Rustic Mountain Wedding Elegance
Featured in Luxe by Calgary Bride
It was an absolute pleasure to work with some of the most talented wedding professionals in the area: including Trish & Matt of f8 Photography Inc. ; Lyn Chapman of Flower Artistry and her assistant Nancy, and Alissa of Plush Invitations to name a few, to make this shoot possible.
I had been dreaming of an elegant, rustic mountain wedding inspiration and my vision took me straight to Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘, Emerald Lake Lodge. Though I had done countless, real wedding ceremonies on the Cilantro on the Lake patio, I dreamed of a beautiful tablescape overlooking the beautiful emerald waters, with the majestic Mount Burgess looking on. It just had to be there! Of course, the dream wasn’t a reality yet until Trish approached Lyn with the idea of us all doing a shoot together. Trish and Matt had shot some amazing winter weddings with us at Emerald Lake Lodge, and it was time to do another season (as every season at Emerald Lake is stunning). The seed was born and we were so excited to be able to take this inspiration and have the honor of it being published in the beautiful Luxe by Calgary Bride magazine!
I worked with the fabulous Alissa, from Plush Invitations to come up with not only the wedding invitation suite but also a look (and ‘logo’) to thread throughout our elegant, rustic theme. I knew I wanted an elegant look, with antlers and crown and Alissa came up with some beautiful designs from my vision. Together we worked to create the beautiful custom pieces. Alissa printed the paper pieces and I engraved the wood pieces that included a wood presentation box.
Don from Naturally Chic built all the wood pieces including the custom arch and pillars and Lyn created the amazing floral pieces as well as the custom floral ceiling, while I made the custom signage.
Simple, escort cards to sat in the organically shaped placeholders we made. Lots of candles, and a few organic pieces, such as the naturally shed antler to complement the look. I chose simple organic, lines and organically shaped, bone china dinnerware. A custom engraved wood menu and placeholder completed the place settings.
Each guest received a custom wood and leather bag that Don and myself handcrafted. Each bag was personalized with the guests’ names. The bags were filled with a mini champagne bottle, custom smores package, trail mix and more.
Our custom wood cake topper sat high on muted, ombre toned tiers of cake by Buttercream Bakeshoppe.
I made custom, wood chair signs for the bride and grooms chairs and a ribbon and brooch to contrast with the hard lines of the wood.
Our favor items included water bottles wrapped with custom engraved, wood wrappers.
Rustic Mountain Wedding Credits:
Learn My Best Tips!
Sign up for our FREE 'Wedding SOS'. Each week you'll receive email tips loaded with resources and practical advice to help you plan an amazing wedding! To get you started you'll receive a 'ready-to-use' Wedding Guest List Tracker.