Hello guys…today I am gonna take you to the Beautiful Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake by James Melia Photography.
I was able to extend winter inspiration by one day and share with you an absolutely beautiful wedding shot by James Melia Photography. James is actually based in the UK, as this was a destination wedding at Emerald Lake, Alberta. Destination in Alberta…in the winter? I’m sure you’re all wondering why! Becky (the bride) has a sister who lives in Calgary, so the couple decided to marry in Canada because they love the country. But when it was -30 on the day of the wedding, Becky was given the choice of marrying in one of the rooms on Emerald Lake or outside. And like the troopers that they are, Becky and Danny said they didn’t come all this way to marry inside, so they braved the cold and it made for some absolutely stunning photos. I don’t think we as Canadians could even do that! Love.
The area around Field, BC, and Yoho National Park provides some of the most stunning Canadian Rockies scenery for Emerald Lake wedding photographers. Turquoise waters, jagged peaks, and a natural bridge over a raging river? Count me in!
Getting Ready at Two Different Venues
Sometimes as an Emerald Lake wedding photographer I have to be in two places as once! Becky was getting ready at the Chateau Lake Louise while Danny was at Emerald Lake Lodge, so I started with Becky in the early morning by photographing her and her bridesmaid getting ready. Danny created an illustrated book that recounted how they met and first fell in love with each other… what a thoughtful gift!
A Perfect Winter Day for Emerald Lake Wedding Photography
It was on a calm and mild winter day that Becky and Danny officially tied the knot in the presence of their family, friends, and their Emerald Lake wedding photographer. The ceremony was full of laughter and tears of joy and it was so wonderful to be a part of it, even if I had to see everything through the viewfinder on my camera! For the couple’s photos, we went to the Natural Bridge and around Emerald Lake, capturing unique angles of the rugged mountains and some creative couples portraits.
An Intimate Wedding Reception at Cilantro Cafe
As an Emerald Lake wedding photographer, I get to see a lot of wedding receptions, but this one at Cilantro Cafe was one of my favorites! The room was really nicely decorated with lots of rustic, forest-inspired items and lit by dozens of candles. The food was amazing and the band kept everyone on their feet dancing the night away. What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of something beautiful!
This wedding is perfect example of Beautiful Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake by James Melia Photography.
Planner: Tessa @ Emerald Lake Lodge
Officiant: Hans Lenstra
Hair and Makeup: The Hair Company
Florist: Banff Mountaintop Flowers
Band: Two Bit Bandits
Setup: RockIt Events