Make up: Stephanie Roy
Wood Stationery: Naturally Chic
Wood Items (birch vases, signs, letters etc.) : Naturally Chic
Dress Designer: Allure Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Prada
Jewelry: Tiffany and Co.
Shoe Designer: Sorel
Veil or Hair Accessories: The Sparkling Sparrow
Maid of Honour: BHDLN
Maid of Honor: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Pom Pom Buntings & Knitted Napkin Tie Scarves: Bride & Bride’s Mother
Officiant: Kim Chapman